Thoughts

..about technology today.

Office 365: Which Plan?

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It used to be that you would just go out and buy MS Office.  Not anymore! There are 5 Home versions; 3 Business versions; and 3 Enterprise versions. Of the 5 Home versions, 3 are a one-time purchase for 1 computer.  ALL the rest are subscription-based.  And some don’t even include the desktop version of…

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Best of Both Worlds

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After several years, I finally upgraded to a new Windows computer.  And it’s a Mac. Using Parallels (or VMware), one can run a virtual machine; one running the Windows operating system within a separate window or even full screen on the native display or on an external monitor.

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OneNote Revisted

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Last July, I posted a small article about OneNote. I still find it to be one of the coolest additions to the Office suite. And it can be fun! Here’s my grocery shopping list that allows me to check items as I’ve thrown them into my shopping basket:              …

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Reduced Downtime

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Productivity is key to the success of your business.  Business downtime can cost as much as $5,000 per minute! Using cloud-based platforms, such as Office 365, your data can live in the cloud rather than on a precarious local network.  Open your documents from OneDrive for Business just as if you would open them from…

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Predictable Costs

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No surprises.  Not for you and not for us.  You can budget your technology expenditures in a scalable manner. The old way was to wait for a problem to happen and then hope that your computer guy can immediately come to fix it. And then you have to pull out your wallet…

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Proactive Support

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Using remote and cloud-based tools, we provide ongoing support on an automated basis, as well as a reactive basis. We can push out only tested updates without your worry that the update will break your system or associated line-of-business application. Alerts come to us instantly to warn us of such problems as a failing hard…

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Business Continuity

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Many small businesses continue to host their financial, customer relationship management or other line of business systems locally – not in the cloud, but on their own premises.This is disaster waiting to happen.  But before it does and before the business migrates to an entirely cloud-based environment, there is a solution. A device (computer) can be…

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Ransomeware

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Ransomware is rampant.  It’s a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. The best cure is prevention: Filter your emails BEFORE they reach your inbox. Use extreme diligence and precaution…

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Pay the Plumber

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We just had a $200 faucet installed for $155 labor.  Didn’t see that coming! But to have the lawn mowed year round costs the same monthly charge.  It’s a predictable cost. The same goes for the maintenance of your computer and network systems.  Do what you do best, while an expert makes sure that your systems are…

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