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When I saw a commercial on tv from Microsoft saying something to the affect of “go to the cloud” I knew this tech buzzword was finally mainstream. So, what is the cloud? And, more important, why should I care of about the cloud? What is the cloud? Instead of storing your data (mail, photos, spreadsheets, […]

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Dec 18th, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

In years past, if you said you had a virus on your computer it was almost implied that you had been perusing the “bad” areas of the Internet.  It was assumed, and many still assume, only porn sites could deliver viruses to computers.  That is certainly not the case anymore, and has not been true […]

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Dec 13th, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Everyone knows that it is important to backup their servers, computers and other important business data.  I wonder then, why is it that so many businesses don’t do it or do it incorrectly?  I think it is a lack of understanding from both the business and technology side that combine so often with tragic results. […]

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Oct 14th, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Has video conferencing for business and video chat finally made the big jump to good quality images that will allow it to go mainstream?  Several large consumer and enterprise companies think users are ready for video collaboration and video calls. Apple is set to release front and rear facing cameras on the next generation of iPad […]

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Sep 30th, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

I’m often asked which smartphone is best for small business users.  My gut response from dealing with pretty much every make and model of mobile phone and smartphone is the Apple iPhone. With that said, there is often a better answer for small business users than simply stating the iPhone is best.  If you are […]

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Jul 3rd, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

If you’re looking for a weather app on a Droid and go with the Weather Widget (I know not really an app) make sure you find some detailed instructions describing how to add it to your phone’s home screen because it is not intuitive.  Several blogs, forums and other sites state that you need to […]

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Jul 2nd, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Windows 7, Microsoft’s newest operating system – OS,  is finding success with small business.  Besides the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to purchase a computer with Windows XP, Windows 7 sales are penetrating business as small businesses upgrade their computer systems. One point to note with Windows 7 launch is the confusion about the […]

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Dec 28th, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Most invalid emails purporting to be from banks requesting account information are blocked by spam filters and anti-virus scanners.  This one, Important Issues Concerning Your Online Account, supposedly from Bank of America Alerts (onlp.ert@ealerts.bankofamerica.com) is an example of spam phising for your bank account information.  Cyber thieves are smart; what better time is there to […]

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Dec 21st, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

The majority of issues I hear from prospective clients calling us and read about online, as well as the number one complaint of small businesses looking to change computer service providers, is slow response time. What is it about most computer service providers that make them disregard current clients? As a general business rule, not […]

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Dec 10th, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Microsoft is hoping the buzz on Apple’s early release of its new Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, has sufficiently died down.  They are moving forward with their own marketing push for their desktop/laptop operating system Windows 7.  Windows 7, Microsoft’s follow-up to its much maligned Vista operating system, must make an impact within business and […]

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Sep 14th, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support