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Is a Mobile Device Policy Needed for Los Angeles Manufacturers and Distributors?

Simply put – a mobile device policy, once written and properly implemented, is critical to ward off a slew of potential problems as tablets and smartphones blanket the computing landscape. Los Angeles distributors have different policies they can ...

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Any Idea Who's in Your System?

Any idea who's in your system?  I'm not sure how many people really think about this and if so, usually not until it's too late.  The reason I ask this is one of the hot topics floating around in our industry these days is outsourcing.  And by this ...

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What to Look for in a Cloud Provider

Are you considering moving "to the cloud"? While there are a number of benefits to doing this - lower initial capital outlay, known monthly fees, increased accessibility, built in business continuity, etc. - there are still a number of serious ...

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Windows 10: Day One - The Initial Reaction

Is it the beginning of the end or just the beginning? The pundits are talking. The commercials have been playing over and over again.  Today is the release date for Windows 10. So, have you downloaded and installed your upgrade yet? Before you do, I ...

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Security Warning: Windows Server 2003 - End of Life

When was the last time you cared about, or even thought about, the version of the operating system one of your servers was running? How mundane a thought is this? Well, if you're the IT guy or the one ultimately responsible for your company's IT, ...

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The Cloud

"The Cloud" It seems like these words strike either confusion or fear into people's hearts. People ask me all the time, "should we be in the cloud?" Most of the time, I carefully and calmly let them know that they probably already are in the cloud - ...

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What (Really) Happens When Office 365 is Down

How is it, arguably, the world’s most impactful technology company can’t provide the service they’re betting the company on? Right now Microsoft’s Office 365 is down and there’s literally nothing we can do about – other than wait. This isn’t how ...

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A Memorial Day Thank You

We’re taught that Memorial Day is a day to look back and give thanks to all of those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. This goes without saying. But at the same time we should also be thinking of and thanking all of the ...

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Good, Better, Best - In Search of Greatness

A “Culture of Constant Improvement” - this is one of our internal mantras. To us this means we’re always looking for ways to improve ourselves individually as well as for FPA as a whole. We really believe this.  One of the cool things about running ...

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The Latest Threat to XP: Internet Explorer Bug

It didn't take long, but security experts have reported the first major zero-day vulnerability in the aftermath of Windows XP's retirement. Microsoft has confimed that all currently supported versions of its Internet Explorer web browser are ...

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Client vs. Customer

Our goal from day 1 has always been to deliver the highest level of professional IT services that can be delivered.  And from a service delivery perspective - this is a great place to be.  We know the quality we provide is light years ahead of our ...

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