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How Windows XP and Office 2003 End-of-Life Will Affect You

Well, it's almost here!  Windows XP and Office 2003 have almost reached end-of-life. It's now less than 3 weeks away.  It's hard to believe, but as of November 2013 more than 30 percent of all PCs are still running it!  So, Microsoft has kept it on ...

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My Search for the Ultimate Productivity Tool

Here we are at the very start of 2014.  The year is a blank slate.  So, I'm looking forward to all things new again - new opportunities, new challenges, and most importantly - new toys!  With only four months left until the end of Windows XP, I've ...

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A Thank You to our Staff...

Thanksgiving is the day where we, as a nation, have set aside time to watch football, gather with loved ones, and chow down.  Originally it was meant as a way to give thanks for a bountiful harvest.  With all that's going on in the world and how we ...

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Say Goodbye to Windows XP

If you haven't already heard, Microsoft's Windows XP operating system is being retired April 8, 2014.  Considered revolutionary in its day, XP was released worldwide for retail sale on October 25, 2001.  It’s hard to imagine ANY technology lasting ...

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Much Ado About Nothing

Seems like today’s much anticipated announcement from Apple is a whole lot of more of the same.  The 5C is an entry level iPhone.  The 5S is a faster 5 (when we really just need it to be bigger).  The visual interface for IOS 7 is flatter and ...

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What Makes Clients Happy?

Which is more important - giving clients what they ask for or giving them what they want? To the uninitiated, this may look like it's a redundant question. It's the same thing, isn't it? Well, let me tell you - it's not even close. We believe one of ...

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From a Trusted Advisor to an IT Rock Star

This last week we attended the Level Platforms' annual MSP Community Event where I was one of the panelists speaking on the future of technology and how we as IT Service Providers need to prepare for the changes we're in the midst of - things like ...

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Today's World Backup Day! Seriously?

When I first hear the phrase "World Backup Day", I thought it was a joke. I mean come on. What? Are you serious? But then the more I thought about it, the more I got into it. Why shouldn't there be a day around something so critical as ensuring your ...

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File This Under: What is She Thinking?

The newly hired CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, is already making waves - and I would think from her employees' perspective, not in a good way. She recently sent out a decree that basically said Yahoo'ers would no longer be allowed to work from home ...

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How the Cloud Can Protect Your Business From Natural Disasters Like Hurricane Sandy

For the most part and because of our warm and sunny climate, most businesses in LA don’t think twice about protecting themselves from the natural disasters that have been going on around the rest of the county. Beyond the certain segment of our ...

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My 2013 New Years' Resolutions

As I was thinking about my New Years' resolutions, I let myself fantasize a little about what this year would look like if I owned a different (non-technology services) business.  Pretending I was clueless when I came to technology, I came up with ...

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