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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

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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Server Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing

Server virtualization and cloud computing are often talked about – even by service providers —as if the terms were interchangeable. This is in part because both were developed to solve a similar business problem: how to provide more computing power ...

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Money Saving Technology Tips

Now more than ever, during these tough economic times, it's important to keep our eyes on the ball, cut costs where necessary, and invest in things that can have a measurable return on investment. At times like these, it's easy to think about ...

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The Latest Trend - BYOD & MDM

Now that Managed Services and the Cloud have had a little bit of time to percolate, without many business owners realizing it, another new wave of technology has snuck up on them. While Blackberries were once the defacto standard corporate answer to ...

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