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How Windows 7 End of Life Will Affect You

Nov 21, 2019

Well, it's almost here! While Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, "extended support" is now officially scheduled to end January 14, 2020.  So, what does this mean to all the faithful Windows 7 users out there? If ...

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11 IT Buzzwords You Should Be Aware Of

Nov 07, 2019

More and more, IT is becoming buzzword after buzzword and (no pun intended, my apologies to Google's parent company) the alphabet soup of acronyms. While it's unreasonable for any of us in the industry to expect that those not in the industry to use ...

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A Blackout Leads to Better Disaster Preparedness

Oct 10, 2019

This past weekend, the weirdest thing happened - our neighborhood was hit with a blackout.  In my area, this hardly ever happens.  Short of earthquakes (knock wood) and fires (knock more wood!), we're pretty devoid of the sort of ongoing threats the ...

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What to Look for in a Cloud Provider

Aug 15, 2019

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

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5 Ways to Leverage Microsoft OneNote to Organize Your Life

Aug 01, 2019

For most who know me well, I'm all too often spouting off on how I go about organizing my life. Being the CEO of a technology business, I find that I wear many hats and this means I have a ton of things to do.  Not only this, but I have a ton of ...

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The Cost of Doing Nothing – Why Your Old Hardware is Costing You

Jul 05, 2019

We know that the cost of technology for your organization can quickly add up. In addition to your initial technology investment, you have the ongoing costs related to IT services like monitoring,  maintenance, support, backup, and cybersecurity ...

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Getting Ready for Teams to Replace Skype for Business!

May 23, 2019

Did you know that Skype for Business Online is going away?  If you’re on Office 365, you may have already received an email from Microsoft notifying you of your impending upgrade to “Teams”.  Don’t fret.  It’s fairly painless.  And Teams adds a ...

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5 Key Mistakes LA Businesses Make with their Technology

Apr 25, 2019

I think we'd all agree that technology can have a make or break impact on a business. Great technology can lead to more streamlined processes, more efficient output, and faster execution - which only leads to increased profitability.  At the same ...

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Business Continuity - Risk vs. Impact

Feb 14, 2019

I believe everything in life is a learning opportunity. I also believe all facets of our lives are interconnected. So, if something happens in my personal life, I tend to think about how it relates in some way to my professional life.  Case in point ...

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Safer Internet Day

Jan 31, 2019

Every year Safer Internet Day brings tools, education, and awareness to create a safer internet for both kids and adults. From cyberbullying and identity theft to fraud and human trafficking, the internet can be a frightening place.  Safer Internet ...

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If You Want the Cloud, Don't Go See Cal!

Jan 18, 2019

For those of you who aren't old enough to remember, Cal Worthington was a (semi) famous car salesman around LA with late night and weekend commercials blaring on and on about his low-cost cars.  "No one beats Cal" was his line.  If you were looking ...

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