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A Look Back At The Year In Technology

2013
As we prepare to ring in the New Year, there is a lot to look forward to. While 2013 was not necessarily a standout year for technology, it was certainly a year of maturing technologies that will impact us for years to come. From business technology to consumer technology, there have been plenty of introductions and innovations in 2013. On the consumer side, many of these new products are in the gaming or gadget space and have hit the shelves over the last 90 days in advance of the annual holiday shopping season. In 2013, we saw several new smartphones come to market across the three major mobile phone technologies: Apple's iPhone iOS, Google's Android and, to some people's surprise, M... Last modified on Continue reading

Holiday Office Hours and Coverage

MerryX-Mas13
In observance of the Christmas holiday, our office hours will be as follows: Tuesday, December 24th, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday, December 25th, Closed—Merry Christmas! Thursday, December 26th, Normal Office Hours, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM In observance of the New Years holiday, our office hours will be as follows: Tuesday, December 31st, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 1st, Closed—Happy New Year! Thursday, January 2nd, Normal Office Hours, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Throughout the Holiday’s, as always, we will have someone on-call for business critical emergencies only.  In order to allow our staff time to enjoy the holiday’s with their families, we do request that you only... Last modified on Continue reading

The End Of An Era… Take Action By New Year’s Eve 2013!

XPAway
     As you may have heard, Microsoft has long ago announced the retirement of its most successful software platform of all time, Windows XP. This also impacts Windows Server 2003!  Effective April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support the Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 platform in any way, shape or form. What this means if you are currently running XP or 2003      This means any computer or server with Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installed will be completely exposed to serious hacker attacks aimed at taking control of your network, stealing data, crashing your system and inflicting a host of other business-crippling problems you do NOT ... Last modified on Continue reading

Shiny New Gadget of the Month

Lockitron
Lockitron: Keyless Entry Using Your Phone Hate taking your keys with you on a run? Have friends coming to visit and can’t be there to let them in? No worries…Now you can lock your door from anywhere in the world. Any smartphone can use Lockitron through its intuitive two-button app. With Lockitron you can instantly share access with your family and friends. In addition to the convenience, Lockitron gives you peace of mind. Lockitron lets you see if your door is locked when you’re gone. It will send a notification when someone unlocks the door using a phone or key. Here are some of the key details (no pun intended): Any phone works – Lockitron is compatible with any smartphone, thanks to... Last modified on Continue reading

Green IT Item of the Month

GA
DIY with Sugru! Look out duct tape! Sugru is rapidly becoming a favorite “fix it” and do it yourself go to. This self setting rubber substance is being creatively used to repair, modify and innovate, well, almost everything!  Check out Sugru’s web site to see videos and examples of how people are using Sugru with their everyday technical gadgets.... Last modified on Continue reading

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