Monthly Archives: January 2017

Being Cheap Will Cost you More

When meeting new clients I often see frustrated employees. They struggle with slow computers and networks. Looking at their environment, machines being used as file or application servers are woefully underpowered. When confronted, the owner is proud that they paid so little for the server. They seem to be happy at cutting corners for technology…
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Check Your Ego at the Internet

Don’t think for a minute Microsoft, Comcast, Apple or Google care about you. If one of them called you about an ‘issue’ with your computer, would you give them access? If a Pop-up window shows that Microsoft found a problem with your machine, would you call the 800 number shown on that screen? One of…
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If You Can’t Trust Your IT, Who Can You Trust?

A report came out yesterday about Geek Squad, a division of Best Buy. Being the only nationally known Tech Center, they made $1.5 billion in revenue. While people have reported bad or misleading service from them in the past, the latest news is disturbing. Tech workers could make $500 if they found items on someone's laptop…
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Why Free Email Can Cost You Dearly

Many companies I meet have email setup with @Gmail, @Hotmail or @Yahoo addresses. When probed about this, the response is usually because "it's free" and “why should they pay for an actual business account?” The problem with this mentality is these companies are not looking down at the big picture while trying to "save a few bucks." Here are just some…
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