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Entries Tagged as 'Purchasing'

Securing the Kingdom of your computer network

November 9th, 2016 · No Comments

I heard it again today, “I don’t have anything they would want, why would hackers attack me?” This is one of dozens of excuse people and businesses give me for not wanting professional IT services and or security. Our cars have anti-lock brakes, air bags as well as seat belts. Some models come with rear […]

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Tags: Malware · Purchasing · Security · Soap Box

Adventures in getting a quality remote access program

May 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments

For several years my small IT company used LogMeIn (LMI) as our remote client of choice for accessing customers computers when we could not be on site. It started out with a free version. We added several pay for (Professional) versions on servers and some computers that needed the ability to transfer files or print […]

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Tags: Purchasing · Technology Review

Computers, tablets and Laptops, How old it too old?

April 5th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This is a question I get all too frequently, “can’t you just make my computer last a little longer?” or some version of that. Ladies and gentlemen, I hate to break the news to you, technology changes! Yes, I know that is a startling statement, however it is true. Moore’s Law states, correctly, that circuitry […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing

To Build or Not to Build, that is the Question

February 10th, 2016 · No Comments

That’s a silly question. I say “build it”, with that in mind, there are reasons not to build a computer. Size being the primary reason. Recently I had a 3 part series on building a PC. In this article I want to give you ideas on not building a PC, or more specifically what not […]

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Tags: Hardware · Purchasing

Building a PC Part 3 – Software: Windows, 3rd party SW, Anti-Virus and Security software.

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

In this most recent series I have been going over the parts for building a PC, what I use and why. In this exciting fun filled episode, I want to go over some of the software we use when building a computer. Let’s start with the most important part, the Operating system. I recommend Windows. […]

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Tags: Malware · Purchasing · Security · Software · Trojans · Virus · Worms