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Entries Tagged as 'Soap Box'

Pay for “Manages Services”, don’t get support.

May 4th, 2020 · No Comments

As a technology company we pride ourselves on customer service.Unfortunately, too many companies only care about making money. For years I have fought against the “managed service” (MSP aka Managed Services Provider) mentality. Microsoft and Intel have tried their darnedest to coheres tech companies into providing “manages services”. Where the customer is charged a flat […]

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Black Swan Event of Technology

February 16th, 2020 · No Comments

A black Swan event is something that was not expected to occur, but a series of events caused it. Normally hindsight allows those looking at it to see that it was actually predictable. Here is a link where you can read more on Black Swan events: http://blackswanevents.org/?page_id=26 In our case, I can see clearly why […]

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Tags: Hardware · Purchasing · Soap Box

Slow internet will cause problems

May 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

Sometimes you need to open your wallet and get faster internet. I have a client, only 3 active computers with 5 on their small network. They have the slowest internet available to save money. They had to quit using Microsoft Outlook because it would time out when downloading email from this 768kb connection. Windows Live […]

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Tags: Internet · Soap Box

The hard drives we use, and why

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

In continuing with why I use the parts I do series, in this article I want to cover the hard drives I use and why. Yes I used the plural in hard drives. Unlike my exclusive use of ASUS motherboards, Crucial RAM and Intel processors, I use three different brands of hard drives.

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing · Soap Box

Why I use ASUS Motherboards

May 10th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Continuing on with the “Why I use the parts I do”, this article I wanted to cover the motherboards we at Ward Computers use for desktop computers and workstations. Interestingly, my first technology review back in March 2005 was of a Tyan motherboard. That article has since gone dark and is only in the bowels of my […]

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Tags: Hardware · Soap Box