Sexy New Windows 9 Photos Leaked All Over the Web [VIDEO]

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Well, now that we’ve got your attention, it’s a good time to mention that leaked photos and a video of what may be Windows 9, currently called Threshold, have been leaked to the web. As the next entry in the Windows family of operating systems, it has been highly anticipated since the return of a … Read more

Growing Pains

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Business owners (me included) tend to expect that the capital investments we make in our businesses will last 10, 15, or even 20 years (think office furniture).  Whenever we decide that it’s time to make a significant cap-ex purchase, we spend lots of time evaluating options, considering financing, and planning for the new infrastructure so … Read more

Monitor this!

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It’s interesting to take a look back at our industry and our own customer experiences over the past 5 years and analyze what really causes downtime in our customer environments.  First, we have to agree on what the term “downtime” means.  An end-user that launches outlook but cannot connect to the mail server is suffering … Read more

Do you feel lucky?

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Now that the dust is settling over the latest internet security scare, namely Heartbleed, many if not most business owners feel lucky to have been unaffected and probably aren’t spending a whole lot of time worrying about it. Most of us are vaguely aware of the parade of security patches released by Microsoft and other … Read more

It’s Time to Retire Windows XP

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If you haven’t yet upgraded from Windows XP, then you (and 500 million users) must have strong reasons for hanging on to a twelve-year-old product. Unfortunately, everybody’s strong reasons won’t hold water come April 8th, 2014 when Microsoft stops supporting XP with new security patches. Essentially, April 8th is equivalent to an expiration date as far as … Read more

What to do about Windows XP

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There are three good mature IT solutions for the replacement of Windows XP workstations. The first, and probably the most obvious, is the wholesale replacement of all workstations running Windows XP with newer workstations running Windows 7 or 8. Although some existing Windows XP workstations might have processor speed and RAM memory above the minimums … Read more

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