As many as 70 percent of businesses that suffer from a natural disaster will go out of business within a year of the event, and only 6 percent of those businesses are able to survive in the long term, Aberdeen reported in 2013. For companies of all sizes and industries, this unfortunately means that you…

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It’s pretty incredible to think about how much sensitive material I keep on my personal devices and home network. In the wrong hands, that information could be used to drain my bank account, learn about my family’s medical history, and countless other problems I’d rather not need to deal with. Of course, all of that…

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After a great deal of rumors, speculation, and fanfare, Windows 10 is finally available to the general public. I’ve talked about the significance of this release – not only for Microsoft, but also for the computer market overall – on more than one occasion I think it’s fair to say that the significance is well established.  …

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If you’ve been following Microsoft news over the past year or so (this blog included), then you are well aware of the fact that the much-lauded and highly anticipated Windows 10 is only weeks away from launching. A little over a month ago, Windows announced that it would be releasing the official version of Windows…

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Back in the Stone Age of Technology – otherwise known as 1995 – I remember getting a package at my office with what was then the latest and greatest version of Microsoft’s industry-leading productivity suite. Microsoft Office 95 came on a CD-ROM (remember those?) and took the better part of a day to install on…

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It is awe-inspiring to watch a child interact with a smartphone or a tablet. It is simply incredible to think about the fact that children born today only know a world in which massively powerful computing devices are not only ubiquitous, but can be held in their hands. For the rest of us, transitioning from…

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One of my favorite clients has been in business for almost 30 years. When he first started his business, personal computers were still firmly relegated to hobbyists and computer science whizzes at MIT and elsewhere. It would be an understatement to say that the computing revolution has changed the way this client has conducted his…

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I was speaking with one business owner in depth, I began to understand why many business owners are reluctant to start implement a managed service solution. This particular business owner was spending about $1500 per month on IT, and had significant reservations about spending more than that for a managed service solution. I spent some…

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I have had several of my friends and clients ask me about “The Cloud”. It seems that most of them have at least a vague idea of what cloud services consist of, but fail to really understand the advantages. A smaller number of them believe that the primary benefit of cloud services is the fact…

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