Should You Outsource Your IT?

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Small businesses are always looking for ways to lower expenses, ourselves included.  One of the areas that companies look to save on is IT support.  Many businesses look to take care of their own IT support to avoid paying an IT company to do it for them.  This works well for some companies, but for [...]

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Custom Webpage vs. DIY Approach

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With the rise of the Internet, having a web presence is vital to today’s businesses.  However, many companies struggle to decide whether or not to spend the money required to have a custom website designed for them or to go with the low-cost, DIY approach.  If you are struggling with this issue, this blog should [...]

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Upgrades for a Gaming Computer

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As the popularity of computer gaming has increased, so has the hardware demands of the games themselves.  While this article will definitely help you make one or two upgrades to your computer, it should not be taken as a how-to guide on building a computer from scratch or making heavy upgrades.  That process is much [...]

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What is SEO?

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As you look to gain traffic for your company’s website, the term SEO gets thrown around quite often.  Even if you just own a personal blog and want to get more site traffic, SEO is relevant to you as well.  While you probably have an idea of what it is and what it can do [...]

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Commonly Used Technological Terms

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With the rise of the Internet and the lightning-fast gains in technology have come a lot of terms that are often used and recognized, but not fully understood.  While many of you may have a general idea of what some of these terms mean, these terms are often difficult even for us to fully understand.  [...]

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Lengthen the Life of your Computer

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Just like a car, you can extend the life of your computer by taking small steps to maintain the health and performance of your computer.  We are going to run through a few of the simpler steps that you can take to keep your computer in great shape.

One of the smartest things you can [...]

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What’s the Difference Between Different Web Browsers

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Long gone are the days of Internet Explorer being the only available web browser.  These days Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari have joined the battle to be your main web browser.  In this blog post we hope that you will learn about browsers that you haven’t used and maybe find one that better suits [...]

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Tips on Virus Prevention

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These days, the Internet can be used to complete a variety of tasks..  It allows us to pay bills online, talk to friends and family across the country, and shop without leaving our bed.  However, as our Internet usage increases, so does the risk of our computers becoming infected with a virus that we got [...]

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How to Secure your Wireless Network

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We have previously posted a blog about the benefits and risks of wireless networks.  One of the main risks was the potential for data to get intercepted on a wireless network, mainly when it is unsecured.  In this blog post we hope to give you a few tips that will keep your data secure when [...]

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How to create a secure password

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These days, the Internet is a huge part of our everyday lives.  We all have many accounts that we use, from our email to eBay, and passwords that we have to remember.  As we can access more of our sensitive data through the Internet, creating a strong password to keep intruders away from our personal [...]

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Do Computers Need Tune Ups?

Just like your car needs to be serviced from time to time, your PC can accumulate “junk” in its system and slow down, sometimes significantly.  What can you do about it?

Here are a couple of things that you can do yourself that may speed up your PC.

Run a Defrag

A Defrag is a [...]

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When is it Time to Buy a New Computer Instead of Upgrade?

We get asked this question a lot and in this post, so we’ve laid out some general considerations to help you make your decision.

Cost

The first thing we take into consideration is the cost.  If your computer is older and the difference is minor, then buy a new one.  You will get the latest [...]

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The Benefits and Risks of Wireless Networks

One question that we get a lot is: What are the benefits and risks of having a wireless network at home?  Here is a brief answer to that question.

Benefits

The primary benefit of a wireless network is the freedom from cables.  As long as you are within range of the wireless router, you can [...]

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When to repair a computer or buy a new one

This will be a quick post but it is a question that we get asked a lot.  When your computer breaks and it is not under warranty, should you fix it or buy a new one?

In our opinion, there are two primary factors that you have to consider.

Cost

Obviously, cost will play a [...]

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What kind of computer should I buy?

This is a question that we hear a lot and I thought this post would be helpful.  There are basically two things to consider when purchasing a new computer.

What you will use it for?

The average person just uses their computer for email, surfing the internet and working on spreadsheets or word processing.  If [...]

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