The Real Cost


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How long a product lasts usually figures into our buying choice. We say to ourselves “I’ll spend twice as much for the product because this premium product will last twice as long”. This approach makes good sense in that you can skip over the re-purchase and re-installation time and costs. We often neglect the period[…]

Value of Training


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  Anyone who has worked or visited the production floor of a manufacturing facility in the United States would have immediately become aware of that facilities safety program and safety practices. This all came about because back in the 60’s and 70’s insurance companies applied pressure to US manufacturing to protect and train safety practices[…]

Archiving Image Copies


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  Before Thanksgiving I mentioned how we image copy everything we take in and that we have Terabytes of image backups from previous clients and current clients. Coincidentally our good client Steve had a problem laptop where we had replaced the hard drive but the issue still was not corrected. When we received the laptop[…]

Always Make An Image Copy


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  Often in a business setting I am asked “what makes your PC repair business unique or different? That’s an easy on for us. We image copy every PC and laptop that comes into our possession the moment it gets to our shop. We get a complete and total copy that we can use to[…]

Carbonite Image Backup


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  Having a backup in place at one time was all you needed. If anything went wrong you could restore from the backup and you’re good to go. Then about 5 years ago, ransomware virus’ began to appear. Now that’s a bigger problem because ransom ware virus use common un-crackable encryption techniques. Your antivirus software[…]

ActivTrak


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  You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone was the late 1960’s statement put out by Joni Mitchell and it applies today to network security. Unfortunately it’s the network users that test the security settings of a business network with their non-business related activities. What an employee of a business does on company[…]

Building a new network


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Building a new IT network for a new office or an office remodel is a one company job. Every vendor who has a say in the creation of the network should also be willing to take the phone call on Monday morning. An attempt to improve reliability and lower cost by having multiple vendors build[…]

New Construction


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  In 2007 things were different for Harmony Computing. The company was nearly full time in new office construction along with some office remodels. We did it all, from wiring in the wall to installation of software to run the business on the servers and desktops. We had to build relationships with our vendors for[…]

Avoid Software Scams


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We buy all our software for our clients from a Microsoft Tier 2 distributor. Just on a lark I decided to take a look at some other websites that sell Microsoft software and the shock of the price difference hit me. There is no regulation to these off shore websites and they can and do[…]

Unlicensed Software


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  One day you arrive at work and you see strange government looking Crown Vics parked in the parking lot. You are told you cannot get within 10 feet of you workstation and there is a Sheriff to make sure. Your company is being audited… but not the IRS …it’s the software police. Yes they[…]