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Tip of the Week: Identifying Your Virtualization Needs

Virtualization has opened a world of opportunity for businesses seeking a more flexible business computing system, rather than a disparate and occasionally wasteful collection of computing components. For this week’s tip, we’ll walk through the process of adopting virtualization and what that wi ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Extinguishing the Flaming Phone Phenomenon

After the global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, Samsung divulged its conclusions as to why their phones were catching fire: The Issue – 2 Different BatteriesLithium-ion batteries sourced from Samsung SDI began to overheat and catch fire because there was not enough space b ...

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Links Found Between WannaCry and North Korea

In a statement given by Tom Bossert, the homeland security adviser to the White House, blame for the WannaCry attacks leveraged from May 12th to the 15th in 2017 was attributed to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This assertion is in line with the conclusions that New Zealand, Australia, ...

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Let’s Talk Tablets

Tablets are definitely becoming a staple in the consumer electronics world. For the longest time, the tablet PC was an expensive, clunky device that just didn't wow consumers. Some businesses had adopted tablets back in the day, but they were difficult to use, hard to support, and they simpl ...

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Slow Computer? Increase your memory to boost computer Speeds

Sometimes when your workstation feels bogged down, a relatively cheap and simply hardware update can make a huge difference in performance. Adding more RAM (Random Access Memory, often just referred to as memory) can be a game changer for your bogged down PC. There are several factors that co ...

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What is your Identity Worth to You?

Your identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let's talk about a few of these statistics and what it means. First of all, what shocked us the most is that acco ...

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Disaster Recovery and Why it Matters to North West Montana Businesses

When you mention the term 'disaster recovery,' most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster fo ...

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5 Tips for Saving Money on your IT

Saving a little on your technology can go a long way, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Here are a few ways you can cut costs without creating long term issues. Don't be Afraid to Replace Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of iss ...

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