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Can I Still Purchase Microsoft Office 2010?

I’ve gotten quite a few requests from our clients for purchasing Microsoft Office 2010, versus the newer Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 365 recently. I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that yes, you CAN still purchase and run Office 2010, but...

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Taking Control of Malware

Back in 1992, I found myself secretly excited to find that our company computer had the Michelangelo virus, and was curious as to the turmoil that would ensue once it awoke from its dormant state on March 6, which is the birthday of the famed renaissance artist. The...

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Heartbleed – What You Need to Know

On April 7, 2014, there was a public announcement regarding a new security vulnerability that would affect the entire Internet and the name of the vulnerability was referred to as the “Heartbleed bug”.  Security analysts from around the world have described the...

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Choosing the Right Backup Solution for your Business

One of the most essential parts of the preparation is choosing a proper solution that fits your company. What may be the right choice for a large scale corporation with many locales and offices with large amounts of data, will not be the appropriate solution for a...

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Should you consider a solid-state hard drive in your next PC?

The big revolution in computing in the past few years has been in mobile phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. One reason these devices are so compelling is the quick, responsive interface. You rarely have to wait more than a few seconds to start new tasks. One...

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Wireless Networking and Security – Part 1

With the growing popularity of wireless mobile devices in the work place, the importance of wireless network bandwidth and wireless network security has also grown. In this edition of this two part series, we will be examining the basic wireless network infrastructure...

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Dangers of using “Public Wi-Fi”

The pervasiveness of free Public Wi-Fi at hotels, airports, coffee shops makes staying connected while out of the office very simple and convenient.  However, it is not without risk.  There are several mechanisms by which attackers can take advantage of the openness...

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Default Printing Woes

Find yourself printing to the wrong printer or always having to change it to the one you always use? Many offices today have several printers to select from, but use one for a majority of the printing. If you find yourself in this common situation you can simply...

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New ISP Planning Checklist:

From time to time, it’s worthwhile to evaluate Internet Service Provider (ISP) options for your business. Many factors come into play such as service availability, price, speed, uptime, support, etc. when making the decision on which ISP(s) to hire and which to kick...

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Windows Problem Recorder

Are you having a problem that is hard to explain or describe when you call The Computer Center Help Desk? Are you having trouble remembering how to do a certain process you need to perform more than once? Are you trying to help show someone how to do something? There...

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