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Burlington Office IT Co. Finds Blackberry Z10 Active Sync Solution

Posted by Ian Leppert on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

  New Blackberry Z10 Deployment:

Recently our company decided to refresh our mobile phones. We needed a smart phone that would work well with both our field based Technical and Sales teams. We were an existing Blackberry account so after careful review we decided familiarity for users and a patriotic sense of 'Oh Canada' would lead us to adopt the new Blackberry Z10 series phones.

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Topics: technology tools, e-mail, Software, server software, IT network, IT support

Windows XP, Microsoft Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 Time To Plan

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 @ 08:07 AM

   Recent data shows that as many as 40 percent of the world's PCs are running Windows XP according to SMB Nation research.  Windows 7 has market share of 45 percent and the balance is made up of either older Windows packages or Windows 8 which is still in the single digit stage.

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Topics: Computer, network server, Windows 8, IT support, network security

16 Checks For IT Data Backup| Don't Get Caught

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Every business person using a computer knows that it is important to back up their electronic data regularly so it can be recovered in the event of hardware or software failure.  Unfortunately not everyone does this and even those that do don't always use the best methods or tools.  Failure to put proper steps in place and then following them religiously can lead to serious consequences.

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Topics: Computer, network server, network backup, IT network, IT support, network security

Business Continuity Is The New Backup Need For SMBs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Even though many small businesses still don't have a full fledged backup strategy in place there is a more critical change taking over as more and more businesses understand that they cannot operate without considering what would happen with a complete IT network shut down.

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Topics: network backup, IT network, IT support

9 Differences Between Managed IT Service & Simple Network Support

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 08:02 AM

There are a number of ways that IT service can be contracted for your office I.T. network.  The most common are managed services plans and time billing plans.  There are significant differences between these two, even though they may look like they are similar on the surface.

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Topics: IT network, IT support, managed services plan

Email Goes Stale Really Fast - IT Network Failure Proves the Case

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Feb 9, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

 We had an IT network system failure recently and our email was down for several days due to data corruption.  Over the years the data base to our Exchange email had grown to a pretty big size so running the necessary tools to clean the corruption and recover our system took a long time.  We're talking many hours spread over several days.

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Topics: Computer, software tools, IT network, IT support

Windows Updates Every Second Tuesday Can Lead to IT Network Problems

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 @ 08:02 AM

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Topics: Computer, network server, IT network, IT support, network security

Email Has Its 41st Birthday and Still Growing In Importance

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

A recent article in CIO Insights outlines some of the stats on what for many is seen as a new activity but which in fact is much older.  Email: Middle aged and still going strong outlines where email ranks today and compares its use to other e communications tools like Instant Messaging and Social Technologies.

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Topics: technology tools, e-mail, mailing equipment, software tools, IT support, Paperless office, Fax

12 Steps Illustrate Process of Office Technology Adoption- Voip

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 @ 07:12 AM

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Topics: Software, software tools, IT network, IT support, Office

Degrees of Cloud For Your IT Network

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

A traditional IT network is made up of a collection of servers, workstations, desktops and increasingly, mobile devices.  There will be printers, internal wiring, wireless routers, switches and some sort of backup capability.  This is commonly a USB drive in smaller systems and may include off site data storage over a remote connection in more sophisticated installs.

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Topics: Computer, Software, network server, cloud computing, server software, Hosted document management, network backup, IT network, IT support