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Residential IT Partners

Tech Tutors

We get asked by almost every new client and at least weekly by random phone call if we do residential IT, and the answer is no. Many people don’t realize this but Residential and Corporate/Commercial IT are extremely different and require very different skill sets and tool sets. That’s why a good residential IT company […]

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Shop Local or Shop Online. Why not Both?

Shop online

Over the last decade we’ve seen an explosion of online retailers including Amazon, Wayfair or Ebay. There’s a lot to like about them, easy to buy from, next day shipping and open 24/7! This has resulting in a “Shop Local” trend that’s been going around, but I’m not above admitting I’ve bought stuff I didn’t […]

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5 Keys to Disaster Recovery Planning

Backups - Disaster Recovery Plan

According to “IT Pulse” when IT Systems fail, and employees are unable to access their files, 552 employee work-hours are lost annually. That is more than a quarter of the year for a single employee of a typical small business! So how is your Disaster Recovery Plan? How do you define a DISASTER? Disaster doesn’t […]

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The Ultimate Disaster Recovery Checklist

Cloud DR

STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF POTENTIAL DISASTERS Prepare yourself before disaster strikes. When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BDR), being prepared for potential disasters is key to keep your business running. It’s not only important to have a disaster recovery solution you trust, but to make sure you test it as well. […]

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5 Reasons You Should Invest In IT Services

Frustrated user

In today’s world, businesses rely heavily on electronics for communication purposes, transactions and even to make or provide products to their customers. When your technology isn’t working correctly it can cause negative implications for both you, your employees and your customers. The levels of frustration and time that it may cause to try and fix […]

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VoIP: Accessible enterprise class phone systems for all businesses

Phone user

What Invention Was More Important Than The First Telephone? The second one, of course! Whether you’re business is just getting started or it’s been around since the second telephone was invented, you know that nothing beats face to face meetings with your clients; after that comes phone conversations. Reliable phone conversations! There’s nothing more unprofessional […]

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The Cloud? – What is it and why do I keep hearing about it?

Cloud

Often, you hear about the ‘Cloud’ without really knowing what it means. It isn’t a physical thing, it’s a broad network of servers. Each has different functions to perform and often deliver a type of service. So, you may have already heard of some of these forms of cloud service; Dropbox, iCloud, Instagram, Adobe Creative […]

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Worms! – Just as slimy in your computer

Worms

A computer worm is a standalone malware program that copies itself in order to spread to other devices. Using networks and security flaws to gain access to its targets. Worms will often cause damage to any network they use, sometimes in the form of bandwidth usage. Unlike viruses which almost always corrupt or change files. […]

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New Ransomware Attack!

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Russel Brandom at Verge: “A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack. The most severe damage is being reported by Ukrainian businesses, with systems compromised at Ukraine’s central bank, state telecom, municipal […]

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