Using Microsoft’s Small Business Server? Microsoft Just Terminated It!

February 26th, 2013 by Tracy Fox

The overwhelming majority of small businesses (80%) with less than 75 employees use Microsoft’s Small Business Server (SBS) software. Despite its success, Microsoft will stop selling SBS 2011 later this year, terminating the life support cycle for the software.
Why would Microsoft kill such a successful product?
The advent of cloud computing is perhaps the single most [...]

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How Do I Know When to Replace My Network Server?

February 5th, 2013 by Jessica Glynn

The cost of unplanned IT downtime can be overwhelming.A recent report by the Ponemon Institute estimated that about $5,000 per minute is lost during an outage across industries and that the average issue last about 90 minutes.  This is one important reason why you should carefully consider when it is time to replace your server, [...]

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The Paperless Plunge: How to Take Your Home or Office Paperless

January 22nd, 2013 by Brendan Wilhide

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eliminate stacks of paper from a cluttered desk, office or home, this is an ideal time to take “the paperless plunge” and convert to an organized, paperless system.
A paperless system can do two things: it can turn your existing paper records into a searchable archive of [...]

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The Hartford Security Conference 2012

June 26th, 2012 by Tom Allen

I was one of approximately 100 I.T. Professionals in attendance at the Hartford Security conference June 21, 2012 at The Crowne Plaza in Cromwell.  It was a valuable day of information with two major themes repeated in all of the speaker’s programs:

Zero Day Malware
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

I will take these one at a time [...]

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Should I Buy or Build the New Software I Need for my Business?

June 21st, 2012 by Michael Giuffrida

The classic buy vs. build question permeates many aspects of our business and personal lives.  Whether we are talking about a personal residence, a commercial building, a new line of business, or a piece of software there is an analysis that we must do to weigh the trade offs and calculate the value of each [...]

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The New Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and What it Means for You.

March 6th, 2012 by Jessica Glynn

On February 23, 2012 President Obama released the “Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy”. The main purpose of this act is so that individuals are able to control their own privacy settings.  It is important for consumers to be aware of this bill so that they are aware [...]

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ForeSite’s Bill Reyor’s FOX CT Appearence.

March 1st, 2012 by Jessica Glynn

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, Senior Network Engineer at ForeSite, Bill Reyor appeared on the Fox CT Morning Extra Show.  In the segment Bill, along with William Genovese, appeared with Fox CT’s tech reporter Rick Hancock, to promote a free computer clinic put on by the New England Society of Information and Technology (NESIT), on [...]

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Remote Support and 24/7 Monitoring Keeps Your Business Running Smoothly

February 7th, 2012 by Thomas Clifford

This is the second in a series of articles on managed IT services. The first shared the advantages of outsourcing your IT needs to a managed service provider. Now we’ll cover remote support and 24/7 monitoring.

What is remote support?
Remote support is working to solve a user issue on a computer or server remotely over [...]

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How Do I Avoid Sales Calls on My Cell Phone?

February 2nd, 2012 by Jessica Glynn

Simple, sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry!
This month, cell phone numbers are going public, which means they are being released to telemarketing companies.  The time you spend on these calls will be charged to you!  This could potentially mean that telemarketers will increase your phone bill by running up your plan’s minutes.  [...]

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How do I get my data into QuickBooks?

December 22nd, 2011 by Michael Giuffrida

Have you become an Excel ninja trying to marry up data from QuickBooks and other business systems you use?  Do you spend countless hours trying to match up hours, expenses, customer info, and sales info?  And have you ever tried to integrate data using the QuickBooks IIF format?  I went through it all.  And while [...]

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