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Productivity Killers

We noticed some issues with our network that prompted us to contact Stewart and Son Computer Services.  Throughout the work day, our network would slow down to almost a halt and we could not figure out what was going on.  They suggested that we do a bandwidth analysis.  Below are some of the issues that […]

Voice Over Internet Protocol

Why VoIP is Better Than Conventional Phones

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone systems are getting more popular for business use.  You may be asking yourself, what’s so great about this technology and what can it do for me?  Here are some of the reasons you should consider switching to VoIP: Low to No Maintenance Some hosted solutions require no maintenance, repairs, […]

VoIP Phones – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

There is a lot to consider before making the leap to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone.  It isn’t a decision to take lightly without a great deal of thought.  There are many benefits to making the switch from traditional to an internet phone but, depending on the service, there can be issues that […]

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Why is my computer slow?

You just clicked the button and nothing happened. There is a spinning wheel, hourglass, or some indicator that the computer is struggling to do what you need it to. You know the last time here, you never had the computer slow – or you’ve noticed it getting worse. Is your hard drive failing? Do you […]

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Windows 10 Upgrade

I’ve been working with Windows since version 3.0.  That’s a span of about 25 years now.  In that time we’ve seen 9 major releases, and being in IT I’ve been on what you might call the bleeding edge of those upgrades.  We’ve worked through countless bugs, corrupt media, obsolete hardware and every other stumbling block […]

Backups – What Would You Stand To Lose?

By Marie Stewart, Business Manager What do you have to lose if your computer or phone were to die today and the data on it could not be recovered or the price of recovery was too prohibitive? I know very few people who have not faced this problem at least once. We put off backing […]

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7 Steps to Technology Success

Computers, smart phones, servers, networks and tablets are all forms of technology and there’s some basic tips that will improve the return on your investment. Below are seven steps to success with your technology. 1. Buy What You Need Asking yourself what it is you need to use this technology for is the best way […]

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To Backup or Archive?

Many users don’t know whether they should backup or archive their information, what the uses are for each, and how they should be stored. Let’s start with some definitions. A backup is a collection of data stored on non-volatile storage media for purposes of recovery in case the original copy of data is lost or […]

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The Lifetime of Technology

The media regularly encourages us to purchase the latest and greatest by inundating us with images of the newest phones and technical gadgetry.  Some of us buy into it because we want our technology to be able to perform with the newest games or software upgrades.  Others do it because they want to be able […]

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Still Using Windows XP? Here’s Some Bad Advice

Microsoft Windows XP still works even though Microsoft has given us several replacements in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.  But some users won’t give up XP.  Why?  Because it works!  It’s stable, fast, and good enough for most people.  Over 25 percent of the world’s computers still run on Windows XP […]