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Getting the Technology You Need (without What You Don’t)

Getting the Technology You Need (without What You Don’t)

Getting the Technology You Need (and Avoiding Killer Robots, etc.) Science fiction has an entire (arguably dominant) subgenre of stories about technology that has gone too far.  Think Terminator, Blade Runner and most recently, Severance. Severance follows the story of employees at a fictional corporation who have had their work...
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Make Cybersecurity Easy

Passwords – can’t live without them, can’t remember them. But you can make cybersecurity easy, or at least easier. The video below is a great routine by British comedian Michael McIntyre on passwords from his Netflex stand-up special. You should check it out but I’ll sum it up non-funnily for...
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4 Top Benefits of Local IT Services

4 Top Benefits of Local IT Services

What Are the Benefits of Local IT Services? IT services are notoriously varied in both scope and quality. That’s why everyone from your “tech savvy cousin” to national corporations offer their own take on IT. And because IT is so varied in its variety and definition, it can be difficult...
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The Future of the Metaverse for Business

The Future of the Metaverse for Business

What will be the effect of the metaverse for business?   It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. - Yogi Berra   So let’s start by saying this is not going to be a very useful blog. I’m writing here about the metaverse the meaning of the metaverse...
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Be Smart! Get Preventative Maintenance for IT Solutions

Be Smart! Get Preventative Maintenance for IT Solutions

Does your business enroll in preventative maintenance for IT solutions? If you’re like most businesses, the answer is probably no. But why? You get a physical once a year. You go to the dentist every 6 months. You get your oil changed every three to ten thousand models (depending on...
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Automation for Small Business – 3 Easy Ways to Start Using it Now!

Automation for Small Business – 3 Easy Ways to Start Using it Now!

Automation for small business is often regarded as something to be feared. Prognosticators suggest that in the not-too-distant future, soldiers, doctors, and customer service reps will largely be replaced by robots and automation. Now that sounds like bad news, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of...
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IT Solutions & the Value of Experience

IT Solutions & the Value of Experience

  I once knew a handyman who when asked whether something could be done would always respond, “Well we can do anything, it just depends on what you want to spend.”   The same is true of pretty much every IT solution this side of the Rosie the Robot. (though...
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2021 – a Year in Tech Trends – Good, Bad & Ugly

2021 – a Year in Tech Trends – Good, Bad & Ugly

  When it comes to reflecting on the year, Tech Trends of 2021 are about as pleasant of a subject as you can find. When thinking about our collective life in general, 2021 feels a lot like an extension of the end of 2020, which for a lot of us, is...
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Modern Wireless Technology Saving Money on Your Phone System

Modern Wireless Technology Saving Money on Your Phone System

Saving Money with Modern Wireless Technology There was a time when if you wanted to add telephones to a building, along with a quote for the telephone system, you’d need an extensive labor quote for recabling. Any office or location that didn’t previously have a telephone would need a cable...
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Have You Heard About Roanoke’s New Area Code?

Have You Heard About Roanoke’s New Area Code?

What’s the 411 on the 540? You may have heard the news that Roanoke is on track to get a new area code. You may have found yourself wondering what it means to you…or whether it matters. Well, area codes have a storied history but while they do matter, they...
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