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In this day and age, we should never hear someone proclaim, “Oh my God, my computer crashed! I lost everything!” You can’t lose something that’s been properly backed up. So many people, including ones with businesses that rely upon cyber communication, continue to avoid backing up their digital data. Nobody is ...

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If you’re like most PC users, you’ve grown up using Microsoft Windows and Office and it would probably be tough to think about using a different OS. Maybe I’m projecting, but at least that’s how I feel. Luckily, there are now some amazing deal on Windows tablets available for the ...

Although there has been much doom and gloom in the media lately about the future of the PC, the fact remains that approximately 80 million PCs will still be sold this quarter. Furthermore, there is a massive installed base of PCs within the enterprise, and the notion that these ...

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In a recent article, I argued that the whole notion of the “Death of the PC” was greatly exaggerated. When this article was posted from the IT Specialist site to Linkedin, I fully expected a negative response from comments – would I be called a Luddite, was I fighting last year’s wars? To my pleasant surprise, however, ...

As any IT manager is quite aware, the entire issue of "BYOD" (or Bring Your Own Device) is front and center as a challenge these days. The reality is, employees ARE going to bring their smartphones and tablets to work, and many will want to connect to the corporate ...

If you’re looking to compete with the big guys, such as Geek Squad or AT&T’s ConnectTech, by starting your own PC repair business (and leverage a well-respected franchise), you might want to consider Computer Troubleshooters for starters. The franchisor was recently rated the highest in customer satisfaction by Franchise Business Review, a leading market research ...

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