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Six Problems with Windows and How to Prevent Them – Part 2

Recently, in part 1 of our series on “Six Problems with Windows and How to Prevent Them” I looked at how you can prevent computer nightmares such as non-booting computers, not being able to access your hard drive, and encountering blue screens of death.  Today, I continue the series by looking at the remaining nightmares […]

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Six Problems with Windows and How to Prevent Them – Part 1

We’ve all been there when our computer has failed and the nightmares occur in different forms as written recently in PCWorld: “Six Windows 7 Nightmares (and how to fix them)“.  This article is a good read, as it provides fixes to the problems as they occur, but it got me thinking about simple preventive maintenance […]

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A Salute to Small Businesses

This week is National Small Business Week and we wanted to take a moment to salute all of our small business clients and readers – owners and employees alike.  This country would not survive without small businesses and as a small business ourselves as well as a provider of small business services we know the […]

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Beyond the Moat: Network Security Outside Your Intranet

As we talked about briefly in the last security-related post, most of the top-5 security breaches occur in the office through carelessness and inattention. Most of these issues can be resolved with a good employee computer policy, but what about those network assets that live outside of your companies local area network? Things like your […]

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Quick Advice: Troubleshoot a ‘Hanging’ Computer Screen

Sometimes the best solution is the most easiest and efficient when dealing with computer repair problems, such as hanging screens. Here is a one quick way (of many) to troubleshoot a recurring ‘hanging’ computer screen problem in four easy steps: Turn the computer off Unplug all of the attached (USB) devices Turn the computer on […]

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Technology Advice for Telecommuting and Other Business Professionals

Continuing our series on IT advice for business professionals, today I want to share some tips and technology solutions that will help small business owners, freelancers, and ordinary professionals be more productive when you are working offsite.  New York City is filled with freelancers, musicians, and professionals who use Starbucks and other cafe spots as […]

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In Living Color: How To Save Money on Printer Ink Cartridges

We would all like to save a few bucks when it comes to printing, right?  Between the cost of a printer and the ink cartridges themselves, a person or a small business almost has to take out a loan to cover all of the costs. One of the ‘tricks’ that people use to circumvent the […]

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Network Security: Big Trouble for Small Business

“Our business is too small to worry about security.” “Who could possibly want any of our information?” “I trust all my employees when they surf the web. They’re all smart people.” “Network security is too much of a hassle!” All various excuses we’ve heard from friends and colleagues with small businesses when asked about their […]

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Small Business IT: Advice When Considering Outsourced IT

  Throughout the month of May, LaptopMD is taking an indepth look at business IT management and showing you how you can leverage technology and related repair problems in a better manner for your company using less resources – whether it’s with us or on your own. To kickoff our series, I want to share […]

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