Reminder-HP Power Cord Recall

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jun 11, 2015 11:23:00 AM

HPAs a reminder to our clients and friends, HP released a power cord recall back in August 2014. The recall is for specific power cords and power adapters for laptops, docking stations, and thin clients sold between 2010 and 2012. However, we are still finding these cords are being used.

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Topics: HP, computer safety, product recall

Tips to Avoid Email Viruses

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jun 5, 2015 2:00:00 PM

 

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An email virus can spread quickly. But knowing some quick tips can help you prevent your computer from becoming infected.

1. Do not open emails that have bad grammar, incomplete sentences or have an anonymous sender address. These are red alerts that should have you thinking twice about clicking any links or opening them.

2. Do not open attachments that are suspicious, unsolicited or are received from an unknown source.

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Topics: Email security, Email, Malware, Virus

5 Common IT Mistakes that Businesses Make

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 28, 2015 2:21:00 PM

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Avoid these common IT mistakes by preparing and making well planned IT decisions that will affect daily operations, as well as long-term success. 

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Topics: IT mistakes, backup solutions, IT policy

Genius Smartphone Apps

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

A Genius in Your Pocket

The number of Smartphone users keeps increasing each year. But are you aware of all the things it can do for you? There’s more computing power in that device than existed ten years ago, and some of the things it can do are nothing less than magic.  Here are just a few:

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For those times when you need to make a copy of something or scan and email a document,  or even fax back a reply, there’s Genius Scan+.  Genius Scan, by The Grizzly Labs (http://thegrizzlylabs.com/) is available on Android and iOS, and even Windows.  There’s a free version and a $6.99 “Plus” version that is worth every penny. Just use your camera to snap a photo of the document. Genius scan overlays it with a grid to make sure it knows what you intended to scan, use your finger to adjust the grid if necessary, confirm the shape of your document, and it automatically adjusts the perspective to straighten out the text, enhances the document to make it easier to read, and in just a second or two, you have a perfect copy.  With the “Plus” version, email your document or save it to your favorite cloud service automatically. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Apps, Smartphone, Android, Office 365, Workflow, applications

Microsoft Edge Is Coming!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 1, 2015 9:20:00 AM

Are you ready for the Edge?

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Microsoft has announced the name of its newest web browser Microsoft Edge to replace Internet Explorer.

The new Edge will be available with the Windows 10 release this summer and will feature quite a few new upgrades. Cortana, the voice activated digital assistant, will be included in the new release.  

The Edge will include a new tab style display and perform more like an app. You will now be able to highlight important information using a Page Annotation tool! So will you be switching your default browser to the Edge?

For more information regarding the new Microsoft Edge, click here

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Topics: Microsoft, Apps, Tech News, Browsers

Community Recycling Day

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Apr 17, 2015 3:57:00 PM

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Join River Run for a Community Recycling Day in Pewaukee, WI on May 16, 2015 from 9a.m.-12p.m.!

Hosted by Ellenbecker Investment Group, Foundations Bank and River Run Computers, the Annual Community Recycling Day will take place 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 in the parking lot of the Foundations Bank building, N35 W23877 Highfield Court, Pewaukee. This year, the hosts are expanding the annual paper shredding event to include electronics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. For more information about this event, including details regarding what can and cannot be accepted, please click here

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Topics: Technology Milwaukee, Computers, recycling

Celebrate Earth Month with a PaperLESS Office!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Apr 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

How many file cabinets does your company use? Do you have rows and rows of files that keep accumulating more and more space? Now is the time to celebrate Earth Month and explore a PaperLESS™ Office.

Electronic filing provides better protection and access to stored information than paper ever can, and is far less expensive to manage effectively.  While few businesses will ever be able to eliminate paper entirely, it is easier than you might think to get away from the volumes of paper your office creates. When you do, you’ll find that you work better (and faster), with everything you need at your fingertips.

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Topics: applications, document management

Is Internet Explorer Going Away?

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 19, 2015 3:53:00 PM

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The latest news has been that Microsoft will be switching to Project Spartan for its default web browser. But can Internet Explorer really go away? 

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Topics: Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows

Smaller Companies Are Vulnerable Too!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 11, 2015 3:00:00 PM

computer_safeIf you think your business is too small for data breaches or hacking, think again! Cyber Criminals use scripts or automated attacks for any company or employee that may be vulnerable and easily accessed. If you work on a computer and do not follow well-defined procedures, then your company may be at risk.

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Topics: Security, Cyber Security, vulnerabilites, Cyber Crime

Application Services - Solutions for your Business

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 5, 2015 1:38:00 PM

Are there tasks you wish your technology could do for you?
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Are you frustrated with the results you get from the applications you have? Do you know what other products are available that could make your work easier and more productive?

Take a look at the software and the processes you use every day. If your office spends time entering information in multiple places, searching for documents, duplicating efforts, “fixing” reports or  finding alternative methods to get the results you need – we can help!

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Topics: Microsoft, Worldox, Office 365, Workflow

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