Keep Your Phone Safe From the Heat

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jul 19, 2016 10:33:08 AM

small_sun.jpgThe hot summer weather can be great for outdoor activities, but it also puts your smart phone at risk for overheating. Overheating is a serious risk when the weather is hot outside and it can permanently damage or destroy your phone's battery and components.

Here are some tips to keeping your phones cool during the hot weather:

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Topics: Smartphones, Security, Tech Support, battery safety

Tips To Prevent a Data Breach

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jul 12, 2016 9:02:21 AM

Computer Hacking Continues to Rise-Tips to Keep you Secure

cybersecurity_icon.jpgThe threat of malware and data hacking has become a known threat to businesses of all sizes. Every day we read the headlines of another business that has been hacked and information has been stolen. So what can you do to protect your data?

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Topics: Hackers, data theft, Security, Cyber Security

Meet Me in Google Hangout

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jun 20, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Chat. Call. Video. All in Google Hangouts!

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Topics: Google, Apps

Moving to the Cloud- FollowUp Q&A

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jun 3, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Cloud_storage_3.jpgRiver Run recently presented 3 Lunch & Learn seminars, sponsored by Microsoft, discussing “Where and When it makes sense to move to the Cloud.” Attendees learned about different cloud models, penetration and growth statistics, how to plan for a successful migration, and brief introductions to Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and the many cloud enhancements incorporated into Windows 10. 

In a lively exchange, participants discussed their hesitations, fears, hopes, and preconceptions about the Cloud. Security and loss of control of their data were two concerns, among others, that were raised at every event. It might be beneficial to share some of the answers and discussions that followed. 

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Topics: cloud computing, Microsoft

Free Lunch and Learn Presentation

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 20, 2016 12:39:38 PM

River Run Computers, in partnership with Microsoft, is hosting a free lunch and learn lunchnlearn.jpgpresentation to provide a practical orientation and introduction to the fastest growing segment of IT spending—“The Cloud”. Why should I care about it? What’s the difference between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS? Who are the movers and shakers? When should I consider moving services to the cloud? What are the pros and cons to using cloud services? How and where do I begin? These and many more of your questions will be answered.

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Topics: River Run Events, Microsoft

Community Recycling Day 2016

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 3, 2016 4:02:35 PM

recycle.jpgSave the date for the 2016 Community Recycling Day on May 14, 2016 in Pewaukee, WI.

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Topics: recycling, community

Guardrail or Roadblock?

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Apr 19, 2016 1:00:00 PM

road_block.jpgDo your Policies Help or halt Production?

A current metaphor for implementing corporate IT policies and procedures suggests comparing them to guardrails, keeping your employees moving safely, versus throwing up roadblocks that are so onerous that they stop progress. At River Run Computers, we agree. Good IT policies and practices actually can keep your company moving forward, avoiding a show-stopping catastrophe.

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Topics: Online Passwords, Security, web content

The PaperLESS Office™

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 31, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The PaperLESS Office™ - Easier (and More Important) Than You Think

stacks_of_paper_sm.jpgTalk of the “paperless” office began almost as soon as the first computers and printers started showing up in offices. Document management and document automation were the promise of the future. That dream was never quite realized. In fact, as technology advanced, the flood of paper increased exponentially.

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Topics: applications, PaperLess

Efficiency Matters – The Hidden Power of Microsoft Office

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 22, 2016 1:00:00 PM

workflow_image.jpg“Our employees already know how to use Outlook, Word and Excel…”

The easiest way to save time and money is to work better with the tools you already have.  Most businesses vastly underestimate how much a little inefficiency here and there actually costs; and routinely refuse even an hour or two of training that could recoup thousands of dollars in lost productivity.

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Topics: Microsoft, Office 365

Portable Powerhouse: Smartphone Magic

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

smartphone_graphic.jpgDon’t underestimate the power of that gadget in your pocket to help you get “real work” done on the go.  As smartphones get larger and computers get smaller, the lines between phone and tablet – and for that matter, PC and laptop are blurring.  And as more apps are designed for tablet and touchscreen computers, their phone versions have become more robust and fully featured too.

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Topics: Smartphones, Apps, OneNote

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