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Backups: Is my data safe when EVERYTHING goes wrong?

By Matt Ballard | October 11, 2021
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What would you do if your data was gone, without any kind of warning? How would that impact your life or work? Catastrophes happen in life, often unexpected and uncontrollable. The loss of personal or business data could definitely be considered a catastrophe for most people. Natural Disasters A very recent example is the hurricanes…

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computer running slowly

Is your computer running slowly? Here are 3 simple solutions!

By Matt Ballard | September 22, 2020
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One of the most common complaints that IT professionals hear from users is “My computer is running slow”.  Slowness can be related to the computer or can be related to your internet connection. If it is slow to boot up, it could be unnecessary programs running in the background at startup. If it is slow…

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Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Why do I need an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)?

By Matt Ballard | February 17, 2020
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Imagine you are working on an important job for your company’s most profitable client. Or perhaps you are in college and working on a final term paper. Maybe it is a massive spreadsheet or a multiple page document that you have spent hours working on. Suddenly the power at your office or home goes out!…

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What are the best ways to combat computer infections?

By Matt Ballard | January 20, 2020
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The best way to combat computer infections is to NEVER connect to the internet. Of course, this is not a desired or viable option for most people. But unfortunately, the internet is the most common way of receiving or transmitting infections. Luckily, a mix of the right software and knowledge can go a long way…

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Solid State Drives

Solid State Drives, are they worth the expense?

By Matt Ballard | November 11, 2019
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Some people may not be familiar with the term Solid State Drives (SSD). Wikipedia defines a solid state drive as being a storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. A solid state drive differs from traditional hard disk drives in that they do not contain any moving components or…

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How can I find hidden programs running in the background?

By Matt Ballard | June 3, 2019
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There are programs and utilities that run in the background of every computer. Some of these programs are necessary for your system to function. Others may be malware, adware, or malicious programs designed to hijack your computer or personal information. Let’s discuss some ways to access these hidden background programs: Windows Task Manager Most people…

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