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Microsoft’s current operating system offerings represent more choices than most consumers know what to do with. Windows 7 still leads the pack; according to July 2014 numbers from Net Market Share, its market share increased to 51.22% of computers worldwide. Windows 8 and 8.1, meanwhile — the...
We all use USB drives, handing them back and forth like digital business cards and plugging unfamiliar ones into our computer all the time. But did you know these drives often serve as prime sources of malware and viruses? It makes sense — when a jump drive or thumb drive is shared between so...
As last week’s QuickTip pointed out, many Americans are worried about information security and the safety of their online data. For good reason, too,  news that broke last Wednesday indicates: a Russian crime ring has stockpiled the largest known collection of stolen credentials — 1.2...
No technology trend has been more ubiquitous lately than online security (or the lack thereof). With major corporations, social media sites, old cell phones, and even Internet browsers getting hacked left and right, Facebook announcing ramped-up plans to sell user information, and the...
Over the last 12 months, the four largest mobile carriers in the US — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint — have all introduced slick new campaigns allowing users to affordably upgrade their cell phones far more often than the old industry standard of every two years. The biggest takeaway...
In late 2013 and early 2014, CMIT Solutions covered 10 tricks, tips, apps, and add-ins for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. But the list of keyboard shortcuts and productivity boosters applicable to the Microsoft Office suite, which includes these two gold standards of word processing and...
When you think of disaster preparedness, what comes to mind first? Boarding up in advance of a hurricane? Hunkering down in the face of a tornado? Cleaning up after a flash flood? Thawing out after a killer blizzard? Depending on what part of the country you live in, natural disasters can mean...
With the 4th of July behind us and the rest of summer’s vacation season still ahead, consider how much your company now relies on mobile devices. Are you and your employees checking and answering emails while out of the office? Tracking orders or accessing critical data via the cloud? Managing...
While all small businesses require solid IT support and smooth-running systems to achieve success, certain industries have bigger needs that require a more integrative relationship with their technology partner. Those in the financial, health care, legal, and other industries have seen their...
Finally, some good news on the cybersecurity front: after almost nine months of CryptoLocker infecting over 200,000 systems and extracting astronomical ransom payments from affected users, the cybercriminal ring responsible for the virus was broken up in early June. The bust, spearheaded by...

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