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Sometimes the monster in an IT horror story isn't a bad tech guy -- sometimes it's the equipment. This contributor sent chills up our spines with a tale of equipment gone bad ... "The back room where the gruesome 'Wall of Wires' resides keeps most of the employees of our non-profit at bay. The...
Has your computer been running slowly lately? Are you getting strange error messages when you try certain operations? Don’t wait for the dreaded Blue Screen of Death to start thinking about patches, updates, and other routine maintenance tasks. If you're waiting until something's broken until you...
Here’s a quote from a real company that tried advertising on Google and saw disastrous results: "We tried using Google about a year ago but it simply didn’t work for our business. We ended up spending $10,000 and didn’t get a single sale. I guess the only good news is that Google sent us a pen at...
Have you ever encountered an IT support person who was sloppy, unprofessional, or just plain irresponsible? You're not alone. A recent entrant into our technology makeover contest wrote about an IT guy who was having a little bit too much fun on the company dime ... "Where to start? One day, our IT...
It's a classic case of a haunted system: computers disappearing and reappearing like ghosts on the office network. If you've got a slow network, this recent entry into CMIT's technology makeover contest might sound scarily familiar ... "My computers keep 'dropping out of sight' on my network; I...
One of the niftiest new features in Windows 7 is Libraries, which allows you to gather and view the contents of folders from various locations on your computer without actually moving any of those folders. For example, you can create a Library that contains folders stored on your desktop, your C...
Do you ever feel like your computers are running you, instead of the other way around? This entrant into our IT horror story contest sure does... We have the weirdest system. It does seem to have a life of its own. The fire alarm went off at 4 o'clock one morning because one of the back up servers...
Are your computer systems so out-of-date, slow, and just plain ugly that trying to fix them is as futile as putting lipstick on Frankenstein’s monster? ENTER CMIT’S MAKEOVER CONTEST If you’re in the market for a serious technology makeover, you’re in luck! From now until November 12, CMIT Solutions...
Few states in the nation have suffered more or longer during the recession than Rhode Island. Unemployment reached double digits by January 2009 and has remained dismal ever since. But through a brutal business downturn, CMIT Solutions of Central Rhode Island has survived and even thrived. “We’ve...
Let’s face it. Computer purchases can be time-consuming, daunting, and above all expensive – so it’s no surprise that we often put them off until we’re totally desperate. Well, it doesn’t have to be this way! Here are a few steps you can take to demystify the computer purchasing process. 1. ...

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"Since partnering with CMIT, I can now not worry about whether or not my computers are working. I've got backups, monitoring, I can get reports, and I know where I'm having risks and threats. I now can rely on my IT people (CMIT) to take care of my IT problems and to keep that IT system up and running in an appropriate manner. That is something before I couldn't rely on. I now have a system!...