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When was the last time you spent even 60 minutes on your own professional development?  If you can’t remember, you’re not alone.    One of the biggest challenges business owners and managers face is they get so busy in their day-to-day operation that they neglect their most important...
While you’re busy making sure your data is safe by encrypting your wireless network, sending emails over a secure connection, and storing your backups in a highly secured remote location, what are the chances that you’re still putting your information at risk? It turns out that nearly every digital...
If you’ve noticed a gradual decrease in your computer’s performance, there could be a number of reasons – but one of the most common is that the hard drive needs to be defragmented. So what’s defragmenting, and why is it so important? Here’s Geekgirls' explanation.  When you first install your...
Hey, welcome to my first post.  These posts will focus mainly on technology, industry happenings, and correlate those to the SMB space.  But this isn't about me or you, it's about technology.  Where we're going, what's to come, "how can I just make it work", etc...  I'm going to...
They're the employees who show up for work with their bodies, but leave their brains at home. A recent Gallup poll revealed that 71% of workers are not engaged in their jobs.  That means 7 out of 10 people are just going through the motions. If you're a business owner you know that disengaged...
If you want the maximum level of security applied to an Office document (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), you can encrypt it and password-protect it. First, here’s how to use Microsoft’s built-in encryption capabilities: 1. Open up Windows Explorer. 2. Find the file or document you want to encrypt. 3...
Next week, on July 13, Microsoft will be ending its support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 – a popular operating system that many of our clients have used for years. Now, an end of support doesn’t mean that your software will magically stop functioning. It does mean that Microsoft won’t be...
  There are a lot of reasons you might want to delay sending a message in Outlook. Maybe you want to get all of your “happy birthday” messages for the year written and scheduled. Perhaps you want to make sure a message reaches a recipient in a different time zone at the beginning of their day,...
This is a blog maintained by the home office of CMIT Solutions.  You can learn more about our company by visiting our website at http://www.cmitsolutions.com.  We are a technology service franchise providing solutions to small businesses.  Our focus is providing value to small businesses by...
In the summertime, you have a few unique things to worry about: traveling with a computer; making sure that computers don’t suffer from heat or lack of ventilation; and ensuring that a big storm or hurricane doesn’t knock out your systems while you’re away.   If you’re traveling with a computer,...

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"We didn’t initiate offsite backups in the beginning, but with the start of the hurricane season we said, 'OK guys, we now have this wonderful system, but it's not really complete yet.' We're now able to back up our data, it's safely transported and stored offsite, and it’s all HIPAA compliant. And the NAS device can actually work as our server so we can continue to use our systems and do...