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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Are your computer systems so out-of-date, slow, and just plain ugly that trying to fix them is as futile as putting lipstick on Frankenstein’s monster?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. ...
If you run a small business, you might not want to spend a lot of money on a dedicated public relations agency. At the same time, local PR can be an effective way to increase brand awareness in your community and potentially generate sales leads down the line. So how can you be your own PR agency?...
Chances are that when you decided to run your own business, it wasn’t because you loved hanging around a hotel conference room holding a glass of warm Chardonnay and trying to keep a HELLO MY NAME IS sticker from falling off your shirt. But networking plays a crucial role in building your business...
Google's a lot more than a search engine, and its numerous free tools can help you raise the online profile of your business without spending money. Here's a list of the four must-have Google tools that every small business owner should be using: 1. Google Alerts: Monitor your company's online...
The cloud computing wars heated up at the beginning of the summer when Microsoft announced that Office 2010 would come with free Internet-based versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You don’t have to purchase the Office 2010 suite in order to use them. But unlike Google Apps, which are also free...

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