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Windows Server 2003 Expires July 14, 2015, Are You Ready?

If your organization is currently running either Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Exchange 2003 on any servers in your office, you need to know about a dangerous security threat to your organization that must be addressed very soon.

Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 Replacements MUST be made by July 14, 2015

Microsoft has officially announced that it will retire all support on the Server 2003 operating system on July 14, 2015. That means any business with this operating system still running will be completely exposed to serious hacker attacks aimed at taking control of your network, stealing data, crashing your system and inflicting a host of other business-crippling problems you do NOT want to have to deal with.

Never Forget A Password Again!

We all have a number of passwords for all the online services we use. You name it: banking, online bill payment, e-mail, social networks, shopping and more. You know it’s incredibly easy to lose track of them all—unless you are committing one of the greatest online security offenses by using one password for everything.

24 Warning Signs of Being Too High Tech

24 Signs That Your Life Is Going Too Hi-Tech 

You try to enter your password on the microwave.
You have 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
You consider “mouse elbow” a sports injury.
Your daughter is selling  Girl Scout Cookies on her Web site.

Does Your Laptop Battery Last?

If You Just Purchased a New Laptop, Make Sure You Condition the Battery!

When you purchase a new laptop, make sure you condition the battery or you’ll end up buying a replacement in the very near future.

The conditioning process varies among laptop manufacturers, so make sure you read the instructions that came with your new laptop.

Are You Shopping Online Using A Debit Card?

Why You Should Avoid Using A Debit Card When Shopping Online

If you shop online (and these days, who doesn’t?),  you’ll want to make sure you use a credit card instead of a debit card to protect yourself from online scams and rip offs. The biggest advantage credit cards offer is a buffer for payment.

Tips For Sending E-mail Safely

Tips For Staying Out of Trouble When Sending E-mail Messages

E-mail is quickly becoming the #1 way we communicate with friends, family, co-workers, employees, and clients. But be careful!  E-mail messages cannot accurately deliver the tone of your message and what you thought was funny sarcasm by be interpreted as an insult to your reader.

How To Keep Your Laptop Secure

How To Keep Your Laptop Secure

You can’t beat the convenience of checking e-mail and hopping on the Internet at (Wi-Fi) hotspots found in airports, coffee shops, bookstores, and even in some major parks. For the uninitiated, Wi-Fi hotspots are areas where you can use your wireless laptop to surf the Web and check e-mail.

Think Twice When Posting to Social Media

Ever look back at your social media posts and think "why did I say that?" When in a heated moment, social media can be a dangerous place.

If you wouldn’t say it to your grandmother, don’t write it on Twitter. The oldest test in the book is the grandma test.

Simplify Using E-mail

There used to be a time when e-mail was supposed to increase productivity. Yet, that is often not the case. Many users don’t use e-mail as productively as they could, and you may be one of them! Consider these tips to improve the way you use e-mail:

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Setting Up A Work-From-Home System

There is a fast-growing trend among small and medium businesses that is drastically increasing productivity, cutting costs, and driving more profit to the bottom line. Is it a new management style or marketing trend?

No – it’s telecommuting, which is a $5 word for allowing your staff to work from home or while on the road.