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5 Tips and Tricks to Supercharge your Everyday Use of Microsoft Windows
The Microsoft Windows landscape is scheduled to change again in mid to late 2015, when Windows 10 will be released. That may excite some early adopters who love to have the latest and greatest operating... more
How to Transform Lenovo’s Recent Struggles into a Positive for Your Business
Chinese computer hardware giant Lenovo has had a rough couple of weeks. First, reports emerged about some of the company’s consumer notebooks, which since September 2014 have come pre-loaded with Superfish, a third-party adware that... more
Recent Health Insurance Hack Highlights Need for Data Encryption and Security
Earlier this month, an online data breach at Anthem Inc., the second-largest health insurance provider in North America, exposed the medical information, Social Security numbers, and email addresses of over 80 million consumers.No definitive answer... more
5 Ways Technology Is Changing Education for the Better
Remember the old days, when “educational technology” meant fancy pencil sharpeners and clunky overhead projectors? Times have drastically changed, as any visit to a school will reveal. Students use iPads at their desks. Automated tutoring... more
5 Ways to Protect Your Business Email from Cybercriminal Attacks
In late January, the FBI and the Internet Crime Complaint Center released a public service announcement about the recent proliferation of Business Email Compromise (BEC). Defined by the FBI as a “sophisticated global scam targeting... more
How Mobility Is Making Work Better And Easier For Small Businesses
Mobility routinely tops the list of hot trends upending the IT industry. At a certain point, however, we should probably upgrade mobility from a trend to the small business status quo — because today, who... more
5 Ways to Secure Your Data and Protect Your Privacy Online
Data Privacy Day is celebrated each January 28th by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), which leads an international effort that focuses on “respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.” Studies of North American consumers show that... more
5 Reasons Why Businesses Need to Migrate Off Windows Server 2003
Remember the build-up last year for the death of Windows XP? A similar scenario will play out in 2015, as Microsoft announced in November that it would end support for Windows Server 2003 and Server... more
How Proactive IT Services Can Help Improve Your Business’ Security
If 2014 was “The Year of the Breach,” with a whopping 43% of North American firms telling the Ponemon Institute that they experienced a hack in 2014, then what lies ahead in 2015 for technology... more
The Top 10 Tech Trends for 2015
The New Year is upon us, which means we all get a fresh opportunity to consider what’s important for the next 12 months. In the small to medium-sized business world, technology routinely tops that list... more
CMIT Solutions’ Most Popular QuickTips of 2014 (Part 2)
2014 is almost a wrap. But before we dive in to the promising opportunities of 2015 and relegate the last 12 months to the rearview mirror, let’s revisit the most popular QuickTips topics of 2014.... more
CMIT Solutions’ Most Popular QuickTips of 2014 (Part 1)
2014 is almost a wrap. But before we dive in to the promising opportunities of 2015 and relegate the last 12 months to the rearview mirror, let’s revisit the most popular QuickTips topics of 2014.... more
What 2014 Holiday Shopping Statistics Mean for the Push Toward Mobility
As many news outlets have reported over the last few weeks, the major trend in e-commerce this year has come from mobile device use. Over the three-day period encompassing Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Cyber... more
Recent Microsoft Azure Outage Makes the Case for Cloud Caution — And Finding a Trusted Partner to Lead the Way
Last month, Microsoft’s Azure Storage cloud offering suffered what Forbes called a “catastrophic outage” that affected customers worldwide. Reports after the fact revealed that the 11-hour service interruption was caused by a glitch in a... more
4 Ways to Fend Off CryptoWall, the Latest Ransomware Virus Threat
A new virus is flexing its corrupting muscle on computers and users worldwide. CryptoWall first appeared in February, but attention surrounding the ransomware spiked this summer, when researches at Dell SecureWorks reported on it. In... more