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Changes to Software

Bennett Office Technologies is making a change to a key piece of software that we use to manage workstations, servers, and software.  In 2014 our ticketing software company Autotask acquired CentraStage and has since integrated it into their product.  CentraStage which is now called AEM allows some new processes that we will communicate in 2016.  […]

StorageCraft Disaster Recovery Event

What if your business experienced a disaster? Join us on Thursday, May 8th at noon to hear from StorageCraft’s Shawn Massey. Fire. Hardrive failure. Flood. Virus. Organizations have fallen victim to viruses like the Crypotlocker in recent months without a disaster recovery plan.  How do you protect your organization from viruses like it, natural disaster, […]

Register today!

  We’re gearing up for an awesome event with the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber on March 20th! With support ending for Windows XP, many of you may be wondering how your business will handle the transition.  Attend this great lunch & learn at the Willmar Conference Center for only $20 per person to learn more! […]

8 Tech Terms Explained by Non-Techies

GIF: jif,gif noun Computing 1. a lossless format for compressing image files.  “a GIF image” a file in GIF format. plural noun: GIFs wi-ki: noun 1. a website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users. plural noun: wikis pix-el: noun Electronics 1. a minute area of illuminiation on a display screen, one […]

Why Public Wi-fi is Scary

    Are you using public Wi-fi to bank, shop or send personal information? If so, your sensitive information might be at risk.  Make sure you are using the right precautions to keep yourself safe while using public Wi-fi.   5 EYEWITNESS NEWS partnered with Computer Forensic Services to put Wi-Fi and major websites to the test. […]

Don’t put it on your desktop!!

“Noooooooooooooo!  Don’t put it on your desktop!”  Have you ever been a victim of saving too many things on your desktop and then lost it?!  Why don’t IT professionals want you to save things to your desktop anyway?  It’s so convenient.  You can find things there.  Why wouldn’t you do that? When you save something […]

Gmail Users Move to Outlook

  Wanting to get rid of that Gmail account but a little scared to make the transition. Microsoft knows change is hard so they’ve come up with a nifty tool for making the change easier.     Microsoft would greatly appreciate it if you could knock off that Gmailing business and move to its Outlook.com […]

SPAM: What is it and how to do I stop it?

  Let’s talk about Spam, and we’re not talking about the ham in a can kind. Spam is a tricky thing that can cause a whole mess of trouble if you’re not cautious enough. Taking a few precautionary steps can help alleviate the burden as well. This article explains what Spam is, how it works […]

Virus or Malware?

Rootkits, worms, Trojans… OH MY! We get asked these questions a lot, “So is it a virus or malware – really what’s the difference? And does my antivirus software work to protect me from malware?” This article below explains the difference. Depending on how technically correct you want to be, viruses are a subset of […]

Are you still using Office 2003? The end is nearing…

As you’ve probably heard Windows XP end of life is nearing along with that Microsoft will not be supporting Office 2003 after April 8, 2014. What does that mean, you ask? April 2014 sees the end of support for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Small Business Server 2003 and Office 2003. By […]

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