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End of Life for Microsoft Windows XP

After April 8, 2014, support and security updates for Windows XP will no longer be available. Make sure you protect your personal information.
 
What does this mean for me?
If you have a computer that has Windows XP operating system on it, you will want to take some actions to protect your personal information.
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How To Archive Emails

“I need to keep all my emails, I never know if I will need them.”

Does this sound familiar? This simple old email filing system has constantly been a challenge for IT professionals over the years.  Keeping all your email for a fear that you may need some correspondence has gotten more difficult to manage while continuing to grow at a phenomenal rate. Those huge 30 GB to 50 GB plus email folders cause a great deal of issues for the users than they might realize.

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Are You Working in the Cloud?

Acronyms and buzzwords seem to be as common in the Information Technology industry as are mosquito’s in Minnesota. Most of these buzzwords are flavors of the day, describing ideas that are here today and gone tomorrow. Others however, are game changers that shift the ways we use technology in all aspects of our lives, from personal to business. One such phrase is “Cloud computing”.
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Business Continuity - World Backup Day March 31, 2012

So, you have heard the words “Business Continuity” and are curious as to what exactly is being refereed to in an I.T. environment. The short answer is; the ability to restore company data in the event of an outage or catastrophe. Business Continuity also means the ability to continue with business operations in the event the computer systems are not functional for a period of time.
There are several ways to protect your business data and ensure that your business has the ability to continue to function if the systems that run your business are not available. There are 3 key areas to focus on to give your business the assurance that operations will continue:
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Mobile Phone Security

Our mobile phones today can nearly do everything we need and more than our old laptops and computers did years ago. With that said, we also need to be cautious on the myriad of threats to infect your mobile equipment or worse yet, steal confidential information about yourself or business. Below we have listed out some security best practices for your mobile phones to enhance the protection of important data.
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Online Backups

Many of our clients we're searching for an easier, more effective way to backup their data. Phoenix listened and introduced a better, online backup service to our clients. Online backups will help eliminate the problems associated with forgetting to change out tapes as well as forgetting to take a copy of your data off site each night.

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Wireless Network Security

More and more people are enjoying the convenience of wireless networks in their homes and offices. The ability to move freely between rooms to surf the web, pay bills, or just check your email has become a luxury that most can afford.

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New Offerings

Over the past year, Phoenix Technology Solutions has experienced accelerated growth in hardware, software and solution sales. We appreciate all our customers’ continued business and consideration as we have grown while offering better technologies to help our clients succeed.

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The Best Christmas Gift

Recently my wife and I were in Duluth for a wedding and an overnight getaway. Between the ceremony and the reception I received a call from Jon expressing a little trouble with his laptop. He stated he was not able to access some photos on his system and was concerned.

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S.E.O.

Based on Forbes and Gartner/G2, 57% of top business executives find the Internet to be the single most important source of information on businesses.   When asked, business professionals sited the top four reasons for using the internet were:
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  • Cloud computing
    Acronyms and buzzwords seem to be as common in the Information Technology industry as are mosquito’s in Minnesota. Most of these buzzwords...
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  • Business Continuity
    So, you have heard the words “Business Continuity” and are curious as to what exactly is being refereed to in an I.T. environment. The...
    Read More »