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Are your POS Devices EMV Ready?

EMV Credit Cards

What is EMV? If you are a retailer, financial institution, or a regular old Joe who accepts credit cards for payment, you should be well-aware of the “Payment Network’s Liability Shift associated with EuroPay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV)” (para. 1). October 2015 is the highly-anticipated date in which you and your POS devices will need […]

End of the Road for Windows Server 2003

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Ladies and Gentleman, this is the final curtain call for Windows Server 2003. Microsoft announced a long time ago that July 14, 2015 will be the end of the road for Windows Server 2003. Granted, it isn’t like at 12:00 A.M. on 07/14/2015 your WS2003 box will shut down, […]

SPRING CLEANING YOUR DIGITAL WORLD

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Going Beyond the Household By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer The middle of February had many of us hiking in the 60+ degree sunshine, concerned about water for the year, and generally preparing for spring and summer. Spring … was in the air! Along with the freshness of spring comes our desire to also freshen […]

CYBER ATTACK: HOW DO YOU RESPOND?

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  By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer. With all of these massive data breaches happening within some of the largest companies in the world, I cannot help but think it is only a matter of time before something happens within my company. I’m sure you have the same fear too…and if you don’t, you should! […]

Slow Internet?

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By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer “You don’t really know someone till you’ve seen them surf the web with a slow internet connection.” Truer words have never been said, and I’ve got two simple tips to help rescue you from replacing your desktop monitors every other month. We’ve all experienced that dreadful spinning icon – […]

A Disaster Recovery Plan for You

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Do you remember a time when there were no computers in the workplace? A time when office walls were lined with filing cabinets taller than the average woman? Ok, maybe many of you do not remember these times, but I know some of you can take a stroll down […]