Archive for the ‘Services’ Category

How IT Affects Employee Happiness

When the gurus talk about their recipes for happy workers, they seldom mention technology. Information technology is normally only discussed in terms of productivity. But it turns out employers looking for a happy (and productive) workforce ignore technology at their cost. “Lifestyle IT” reaches the office Technology is marketed as aspirational. Phones are not sold […]

What is the “Internet of Things?”

The “Internet Of Things” is the existence of uniquely identifiable devices interconnected via the Internet. The interconnection of these devices is expected to introduce automation in nearly all fields. There is a lot of hype about IoT, and we are at the point of wondering what it will mean for us as individuals, employees, and […]

10 essential steps to protect your data

Nobody likes feeling panicked about a lost phone, broken computer, or system failure. Unfortunately, these things happen every day, so we need to be prepared. What would you do if your business computers were damaged or destroyed? Do you have a backup plan? There are various ways to calculate the cost of losing work stored […]

Where the EFFFF Did That File Go?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer We’ve all been there, right?! Desperately scrounging, clicking, and searching for that file that you just saved on your computer last week. Panic starts to set in because you need to send it to your boss or your client in the next three minutes and you can’t find it […]

Tom, the Turkey Technologist

Thanksgiving

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Thanksgiving is around the corner. And shhhhh… don’t say it too loud, but Christmas is only SEVEN Fridays away. Ahhh, the holidays! A lovely time of year for families to get together, eat, and be merry. But, as with everything else, technology is changing even the age-old traditions of […]

November 2015 SB152 Ballot Question

La Plata County community citizens will have the opportunity to vote on an exemption from SB 152 later this month. Colorado Senate Bill 05-152 (SB 152) is a measure passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2005. Its intent was to limit governments from competing with the private sector. Among other provisions, it requires local governments […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month – or NCSAM for those who love their acronyms! October was declared NCSAM by President Obama in an effort to engage and educate the people on the importance of cyber security awareness. Each week for the month of October, a new theme presents […]

Are your POS Devices EMV Ready?

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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 […]

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Free Windows 10 Upgrade!

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Free Windows 10 Upgrade We all dread the release of another Microsoft operating system because of the price tag that comes attached to it. It is the very reason why some people are still on Windows XP (hopefully no one is relying on an earlier version of Windows)! But what’s this? Microsoft is offering a […]

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, […]