Pitfalls of the Cloud

No matter how big or small your business is, the cloud can be a great resource for maximizing your company’s potential. However, alongside advantages such as speed and cross-platform compatibility, cloud computing also entails a number of drawbacks. Before committing your business to adopting the cloud, here are 5 pitfalls that you may need to navigate. 1. Everything is Remote The most obvious...

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Lenovo Plans to Acquire IBM’s x86 Server Business

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Armonk, :  Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM)  have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking...

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Time is running out for Windows Server 2003.  Don’t let your server become vulnerable when support stops from Microsoft on July 14, 2015. Call for a free assessment from Convergent Technologies before it is too late.  Beat the rush and prevent any disruptions to your business.  Call (519)...

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Lenovo Set to Close IBM Deal, Eyes Top Spot in Server Business

Lenovo Group Ltd. Is setting an ambitious goal of becoming the world’s largest computer-server maker, as it expects to complete its $2.1 billion acquisition of International Business Machines Corp.’s IBM -0.22% low-end server business this week. “We want to win more market share from competitors,” Lenovo Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing said in an interview. “We will...

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What is ERP? The answer may surprise you

Several of my customers have an ERP server in place.  I came across this very interesting article from the Business Development Bank of Canada that explains what an ERP system is. Choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a big challenge for many entrepreneurs. Even the most basic question is hard to answer: What is ERP? Entrepreneurs are faced with a baffling array of ERP systems...

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Sony Quits the PC Business

My Sony Vaio laptop was one of the best laptops I have ever owned.  It’s high-end, rugged, dependable and well built.  As described to me by a Sony rep, their expensive, high-end laptops are built so well, users only replace them every five or six years.  Sony finds it hard to compete against low end, cheaper products that break after one or two years, are hundreds of dollars cheaper, and...

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How to set up your small business computer network

Setting up a small business computer network has become easier over the years as operating systems and networking technologies have improved, and storage and networking peripherals have evolved to incorporate plug and play features.

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Microsoft slashes IE support, sets ‘huge’ edict for Jan. 2016

Microsoft slashes IE support, sets ‘huge’ edict for Jan. 2016 Company makes another move that will complicate the lives of its best customers: enterprises Hard on the heels of a decision to step up the frequency of Windows updates, Microsoft on Thursday announced it would give customers 17 months to stop using older versions of Internet Explorer (IE), including the most popular of...

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Windows Server 2003 End of Life is Coming Are You Ready?

Windows Server 2003 End of Life is Coming Are You Ready? In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.  Let me repeat that: as of July 14, 2015 you can no longer get Extended Support for Windows Server 2003. If you’re wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting...

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Windows 9 Will Likely Arrive in Q2 or Q3 2015

Windows 9 Will Likely Arrive in Q2 or Q3 2015 Just days ago, document leaker FaiKee revealed that the preview version of Windows 9 would arrive either on February 3, 2015 or March 2, 2015. That seemed to coincide with the release schedule of Windows 8, which saw the current OS in a Consumer Preview build back in February 2012. MyCE now adds to that report, using the same leaked document, but...

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