Leave Your Computer ON at Night

Many people shut off their computer at night.  This is done for various reasons the most common being 1) to save money and 2) the keep others from the Internet from getting into the computer. While shutting off your computer will save some money, you really need to leave it on.  Your computer needs to be on to allow off-hours scheduled activities to run (see below).  Power consumption is typically…

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Goal Setting for 2017 – A small business owners view

Have you set your goals for 2017 yet?  If you are like most of us, you have thought about goals and may even have a few ideas firmly ingrained in your brain.  However, what is the likelihood of achieving those goals?  Experts agree that the chance of achieving your goal  increases  immensely if it is  written down. Several years ago I came upon the SMART template for goal setting.  SMART…

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Windows 10 Features – Service Branches

Windows 10 has been a relatively decent release for most people.  There has been mixed reaction to the new features of Windows 10.  Microsoft has taken aim at the unprecedented growth of the Smartphone and table market which from a corporate view was probably necessary to remain viable in the long term.   The trend started with Windows 8/8.1 and is carried forward (and refined) in Windows 10. In my opinion…

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Test Your Internet Speed – Are you getting what you’re paying for?

Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) compete viciously for your business.    Each has created a service that has built in Internet download and uploads speeds.  Some advertising makes a big deal of this speed.   The real question though is how much do you need? Internet speeds are measured using two main parameters:  download speed and upload speed.  Download speed relates to the rate at which a website loads or a movie downloads…

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Windows 10 Upgrade – Do It Yourself

Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public on July 29, 2015.  Virtually anyone with a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system (OS) can upgrade to Windows 10 for FREE – until July 29 2016.  Time is starting to become an issue. You have been waiting — waiting to hear that it is totally safe to upgrade.  You have been hesitant to upgrade for fear that you will not like…

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