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Archive: October 2014

Here’s how Intermedia protects against phone fraud

  You can find the original article here. Imagine getting a bill for tens of thousands of dollars in phone calls you didn’t make. That’s what happened to Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture, a non-Intermedia customer who was recently profiled by the New York Times: they were billed $166,000 due to phone fraud – in just […]

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Everyone loves FREE!

Hyper-V Isn’t Sexy, but it’s Free and it Just Works! Hyper-V has quietly moved into the hypervisor marketplace. I think the reason for the lack of pomp and circumstance around Hyper-V is that it doesn’t introduce some grand new sexy feature set that no one else in the market place has ever seen. Instead Microsoft […]

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IT’s time to leave Heartbreak Hotel

Today, we’re talking SSD and HDD… more alphabet soup from the IT space.  What is this technology and why is it gaining in popularity?  Read on to learn the ins and outs of how this technology is working its way into your office. First, let’s do a history lesson on hard drive technology — often […]

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Apple in the Workplace

I was meeting with our broker about ITP’s needs for additional office space, yet again, and they noticed the sea of Apple products at my desk. I’ve been running Apple’s Yosemite Beta prior to its release, and enjoying the handoff and continuity features it brings. The conversation around Apple in the commercial space goes something […]

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This week in security

This week is yet another with IT security as a headline in the news. The first message to pass around the office is a friendly reminder about phishing scams. Unfortunately, whenever our nation faces a crises, or major news events, there will be a group of people who will use those circumstances for their own […]

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Educate the Educator

Any successful IT implementation is predicated on the solution deployed, the business needs it addresses and the skill of the team deploying and supporting it. In many cases, the tendency is to review and evaluate functions and features the solution brings, and plan how quickly it can be implemented. Focus immediately centers on the solution […]

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E-mails your CIO should write

You already know ITP for its great service and great people. Now, we want to introduce you to our new and exciting role as your outsourced CIO. We are here to help keep you connected to where IT is moving in your industry. Today, I wanted to highlight one of ITP’s partner companies: Box. Box […]

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The Post PC Era

We are living in a post PC era. What does that mean? It means that most of us now carry more non-PC devices than computers in our lives. I, myself, have a MacBook Pro which travels with me from work to home, as well as an iPad Air and a shiny new iPhone 6 Plus. […]

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Bash Bug Explained

Once again, the news is flooded with a new vulnerability set to take down the world. The challenge with these breaches for mainstream media is the ability to understand and communicate the impact and audience. Here at ITP, we will try to be your translator and your CIO. Bash is a program used inside of […]

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Optimizing and troubleshooting Outlook for Mac OS X

The original article can be found here. Optimizing and troubleshooting Outlook for Mac OS X I’m a Mac user. And Outlook for Mac makes me sad. That’s because, when compared to its Windows counterpart, Outlook for OS X (aka Outlook 2011) is an underperformer. Maybe it’s because the Windows version was built in the same […]

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