From start-ups to multi-billion dollar businesses, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs while turning a profit. In fact, many companies are just trying to keep things in the black, however that does not eliminate the need for practices that will improve and grow these businesses. Since few people have the expertise to manage much of today’s technology, a certain percentage of their budgets should be allocated to IT and software applications maintenance. Here are ways that Managed IT Services benefit small and medium businesses.

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Computer system is so critical to any business operations nowadays that if it is not handled properly, it can even shut down an entire Paris airport!

Apparently this is not a hoax or joke – an airport in 2015 shutting down because of a computer system. It is real and not that funny for the thousands of passengers who are left without their flight and similar problems are hiding in your company

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Seeing that we have a lot of comments on our Facebook and LinkedIn posts on “Why we recommend people against upgrading to Windows 10”, we decided to help those who have already fallen over to the “dark side” and are having problem with Windows 10.

There is a way for you to rollback from Windows 10 back to Windows 7 or 8 if you upgrade directly, and that is only if you do so within 30 days. There is a hack to extend the period to beyond 30 days however for today we will just talk about the basic.

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The world is getting more and more mobile, we are working even while moving from client to client or travelling overseas for an exhibition. Although laptops have help us tremendous in being productivity on the move, there is just one thing we dread seeing – the low battery power warning sign. Then the mad rush to look for a power socket before your laptop die on you, which depends on luck where you are.

Here are 4 tips to prolong your laptop battery life and charge

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A critical patch released last week by Windows is causing Outlook to keep crashing, restarting over and over again. This patch was supposed to fix a flaw in the way Windows handles fonts, but has had some unexpected side effects for some Outlook users. Just a few weeks ago, we spoken about the weird Windows patch that was creating confusion world wide, and now it seem they have another problem with their update codes again.

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If you take a close look at what your list of Window Updates contain this week, you will be in for a shock!

Windows Update Server Hack

Does it seem weird that an update direct from Microsoft will have such strange wording in it?

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Have you been having problem trying to copy and paste your files/folders in Windows 8.1 recently?

The symptom of this problem will be a blank out paste option when you right click to paste a file, the only way to move files around is to drag them and you cannot create another copy.

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When you open your email client (eg Outlook, Thunderbird etc) in the morning, is the first thought that goes through your mind “Let’s see what I need to take care for today?” which is then followed immediately by “Arg, so many junk email” when the streams of junk mail start flooding your mail?

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Do you have long resolution time for your reported IT issues?

Do you feel you have no control over certain aspect of your business, especially when IT is involved?

Do you worry nobody may be able to help you with your IT issues?

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So your ex-employee leave the company on bad terms and he/she did one of the following to the email with her

Case 1 – The ex-employee deleted some email a few days or week before her last day?

Case 2 – The ex-employee set a password on the email PST file, then claim to have forgotten or has never set any in the first place?

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