It’s vacation time! Protect your computer, server and other belongings while you are away!

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If you are lucky or blessed enough to be able to take off from work and actually get out of town for a summer vacation over the Independence Day holiday this year, hopefully you will be doing a few things to protect your belongings while you are away. Here are a few examples of things you can do in order …

We’re saying goodbye to an old friend here at Homeland Secure IT

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Okay, he’s not that old, he’s my age, and it is not goodbye forever, but none-the-less, our ace desktop technician, Scott Chitwood, has accepted a position with the Charles Lea Center up in Spartanburg. He’s not taking the new job for the pay, which I could counter if that were the case, he is taking it because it is located …

Need computer repair, service, sales in Greenville SC? Call us!

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I was talking with a friend of mine on Facebook today and they were explaining how their computer was giving them grief, and how if only he knew some computer repair business he could trust. To be honest, I was wondering if he was being sarcastic, hoping I would offer to work on it, or if he honestly didn’t know …

Protect your assets and stay in compliance with Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption

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With federal and state agencies now dispensing stiff penalties to companies that do not maintain compliance with the plethora of industry regulations, such as HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, HITECH, FISMA and a slew of others, healthcare, retail and financial service industries need an encryption solution. Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption offers exactly what most businesses need. Ensure data privacy by encrypting data …

Customer service is alive and well, at Champion Power Equipment #generators

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I know how everyone loves Honda or Yamaha generators, and I don’t blame you, they are considered some of the best (and most expensive) portables you can buy. Nice and quiet and high quality and all. HOWEVER – 4 years ago, I purchased an inexpensive generator to be used in the event of an emergency, and also for a ham …

LoJack type tracking software helps recover stolen and lost laptops

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Two articles are in the news in the last few weeks that have helped increase awareness of LoJack and other tracking software packages. In one case, Maple Ridge School District in Canada was able to recover four stolen school laptops using this technology STORY HERE and in another, the owner of a stolen notebook used Orbicule Security Software to snap a …

New Apple MacBook Pro virtually impossible to upgrade or service by users

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Many people are probably drooling over the new line of Apple products, including the MacBook Pro with its awesome retina display, however, many are voicing their opinion of Apple’s continued migration towards machines that are not user-serviceable. According to articles on iFixit and SlashGear, the new Apple MacBook Pro will pose a number of problems for those who like to …

Amped Wireless releases industry’s most powerful dual band wi-fi repeater

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Our partner, Amped Wireless, has announced what they call the industry’s most powerful dual band wi-fi repeater. Capable of extending ranges up to 10,000 square foot. The new long-range, high power Wireless-N 600mW GIgabit Dual Band Wi-Fi Repeater is available now and can extend your network up to a quarter of an acre. “Building materials and other electronic devices can …

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for June offers updates for Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 & 2008, Office and more!

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Microsoft’s June Patch Tuesday bring the individual and IT professional a number of updates to keep your day from being boring. You will find fixes for Critical issues in Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008, protecting you from Remote Code Execution, and for Microsoft Explorer 6-9 Remote Code Execution & Elevation of Privileges vulnerabilities. But wait, …