Homeland Secure IT will be closed for Labor Day – but available for emergency computer service

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The crew at Homeland Secure IT will be enjoying some downtime this coming Monday! Just because the office is locked up doesn’t mean we are not here for you though, so if Monday comes and your computer or server is having problems and you are NOT enjoying “down time”, then please call us anyway, as voice mail will go to …

How to save money on your Greenville & Upstate SC computer repair

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Are you wanting quality computer service performed by trained and experienced computer service professionals instead of someone found in the back of a newspaper? A service center you can depend on, that has fast turnaround, and has an outstanding reputation? Look no further than Homeland Secure IT in Greenville South Carolina! We offer sales, service and support both home and …

Leap into the future with the most interesting gadget so far this year

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What would you say if you knew there was an interface that was about to be made available for your computer (any computer,  not just a Microsoft Windows PC or a Mac) that would let you interact with your computer in a way that up until now was only possible in science fiction movies (or in high tech labs, medical …

Apple Mac users should be aware of “super dangerous” drive-by Java exploit

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Microsoft Windows users are well versed in malware and are armed with a plethora of ways to help protect themselves and their computer from becoming infected, such as: Computer operating system updates downloaded and installed (Microsoft Windows) Support application updates updated regularly (Java, Adobe, Microsoft Office) Robust anti-virus and anti-malware installed and up to date Backups of systems in place …

Are you planning an IT expansion and worried about cash flow during the migration and acclimation time?

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A client recently confided in me that the major IT infrastructure upgrade they are wanting to do, which includes new servers, new switches, new firewall, some new computers, and more importantly, new software, will probably cause them major headaches due to many factors, such as: Initial outlay of cash Downtime during installation & migration Learning new software, time to train …

Symantec Partner Specializing in Backup Exec 2012 Sales and Support in Greenville SC

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It was time to renew our training with Symantec so we can continue to offer Symantec Backup Exec 2012 sales and support as a partner, so we did it up right. Everyone here at Homeland Secure IT took the training and the assessments required.   Greg, Wes and I (John) are all up to date on these product offerings. If …

Hosted Microsoft Exchange mail can fail too – pick a reliable cloud provider! #99.999

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With all the talk about hosted storage, hosted applications, hosted backup, hosted mail, and “the cloud” terms such as “cloud computing”, “cloud storage”, “cloud solutions”, people tend to think that these servers never go down, that they are impervious to the issues that a physical server might have at your physical location. For all the advancements made in this arena, …

Tablet computers such as Apple iPad being used to control live audio for band performances

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A common scene at any live music event is to see the band on a stage, and somewhere in the middle of the listening area a table setup with a mixing console eating up precious landscape. In a concert setting, you would hardly notice the loss of space, but in a more intimate setting like a club, bar or restaurant, …

Laptop LCD screen replacement for your broken notebook

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A frequent call we get here at Homeland Secure IT is the person who has a broken notebook in need of repair. The majority of the calls involve a the laptop LCD screen having been damaged or simply failing to operate correctly. Issues might include the backlight not illuminating the screen (IE: black screen), scrambled text and graphics, blank areas …

Adobe and Microsoft Windows Updates Galore!

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UPDATE YOUR COMPUTERS!  Mac owners too!  And don’t delay! The updates released this week are serious, people. If you do not patch up your computers and servers, or call us in to do it for you, the chances of being exploited are incredibly high….  Especially for the Microsoft Exchange and Remote Desktop vulnerabilities. Sorry to harp on it, but this …