Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Service Pack 2 & Critical Update available!

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Many of the businesses that Homeland Secure IT serves are using Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security as their weapon of choice against malware and even spam. Once the product is loaded on their server and installed on their desktops, it will generally automatically download the security updates required to keep it current. However, every once in a while, Trend Micro …

Lenovo issues statement to partners concerning Superfish debacle

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If you have been watching the news or reading about computer security, you probably are already aware of the fact that Lenovo, one of the top computer manufacturers, has included a malicious piece of software called Superfish with new computers. Being a Lenovo dealer and having sold many of their products, we want to make sure you are aware of …

Business desktop computer pricing for end of 2014

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As the year draws to a close, many of the businesses here in Greenville SC and around the Upstate are making last minute purchases. Some are to use up the budget they have remaining, and some want to get purchases in on the 2014 tax year. Almost all of them want something new! Below you will find two of the …

Are you afraid of social media?

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I have a hard time trusting people who are not active and open on social media. My perception is that they are hiding something… What are some reasons for NOT using social media to connect with people and share either your personal or business life (or in my case, both)??? Reasons people might abstain from being social on the internet: …

Microsoft Office 2003 and Office for Mac 2011 Document Handling Vulnerability

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This comes straight from our partners over at WatchGuard Security Center blog and may affect you if you are using Office 2003 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011. We happen to concur with the author’s thoughts that this is probably much more severe than Microsoft’s own rating of “important”. If you need assistance with this, or any other computer …

Cisco Voice over IP phone systems don’t have to break the bank #VoIP #Cisco

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Q: Why is it that just about every corporation you walk into has Cisco phones on their desks? A: Because they have become the standard by which almost every other VoIP solution is measured. People in business have grown to expect a certain level of quality. From feel of the handset and how heavy it is and whether it fits …

Microsoft Office 365 Free Trial

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  As I sit in a webinar this morning regarding a product we offer, I realize that I have done a poor job of increasing awareness of it to our customers! Microsoft has been offering a hosted email solution for a while now, allowing even the smallest of businesses to have a full Microsoft Exchange experience just like a large …

Unexpected three day sale on computers here in Greenville SC

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This never happens….  Welllll, I can’t say “never” after I post this… One of our favorite vendors is having a sale and we are passing the savings on to you. Nexlink is offering 25 dollars off their prebuilt business computers, and if you order today (Wednesday March 27, 2013) through Friday the 29th, we can knock 25 dollars off the …

Adobe and Microsoft patches galore for March 2013

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While spring has not quite sprung, Microsoft and Adobe have both sprung a slew of updates for you. It is important that you apply these updates to your computers and servers in order to keep your network secure. Let’s start with Adobe – Four Flash security holes have been plugged in Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier across all platforms.  Yes, …

We’ve renewed our Microsoft Education Reseller status…. Yea us!

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We’re happy to announce that Homeland Secure IT has renewed our Microsoft Education Reseller status and are good for another year. What does that mean?  Besides having to demonstrate that we know what we are doing through taking an exam, we have to actually have a clue about the sales of Microsoft products specifically available to the academic organizations we …