Digium adds new product line of budget-friendly IP phones for Asterisk

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On February 14th, 2018, Digium announced their latest product, the A-Series IP phone, aimed at the budget-conscious business. These phones were designed to work with your Asterisk IP PBX, including our personal favorite flavor, FreePBX. The line includes 4 models ranging from an entry level to an executive phone. The combination of open source Asterisk and the Digium A-Series IP …

Purchase new business computers from us!

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If you are planning to purchase new computers for your business, or even your home, there may be reasons to NOT buy the mainstream HP, Dell, or Lenovo, etc. While we are authorized resellers for many great and well-established brands, one brand continues to stick out among the offerings for their reliability, and just as importantly, for the simple fact …

How are those new year resolutions going for you?

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Last year, when speaking with our clients, business owners and IT directors, I made note of some of the plans they had for their IT infrastructures. Now that we’re already done with the first month of 2016, I started making calls and sending emails to see how many have followed through and offering any assistance we could. Some of the …

Time to bid Microsoft Windows 7 – 8.1 farewell

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It’s out with the old and in with the new, again! Microsoft has announced a firm date for our OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to stop building machines that have Windows 7  Home (Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate) pre-loaded on them. That date is October 31, 2016 for Windows 7 and 8.1 (and June 31, 2016 for Windows 8) After that …

We’ve been voted Best of the Upstate for Best Computer Services! We are humbled!

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Pamela & I attended the Greenville News “Best of the Upstate” award ceremony last night after receiving an invitation stating we were one of two finalists in their Reader Choice Awards. We were in the Best Computer Services category and we were up against a well established and respected business machines & computer sales & service provider. We sat on …

Homeland Secure IT is your Upstate Adobe Reseller

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If you or your business needs Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator or Photoshop for one computer, you will likely make an online purchase or buy from a big box store. However, if you are buying for users, or 100, or even 1000, then you will want to turn to an authorized Adobe reseller. Homeland Secure IT is your Upstate Adobe Reseller …

Is your business ready for Microsoft Server 2003 End of Support?

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Windows Server 2003 Support Ends in: Windows Server 2003 End of Support Microsoft has scheduled the End of Support for their Server 2003 product to for July 14th, 2015, after which, there will be no support, no updates, and no patches to help protect your business from security issues. That’s right, any of your line-of-business systems which are running on …

Pardon our dust – we’re revamping our website

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It’s time for a cool change.  We’re going to spend the next few weeks toying with our website and ways to make it more useful to our clients and to us. A web based store for some of our most common products may be in the works and an additional website that is specific to one service we offer will …

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 …

Don’t risk a ticket – get a hands-free system for your car (Win a JABRA here)

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Agree with it or not, Greenville South Carolina has a new law that states that if you even appear to be using a hand-held device while behind the wheel, you risk a $100 ticket. Not only that, as the old saying goes, “third time’s the charm” applies here because your device can be confiscated and destroyed if so ordered by a …