Thank you for the nomination for Best of the Upstate!

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Back a couple years ago, we were nominated for, and won “Best of the Upstate” for Best Computer Services. This was almost unbelievable because we are a smaller company, in a sea of larger and more established business computer support providers. Just goes to show, every vote does count! Last year, 2016, we were nominated, again, no small feat, but …

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: …

‘Twas the night before Christmas – Old school computer version

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I first read this story on a University of Arkansas computer system sometime before 1985 and promptly typed it up and put it on my BBS (Non-Prophet BBS) for people to read. I have sent it in email, and “snail mail” for the last 25 years or so…  I still get a kick out of it.   If anyone knows the …

The end of a good thing: Charter halts their social media support presence…

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For a while now, we have had a war over what is better… DSL or Cable internet.  And along with that, who is the better service provider, AT&T or Charter. But regarding support of those services, Charter has had an edge by offering a social media component to their technical support. A Charter user could post to Twitter that something …

Subscribe to our blog for info, updates, and contests too… Thanks FeedBlitz for coming through…

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We did it, we got hooked up with FeedBlitz! Here’s the general plan… Step One – Cut a hole in the box… No wait, that’s another project….   Step One: Ditch our newsletter…  It’s boring and random anyway. Step Two – Attempt to get our mailing list subscribers to subscribe to switch over to our blog, either in email or …

Bye bye FeedBurner, we will miss you… Well, maybe not, we replaced you with FeedBlitz

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We’re setting up FeedBlitz on our blogs and waving goodbye to Google’s FeedBurner. FeedBurner was great back in the day, allowing us to have the reach we wanted, and our group of subscribers to get our blog in their inbox. However, Google has made it clear that FeedBurner is not a product they want to support, and just like several …

A personal request….

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If we have ever helped you out in any way, saved you time, or maybe money, or possibly your data, or just put a smile on your face, could I ask you to help us? We would appreciate it dearly if you could be so kind as to refer your friends or business contacts to us, and if you have …

Want to connect outside of IT service and your work or business?

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This is about a different kind of connectivity…  I really enjoy talking on the phone, emailing, texting, and communicating on social media with you every day about work and IT related issues, and I love it when we can help you or your business resolve a computer or server problem and get you back to work. But what I would like …

No work today… I’ll be attending TEDx Greenville again this year #TEDxGVL #Greenville

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I was rather concerned that today would come and I would have work piled up to my ears and unable to attend the TEDx event I’ve been waiting paitently for since last year. Up until 3:30 yesterday, I was reasonbly sure that I wouldn’t make it. I had even spoken with a couple people who needed tickets (this is a …

Want to blog and have a few hundred to few thousand viewers? Inquire within… #IT #technology #blog

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Okay, so I was thinking, as the traffic on this blog increases, maybe I could help out someone who has something important to say by allowing them to guest blog. Our traffic ranges from a minimum of 500 hits per post, to over 10,000 visits.  With around 50 people getting the blog daily in their inbox, and another 200+ pulling …