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Remotely viewable network security cameras let you be two places at one time

I was reminded just how useful cameras can be after watching a segment on the news this morning where a young lady was using an inexpensive app on her iPhone that allowed her to check in on her dog by viewing the camera on her PC. She just happened to catch a burglar in the process! More on that HERE. …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab, Fascinate & Epic 4G Thoughts

Anyone who has been following¬†this blog knows that it was just about a month ago that I bought Android based phones and dumped our (until recently) beloved RIM Blackberry phones… My thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G after EXTENSIVE use are pretty much what I knew the day we first got them: Short battery life (Have increased that …

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Sprint Samsung Epic 4g being used for computer service technicians – first impressions

Wanna buy a RIM Blackberry 8350i for Nextel / Sprint? We have a few for sale!¬†http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320599349838#ht_694wt_1139 In an earlier blog posts, I rambled a bit about the desire to leave the Blackberry, but why we didn’t, and then last week, I posted about finally dumping the Blackberry phones for new Android smart phones. Today I will bore you with my …

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Random thoughts about cell phones and service industry usage

Homeland Secure IT is stuck in the past! That’s right, a high-tech business is using what most consider to be antiquated technology. It isn’t because of the cost, it is because of the features. We are actually paying more per month for our cell phone plan than if we were using the latest devices and connectivity. What we use and …

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City of Los Angeles California chooses Google Apps (over Microsoft’s BPOS) for in the cloud solution

A major buzz word for 2009/2010 has been “cloud computing”, where your applications and servers are not actually hosted locally, but instead “in the cloud”, on a remote server or servers. Thus eliminating the need for you to purchase an expensive Microsoft Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, all the licensing, then the Microsoft Office applications for each of your users, …

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Greenville: Network Technology isn’t just Computers, Servers & Software

I’ve noticed a trend where friends, family and clients alike will feel as though their IT service provider is only there to fix their broken computer. When they need a computer repaired, they call the technician. When they need server service for their business, they call the technician. When they need a new network drop in their office, they call …

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Microsoft Server 2008 R2 & Exchange 2010 Deployment Fun

Deploying a Microsoft Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Exchange 2010 into an existing MS Server 2003 / Exchange 2003 environment has some challenges, but when you add in a Blackberry it takes a little foresight. When a client has an old version of BES or is using Blackberry Professional Server, they should know in advance that it will NOT work …