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 …

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

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Sales, Computer Support, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, Office, Partners, Sales, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

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 …

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Upgrading RAM on new 21.5″ Apple iMac is “an exercise in disappointment”

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Lenovo, Mac, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, Technology 1 Comment

Thinking about getting a shiny new 21.5″ iMac for Christmas? The popular site, iFixit claims that the machine is right up there with MacBook Pro in the level of difficulty in repairing it. Previously, they stated that the MacBook Pro was “the least repairable laptop we’ve taken apart”. In fact, they both received a score of 3 out of 10 …

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You need a second pair of eyes on your business computer, server & network

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Cisco, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Lenovo, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Partners, Sales, security, Symantec, Trend Micro, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

If you maintain your own company computer, server & network or do you have someone in-house that does, it might be a good idea to get a second pair of eyes to give your business infrastructure a once-0ver. If you are like most people, when everything is running well, you get comfortable and begin to do the job you were …

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Jabra Registered Partner

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Partners, Sales, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), Windows Leave a Comment

Jabra produces professional headsets solutions for office, small office / home office and contact centers. Products include corded, wireless, Bluetooth wireless, USB, unified communications enabled, DECT and GAP headsets. For individuals, Jabra also provides wireless solutions for Mobile Phones, Music / MP3 players, Computers and Gaming. Products include mono and strereo (A2DP) Bluetooth headsets for music and calls, wireless speakerphone …

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SonicWALL Security Partner

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SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Our award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, email and content security, and backup and recovery. Homeland Secure IT is happy to be able to provide your Greenville or Upstate SC area business …

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Trend Micro Titanium 2012 anti-virus / anti-malware now available

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Trend Micro has unveiled their Titanium update for 2012! Keep your identity, data and social network protected from a new generation of threats. Staying safe online these days is about more than just avoiding malware. You have to protect your device, your privacy, your personal data, your social network, and your family against an army of new threats. Given that abandoning …

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Homeland Secure IT has a VoIP phone system! #Cisco #VoIP

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, CCTV, Cisco, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Product Review, Sales, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) Leave a Comment

Most businesses have a love-hate relationship with their phone systems, often settling for less than everything they need because it is inexpensive, low-maintenance or not too complicated. We have always wanted the most features that we could get, so a VoIP (Voice over IP) solution was the only way to go! We initially used enterprise class Cisco 7960 VoIP phone …

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What is the best boardroom or conference room video display system?

JohnMHoyt Business, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Technology 2 Comments

I was at a meeting today in a nicely laid out conference room, and it made me think about how various businesses use video displays. Here are a few options for typical boardrooms: Whiteboard, permanent screen or wall  for display with a projector on the table, and cables running everywhere (currently how I do it at our office) Exposed retractable …

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The End Is Near! All IPv4 Addresses Now Spoken For

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We knew the day was coming, and today we learned that it was sooner than later. IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), the organization that manages IP addresses and domain allocations has assigned two IPv4 address blocks to APNIC (The Asian-Pacific Network Information Centre), which in turn has caused a provision in the IANA rules to go into affect, releasing the …

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