Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft. Support of Microsoft Office 2003 will also be ending on the same date. Security Risk Without critical Windows XP …

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Jabra SPEAK 510 bluetooth wireless conferencing system

JohnMHoyt Business, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Partners, Sales Leave a Comment

Every once in a while, something comes along that can make your life easier, while being affordable. The Jabra SPEAK 510 series bluetooth wireless conferencing system is exactly that. Not so long ago, a business would have a conference take place in an actual conference room. However, these days, people might crowd around a computer in an office, or a …

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Eaton Power Products Partner

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Support, Homeland Partners, Linux, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Eaton Power Products As an Eaton partner, Homeland Secure IT offers Greenville and the Upstate of SC the full line of Eaton power protection products, from surge protectors to full UPS or Uninterruptable Power Supplies to keep your computers, servers, network and phone systems online even when the power is off. Safely shut down during a power outage and never …

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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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From the WatchGuard Security Center: Don’t be a target – Anticipate and Monitor for APT Activity

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, Secure IT Alert, security, WatchGuard Leave a Comment

Every once in a while I will find a blog post that is just wish everyone knew about… Here’s one that was posted on the WatchGuard Security Center site, stolen  borrowed in its entirety. You can find the original post at this link HERE…. — Our security predictions for 2012 forecasted that the class of targeted attacks known at APTs …

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Firewall your business network! Don’t rely on home routers for protection!

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Security, Computer Support, D-Link, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, security, SonicWALL, WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This is pet peeve of mine: Business networks should be behind firewalls, not behind home routers! When we visit a client location, we generally find one of the following configurations. Absolutely NO firewall – just the router provided by the ISP A Linksys, TrendNet, Netgear, D-Link wireless router designed for home use An actual firewall such as a Cisco, WatchGuard, SonicWALL, …

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Big power in a small package with the HP Envy Pro Ultrabook computer

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Sales, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Mac, Microsoft, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

  To quote Stevie Wonder, “Isn’t she lovely?”… This is the HP Envy Pro Ultrabook, and it’s about as thin as you could possibly want. Any thinner is like typing on an iPad and certainly uncomfortable for extended periods of data entry, a complaint we sometimes hear from tablet and Macbook Air owners. The particular one above is the 14” …

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Save big on a new computer for your student thanks to the 2012 SC Tax Holiday!

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Microsoft, Office, Sales, Windows 2 Comments

Sales of new computers ramps up quickly this time of year due to students returning to school. And this coming weekend will likely bring the most sales of computers that we have seen this year thanks in part to the South Carolina 2012 Sales Tax Holiday which starts August 3, 2012 and continues through August 5, 2012. That’s right….   NO …

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Servosity On Demand Backup Partner

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, OS X, Partners, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Servosity has set the new standard in On Demand BackUp and Recovery services. Our solution is engineered for businesses that know the value of their data and more importantly the cost of losing it. Our team consists of a talented mix of developers, researchers, market analysts, and client support specialists who all have a desire to serve. Servosity was formed to provide you, our …

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Who is your Greenville / Upstate BUSINESS computer dealer?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Nexlink, Windows Leave a Comment

If you are in the market for a new business computer, where do you go in the Greenville / Upstate area? Do you go to a “big box store”? A warehouse? An office supply? You should be aware that the “business computer” you purchase from some dealers may actually be a computer designed for home use, and not actually a …

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