Microsoft Online Services BPOS Update for January 2011

JohnMHoyt Business, Cloud Computing, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Technology Leave a Comment

Microsoft has announced a Service Update for January 2011 which includes new features and enhancements to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. Many of these changes have been requested by BPOS users, so it will be a pleasant surprise for those for sure… This is from the bulletin released on January 5th, 2010: All service upgrades in …

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The best resolution for 2011: Backup your computer and server regularly!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, OS X, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Yes, I keep beating this horse, but not a week goes by that we are not reminded how important backups are for businesses and individuals! This week, a gentleman sent us his Lexar 16 GB memory stick, which had been purchased in order to backup his data to it. Normally I would be cheering for this, but, apparently this memory …

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Cloud computing: Is Microsoft Aurora / BPOS right for your small business?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, CCTV, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, OS X, security, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Today you can hardly have a conversation with IT professionals without the buzz words, “cloud computing”, “in the cloud”, “cloud solutions”, etc popping up. What do these terms mean? To over-simplify the definition, it means that something is not stored at your location. It is stored “in the cloud”, or on a remote server, and accessed via the internet. The …

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Microsoft’s Online Services Health Dashboard for BPOS

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Word travels fast on Twitter!  And word was that there were outages affecting some Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite customers over the past few weeks…  In light of that, Microsoft has stepped up to the plate with their Online Services Health Dashboard and made it available to all customers and partners in all regions. This is direct from their newsletter: …

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Are you overlooking a notebook computer backup plan?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, security, Windows 2 Comments

I hate to keep beating this dead horse, but a dear friend called this morning as I was on my way in to the office, telling how his notebook computer had experienced a totally depleted battery over the weekend and that when he tried to bring it back up, he got the dreaded blue screen of death… This was followed …

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Oh my, another #greenville computer user lost their data – Wish they had used our online backup service…

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, OS X, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Just saw where another computer user in Greenville could have avoided a nightmare. They posted their computer was toast. Bad hard drive according to some geeky type people that looked at it. The computer is back to running, but their data is GONE. Homeland Secure IT offers many backup solutions that can protect you from this scenario, but our favorite …

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Continuous Data Protection – Servosity Online Backup Offers It!

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, OS X, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not backing up data. Too much trouble, too expensive, too time consuming, slows the computer down while the backup is running, etc.  Until today. I actually had a discussion in which the individual told me that backups were useless because they were not real-time, and that using a backup program like Symantec’s …

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There’s never been a better time to switch to Trend Micro WFBS anti-virus!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Non-Profit, Technology 1 Comment

The headline says it all! There really never has been a better time to switch your business to Trend Micro’s world class Worry Free Business Security anti-virus / anti-malware  / anti-spam products! For a limited time, we can provide you with THREE years of anti-virus protection for the price of two years. This is a no-brainer for small to large …

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

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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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Thinking about Google Apps for your business?

JohnMHoyt Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Microsoft, Technology Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT, LLC can assist you with a move to (or from) Google Apps. We are a reseller of Google Apps and can help determine if using an “in the cloud” solution is right for you. Some interesting news is that Google has made it (somewhat) easy to migrate from your current Microsoft Exchange system to their hosted solution. …

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