And the winner of our Kindle Fire tablet computer giveaway is…………..

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The winner of the Kindle Fire is: Jason Kneese, manager of Outman’s Cigar & Martini Bar here in Greenville! Out of 9459 entries into our #LeapIntoIT Kindle Fire giveaway, Jason had only a couple, but his retweet of our post was the lucky one that did it. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the fun and …

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Homeland Secure IT’s #LeapIntoIT Kindle Fire Giveaway will let one of our Upstate, SC friends get a new toy!

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It’s that time again!  Time for us to have some fun, and help one of our Upstate, SC friends get something cool to play with. We’ve given away stuff before, like Trend Micro anti-virus, a wireless IP security camera, a Cisco Flip Mino HD video camera, Microsoft Office 2010, and even a Microsoft X-BOX 360, but this is likely the …

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Did you know Homeland Secure IT is a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller? #Greenville #Upstate

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If you are needing Microsoft products for your school in the Greenville / Upstate SC area, Homeland Secure IT may  be able to save you money… We are able to offer academic priced software through Microsoft Academic FPP, Open Agreement and School Subscription. The discounts can be substantial when compared to retail pricing! To find out if your organization is qualified, or for …

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Cisco IOS patch delayed until September

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Cisco announced an update to their IOS operating system that was scheduled for March 23rd, unfortunately, due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Cisco has stated that we will all have to wait until the next scheduled disclosure destined to take place in September. Cisco revealed over 10 vulnerabilities since the last update back in September of 2010 that …

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Hard drive data recovery demonstration with special appearance by Shred Disk @ShredDisk

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When you buy a new computer, what do you do with the old one?  Donate it to charity? Give it to a friend? Leave it with the computer vendor who sold you the new computer? Sell it on Craigslist? The real question here is, what happens to the data on the hard drive in your old system? Do you take …

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Xperience Greenville review by Pamela Hoyt @PamelaHoyt #XperienceGVL #Greenville

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Xperience Greenville as reviewed by Pamela Hoyt After a very full day at TEDx Greenville, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with Xperience Greenville that followed.  TED x proved to be an incredibly fast paced adventure that far outweighed my expectations.  TED meaning Technology, Entertainment, and Design was certainly carried through in Xperience Greenville as well.  The “X”perience was …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Bulletin Re-Releases & AutoRun Advisory

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 23, 2011 Microsoft has released Security Advisory 967940, titled “Update for Windows Autorun”, and it covers an issue that has long plagued Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. When you insert a USB flash drive, or USB hard drive, Windows has attempted to treat them like CD/DVD material and perform an autorun on it. While …

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Happy Birthday Pamela Hoyt! @pamelahoyt @bigjonevans #youbrandme #4head4rent #greenville

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So it’s your wife’s birthday… What in the world do you get the woman who apparently has everything? I mean seriously, she does. She’s got great kids, a super-duper husband, outstanding wardrobe, jewelry, etc… Hard to top all that, but I think I may have done it!  I got her a Big Jon Evans!!!!!   (@BigJonEvans on Twitter) Okay, I …

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Secure IT Alert: Potential Microsoft Windows SMB vulnerability discovered

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 17, 2011 I’m posting this verbatim from the WatchGuard security blog… — Yesterday, a gray hat going by the alias Cupidon-3005 posted details about a zero day Windows SMB vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to gain control of fully patched Windows Server 2003 and XP computers. Microsoft is currently investigating this surprise …

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Microsoft Office alternatives OpenOffice.org & LibreOffice battle it out in a steel cage

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Posted today on InfoWorld is an interesting article about two competitors to Microsoft Office. (See “Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice“) While you have probably heard of OpenOffice.org, or the previous incarnation of it (StarOffice), a new alternative open source office suite is called LibraOffice, and it is being brought to you by the developers OpenOffice.org. Confused? Well, it’s that same …

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