Are you afraid of social media?

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Cisco, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Sales, Social Media, Technology, Trend Micro, WatchGuard Leave a Comment

I have a hard time trusting people who are not active and open on social media. My perception is that they are hiding something… What are some reasons for NOT using social media to connect with people and share either your personal or business life (or in my case, both)??? Reasons people might abstain from being social on the internet: …

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Laptop LCD screen replacement for your broken notebook

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Lenovo, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, Windows 2 Comments

A frequent call we get here at Homeland Secure IT is the person who has a broken notebook in need of repair. The majority of the calls involve a the laptop LCD screen having been damaged or simply failing to operate correctly. Issues might include the backlight not illuminating the screen (IE: black screen), scrambled text and graphics, blank areas …

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It’s vacation time! Protect your computer, server and other belongings while you are away!

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, CCTV, Cisco, Computer Security, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, iPad, iPhone, Partners, Sales, security, Technology Leave a Comment

If you are lucky or blessed enough to be able to take off from work and actually get out of town for a summer vacation over the Independence Day holiday this year, hopefully you will be doing a few things to protect your belongings while you are away. Here are a few examples of things you can do in order …

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Remote server room temperature monitor saves the day for our client!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, security, Technology, Windows Server Leave a Comment

I’ve touted the benefits of having “eyes” on your server and other network components when they are in remote locations, such as a server room, or closet as the case may be at your business, and I have even discussed our partner’s products such AVTECH’s remote temperature and environmental monitors.  However, this week underscored the importance of these devices for …

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AVTECH Server Room Monitoring Partner

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Partners, Sales, security, Technology Leave a Comment

We are your Greenville / Upstate AVTECH partner offering consultation, sales and support of server room temperature, humidity, intrusion detection monitoring systems. Environment Monitoring in computer rooms, data centers and other facilities has become a critical part of ‘Disaster Prevention’ for professional managers everywhere. The reason is that a typical IT infrastructure supports the entire organization. Without continued operation of IT resources, an …

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Windows 7 applications open minimized and will not allow you to maximize or expand

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Windows Leave a Comment

Had a client call us today with a peculiar issue… On their Windows 7 Professional notebook, some applications (but not all) would open, but appear minimized in the task bar. The client tried everything, from rebooting, to trying safe mode. We connected remotely to view their desktop and observed the same behavior. After scouring the internet and discussing this between …

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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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