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Tech Products You Can Take With You When You Go

In this modern age, everything is connected. You can order and pay for just about anything online and then pick it up at the store without waiting in line or even have someone bring it to your house. Just when you’re starting to wonder how much more interesting this can get, there it is – another new tech to try out. Today we’re going to look at a few of the latest, greatest products on the market. Products that will work just about anywhere. 1. iPad Pro. Yes, tablets and other portable smart devices have been around for a while, but Apple continues to raise the bar with their latest offering.… Read More

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The Top 7 Reasons to Outsource Your IT

Outsourcing continues to gain popularity across the globe as business owners recognize the value and cost savings that outsourcing offers. In particular, IT outsourcing is expected to increase by approximately 31% across all functions in the near future. In addition to helping business owners save money, IT outsourcing enables businesses to receive an unparalleled level of expertise. Below are the top seven reasons to outsource your IT. 1) Outsourcing your IT enables you to focus on growth and revenue. When you enlist the support of a trusted outsourcing firm to handle your IT needs, you can direct your attention to critical priorities. For instance, you can devote more time to core business… Read More

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How to Improve and Fix Your Old Computer

If your computer is getting elderly you may want to start thinking about a replacement. However, it’s often possible to improve and upgrade an old computer. Here are some things to think about: 1. Free up hard drive space. If your drive is full or nearly full, then your computer will slow down dramatically. Delete files you do not need and uninstall applications you never use, and then run CCleaner, a free program which cleans up old internet files and file fragments that might be clogging your drive. Finally, defragment your drive – the command varies by version, but it is Optimize Drives in Windows 8 – this consolidates fragmented files… Read More

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Latest IT Gadgets: 3 You Need In Your Life Right Now

Keeping track of the latest IT gadgets is becoming far more difficult, considering how fast technology itself is innovating. There are some great products on the market, but finding the best ones is definitely a challenge now. There are currently some amazing innovations available, and at affordable prices as well. Here is a quick round-up of the three you definitely need to know about. 1) Getac Notebook The right laptop is hard to find, that much is certain. With a myriad of different considerations, it often proves difficult to find the one that is right for your needs. Luckily, models as such as the Getac Notebook are versatile enough for a… Read More

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4 Reasons to Outsource Your IT

Regardless of their size, most businesses struggle with managing their IT department. There are many considerations that go into developing a successful IT department, from understanding the correct infrastructure needed to optimizing for efficiency across operations. However, while most large businesses are eventually able to succeed in this endeavor, this tends to be more difficult for smaller sized companies. One of the best ways to ensure that you are using your resources as best as possible in regards to your IT needs is to see what your requirements are and whether it makes more sense to outsource your IT or keep it in-house. Outsourcing IT can be extremely beneficial for your… Read More

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Extract One Page of a Multi Page PDF

Every now and then you will receive a pdf that has lots of pages and you really only need one of them. The easiest pay to get your page is to open the PDF in Adobe Reader. Navigate to the page you need Hit Print Select Microsoft Print to PDF Chose “Current Page” in the “Pages to Print” section Hit Print You will be asked for a location to save to and a name to give your new PDF.

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Disable SMS Sync to Exchange on your Android Phone

When you add an Exchange account using ActiveSync on an Android phone, some phones will begin forwarding a copy of every SMS message (e.g., text message) that the phone receives to your email account. This feature will vary from phone to phone. To disable this feature: On the phone, open the Email application. Tap Settings, then tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync in the Accounts group. Next, tap Settings under Common settings group, then tap your email address. Scroll down and under the Server settings group, uncheck Sync SMS (or Turn off Messages)

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Small Business IT Services

Small Business IT Services We want to see your business succeed, so as a result we have structured things differently than you have experienced in the past. We focus on your business and your goals and how IT applies to you. Not the other way around! IT Networks Australia prides itself on our backgrounds having worked in internal IT for some of the largest global organisations. We understand the challenges that small and medium sized businesses face with IT and our focus is different to other Managed Service Providers that you may have dealt with in the past. We understand that though you may be small your IT needs can be just as… Read More

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Benefits of Virtualization

The benefits of virtualization are obvious: Instead of having just one application per server, you can now run several guest Operating Systems and a handful of applications with the same physical hardware. That’s right, virtualization can bring you so much more for your money! Hardware Independence and VM portability So what enables a virtual machine to be portable across physical machines running the same hypervisor? As said, every virtual machine has its own virtual hardware. So the guest operating system loaded on a VM is only aware of this hardware configuration and not the physical server’s. In other words, a VM is completely hardware independent. It means that the operation… Read More

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How to view DHCP Server leases on Cisco Routers

How to View the DHCP Server Bindings or Leases on Cisco® IOS® Routers When running DHCP server on Cisco routers and switches, administrators often want to view the database of DHCP leases or bindings.   In order to view the current ip address leases, type “show ip dhcp binding” at the enable prompt.  You will be presented with a table of ip address leases with columns which specify the ip address, the mac address, the lease expiration date, and the type of lease. Router# show ip dhcp binding

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