Providing IT Solutions and Support Since 2000
With decades of experience, the staff of SomethingCool.com support dozens of small and medium companies throughout Missouri and Arkansas. We design solid, stable solutions and back them with 24/7 monitoring and support. Increase your company's productivity and up-time without the need of an in-house IT staff. Using our flat-rate Managed IT Services you can make technology an investment instead of an expense for your business.
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MDM in Minutes: Deploy, Secure and Support Smartphones & Tablets
Every organization needs to see the control the mobile devices entering their environment, whether they are provided by the company or part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. KRIS Mobile Device Managemet (MDM) is the fastest, most comprehensive way to make that happen.
If you’re trying to not think about the end-of-life for Windows XP, you’re not alone. According to NetMarketShare.com, 37% of desktop operating systems on the Internet are still running XP. That’s a huge share considering Windows XP’s EOL is right around the corner.
It won't be long before most health care providers become non-compliant with HIPPA regulations. Not long before Federal regulators will begin hitting banks with non-compliance ratings. All because Microsoft will no longer be releasing security patches or rolling out Antivirus for Windows XP after April 2014.
Don’t expect the expenses to be nine months away, however. Considering a recent IDC report*, companies running Windows XP are spending as much as 5 times more to support their older systems than if they just upgrade to Windows 7. According to the report, the annual support cost of a Windows XP system is $870 per PC, compared to $168 for a Windows 7 unit. In many cases, that’s more than the cost of a new PC.
Of course, we all know that cost isn’t everything. You have to consider the time it will take your staff to learn a new OS. Windows 7 is close enough to Windows XP from a usability standpoint that hopefully that won’t be too much of an issue. If you’re making the jump to Windows 8, there could be more of a learning curve, but when you use the Desktop feature of Windows 8, it’s not much of one, either.
The best advice we can give is simply this: don’t wait until the last minute, this will take planning.
Figure out what, if any, of your current systems can be upgraded.
Calculate the number of new systems you’ll need to purchase.
Plan out the software that will be involved, and finally;
How you’re going to migrate your users to the new systems, all while keeping your efficiency as high as possible.
Once you have your plan, you should know how much you’ll need for capital expenditures and how long it will take to implement before the April 2014 deadline. Then, you can start worrying about replacing your Windows 2003 servers before the end of support in July 2015.
SomethingCool.com provides managed services to companies throughout the midwest, including planning, sales, integration and management. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your transition from Windows XP.
We’re excited to let you know that the new version of Microsoft Office 2013 is here! Your familiar Office applications and documents, business-grade email, calendar and video conferencing across nearly all your devices – from PCs to smartphones to tablets.
Anywhere Access: Work from virtually anywhere with access to your latest documents and files using familiar Office applications, optimised for use across PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Working Together: Work together, easily using your familiar Office applications with business email, shared calendar, document sharing and high-definition video conferencing.
Look Professional: New features in Excel allow you to easily visualise and analyse your data. New multimedia and graphics capabilities in Office enable you to create engaging presentations, documents and spreadsheets.
Security and Reliability: Keep confidential information highly secure by setting company-wide policies through Policy Tips.* Users can set email and document permissions through Information Rights Management.*
* Require Exchange Server or Exchange Online
Does your company face any of the following scenarios?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then Office 2013 can bring you great business value and enhanced productivity!