Saturday, December 26, 2009

Small Business Website\Email\Software Options

If your business has been thinking about setting up a website and getting "online" then you'll want to look at the following low cost solutions:
  1. Google Apps
  2. Microsoft Live Office
Both solutions have there PROS and CONS but in our oppoinion, Google Apps currently is the winner and is going to always dominate in this area as this is its core business.

For more information, contact IT Inc at:  778-479-1111.

Blackberry vs Windows/iPhone Mobile Email solutions

If your company uses Microsoft Exchange (or Windows Small Business Server) for it's email system then you have probably looked at using either the Blackberry and or iPhone to get email to your mobile workforce. The following pictures show all the components involved in getting email from your exchange server to your mobile devices.

Cnet.com shows how easy it is to setup Exchange on an iPhone

See what the experts are saying about iPhones and Blackberrys

Cnet.com Review: Blackberry Storm vs iPhone 3:

Upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows XP without loosing your files\settings

The following video from Microsoft demonstrates how you can effectively upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7.


Note: None of the programs will be migrated in the process, only the FILES and SETTINGS for the user and the user's programs get migrated. All of the programs will need to be reinstalled before using the User State Migration Tool.

http://www.Microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2274C6C3-BC26-45D5-A32C-F6F44F980518&displaylang=en

Windows 7 Overview for the IT Professional

The following video provides a detailed look at Windows 7 for the IT professionals:

Windows XP Mode (in Windows 7) overview video

The following video from Microsoft provides a high level view of how Windows XP mode works in Windows 7:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Windows 7 Power User Overview

http://www.cnet.com/ is one the most reliable sources on the Internet for hi-tech information.


In the following video, Seth Rosenblatt, Senior Associate Editor with Cnet.com takes a good look at Windows 7.

If you are looking for a new computer, you will be happy to know that the next version of Windows (Version 7) does away with much of the issues experienced in Vista. Also, compared to Vista, Windows 7 reported: runs faster, is more stable, and supports legacy hardware and software better.


Online Backup: Mozy.com

People are often asking me what system do I recommend for backups. When it comes to small businesses that fit into the home office category you probably want to consider using Mozy.com as your backup solution. Reason: It's the only solution that truly protects your data from most disasters.

Example: Fire, flood, virus, theft, and faulty backup software\media