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An Outdated Operating System Poses a Huge Security Risk

Windows_7

It’s time to abandon Windows 7 for a safer option. Windows 7 is considered to be one of Microsoft's most successful operating systems. So much so that many organizations skipped upgrading to either of Microsoft’s newer operating systems - Windows 8 and Windows 10. You may be able to list many reasons why you want to stay with Windows 7, but it is time to start preparing to upgrade away from the OS as the end of life deadline is fast approaching.

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When It Is Too Late…

Most business owners and leaders are aware of the potential catastrophic loss of everything from a physical stand point. However, over the 24 years I have worked in IT, the non-tangible loss is rarely considered, until it is too late.  

Recently, we have started working with several new clients, after it has been too late. It genuinely pains me to see a business lose everything they have worked so hard to build, knowing it could have been easily prevented. It is not always a building fire, hardware failure, theft, or something physically catastrophic that leads to loss. With the ever-changing landscape in technology, viruses and hackers have been bringing businesses to their knees.  

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Tech Term: Cookies Defined

Tech Term: Cookies Defined

Chances are, if you’ve spent any amount of time around a computer, you’ve heard of browser cookies. What you may not have heard, is what these cookies do. For today’s Tech Term, we’ll explore what cookies are, and what they do.

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Licensing Windows Server 2016 - Are You Compliant?

People say, “The only constant in IT is change,” and that holds true in the licensing world. It’s hard to keep up with how software is being licensed, and that’s why companies like to depend on their IT providers like PCS to guide their decisions and keep them compliant.

One product that a lot of companies depend on is Windows Server. While you may think it’s as simple as purchasing a perpetual license, like what comes included with a desktop PC, its way more complicated. There are 4 major considerations when licensing Windows Server: your server’s CPU(s) size, the edition, if you have a virtualized environment, and what services your server will be running.

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