The REAL cost of a “low cost” computer.

So, its time to purchase another computer for the office? It is important to consider if that low cost big box special is really the best solution for your business needs. Let’s take a look at a few important factors to consider before purchasing a new computer.

What can you do with old computers and electronics?

I am often asked what can be done with old computers and other electronics. You shouldn’t throw things like that away, most electronics contain some amounts of not so environmentally friendly materials. Well I have good news, you can take your old used up electronics to TECH and recycle them, free of charge! The recycling program is called e-Cycle and is a free service provided by TECH. The e-Cycle program is even available for both residential and commercial customers. TECH accepts most electronics free of charge, but there are few items that they charge a small fee for, such as old style CRT monitors. Take a look at the list below to see just some of the items that TECH accepts. Be sure to checkout TECH’s website for a complete list of items that they do and do not accept.

BEWARE of E-Mail Attachments.

This is just a quick reminder. Do NOT ever open e-mail attachments, unless you personally know who the sender is. Even if you do know the sender, do not open the attachment unless you were expecting it. In fact, I would recommend not ever opening an attachment to an email.

Layers of backups

Let me tell you a true story that happened a few weeks ago. A customer of ours called with an issue with their Quickbooks data. Their company file had become corrupted and, unfortunately, their Qiuckbooks backup was out of date.

Cost comparison, repair or replace?

What is your stance on your computer investments? Do you believe in maintaining and repairing your computers or simply buying a new computer every time one acts up?  What if I told you that replacing computers instead of replacing them is costing you hundreds of dollars that you could be saving? Lets take a look at an example.…

Recycle Bin, its not a safe place to store information.

As you may already know, when you delete files from your computer, they aren't actually deleted. Instead they are moved to a folder called the "Recycle Bin" were they will live forever until you empty the Recycle Bin. This is both good and bad. On one hand it gives you the opportunity to recover files…

OurNerd Quick Tip: How to use Windows Snap

Are you constantly switching back and forth between multiple programs? Well if you don't have multiple monitors, which I HIGHLY recommend, you can achieve a similar result using Windows Snap. Windows Snap is a feature introduced in Windows 7 that allows you to quick snap two windows side by side. This is very helpful if you…

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