Windows 10 Review
As everyone begins to get on board the Windows 10 train, we asked some of our Engineers to take it for a test spin and let us know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Start Menu and Live Tiles One of the most notable features of Windows 10 is that the Start Menu has made its long awaited return. When it was nixed from the Windows 8 build the…Continued
Ransomware and the Cryptolocker Threat
In the last few months there has been a lot of national attention on data breaches and infrastructure hacks that are affecting millions of people around the country. In addition to those hacks and breaches, another type of virus/data collection malware – Ransomware – has been making its rounds on the Internet, and it’s posing quite a problem for many individuals and companies. What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type…Continued
TSI Spotlight: Employee Certifications
In order to remain leaders in our field, TSI understands the importance of hiring engineers that have top-notch skills, and encourages them to continue to hone and foster those skills. In order to achieve our Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, the TSI engineering and sales staff stepped up to the plate to complete the requisite Microsoft Certifications. Additionally, many other TSI engineers have pursued various Microsoft certifications in specialties that…Continued
IT Budget Planning Made Simple
Planning your company’s IT budget can often be a daunting task. After you’ve allocated funds for computers, printers, scanners, internet connectivity, a server, hosting service for your website and email, and [hopefully!] some sort of antivirus you may think you’ve got it covered. But what about the unexpected costs? A computer that crashes and needs to be entirely replaced? A virus that gets by your software and destroys all of…Continued
Is Your Tech Summer Ready?
Spring and Summer are synonymous with transformation – flowers blooming, vacation planning, and everyone getting into the spirit of Spring Cleaning. It’s also the time when academic calendars flip over to a new year, signaling a “fresh start” for establishing goals for your organization. One of those goals – and initiatives – should be to ensure your IT infrastructure is “Summer Ready” to handle the remote work, as well as the heat.…Continued
Does Your Company Have A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management is an ongoing challenge experienced by the majority of American businesses. Historically, companies provided commissioned devices but as personal devices became increasingly popular, employers began facing new challenges associated with their integration into professional networks. Although technology has made employees more efficient and enabled then to work anywhere and anytime, the challenges of managing these tools without compromising the organization’s health or without alienating employees…Continued
How Windows Server 2003 End Of Life Could Affect Your Company
Hopefully, it comes as no surprise to you to hear that as of July 14, 2015 Microsoft will be ending all support onWindows Server 2003/R2. You may think that continuing to run Server 2003 won’t have any negative ramifications to your business, but that is patently untrue. Whether you’re looking at it from a financial, logistical, or compliance standpoint it simply isn’t prudent to continue to run outdated and unsupported…Continued
Is How-Old.net More Than Just Fun and Games?
If you’ve played around with Microsoft’s new app – How-Old.net, you’ve probably had a great time uploading photos of you and your family and friends to see just how close Microsoft can get to guessing your age properly. Unfortunately though, you probably didn’t read the fine print associated with uploading your photo into the app before you actually did the uploading. According to Consumerist, uploading your photo has more ramifications…Continued
Best Mobile Apps for Productivity | TSI Blog
In keeping with our Best In Mobile theme, we’re taking a look at the best mobile apps for productivity. The apps below are all available for multiple platforms, and have a web/desktop version as well! Check out our post from last week where we discussed the Best Mobile Phones for Business Use. When it comes to picking the best apps for your phone there are literally thousands to choose from. For some…Continued