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You Can't Go Back to School Without These 4 New Tech Accessories

16 days ago No comments

Back to School season is in full effect, and although many of you have already started your classes – we’re willing to bet your back to school shopping is still not quite done yet! Among all the books and supplies you’ll need, why not stop and treat yourself to one or two new accessories that will not only make your life easier, but allow you to rock your course load and start the new semester in style.

Here are 4 of the coolest new tech accessories that we just had to add to our catalog!

Here's Exactly What You Need to Create the Perfect Home Office Space

3 months ago No comments

Did you know that Microsoft was actually born in a garage? This fact perks up new business owners and freelancers to no end by showing them that it truly is possible to turn your vision into reality by starting out with just the basics.

Creating an office space takes more than a shopping spree on fancy stationery and snazzy ornaments for your desk. When you work from home, you'll still need most of the equipment and facilities that you used in your old ‘conventional’ office.

Here are a few items you'll need to create your own functional space and maximize your productivity...

Fundamentals of Microsoft Open Licensing - Is it right for your organization?

7 months ago No comments

One question we get a lot: What is Microsoft Open Licensing? Is it right for me?

Microsoft Open Licensing is ideal for organizations with between 2-250 computers. It provides a simple way to manage your Microsoft Product Licenses. There are many advantages to acquiring Microsoft Software through Open Licensing. This brief overview can help you determine if it is the right option for your organization. For more comprehensive information, please see the links below.

5 Unique Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

8 months ago No comments

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t decided on a gift yet, check out some unique ideas below that are sure to impress anyone!

3 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

9 months ago No comments

A New Year means a fresh start and opportunity to create some new goals for yourself. For many, this means a recommitment to improving your health in one way or another. If you’re working behind a desk all day for most of the week, it’s often times pretty hard to find ways to incorporate some physical activity in your day.

Not only can working at your desk all day become a little boring and tiresome, for some it can actually become quite painful. Coupled with the fact that most of us may not have the best posture to begin with, sitting too long can strain your neck, back and just doesn’t do anything great for your body.

Here are our 3 tips to start the New Year off on the right foot (pun intended!). Incorporate these tips into your office life and we promise you’ll begin to feel better at work while getting that extra boost of activity you need to jump start your health.

4 Software You Need for Your Mac

11 months ago No comments

While Mac computers already come with a great catalog of built-in programs, there is always software out there that can make your system work even better!

Keep reading for a list of 4 types of software you can purchase for your Mac to increase its overall efficiency, security and accessibility.

3 Ways to Back Up Your Files

1 years ago No comments

Losing your important files is the ultimate nightmare. If you’ve suffered through it before, you’re definitely already aware of the importance of keeping a backup. Although digital files do not deteriorate like physical documents and photos, their one major downside is that they can be gone in an instant due to failed hard drives or attacks on your system.

So while our digital files are not subject to the wear and tear or passage of time, we should still take caution and keep multiple copies to ensure we have access to them for as long as we need.

There are lots of backup options out there, so in this week’s blog we break down 3 solid choices for backing up your digital files that will allow you ease of mind and permanent accessibility.

3 Important Reasons to Update Your Tech

1 years ago No comments

We don’t always welcome change with open arms, but sometimes it does become necessary. It’s especially tough when it’s something we’ve grown so accustomed to, like our tech. We bet you can’t even count how many times you’ve hit the ‘remind me later’ button on your computer or phone – don’t worry, we can’t either!

We’ll admit that this is a tough subject. Sometimes we just don’t have time to sit there and wait for updates to carry out, or back up our data for the next big OS upgrade. Even if you’re not ready to do it right away, try not to put it off completely.

The three main reasons you should always update your tech are: security, compatibility, and performance. These are the most important factors to consider when you keep putting off that update! Keep reading to find out why...

5 Things to Bring to the Coffee Shop

1 years ago No comments

We all know that working from home isn’t the easiest way to stimulate productivity. Most of us end up spending less time working and more time looking for something to munch on, checking our social media apps, squeezing in an episode of the latest Netflix show, or just plain ol’ procrastination – you know, when you start doing anything to put off your work.

Chances are you know a few people who swear by working at cafes or coffee shops. It’s definitely a popular trend that has emerged over the last decade or so. If you’re skeptical about it, we recommend you try it at least once. Apart from the benefit of free WiFi that many shops provide, you’ll have food to keep you satiated and coffee to keep you going! You might be surprised by how much you actually get done.

Whether you’re a newbie or a well-seasoned coffee shop worker, here’s a list of 5 things that are a must-have for your next work session...

Organizing Your Digital Life

1 years ago No comments

To live in our modern world is to live in the digital age. Organizing our lives with the amount of digital tools at our disposal is hardly a challenge – but it can become quite troublesome, even considerably inefficient.

It can be particularly frustrating because there are just so many aspects to it: management, security, storage, updates, and the list goes on. So we've come up with a short list of some of the most basic, yet important tips and tricks that you can use to organize your digital life.

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You Can't Go Back to School Without These 4 New Tech Accessories

16 days ago No comments

Back to School season is in full effect, and although many of you have already started your classes – we’re willing to bet your back to school shopping is still not quite done yet! Among all the books and supplies you’ll need, why not stop and treat yourself to one or two new accessories that will not only make your life easier, but allow you to rock your course load and start the new semester in style.

Here are 4 of the coolest new tech accessories that we just had to add to our catalog!

Here's Exactly What You Need to Create the Perfect Home Office Space

3 months ago No comments

Did you know that Microsoft was actually born in a garage? This fact perks up new business owners and freelancers to no end by showing them that it truly is possible to turn your vision into reality by starting out with just the basics.

Creating an office space takes more than a shopping spree on fancy stationery and snazzy ornaments for your desk. When you work from home, you'll still need most of the equipment and facilities that you used in your old ‘conventional’ office.

Here are a few items you'll need to create your own functional space and maximize your productivity...

Fundamentals of Microsoft Open Licensing - Is it right for your organization?

7 months ago No comments

One question we get a lot: What is Microsoft Open Licensing? Is it right for me?

Microsoft Open Licensing is ideal for organizations with between 2-250 computers. It provides a simple way to manage your Microsoft Product Licenses. There are many advantages to acquiring Microsoft Software through Open Licensing. This brief overview can help you determine if it is the right option for your organization. For more comprehensive information, please see the links below.

5 Unique Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

8 months ago No comments

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t decided on a gift yet, check out some unique ideas below that are sure to impress anyone!

3 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

9 months ago No comments

A New Year means a fresh start and opportunity to create some new goals for yourself. For many, this means a recommitment to improving your health in one way or another. If you’re working behind a desk all day for most of the week, it’s often times pretty hard to find ways to incorporate some physical activity in your day.

Not only can working at your desk all day become a little boring and tiresome, for some it can actually become quite painful. Coupled with the fact that most of us may not have the best posture to begin with, sitting too long can strain your neck, back and just doesn’t do anything great for your body.

Here are our 3 tips to start the New Year off on the right foot (pun intended!). Incorporate these tips into your office life and we promise you’ll begin to feel better at work while getting that extra boost of activity you need to jump start your health.

4 Software You Need for Your Mac

11 months ago No comments

While Mac computers already come with a great catalog of built-in programs, there is always software out there that can make your system work even better!

Keep reading for a list of 4 types of software you can purchase for your Mac to increase its overall efficiency, security and accessibility.

3 Ways to Back Up Your Files

1 years ago No comments

Losing your important files is the ultimate nightmare. If you’ve suffered through it before, you’re definitely already aware of the importance of keeping a backup. Although digital files do not deteriorate like physical documents and photos, their one major downside is that they can be gone in an instant due to failed hard drives or attacks on your system.

So while our digital files are not subject to the wear and tear or passage of time, we should still take caution and keep multiple copies to ensure we have access to them for as long as we need.

There are lots of backup options out there, so in this week’s blog we break down 3 solid choices for backing up your digital files that will allow you ease of mind and permanent accessibility.

3 Important Reasons to Update Your Tech

1 years ago No comments

We don’t always welcome change with open arms, but sometimes it does become necessary. It’s especially tough when it’s something we’ve grown so accustomed to, like our tech. We bet you can’t even count how many times you’ve hit the ‘remind me later’ button on your computer or phone – don’t worry, we can’t either!

We’ll admit that this is a tough subject. Sometimes we just don’t have time to sit there and wait for updates to carry out, or back up our data for the next big OS upgrade. Even if you’re not ready to do it right away, try not to put it off completely.

The three main reasons you should always update your tech are: security, compatibility, and performance. These are the most important factors to consider when you keep putting off that update! Keep reading to find out why...

5 Things to Bring to the Coffee Shop

1 years ago No comments

We all know that working from home isn’t the easiest way to stimulate productivity. Most of us end up spending less time working and more time looking for something to munch on, checking our social media apps, squeezing in an episode of the latest Netflix show, or just plain ol’ procrastination – you know, when you start doing anything to put off your work.

Chances are you know a few people who swear by working at cafes or coffee shops. It’s definitely a popular trend that has emerged over the last decade or so. If you’re skeptical about it, we recommend you try it at least once. Apart from the benefit of free WiFi that many shops provide, you’ll have food to keep you satiated and coffee to keep you going! You might be surprised by how much you actually get done.

Whether you’re a newbie or a well-seasoned coffee shop worker, here’s a list of 5 things that are a must-have for your next work session...

Organizing Your Digital Life

1 years ago No comments

To live in our modern world is to live in the digital age. Organizing our lives with the amount of digital tools at our disposal is hardly a challenge – but it can become quite troublesome, even considerably inefficient.

It can be particularly frustrating because there are just so many aspects to it: management, security, storage, updates, and the list goes on. So we've come up with a short list of some of the most basic, yet important tips and tricks that you can use to organize your digital life.