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Millions of people shut their PCs off, but they shouldn’t; it’s a colossal waste of time. When you shut down, you have to wait for all your programs to close — and then the next morning, you have to reopen everything, reposition your windows, and get everything back the way you had it. You shouldn’t just leave your computer on all the time, either. That’s a massive waste of electricity, a security risk, and a black mark for the environmentWhat you should do is put your machine to sleep. Usually, you do that by pressing the physical power button, and that’s that. If it’s a laptop, just close the lid.Millions of people shut their PCs off, but they shouldn’t; it’s a co...
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Antivirus Software Can Only do so Much

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“I Thought I was protected?” When someone finds out that they are infected with a virus or malware this is often the first thought they have. Nearly everyone may not know why someone would write a virus, or how malware works, but they do know it’s often not good for them. Most will invest in applications to protect them like Trend Micro, Norton, MacAfee, or Kasperski. While this is a good first step, what most don’t realize is that it is not the end, you can still get infected. Commonly this happens from emails, whether from opening an attachment or clicking on a link that looked legitimate. Antivirus software can only do so much, but some best practices can be used.   Do not...
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Proceed With Caution – Learning Curve Ahead

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b2ap3_thumbnail_lots_of_tech_400.jpgHumans are notorious for staying within their comfort zones. When something new or unfamiliar rears its ugly head, we often are too habitual to change with the times. While this is mostly applicable to social situations, such as an introvert being stuck in a hot, stuffy room full of people, comfort zones can also apply to your outdated laptop or smartphone. Upgrading can be challenging, but very rewarding.

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How to Install Multiple Monitors

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b2ap3_thumbnail_multiple_monitors_400_20140404-170352_1.jpgNothing says productivity like a workstation with a boatload of monitors hooked up to it. Using multiple monitors allows you to display several different applications at the same time, which improves workflow because you no longer have to shuffle through different windows to find what you need. Here's how to hook up an extra screen to your PC!

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Hit a Home Run with Outsourced IT

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b2ap3_thumbnail_hit_a_homer_400.jpgToday is opening day for Major League Baseball. Teams are finishing up spring training and making the last round of cuts before they start the regular season. In the MLB, each team is allowed to have 25 players on their club when they break camp. Every year each club has a handful of guys that make that decision hard for the General Manager.

This situation happens in your business as well. After determining the viability of an expense, the least viable expenses are often cut from the budget. Redundant expenses can really drive down the bottom line, so cuts are made. Here are three ways the IT professionals at Sovran can save your organization money and give your team the best chance to succeed.

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