Category: Technology

Laptop

UPDATE: HP Laptop Recall: Are You Affected?

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As of January 2018, HP has announced that a recall for certain laptop batteries, which we initially reported on in a post from February 2017, now extends to models sold as recently as December 2017. The batteries in question have the potential to overheat, which can create a fire and burn hazard.

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Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business to Morph into Teams?

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For those of you who attended Microsoft’s Ignite event back in September, or have been paying attention to Microsoft’s announcements regarding Skype for Business (SFB), you are probably aware that Microsoft is planning to migrate the SFB capabilities into Teams and eventually phase out SFB altogether. If you have not heard about this plan, or are confused about what it means for your business, hopefully I can help make some sense of all this for you.

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Laptop

HP Laptop Recall: Are You Affected?

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In January 2017, HP announced a recall for laptop batteries that were sold in specific HP computers between March 2013 and October 2016. The batteries in question have the potential to overheat, which can create a fire and burn hazard.

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Pokemon Go

Beware the Pokémon!

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Pokémon GO shows the REVOLUTIONARY potential of social networking combined with “Augmented Reality”. Pokémon Go might not change your business overnight, but augmented reality could, and sooner than you think.

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Tin Can Telephone

The Intercom Problem

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Basically, the Two General’s problem demonstrates how it’s impossible to guarantee that you can coordinate an activity by communicating via an unreliable connection. However, by accepting some level of risk that messages won’t get through you can engineer a solution that mitigates problems and is good enough in most situations.

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Surface Pro 3

My Experiment with the Surface Pro 3

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When I am in my home office or ADNET office, I rely heavily on my “mobile work station” laptop with its full size keyboard, 16” screen and a second monitor. However, the concept of having a lighter device to carry around was intriguing, so I agreed to take a shot at the Surface.

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Foundation

A Strong Foundation

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Many organizations spend a great deal of money on their servers, applications and workstations without reviewing the foundation that holds everything together.

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External Hard Drive

Beyond the Bare Minimum Backup Strategy

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Have you ever considered backing up some of the other components on your network such as phone systems, network appliances, firewalls and routers? Each one of these devices can be just as critical to your business as your data.

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Watch

How Fast is Fast?

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​It used to be that I could install a server OS, get it patched, and get it connected to a client’s network in about 4 hours on a good day. That was pretty quick. But if I can’t get it done today in 2 hours, I’ve been slacking.

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