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Windows XP has reached its end of life

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“Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. (If you already have ... Read More »

Q&A with The College Network – Modernizing IT Infrastructure with EarthLink

On February 11, 2014, Ryan Sallee, Chief Information Officer of The College Network (TCN) accepted his Frost & Sullivan Chief Information Officer Impact Award in the Cloud Computing category at the gala held in conjunction with 2nd Annual ConNEXTions 2014: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange. An EarthLink customer and pioneer in the online education industry, TCN won the award for its customized, EarthLink private cloud solution that modernized their entire IT infrastructure and strengthened interdepartmental communication. In 2011, Sallee ... Read More »

Don’t Let Windows XP End-of Life Crisis Become Your Mid-Career Crisis

Microsoft© Windows XP has proven to be a highly popular operating system with over 600 million installations worldwide since its inception in 2001. But all good things must come to an end, and Microsoft will cease commercial support of this operating system (and stop providing security updates and customer support) on April 8, 2014. Microsoft has been encouraging users of Windows XP to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 for more than 12 months, but with less than four ... Read More »

Hiring a Cloud Provider: 5 Essential Questions

Because not all cloud providers are created equal, especially given the “increasing number of companies offerings an ever-growing menu of cloud computing solutions” (Entreprenuer.com), it’s up to IT organizations to find the best and forget the rest. Before settling on a cloud provider, be sure you’re not settling: The 5 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Cloud Provider How secure is your cloud? Security issues are always top on mind in IT. That’s especially true in cloud computing. Cloud ... Read More »

Let License Mobility Save You Money When Entering the Cloud

When moving to the cloud, one thing we often hear from customers is that they recently spent a significant amount of money to buy or renew their software licensing with Microsoft. Many businesses use everything from Windows Server to SQL Server to Remote Desktop Services in the daily management of their IT systems. All this software can be quite an investment, and whether they’re building new systems or upgrading old ones, companies are often forced to spend large amounts of ... Read More »