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Microsoft has just announced the introduction of Microsoft Teams. This is a new chat-based workspace in Office 365. The intent is to bring together colleagues, content, and dialogue in order to increase work productivity in a practical way. Built from the ground up, Microsoft Teams has seamless integration with familiar Office applications.Microsoft Teams 1

I-Stock-Unlocked-Data-pic-300x225According to findings in a new Google survey, non-technical users are not prioritizing security as well as they should.  One of the more striking differences between average end users and IT experts are on what they view as the most important security practice. 

Unfortunately there is no full proof way to avoid malware but there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of getting a malware infection. Here are 10 easy tips to reduce your risk for malware:malware prevention

Windows 10 smallMicrosoft has yet to offer an official release date of Windows 10 but by all indication we can expect its launch as early as the summer. In the meantime, Microsoft recently made the upgrade path known. Microsoft will upgrade PCs and tablets already installed with either Windows 7 service pack 1 or Windows 8.1 via Windows Update utility located in the Control Panel. Also eligible for upgrade through Windows Update is Windows Phone 8.1.

Microsoft has annoucned the Windows 10 anniversary update will be made available August 2nd for download. The anniversary update is free and accesible to all Windows 10 devices. Since its release almost a year ago Windows 10 is running on approximately 350 million devices. Here are some of the highlights in upcoming update: Windows 10 Anniversary

internet-open-The FCC voted by a margin of 3-2 to adopt net neutrality. The vote will require broadband internet to be reclassified as a public utility in the similar manner telecommunications is regulated. In essence, the principle of net neutrality is internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Century Link, ATT, etc., cannot dictate the flow of internet traffic.

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We have been a client of Nims & Associates for over ten years. Chris has implemented and maintained our network for all of those years. As our network and our needs have changed and grown, Chris has provided excellent support to move us forward. Over the years I have come to know several of the…

We are impressed with response times and the general aptitude of your support group. This stands in stark contrast to some of the experiences with other IT resources we’ve patronized in the past.

We’re getting rave reviews on the new e-newsletter. I just want to let you know how grateful we all are for your help on this project—your great direction, patience and support are invaluable.

We would NEVER have gone this far without you!

Bill has far exceeded my expectations. I am happy to have another Super Technician to rely on for MAS200.

Thank you for assigning Don to handle our myriad of computer tasks throughout the year. His expertise and friendly can do personality are a cherished resource within our firm. Whenever the screen goes blank or freezes up we always think "Have no fear Don soon will be here" which he is and things…

We are very happy to have your company in place. Joel and Tony have been excellent. The Senior Management Team feels as though a great weight has been lifted from their shoulders and we are appreciative that our systems and software are in the hands of experts.

....and, thank you for all YOU do. We are able to actually breathe easier knowing you're taking care of people. We have trusted you from the get-go because of your high intelligence, your ease at taking in and integrating huge amounts of new knowledge, and your grace and calmness in taking care of…

We are delighted with the service and we've received a number of comments by clients that they are very impressed with the way Tessa handles the problems and works with them. She REALLY picks up things quickly. We are continuously amazed and pleased that we only have to tell her something once and…

Our Yardi conversion was challenging. Hiring Nims and in turn working with Marco was the smartest thing we did to assist in this transition. His contribution was priceless. My staff and Board both agree it would have been a nightmare without Nims (Marco).

I was going to say it was the smartest…

We are very satisfied with the professional demeanor of both Tessa and Michael and their willingness to go above and beyond the scope of their expectations to solve our computer-related issues. The immediate and personal attention we receive from Nims when our Firm has an IT issue is impressive, to…

We are so pleased with the installation of our Shoretel system. The phones work great and James was able to customize the system to suit our somewhat unusual need of combine live person answering and automation. Both the phones and the software are user friendly and required little training. James…

I’ve sent more than one shining Michael endorsement. The whole company kicks ass.

As someone who works remotely from a home office, connectivity and a reliable, functioning computer are absolutely critical to my ability to be able to perform. Recently my computer "crashed" and as you can imagine created great inconvenience. Your team of Joel, Tessa and Tim responded immediately.…

At a time when it may seem like good customer service is at all time low and we hear so many negatives about many companies and their employees, it’s a pleasure to be able to send along our positive comments regarding Nims & Associates … and more specifically about Chris. Chris has worked our…

I worked with Nims when at another company ... you don't have to tell me what a fantastic company Nims is.

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