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As TechFlash’s Todd Bishop reminded us, as of today, October 22, PC makers are no longer allowed by Microsoft to preload Windows XP on new PCs.

Are you running Windows 7 and noticing that some of the shortcuts that you place on your desktop keep disappearing?  Windows 7 introduces the System Maintenance troubleshooter which will check for “broken” shortcuts and if it finds more than 4 it will delete them.   Here's why and how to prevent this from happening to you.

Survey finds 84% of network operators are planning, deploying next-gen Internet protocol

If you haven't started deploying IPv6 -- or at least begun planning your IPv6 deployment -- you have fallen behind schedule compared to the majority of network operators worldwide, according to the latest survey about global readiness for IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

Every password you have is important. Every one. Here's a great article from PC Magazine on how to make your passwords uncrackable.

business owner on desk-424x283If your company is like most, you've probably ridden out the last few years of tough economic times by holding off on many IT purchases. Today, it's quite common for companies to have three-year-old (or older) desktop computers running Microsoft Windows XP. These older computers can be expensive to maintain, requiring frequent patching and software updates. Comparatively, companies that have virtualized their desktops have been able to save up to 55 percent on their operational expenses. For a desktop virtualization deployment to be successful, organizations must balance cost, performance, and the user experience.

We install Solid State Drives (SSD) on laptop and desktop computers used by executives and other busy people.   SSDs are high-performance replacements for traditional hard drives.  Unlike traditional hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness. And for laptop PCs, the lower power needs of Intel SSDs translate to longer battery life and lighter notebooks.

One client who complained that his old computer’s boot up time was too slow timed his new boot up at 10 seconds after having a SSD installed.

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30 Years of Rave Reviews

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…

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.

I have been extremely happy with your service. Michael is truly devoted to his clients and has been great about working with our current vendor to get our issues resolved. The MXLogic transition was seamless. Our users barely noticed the change, which is always a plus. 

I cannot thank you enough for your help this evening. You have proven that your services are much more valuable than we ever expected - when you guys told me your hourly rate, I thought "no way can we afford that"! lol .... We are small and we do all we can to keep costs down, as I'm sure you…

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

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’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!

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…

Since our bank told us we need to become PCI compliant, we found lots of holes and “open doors” on our servers, hosting, website etc. Chris closed up them and Tim has helped with the all the other annoying daily problems we have had, and they both do it with a smile and a reassuring, calming tone…

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.

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

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 impressed with josh…he seems very knowledgeable and he communicates well…and he just seems like a nice person also…basically our dream consultant….

Again, we’re really impressed with josh and would not hesitate to recommend Nims to anyone.

Thank you for explaning what you did in an understandable way. You're very patient working with such a small company and treating us as though we were a huge corporation.

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…

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