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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.

Microsoft on Monday released an emergency patch against the Windows shortcut link (.LNK), aka Windows Shell, vulnerability.  With the out-of-band release, Microsoft also disclosed Office documents at risk from the "no user input required" shortcut icon attack.

All "supported" editions of Windows got a patch, "including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2," according to Christopher Budd, senior security response communications manager at Microsoft. He recommends companies deploy the update "as soon as possible, to help protect their computers from criminal attacks seeking to exploit the .LNK vulnerability."

SharePoint 2010 is a software product from Microsoft that makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.

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All indications suggest that Windows 7 will be a major success with business customers of all sizes as well as with consumers. Windows 7 has the ability to drive productivity and user satisfaction on its own strengths and features, but the product also benefits indirectly from the aging installed base of Windows PCs, which today continues to be dominated by Windows XP, making Windows XP emulation an especially useful capability, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have delayed upgrading to Windows Vista.

Do you wish you had an easy answer for SharePoint users who ask, "How can I update my SharePoint documents while I’m away or offline?" or "How can I access my SharePoint content quickly and easily without a browser?"

Installing SharePoint Workspace on client computers may be just that answer. SharePoint Workspace is part of the Office Professional Plus 2010 suite, and it’s designed specifically to support remote and offline SharePoint users who need to work offline or have minimal access to SharePoint servers.

clould diagram suitNeed to improve communication and collaboration without draining IT resources? Dream of a truly flexible platform to fit your IT needs? Wish you could have it for a predictable, low monthly cost and reduced capital expenditure? The Microsoft® Business Productivity Online Suite can help.

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30 Years of Rave Reviews

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 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.

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…

....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…

Can I tell you how we feel about Chris? He is the greatest. He goes way beyond the norm. We can't ask for better service and support. Chris has taken the time to teach me additional things to not only help him but us here which cuts the time we need him here to fix something I can do. Not many…

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 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’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!

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…

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…

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 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.

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