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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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They want help with their IT and ERP systems.
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30 Years of Rave Reviews

....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 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!

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.

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…

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

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 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…
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.

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…

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

Nims and Associates are the best support company I have ever worked with. They get back to my every problem or question in record time. They have been able to help or fix every problem I have come up with. Bill and or Bob are very knowledgeable with all my MASS 200 problems. I would and have…

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…

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.…

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…

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Service Areas:
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Industries Served:
Accounting, Architecture, Associations, Construction, Distribution, Wholesale, Energy Services, Engineering, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Property Management, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation and more.
Founded: 1985 
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