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Windows XP Support Has Ended- Is Your Computer Still Secure?

Windows XP support ended April 8th and Microsoft will no longer be issuing any security updates for this operating system. This means if a new flaw in the operating system is discovered, it will go unpatched. This creates the possibility that hackers could target the new flaw and infect a Windows XP machine.

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Tags: Windows XP, Microsoft, Security

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Preparing your Business for the Future with Office 365

Want to save money and inspire collaboration? Petronella Computer Consultants has the IT system to move your business forward. It’s called Office 365 and it will help your colleagues not only work from any location, but also increase flexibility and efficiency. Office 365 delivers everything you need, saving businesses of all sizes time, money, and freeing up valued resources.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Office

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Unified Communications: Bringing your Business Closer

For today’s business to thrive, communication is key, whether among co-workers, vendors, or customers. A more efficient user experience is Unified Communications (UC) - the integration of email, calendars, telephony, directory services and real-time communications in a unified interface. It provides a way to bring everything together and improve partnerships.

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Tags: Telephone Systems, Unified Communications, Communications

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Take Advantage of Online Marketing

How many times have you been interested in a product or service, but didn’t have enough information to make a decision, so you whip out your iPhone or sit down to your computer to do some research?

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Tags: Internet, Marketing, Facebook, Google, YouTube, Search Engines

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What You Need to Know to Get Started with Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing in Raleigh

There are many things business owners need to worry about: payroll, hiring, IT problems, and more. A good leader will find a way to delegate most, if not all, of these responsibilities, so they can focus on things that directly impact the company like sales and innovation. In today’s technological age, many companies are choosing cloud computing in Raleigh, as well as managed hosting. If you are unfamiliar with hosting and cloud computing, we can fill you in.

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Tags: Cloud Computing

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How to Protect Your Computer from the CryptoLocker Virus

The CryptoLocker virus is one of the most recent and most widespread viruses, infecting over 12,000 computers in just one week. The bad news is that once it succeeds in encrypting your personal files, it asks for a $300 ransom or else you will lose all of your files forever. The CryptoLocker malware has been more successful at causing damage than other viruses for a number of reasons. Here are a few of the ways that it infects a computer and how you can counter the virus.

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Tags: Ransomware

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Three Big Ways HaaS Will Improve Your Business

While there are many reasons to use HaaS, the following will not only help improve your business, but also give you piece of mind.

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Tags: HaaS, Cloud Computing, CompleteCloud, Managed IT