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Are you ready for Windows 8 ?

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On October 26th, Microsoft officially released Windows 8. Now you have to decide whether you want to upgrade or not. If you have decided to upgrade a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine to Windows 8, you probably want to make sure your system can support Windows 8 before you pay for the software.


To ensure PC compatibility, download the Windows 8 upgrade assistant. It will scan your computer to check for hardware, software and external devices that might not be compatible with Windows 8. An older computer may not have the necessary processing requirements so it's definitely a good idea to check before you purchase the upgrade.

The upgrade assistant will give you a complete report for your programs to let you know if they should be removed or updated. The advisor will also inform you which of Windows 8's new features may not work with your system.

The Windows 8 Upgrade assistant can be a very useful tool when you are not sure if your old machine is compatible. Please let us know if we can help you with your upgrade or any other issues you may arise.

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What is the Cloud?

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A common question that I am asked is “What is the cloud?” and the follow up, “Should I be using it in my business?” Basically, the “cloud” is an all-encompassing term describing software that is hosted at a central location and accessed over a network. Applications that are accessed via the internet through a web browser are the most common.

The answer to the second question is “You probably already are”.  If you use Google or Yahoo! for email then you are utilizing the “cloud”. Many people use Salesforce or Quickbooks online everyday not realizing that these are “cloud” applications.

The “cloud” is not a new idea. What is new is the amount of marketing dollars being spent to promote software-as-a-service (SAAS). A few years ago, I worked for a software company whose premier product was internet based accounting software. Not once did the development or support teams use the word “cloud”.

Should your business be using the Cloud?

Maybe. For many small businesses, it may be more cost effective to incorporate a  pay-per-user model for email, collaboration tools, and productivity software. Google Apps for business and Microsoft’s Office 360 offer very affordable options.  It is possible for some companies to get an increased ROI because their IT budget is not spent up front on large hardware and software purchases.

The key to successfully moving your small business to the “cloud” is to understand your company’s internal IT structure. For "cloud" computing to be effective, fast and reliable internet access must be available. For a small business, the user's PC must also be powerful enough to run multiple, browser-based applications.  Most newer computers have plenty of speed and memory to accomplish these tasks.

Another key issue is security.  Make sure that any cloud service your business uses has firm guards and recovery procedures in place to protect against data loss due to equipment malfunction or an outside attack.

If you have questions about the “cloud” or how Enfuse Technology can help you make your technology dollars go farther, give us a call or email.  or 910.319.7905

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Stress Free October- Ki Spa Massage Giveaway

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Let us help you relax by offering $25 off our $100 data backup & transfer service. For $75, our technicians can copy those important documents and family photos that are stored on your old hard drive to your external hard drive or other storage device. We will also include a system image for fast recovery.

25 off

You can also enter to win a 1 hour Signature massage from the Ki Spa located in The Forum shopping center. This therapeutic full body massage is the key to a healthy mind, body and spirit. Ki's therapists adapt their specialized massage techniques to your specific needs. Benefits include increased circulation, relief of muscle tension, relaxation, and improved muscle and skin tone. This healing ritual includes a special blend of aromatherapy and warm towels.

 For a chance to win, go to our Facebook page and the Stress Free October Tab. Input your information and Relax! We will select our winner on October 31st or when we get a 100 new Likes. For every 100 new Likes we will give away another massage. Must be 18 to enter.

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Welcome to our Blog!

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We are excited to begin our official blog!

At Enfuse Technology we are committed to a few core things :

  1. Superior mind blowing customer service
  2. Utilizing industry-leading technology
  3. Minimalizing our environmental impact

We will be continually posting on these subjects as well as many others.  One day I may be discussing my love/ hate relationship with Apple and the day next tips on browser optimization. Check back often as we try to stay up to date on the latest internet security issues and pass along any information that may make your online life better. Occasionally, there will be giveaways and discounts for our services.

We want to help our clients succeed and take away the needless stress that technology can cause.  Contact us today if we can help you with any of your technology issues.

Don't forget, you can also keep in touch with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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