Golf Association avoids tech “hazards” by teaming up with IT Radix

We are pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Golf Association is now one of the newest clients of IT Radix.  This nonprofit organization can trace its origins back to 1900 and now boasts over 250 members.  It is dedicated to the service of golf in the State of New Jersey and its activities promote and preserve the traditions of golf all over the state.

Windows XP and Office 2003 are heading to the technology graveyard. Are you ready?

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support or update Windows XP or Office 2003.  What does this mean?  These programs will be even more vulnerable to outside attacks. Take action before you get in a lurch!

They will still work but, and it’s a big BUT…You could be facing serious security and compliance issues if you continue to use these programs.

3 Important Things to Check on Your Computer Network After Hurricane Sandy

As many of you are returning to business as usual we would strongly recommend a quick but thorough check of your internal IT systems.  In particular, we recommend: 

Hurricane Sandy from Space

Verifying your backups are working properly by doing an actual restore
Reviewing your server error logs, especially the Windows System log and the hardware manufacturer logs, for any potential hardware problems that may be lurking as a result of inconsistent power or hard server shutdowns
Testing your power strips and UPS units to ensure that they are still able to protect your computer equipment through future power events.

Stop Wasting Time on IT

I’m always on the lookout for ways to make things more efficient – be it technology or just around the home. Last Friday I working on a client’s PC and they had over 10 unnecessary programs auto-launching when their computers were starting….no wonder they were complaining that the computer was running slow!

It’s a good idea to periodically review the programs that automatically start when your computer.