Joshua Smith

Holding Up a ‘Help’ Sign in the World of Giant IT Mergers 

By Joshua Smith / May 10, 2024

Did your local MSP get swallowed up by a big tech giant recently, leaving you waving a “Help” sign, hoping someone notices? It’s all too common in the world of IT. Big, faceless IT corporations might promise the moon, but for small businesses, they can leave you feeling out in the cold. Let’s dive into…

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How Proper IT Asset Disposal Benefits Our Planet 

By Joshua Smith / May 3, 2024

It’s amazing how quickly technology evolves these days, isn’t it? But with the rapid pace of advancement comes a downside: the lifespan of IT equipment tends to be really short, which means we’re creating a lot of electronic waste, or e-waste. Properly disposing of IT assets, or ITAD, is super important—not just for keeping our…

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Ensuring Data Security in IT Asset Disposal 

By Joshua Smith / May 3, 2024

The disposal of old IT equipment is as critical as the implementation of new technologies.  Wait, what?  It’s true! Particularly when it comes to the secure erasure of sensitive data, proper IT disposal is essential. As organizations routinely upgrade their systems, the need for secure disposal practices is necessary to prevent data breaches and maintain compliance with…

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Server 2012 End of Life

Change Is Here: Your Windows Server 2012 End-of-Life Options

By Joshua Smith / October 11, 2023

We knew it was coming, and the official announcement is finally here.    Microsoft made the significant announcement in May 2023: Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will both reach End of Life and End of Support on October 10, 2023.  For businesses with on-premises servers that weren’t  bought and configured in the last few…

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