Why Move Up to Windows 7 and 2008 R2?

It’s common for many businesses to forgo upgrading their systems when new software comes along – it’s not only expensive, but why change something that’s been serviceable and reliable so far? However, considering that studies and tests are showing that Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 are significantly outperforming their predecessors, it may be time to at least consider beginning a gradual upgrade.

Scammers Now Pose as Microsoft Reps

hand holding phone while dialingWhen someone who identifies him/herself as a representative from Microsoft calls you out of the blue, be wary. A new scam involves people posing as Microsoft employees and scaring victims into paying for bogus service and giving up credit information, by telling them that their system has been infected by a virus or that it’s running too slowly.

Rename Files Quickly in Windows 7

With Windows 7, there are easier and faster ways to rename multiple files in one sweep. The first way is to click on a file’s name and rename it as usual, then press the “Tab” key to access the next file in the list.

Another way is to select multiple files (press the Ctrl key or Shift key and select the desired files), then right click on the first file and choose “Rename” to give it a new name.

Facing IT Consumerization

When new IT is released in the consumer market first, gains widespread popularity, and is then adapted by businesses for business use, it’s called IT consumerization. While many see the pros of this practice, few see the cons – and in business, it’s important to know both sides and understand not only how it will affect you, but also how to respond to it.