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Computers Running Slow?

on February 8, 2018 No comments

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As your computer gets older, does it seem to be running slower and slower? Are you thinking that perhaps you need a new one? Before you do anything like purchase a new computer, it would be a good idea to simply perform a few tasks which could clear out the clutter and make your system work faster. 

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Top Tech Trends for 2018

on January 18, 2018 No comments

With breakthroughs for promising technology on the horizon, pleasant surprises such as the emergence of blockchain are piquing the interest of those interested in the shift to a digital currency. As we cross the threshold into the new year, let’s take a look at what the technological terrain will look like in 2018.

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Changing the Way Business is Done

on January 9, 2018 No comments


Ten years ago, consumers began to tire of the old way of doing business. Being force fed a steady diet of overly zealous commercials imploring consumers to use a product or service were largely being ignored. Company’s like Ford understood this more quickly than others, when targeting the younger audiences, and instead of commercials they did something radical.

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Windows and Laptops

on January 4, 2018 No comments


Desktops and laptops are getting more compact and lighter each year. Although they may not appear at first glance to look significantly different  than before, internals and the software have adapted to catch up with smart phones.  Computing power is increasing, battery power is getting better  operating systems are being slimmed down and built to better integrate into the tablet and smart phone world. We have all known for years the pros and cons of AMA Vs  Intel Chips, many of us preferring Intel. But there is whole other type of processing chip, known as ARM. Up until now, because of software and processing issues, it wasn’t a great option for laptops and such. But it seems that has changed, and it makes for some exciting changes coming down the pike.

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Do You Have Enough Computing Power?

on December 8, 2017 No comments

As 2017 comes to a close, we are all going to be busy trying to get through Holiday preparations, out of town visits, company coming to town and end of the year tasks at work. My partners and I have been discussing how we are going to grow our business in 2018, and I think it would be a safe bet that many of you are thinking about the same thing.

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Adding Power to Google Account

on October 27, 2017 No comments


If you are like us and you have a busy office, sometimes any little thing we can do to make our systems integrate with each other work for us is a welcome upgrade. It will also be a blessing for some of our current customers. If you are already using DocuSign, Trello, and Quickbooks, it’s a nice shortcut to make a day’s workload a little lighter.  The Quickbooks add on puts a View invoice box attached to a group of all the invoices gmails you recently sent out. Keeping everything in one place. Try it out, see if you like it.

From Google Tech news:

Google is launching third-party add-ons for Gmail today. These native extensions will allow you to bring the power of services like Asana, DocuSign, Trello, Wrike and others directly to your inbox — no matter whether you are an enterprise or individual user.

If you’ve been following along, this announcement doesn’t come as a total surprise. The company first announced at its I/O developer conference in March that this feature was coming. At the time, though, this was only a developer preview; since then, Google has worked with a number of partners to bring a first set of native extensions to Gmail.

This first set of partners includes Asana, Dialpad, DocuSign (coming soon), Hire (by Google), Intuit QuickBooks, ProsperWorks, RingCentral, Smartsheet, Streak, Trello and Wrike. Unsurprisingly, the focus here is on productivity services that, for the most part, already include some connection to email. The add-ons live in the right sidepane of Gmail (though sadly they are not available in Inbox by Gmail, Google’s other email client).

Asana co-founder Justin Rosenstein told me that this will allow his customers to more easily bring tasks from external emails to the work-tracking service. It also will allow Asana users to see more details about tasks that appear in emails they receive directly from Asana or from other users.

The same is true for most of the other integrations, whether that’s the Trello add-on allowing you to turn emails into actionable tasks or the RingCentral add-on allowing you to make outbound calls and view and send SMS messages from your inbox.

What’s nice is that these add-ons also work in the mobile Gmail app on Android. As for iOS support, a Google spokesperson tells me the company is “working with Apple to bring Gmail Add-ons to iOS users.” It’s unclear when exactly this will happen, though.

As somebody who heavily relies on Trello’s Chrome-based plugin for Gmail to stay semi-sane, the idea of a native integration with Gmail definitely sounds like it’ll make life easier — especially because of this mobile integration.

You can now install these integrations from the G Suite Marketplace; if you are a developer, you can also start creating add-ons for your own organization. These Gmail add-ons join similar tools for Google Docs and Sheets that are already available in the Marketplace.”

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IT Services

on August 24, 2017 No comments

They say “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. When I was a kid I would nod my head to sayings like these, knowing that my elders thought they were imparting great wisdom to me. I wasn’t always sure what they meant by them, but I knew it must be something wise and useful. So, let me ask you, what do you think this saying means? 

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The Importance Of Training

on July 25, 2017 No comments

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What happens when you get something new? Are you excited to have this new system?  I love installing new hardware that will be less expensive to administer and maintain, and yet provide more functionailty.  But something that often happens when you try to use this new thing,is that it doesn’t work like your old system did. In fact, other than the basics, you are having trouble figuring out how to take advantage of all the new features built in to your new system.  It’s so frustrating.

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Why You Should Hire Unified Technology Solutions As Your IT Support

on July 7, 2017 No comments

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If computers are essential to running your business, and I don’t know many companies today that this is not true of, then your next hire should be us. I came across an article on just that subject in the latest Entrepreneur magazine. In this particular article the writer is advising companies to hire a full time IT person, and while I don’t disagree with that, I would suggest if you have 100 employees or less, hiring just one in house IT person will probably not be sufficient.

When you have a company to run, trying to build your business and maintain a functioning computer network at the same time could be disastrous. Computer outages can take one person out of circulation for days if it is an intermittent problem

Add to that the fact your company is running vital software packages for sales and lead tracking as well as the software required to keep your company running and NOT having an IT professional on your team is simply a bad situation.

The writer in this post on Forbes Magazine is making the case for hiring a full time IT person, or staff, as the case may be. While he is making the point for bringing on a full time IT person, there are many points in what he writes that would apply to hiring Unified Technology Solutions as your full time IT department, and even if you already have an IT person, having our services as a backup to your IT guy is always a good idea.

Give this a look and see what you think:

“…The reality of doing business in a Web-centric economy means that you have to learn how to tame all of those electrons. You have to be able to deal with the intricacies of Web sites and data storage, and not let your systems get summarily swamped. And while plenty off-the-shelf products appear deceptively “plug-and-play,” managing IT eventually will require professional chops.

The big question: When to hire that IT guy? Prominent minds disagree on this subject, but there are two basic schools of thought.

The first argues that entrepreneurs should hire an IT professional immediately. This urgent view applies mostly to companies that depend on technology for their very livelihoods–say, a social networking site like News Corp.‘s MySpace, a blog (like my own) or a company hawking an entirely new technology, such as a voice-over-Internet Protocol carrier.

“I’m surprised by how many start-ups out there don’t make IT a high priority,” says Toni Schneider, chief executive of Automattic, the Web development company responsible for WordPress, a popular weblog software platform. “There’s a big competitive advantage if you have someone who owns [your IT] and thinks about it all the time.”

The second school sees IT more as a tool to optimize performance rather than as a core competency of a business. Most entrepreneurs are in this camp. They feel they don’t need to hire a professional geek immediately, but at some point later on when growth (measured in revenues, employees or site traffic) calls for it. “ Which can be a big miscaculation.

You can read the full text of this article at…

What I took away from their article was this: IT should not be the ast thing a growing company thinks about implementing. In fact it should be one of the first things. To run an effective company in today’s business environment, its important to have good tools at your disposal, and functioning computers, a strong network and software which helps your company run better are three of those things. Without a presence to manage those three items, company owners are going to struggle.

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How Can Your Network Be Safer?

on July 7, 2017 No comments

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Unified Technology  Solutions is a good place to start when you are looking to protect your network from spam and viruses. We can configure your email system using off-site filtering at your domain address ( Your mail system can be set up such that before any email is sent to an individual email address, it is first put through a filtering service instead of directly to your server.

This filtering service will run the e-mail through multiple filtering software packages to look for both viruses and spam.  The reason for multiple filtering packages is, there could be the chances that a single software program does not recognize a virus, but another program could catch it.

The procedure with these filtering services is a system which works like this.  On the first pass, the most common threats, which are usually all virus emails are filtered out. After that each E-mail is scanned and assigned 1 of 3 spam rankings.

Any email message where nothing suspicious is detected will be forwarded through the service to your mail server and show up in your mailbox. Email which looks most likely to be spam or infected in any way is sent into quarantine to prevent someone accidentally opening a suspicious email. The recipient of that email will receive a daily e-notifications to either add the sender to your safe list, or delete the email for good. The 3rd ranking is “definitely spam“, this is spam coming from known spam servers or matching known spam patterns, and is immediately deleted by the service.

Outbound filtering does the same in reverse, filtering your outbound e-mail to make sure your server has not been hijacked and is being made to send spam. Beyond simply checking for spam, you can set also configure filters to make sure employees do not send out e-mails with racial, derogatory, or curse words that can reflect bad on your business. You can even add a companywide legal claim to all outgoing e-mail if needed, this is much easier than keeping every E-mail client updated with the latest legal disclaimer every time it needs to be change.

Filtering service also adds a layer of protection if your server or internet access goes down, especially in a disaster. Email will be spooled on the off-site filtering servers and sent to your server when it comes back online, and you can access it from any internet connected PC if an important email is needed immediately.

Because of economy of scale, the pricing for this off-site filtering, with all it’s added features, is right around the cost of your current filtering software. In fact, it is often less expensive, with rates under $3.00 per user/month and requires little to no regular maintenance. This is very cost effective compared to on-site filtering software, and can be especially inexpensive if you are maxing out your available bandwidth and are considering the purchase a higher rate or second connection.

UTS recommends and sells off-site filtering service by McAfee, a world leader in information systems and security research.

To find out more and see if off-site filtering may be right for you feel free to contact us by email at, or give us a call at (772) 539-7667.

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