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Windows 10 is Coming and it's FREE

January 23, 2015

WOW!!!!  We can't wait for Windows 10 to arrive.  It has no official release date, only "later this year," but it's being eagerly awaited, especially for those stuck with Windows 8.1.  Microsoft listened and Microsoft answered.

What does this mean to you?  Well, if you're a Windows 7 or 8.1 user you can upgrade to Windows 10 FOR FREE, let me repeat that, FOR FREE!!!! 

This is great customer service from Microsoft in answer to much public disappointment with Windows 8 and their attempt to resolve some issues with the release of 8.1.  This information comes directly from the EVP of Operating Systems Terry Myerson's Blog on Microsoft.com.  You can read the blog post here along with details about Windows 10 features: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/ 

What do you need to do?  Nothing for now.  Once the official release date of Windows 10 is announced, you will have one year from that date to take advantage of the free upgrade. 

What do you need to check?  Verify your version of Windows.  If you're on Windows 8 and have been avoiding that annoying update, you're going to have to do it.  It's a large update so you'll need to set aside some time.  If you have any questions, give us a call, we'll be happy to assit.  910-399-4898

Continue to follow us as we'll keep you informed on Windows 10 announcements. 

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Stop in to 360 Technology Solutions in Fulton Station, 3715 Patriot Way, Suite 139, Wilmington, NC 28412 or give us a call 910-399-4898.  We're waiting to meet you and help you at any point in the lifecycle of your technology!

 

 

Training Employees on Internet Use

January 08, 2015

I came across this article on Twitter posted from Wired.com this morning http://www.wired.com/2015/01/german-steel-mill-hack-destruction/?mbid=social_twitter

Reading between the lines, it reinforces the fact that employees need to be properly trained to use the internet and email in addition to the specifics of their business.  If that one person (or persons) hadn't opened an attachment or visited a suspect website, the hackers would never have been able to access the steel mill.

Now these examples in the article may not seem relevant to you but the facts are: technology is present everywhere and you're connected.  If you're a business owner, do you feel confident that your employees are properly trained on internet use and email basics or even that you, yourself, are properly trained?  If you have medical files, are you 100% confident that data is unreachable?  Maybe those electronic files are HIPAA compliant but is your staff practicing safe internet and email habits?  Even on a personal, individual basis, do you feel like you're properly trained?

360 Technology Solutions in Wilmington, NC can help!  We provide classes in house or on site to ensure you are armed with the knowledge to avoid those pesky hackers, viruses, and malware.  Even if you aren't local, give us a call if you have a question or concern, we'd be glad to help!

Stop by to see us in Fulton Station, 3715 Patriot Way, Suite 139, Wilmington, NC 28412, call us 910-399-4898, or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You can also follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/360technologysolutions and Twitter www.twitter.com/ThreeSixtyTech

 

 

Welcoming 2015

January 05, 2015

Welcome 2015!  It's amazing how quickly a year goes by these days!

We are ringing in a new year here in Wilmington, NC with classes, events, and our already successful repertoire of services helping people make the proper purchases, learning their devices, repairing computers, cell phones, iPads, and other devices, and helping discard old technology.  We're also going to be adding a self-help section to our website for tips, tricks, and good to know items.

Stay tuned for our weekly series "More Than a Computer Repair Shop" where we will highlight our other services and provide incentives to stop by and try them out!

Thank you to all who have already used our services and we look forward to working together in the future.  Our business is built around you! 

Here's to a healthy, prosperous 2015 for all!