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Executive Summary: Technology

Congratulations! You have upgraded to Windows 10! Wait. What?

Many people have walked into their office to be welcomed to a new Windows 10 upgrade. Except they didn’t want it. If you fall into the “didn’t want it” category, you have the option to go back to the previous version of Windows within 30 days. Here are instructions on how to do this.

Did Microsoft Call You? Hang Up The Phone!

Have you received a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft telling you that your computer has something wrong with it? Hang up the phone. It’s not Microsoft. It is a group of clever scam artists who try to scare you into paying them to “fix” your computer. Microsoft will never call you. Never. Ever.

Don’t Let Your Computer Update to Windows 10 Automatically

There are many reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. And there are just as many reasons not to!

Microsoft has been making it harder for users to stay on Windows 7 and Windows 8, with many people starting up their computers to find that they have been automatically upgraded to Windows 10. Now, you can prevent this.

Download “Never 10” from Gibson Research Corporation. When you run Never 10, it runs the Microsoft approved method of preventing an accidental upgrade to Windows 10. (Remember to reboot after you run it!)

If you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

The Portable Data Center That Fits in a Suitcase

From The Wall Street Journal: Tech firm Ubuntu’s “Orange Box” mimics a data center, but in a small box the size of a suitcase. The WSJ finds out why this portable processing power is useful for disaster zones and scientific discovery. (about $10,000)

Video at (click link): The Portable Data Center That Fits in a Suitcase

How Do You Use Email?

Email can be a great tool for your business, or a tremendous time waster. Here is an interesting article from by Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt and former Senior Vice President of Products Jonathan Rosenberg. Enjoy.

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Breaking Up is Hard To Do, the great financial website, had an article the other day about changing service providers. Whether you are changing banks or tech companies, change can be very scary.

We can help you through this process — even if you are not retaining LICT for your tech support. Think of us an independent third eye, keeping your interests first.