What happens if you keep using Windows 7 after its end-of-life support?

As advanced as modern tech is, some just aren’t meant to last forever.

Like other software products, your operating system isn’t void of mandatory upgrades. Come 2020 (just a stone’s throw away), both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will reach the end of their life cycle, also known as a software’s “end of life” (EOL).

So, what does this mean for your business, and what can you do to prepare for it?

Firstly, what is “end of life”?
A software product’s EOL refers to the date on which its providers stops offering users corresponding support or security updates.

To Shop or Not to Shop on Thanksgiving Day: The Debate Rages On

In days gone by, Thanksgiving Day meant dinner with the family, football, and leftovers for days. In more recent years, that trend has shifted from family fun to mobbed retail stores and open wallets.

During a 2018 study, over half of those polled were against stores opening on Thanksgiving Day.

Remind your employees that office computers are not for personal information!

It’s an employee’s first day on the job, and you’ve given them a fantastic new PC or laptop that will help them work at their best. However, what your employee does with it from then on can potentially cost you big time in productivity, data loss, or even a network-wide cyber attack.

Cybercrime cinema: Hackers in Hollywood

Cybercrime is a prevalent threat to businesses, thanks in part to hackers who break into computer systems, control them, steal information, and cause a lot of damage. A Clark School study at the University of Maryland revealed that a hacker attack occurs every 39 seconds.

Tips and tricks to make your Thanksgiving cooking stress-free

Thanksgiving is a point of pride for many home cooks because it is the perfect time to whip up something special for family and guests. Anything short of good food, football, and family won’t pass muster, with particular emphasis on food.

As expected, Thanksgiving kitchen preparations tend to be stressful affairs.

Don’t fall for these popular online scams

Gamblers and con men say there’s a sucker born every minute, but you don’t have to enter a casino or gambling joint to be one. Just use your computer and you’ll find that the internet is bursting with online scams in search of victims. These scams have been around for decades and exist mainly because of naivety and ignorance.

Chicken wings and lawyers in Rochester and Buffalo, New York

What do chicken wings and lawyers have in common? If you can’t think of a good answer, then go to Rochester and Buffalo, New York. There are some great activities hatching there this month that you can’t miss. If you don’t believe us, read on:

1. 9th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards Luncheon – November 14, 2019
It’s no secret that Rochester is the home of some of the best architects, builders, and designers in the country today.

From margarine to coffee: How to introduce new technologies to your business

In the 19th century, butter was so expensive that Emperor Napoleon III announced at the 1866 World’s Fair in Paris that he would sponsor anyone who could come up with a better alternative to the popular spread. Three years later, French chemist Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès invented oleomargarine (later known as margarine) after mixing beef fat with milk and salt.

Halloween tech tricks (and treats) for small businesses

In ancient times, the Celts believed that the dead returned to haunt the living on Halloween. To avoid these frightening encounters, they made huge bonfires to burn crops and animals as sacrifices, and wore animal heads and skins to ward off ghosts.

Today, this annual holiday is still associated with scares, but it’s all in good fun.

6 Reasons you need Office 365 for your business

Question: What’s one of the most popular software suites in the world that has 120 million monthly users worldwide? The answer: Microsoft Office 365 for Business.

This cloud-based suite is a hit with many businesses because it helps them become more productive and efficient.

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