24 Aug

It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

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Twenty years ago today, Microsoft launched the Windows 95 operating systems. In celebration of this milestone, we’re taking a nostalgic look back at life on August 24th, 1995. The number one song was Waterfalls by TLC. Please note that at the time, the CGI in this video was very impressive: The number one movie at the […]

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22 Jul

It’s Time to Upgrade

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If you’re still running Windows Server 2003, you should know that it is officially past its expiration date. It had a good 12 year run, but Microsoft stopped supporting the operating system earlier this month. Although old software is generally retired without much fanfare, this is still critically important news for your company. Here are […]

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20 Jul

Sneak Peek: 10 Things About Windows 10

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Windows 10, Microsoft’s new operating system, is due to arrive at the end of the month. Should you upgrade from your current system? To answer that question, my staff and I here at IMC have been testing the beta version of Windows 10 for 3 months now. Here are 10 features of Windows 10 that […]

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30 Apr

Funding Opportunities for Small Business

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IMC is in the news again! We’ve talked about the benefits of working with the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) before, but last week we had the opportunity to speak directly to the Commissioner herself. We met Catherine Smith at her keynote presentation at the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Expo 2015. As one […]

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13 Apr

The Cloud Explained: Do You Need It?

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When most people have a few minutes to kill they turn to Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, or any number of other mobile games for distraction. My favorite time wasting website is Archive.org’s Wayback Machine. Type any web address and you can browse a snapshot of the site as it looked on say, April 15th […]

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7 Apr

Resources for Innovative Connecticut Businesses

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We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Senator Chris Murphy to help demonstrate some new security technology created by our partners at Penn Globe. The technology itself is pretty exciting (Penn Globe has developed a method to integrate cameras and other security features into their classic gaslight-style lamps in order to make towns and […]

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23 Mar

Do You Need to Upgrade? (Spoiler Alert: Yes!)

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We’ve all gotten comfortable with a piece of software and thought, “Why should I replace this when it still does what I need it to do? Besides, lord only knows where Microsoft has put the buttons in the new version!” Unfortunately, this loyalty is admirable, but ill placed. Failing to upgrade puts your network security […]

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16 Feb

Defending Your Business: 4 Best Practices

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but the security landscape has gotten complicated. Viruses, bots, Trojan horses, adware, bloatware, ransomware, hacking, and malware all are a threat to your network and all have made headlines recently. When companies as large as Sony, Target, and Microsoft’s Xbox Live network can be compromised, what can a small […]

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9 Feb

How to Stay Encouraged While Growing Your Business

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I recently attended the 2014 Yale Technology summit with Glenn Newman, our Lead Desktop Support Technician. The keynote address was from the founders of Twitch, Justin Kan and Emmett Shear. Twitch is the world’s leading video-game streaming platform and a community for gamers. Justin and Emmett recently sold it to Amazon for $970 million dollars. […]

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