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February 11, 2014 @ 10:30 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT | Tags: , ,

In January new installs of Windows XP outpaced new installs of Windows 8! Which, on it’s face, seems odd. Windows XP is 14yrs old, it’s “End of Life” is April 8, 2014. And more people are installing XP than Windows 8. Don’t believe me? Check out BetaNews for the raw info.  This is telling us […]

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March 13, 2013 @ 11:05 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News | Tags: No tags

In every business there is always the “Oh Crap”! moment when a PC get’s infected with something.  And some more often than others.  What to do? Well, using a quality set of firewall/filters/anti-virus is part of the solution.  And more than likely the only parts of the solution you’ve heard about.  But, there’s a whole […]

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December 4, 2012 @ 12:30 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

Microsoft is having a difficult time with Windows8 and WindowsRT…  Companies and People arn’t buying it.  And, from the testing we’ve done so far, for good reason. But Microsoft is taking a decidedly interesting approach to slow sales of a product EVERYBODY has said they don’t need, don’t want, and they can’t really see any […]

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November 14, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

It seems that AT&T is playing games with it’s new “Usage Billing” forumlas.  And it’s not pretty. We spotted this article on Slashdot today.  One that our customers that utilize AT&T services should be very concerned with.  You see, AT&T is now billing for how much data you consume.  Which, on it’s face, sounds reasonable.  […]

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November 8, 2012 @ 7:42 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

Yes, you heard me right.  And HotHardware.com is reporting it, and Microsoft is confirming it.  Windows8 paid applications contain advertising.  Right now ads f or Coca Cola, Ford, and Samsung have signed up (among others) that will  show up in applications (like Finaance, Weather, News, etc.). With a “normal” operating system and applications (that you […]

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It has come to our attention that there are serious flaws that have been identified in Sophos Anti-Virus by security researchers at Google. OPENRSM has never used, nor provided, Sophos Anti-Virus.  And it seems that our own internal evaluation to not provide or support Sophos has been sustained (for additional reasons) by Google. You can […]

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Ever wonder why there seems to always be a PC that’s slow, infected, issuing pop-ups, redirecting your Google searches, etc? It’s because they’re infected!  “But we have anti-virus installed on all our machines” is the usual self-denial cycle that sets in.  Usually followed with “why can’t you keep this from happening?  Your the expert here?”.  […]

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Many of our Friends and Customers know that OPENRSM is a proud supporter of Scouting and Scouts.  And on this Independence Day we’d like to pause and think not only of our own Freedom’s and Liberty.  But also how it is also celebrated by the “Good Turn” done daily by Scouts.  A case in point….  […]

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June 25, 2012 @ 6:40 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

And you didn’t even realize you had a @facebook.com email address.. did you? Oh, but you do! And it was changed to be your primary email address contact on your timeline by Facebook. And no, they didn’t tell anybody… Until the press decided to start calling Facebook on it. And (in a change for Facebook), […]

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June 10, 2012 @ 5:12 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, News | Tags: No tags

Jefferson County Alabama is finding out what happens when you fire 40% of your IT Staff and cancel routine hardware maintenance and upgrades. A total meltdown of their key accounting system, likely to cost many times over what simple preventative maintenance and having a properly trained staff would have cost. Details are at the All […]

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