What Every Business Owner Must Know About Hiring An Honest, Competent, Responsive, And Fairly–Priced Computer Consultant

free reportI would love to send you a copy of my recently published report – “What Every Business Owner Must Know About Hiring An Honest, Competent, Responsive, And Fairly–Priced Computer Consultant”

Even if you aren’t ready to make a service change right now, this report will give you important questions you should ask your current IT person to make sure that their policies, procedures and service standards won’t leave you vulnerable to expensive problems, lost data, viruses, hacker attacks and a host of other problems.

Simply fill out this form and download it instantly!

If You Are Considering Cloud Computing For Your Company – Don’t, Until You Read This…

cloudreportFree Report Download:  If You Are Considering Cloud Computing For Your Company – Don’t, Until You Read This…

If you are considering cloud computing or Office 365 to save money and simplify IT, it is          extremely important that you get and read this special report, “5 Critical Facts Every Business Owner Must Know Before Moving Their Network To The Cloud”.

This report will discuss in simple, non-technical terms the pros and cons of cloud computing, data security, how to choose a cloud provider as well as 3 little known facts that most IT consultants don’t know or won’t tell you about cloud computing that could end up causing you MORE problems and costing you more money than you anticipated.

Even if you aren’t ready to move to the cloud yet, this report will give you the right information and questions to ask when the time comes.

Download your FREE copy today at www.cioservicesllc.com/cloudreport/

or call our office at 314-414-8400.

 

CIO Will Help You Recycle All Your Technotrash

One of my personal passions is recycling. I’ve made it a part of CIO Services, by incorporating green policies internally and by helping our clients recycle old equipment—computers, monitors, printers, parts, etc. However, I’ve discovered few of our clients know we provide this service so apparently I haven’t promoted it well enough.

Let me say it loud and clear: CIO will help you recycle all your technotrash!

To simplify this process, we’ve partnered with Somtech, a registered ILEPA collector of electronic waste, both commercial and residential. Somtech E-cycling is fairly new to the e-cycling business, but has been in the community for years recycling old/damaged cell phones via recycle bins in The Bank of Edwardsville branches, Shell Community Credit Union branches, and Anderson Hospital.

If simplifying or cleaning is on your New Year’s resolution list, grab all the electronics gathering dust in the closet and take them to any of their upcoming events. They’ll take pretty much anything with a plug…

  • Cell Phones, Chargers, and their Batteries
  • Computers/Laptops
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Printers/Fax Machines
  • Televisions/Monitors
  • Telephones
  • as well as CDs, tapes, old floppy disks, etc.

For a complete list visit http://www.somrecycle.com.

If you miss the events, you can still recycle—just give us a call!

Fees are nominal (free for our managed service clients!), and we handle those as a straight pass-through, no markups. If you ask us when we’re onsite, we can often take small loads back to the office with us, for our next delivery. For larger quantities we can coordinate a pickup directly with Somtech.

To learn more about Somtech E-cycling visit them at:
http://www.somrecycle.com

Fresh-Picked Gadget of the Month: The Nest Learning Thermostat

nest learning ThermostatThe Nest Learning Thermostat  is an electronic, programmable, and self-learning wifi-enabled thermostat that optimizes heating and cooling to conserve electricity.

Want to see these gadgets in real life? Come visit our “gadget grove” of tech toys you can try out yourself.

The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up A “Work From Home System” For Your Staff

Picture1Free Report Download:  The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up A “Work From Home System” For Your Staff

If you are thinking about implementing a “work from home” program for your employees, or if you want to install a virtual network to allow your key employees to work seamlessly on the road or from a remote office, DON’T – until your read this eye-opening guide first!

Download your FREE copy today at www.cioservicesllc.com/report/  or call our office at 314-414-8400.

It’s Earth Day…is your computer saving energy?

earthdayIn honor of Earth Day…here are a few easy tips to save energy by updating settings on your computer.

Obviously you can save energy by turning off your computer when you aren’t using it, but even when you are using it there are a variety of settings you can tweak to make the most of your energy usage.

In your computer’s Control Panel, you can find Power Options. You’ll be able to tweak your power settings here, by turning off your monitor and hard drive if you computer hasn’t been active for more than a few minutes.The exact steps vary a little bit between different kind of computers, but it’s usually pretty easy to change these settings so don’t be afraid to try this step.

Lower the brightness on your monitor for another energy-saving boost, as long as it doesn’t strain your eyes. Look for control buttons on the bottom of the monitor, or at the top of your laptop keyboard.

Wireless broadcasting also requires quite a bit of energy, and most laptops have a button that turns wireless on or off. If you are working offline, you’ll find that turning off wireless can great extend your battery life.

That’s it for now…just a few simple steps and you’ll be helping to save the planet!

Recompute’s cardboard computer

recomputerlargeA big problem with rapidly changing technology is the trash it produces. Despite the best efforts of avid recyclers, a huge number of old computers end up in the dumpster and eventually in our landfills.

Designer Brenden Macaluso has created the “Recompute,” a real, working computer, made largely from recyclable cardboard. Check out the details in this photo (click to see an enlarged image):

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It’s not in mass production yet, but this and many more ideas like it will lead the way to more sustainable eco-friendly technology. Check out the Greener Gadgets’ Design Competition for even more cool concepts.