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UPGRADE WINDOWS SERVER 2008

  • End of life for mainstream support has already ended for Windows Server 2008, but on January 14, 2020 Microsoft will officially end its support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions and Windows 7. This leaves 14 days to update and upgrade your existing software and equipment while it is still supported. Need to know where to start planning? Call us at 1-800-501-3282 and we can work with you to plan your upgrades.

DOCUMENTING YOUR NETWORK

  • Network documentation is critical. Without documentation, diagnosing and settling flaws will take longer, which implies more downtime than would normally be appropriate for your client.  The more detailed your documentation, the more efficient you can be when troubleshooting or working on your long-term technology plan and budget.

CLEANING OUT THE SERVER ROOM

  • The server room also tends to become a dumping ground of older equipment and a make-shift storage area. You can typically find dust collecting in an assortment of sizes. This can be considered unsafe for your IT hardware. Most people not trained in the importance of a clean environment in a data center space will probably not even notice these contaminants. The downtime that they can cause, however, can have catastrophic financial effects on the company. Remove the clutter from the rooms to reduce the risk of using old or failing equipment and keep the air flow in the server room optimal to keep those servers nice and cool. Did you know Think Tank NTG can help with clearing out the clutter? Start your New Year off right, and give us a call at 1-800-501-3282 for the best solution.

Security and Backups!

  • IT Best Practices are a must have in a business, but many fail to successfully implement these practices. Most security experts agree that the biggest security hole in any network is the end user, so training is very important. With the New Year around the corner, it’s always good to clean out your computer files and backup what you currently have. Start 2020 off right with a clean and organized desktop, with everything from 2019 backed-up in the Cloud! We will also be starting 2020 off with a focused Lunch & Learn surrounding Backups and Cyber Security. Join us here or give us a call at 1-800-501-3282

 

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