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Are you looking for a new location? Think about I.T. first!

Posted by Darren Card, Contego Tech Solutions 03-04-2018 3:10 pm
News Millenium Micro - Are you looking for a new location? Think about I.T. first!
Thinking about moving your office? Opening a new location? Over the years we have seen and heard stories of small business owners rushing to tell their IT department that they have just signed a lease on a new space. Then they find our there are thousands or hundreds of thousands in unexpected costs. Please remember to ask an IT Professional to review a prospect site with you before you commit. Be aware of all of the costs, complications and timelines required to move your technology.Read more →

5 reasons to adopt Microsoft OneNote for your note-taking

Posted by Pierre-Paul Caron, Syneco 03-04-2018 3:04 pm
News Millenium Micro - 5 reasons to adopt Microsoft OneNote for your note-taking
Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook that first appeared as an application for the Office 2003 suite. As a product that accepts both typed and handwritten notes, OneNote quickly became a must-have for tablet PC users in the early 2000s.Read more →

9 common risk factors related to computer networks

Posted by François Desjardins, Groupe Informatique Present 03-04-2018 2:41 pm
News Millenium Micro - 9 common risk factors related to computer networks
Today, computer networks are a driving force in every business, given the volume of information exchanged electronically. But connectivity and information-sharing also create an increased risk of data loss or service interruptions. A system failure can be disastrous.Read more →

MSP vs MSSP

Posted by Robert Picard, Demand ITS 03-04-2018 2:35 pm
News Millenium Micro - MSP vs MSSP
Computer technology is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, this is also true for the threats to your data and security. Last year was possibility the worst year for IT operations since the Y2K bug and the impact will resonate for years to come.Read more →

How a hacker can save you and your business

Posted by Terry Cutler, Sirco – Millenium Micro Partner 03-04-2018 2:32 pm
News Millenium Micro - How a hacker can save you and your business
There are two types of businesses. Those who know they got hacked, and those that don’t. Many business owners are unaware that hackers have likely been in their system for at least six months prior to being detected. Typically, according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, a hacker is detected not because of the company’s security technology, but rather by a 3rd party reported the breach to them.Read more →

A headset is no longer just a headset!

Posted by Jesper Kock, Director of Research and Development of Sennheiser Communications A/S 03-04-2018 2:26 pm
News Millenium Micro - A headset is no longer just a headset!
Today, simple headsets are bundled as free accessories to any mobile phone, giving them a perception of “nice to have” gimmicks in the consumer market. But in some areas, such as professional office environments, headsets are so much more than mere accessories, having evolved into complex pieces of IT equipment that can transform the business of communication. Jesper Kock, Director of Research and Development at Sennheiser Communications explains why that is and why the right choice of headsets is crucial for businesses.Read more →

Today's Tech Trends

Posted by Dominic Martine, Commtech 03-04-2018 2:21 pm
News Millenium Micro - Today's Tech Trends
Entrepreneurs who wish to maintain a competitive advantage must be aware of the latest technological trends in the business world. Not just passing fads, some of these innovations have a real impact on operating costs and even create new business opportunities. Should we embrace them wholeheartedly or be wary? The following are a few examples.Read more →

Of smart socks and showers

Posted by Dave White, Trinus Technologies 03-04-2018 2:17 pm
News Millenium Micro - Of smart socks and showers
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we saw an explosion in the Internet of Things (IoT) category.  These so-called Smart devices are aimed at making your home and business environment more convenient and accessible. From Smart socks and underwear to Smart toilets and showers, there was something for everyone.Read more →

Green is Good!

Posted by Bony Singh, CNB Computers – Millenium Micro Partner 03-04-2018 2:15 pm
News Millenium Micro - Green is Good!
Over the last several years a small company in Mississauga, Ontario has been experiencing exponential growth. CNB Computers Inc. was found in 2003 by Prabjeet Chhabra (Bony Singh). The company has its humble roots in a one man start-up that was filling a niche in the reseller market. CNB Computers and Millenium Micro partnered  together back in 2015 and the relationship has grown stronger every year.Read more →

How to increase employee productivity?

Posted by Targus, Millenium Micro Partner 03-04-2018 1:53 pm
News Millenium Micro - How to increase employee productivity?
Wish you knew the secret weapon to boosting productivity? Study after study shows that remote workers are up to 55% more productive than their office counterparts.Read more →

Accounting software designed for Canadian SMBs

Posted by 10-10-2017 1:18 pm
News Millenium Micro - Accounting software designed for Canadian SMBs

Acomba X is the new generation of Acomba, the accounting software that has been supporting Canadian SMBs for over 25 years. Acomba X offers the same great benefits that made its predecessor successful, while adding a touch of user-friendliness, performance and new features.

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Take action against cyber attacks!

Posted by Jean-Pier Talbot 10-10-2017 1:09 pm
News Millenium Micro - Take action against cyber attacks!

Cyber attacks generally don’t come from the outside. Your employees are the ones who, without realizing it, trigger the different cyber attacks within your network, putting your company’s survival at risk.

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Display decisions: Top tips for choosing the right desktop display

Posted by 10-10-2017 11:50 am
News Millenium Micro - Display decisions: Top tips for choosing the right desktop display

Read this and discover top tips for choosing the right desktop display.

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Hasta la vista, baby! An easy way to create great passwords that are tough to crack

Posted by Dave White 10-10-2017 11:42 am
News Millenium Micro - Hasta la vista, baby! An easy way to create great passwords that are tough to crack

What do nursery rhymes, memorable movie phrases and great song lines have in common? They make great passwords. And there is not a single number or special character in them. The requirement to make complex passwords using special characters and numbers is being re-thought.

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The strength of the group at the service of major events

Posted by Louis Houbart 10-10-2017 11:37 am
News Millenium Micro - The strength of the group at the service of major events

Festivals are well represented in Québec, and summer is the season when the majority of them are held. The needs are great and so are the expectations of the festival-goers. Organizations are also sensitive to technologies that are increasingly present in our daily lives to attract and accommodate visitors.

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Wheel in the sky keeps on turning

Posted by Louis-Martin Landry 10-10-2017 11:31 am
News Millenium Micro - Wheel in the sky keeps on turning

La Grande Roue de Montréal: a brand new, gigantic observation wheel. Standing 60 metres high and offering a 360-degree view (equivalent to that of a 20-storey building) from tempered cabins, it is the tallest wheel in Canada, and sister of the Chicago Wheel. Built with a framework normally reserved for oil rigs in the North Sea, it can withstand tsunamis and the strongest of earthquakes.

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After more than a decade in the IT field, I’ve seen the evolution of a lot of IT departments

Posted by Robert Picard 10-10-2017 11:24 am
News Millenium Micro - After more than a decade in the IT field, I’ve seen the evolution of a lot of IT departments

Many of our clients start out the same way, a small group of core people taking care of a lot of different things. Your best sales person is also helping with ordering, you're busy running finance, as well as the company, and your engineer also helps out with IT. Over time your business grew, you hired an accountant because you recognize the importance of keeping accurate financial information, and you now have a team of sales people and separate shipping receiving staff.

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Cyber threats

Posted by Mark Mcintosh 10-10-2017 11:15 am
News Millenium Micro - Cyber threats

In today’s world we see so many different threats against our safety and security. However, one of the biggest and growing is cyber threats. With the world running on technology, this is the one thing that can grind a company to a halt in seconds.

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Why having an efficient integrated management system is important

Posted by Bertrand Tougas 10-10-2017 11:06 am
News Millenium Micro - Why having an efficient integrated management system is important

Nowadays the biggest memory provider in Canada, GB Micro has developed its expertise in the import and distribution of memory and electronic products mostly to Canadian consumers, since its creation, in 1983.

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How to evaluate your exposure in the event of a disaster In 22 questions?

Posted by Benoit Mercier 10-10-2017 10:57 am
News Millenium Micro - How to evaluate your exposure in the event of a disaster In 22 questions?

Most companies take measures to protect their IT data, and with good reason. However, the increasingly critical role of IT in business models tends to increase the vulnerability of enterprises to disasters.

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IP telephony improves customer experience and reduces expenses

Posted by Andrew Lindzon 07-06-2017 4:46 pm
News Millenium Micro - IP telephony improves customer experience and reduces expenses

When looking at transforming your business from traditional phone lines to Voice Over IP (VOIP) the greatest fear is quality, the second is reliance on your internet connection. There are excellent, free tests you can use to determine if your internet connection can support your telephone traffic. In addition, your network can be configured to prioritize telephone traffic.

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The paperless office, the dream becomes reality

Posted by Louis-Martin Landry 07-06-2017 4:44 pm
News Millenium Micro - The paperless office, the dream becomes reality

The concept of a paperless office was promised at the beginning of this millennium, but we are still awaiting its arrival.

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IP addresses, hosts, name servers... what do these all mean?

Posted by Robert Picard 07-06-2017 4:42 pm
News Millenium Micro - IP addresses, hosts, name servers...  what do these all mean?

The Domain Registrar is where it all starts. The Registrar is the organization where your domain is sourced (if available!) and ownership is established. They can register and create top-level domains such as .com, .ca, .net, etc. The Domain Registrar creates the domain, (ie. mycompany.ca) establishes the registration and technical contact information (this can be hidden) and points the domain name to a Domain Name Server(s). As a small business owner, you should make efforts to ensure you own the registration record.

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If it's worth a UPS, it's worth a good UPS

Posted by Darren Card 07-06-2017 4:40 pm
News Millenium Micro - If it's worth a UPS, it's worth a good UPS

At home and at the office we have expensive electronics. The value of the data and productivity offered by those electronics is substantially greater than the equipment price. So why do we often find these electronics protected by the cheapest surge bar or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)? The answer is usually that no one has explained the difference between various power management solutions to small business managers, IT professionals and home owners.

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Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), been on your mind?

Posted by Clare Tries 07-06-2017 4:38 pm
News Millenium Micro - Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), been on your mind?

Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is a concept that has been taking the IT industry by storm. The philosophy of HaaS is simple; the provider owns the hardware and leases it to the client for a monthly fee. There are many benefits for providers and clients when considering a true HaaS procurement model including tax benefits, standardization, and scalability. 

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What is digital signage?

Posted by Richard Fortin 07-06-2017 4:36 pm
News Millenium Micro - What is digital signage?

Digital signage consists of a display of images or videos onto a screen (which can be tactile for increased interaction), or onto a projector. In fact, it is the transition from traditional paper signage to on-screen display. 

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Ransomware: the most devastating cyberattack for SMB’s

Posted by ÉRIC BEAUCHEMIN 07-06-2017 4:34 pm
News Millenium Micro - Ransomware: the most devastating cyberattack for SMB’s

Recent studies have shown that close to 35% of Canadian organizations have been attacked at least once by ransomware in the past twelve months. Of that number, 43% suffered significant loss of revenue and 25% of these businesses had to halt their operations because of an infection of this type. The major problem with ransomware is that it now pays for hackers to attack you. 

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Do you have a plan to maintain IT operations this summer?

Posted by Benoit Mercier 07-06-2017 4:32 pm
News Millenium Micro - Do you have a plan to maintain IT operations this summer?

Each summer, many small and medium business owners take the risk of spending a few weeks without their key resources. Whether it’s a system administrator, a person with expertise on specific applications or even an employee dedicated to the help desk, all have a vital role to play. 

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Emerging technology trends: a report from this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show)

Posted by Dave White 07-06-2017 4:29 pm
News Millenium Micro - Emerging technology trends: a report from this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show)

About every other year, a colleague and I attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Yes, we have some fun, but the primary intent is to pick up on industry trends for future technologies coming to a workspace near you. For those not familiar CES, it is the largest trade show in the world, with close to 20,000 exhibitors displaying all manner of devices and technologies to 150,000 industry attendees. It runs for 4 days and if you don’t dawdle, you can just about walk the whole show by the time it ends; sore feet notwithstanding.

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The Mystery of Managed Services

Posted by Taylor Hayward 06-04-2016 10:56 am
News Millenium Micro - The Mystery of Managed Services

Managed Services is a well known term to those within the industry, yet is virtually unknown to those outside of it. Even to those that know the term, it is not always understood or appreciated. With the IT industry becoming more complicated every day, I can understand why one might choose to remain only slightly knowledgeable about IT and how it plays such an important role in todays SMB world. Today’s SMB owner need not be experts in the IT industry nor do they have the time. That is the singular purpose of the Managed Service Provider.

 
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EFFECTIVELY BUDGETING YOUR IT DOLLARS A SIMPLE AND OPTIMAL METHOD

Posted by Éric Beauchemin 06-04-2016 10:55 am
News Millenium Micro - EFFECTIVELY BUDGETING YOUR IT DOLLARS A SIMPLE AND OPTIMAL METHOD

THE NEW FACE OF CONSUMPTION…

For some time now, a certain trend has grown consistently stronger in our lives: the emergence of subscription-based products and services.

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Choosing the right MSP

Posted by Elder Matias 06-04-2016 10:54 am
News Millenium Micro - Choosing  the right MSP

We still encounter small and even medium size businesses that manage their technology internally or are supported by a one person service provider.  Despite investing significant resources in IT and other related services these organisations tend to be operating with only “out of the box” setups and frequently are using a small fraction of the capabilities available.  Given the complexity of technology today organisations need access to a team with diverse skills and expertise.

 
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TIER III compliant or certified?

Posted by Yvan Lefebvre et Simon-David William 06-04-2016 10:52 am
News Millenium Micro - TIER III  compliant or certified?

The data centre market is constantly the focus of advertisements these days. Its service offering continues to expand, but how do you find your way around it?


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Safeguard Your Profit: Buy Business Continuity – Not Break/Fix Service

Posted by carlye boruta 06-04-2016 10:51 am
News Millenium Micro - Safeguard Your Profit:  Buy Business Continuity – Not Break/Fix Service

One thing every business has in common is that they just want their IT systems to work; everyday, continually.  No outages, no viruses sneaking in, no equipment failures.  In fact they want everything to work so well that they don’t even have to think about it.  

 
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Choosing a Cloud solution to eliminate IT management: beware of the potential pitfalls

Posted by Benoît Mercier 06-04-2016 10:49 am
News Millenium Micro - Choosing a Cloud solution to eliminate IT management:  beware of the  potential pitfalls

Making your IT infrastructure virtual and migrating it to the cloud is likely to bring you significant gains. However, the elimination of IT management isn’t a part of that! 


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Small Business Virtualization: Is It for You?

Posted by Edward Smith 06-04-2016 10:47 am
News Millenium Micro - Small Business Virtualization: Is It for You?

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re part of a small business (according to Industry Canada, 98.2% of businesses in Canada have less than 100 employees).  Your business also likely suffers from the same issues that plague many other small businesses: small budgets.  You might now be thinking: what does this have to with Virtualization?


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Starting the Journey towards Managed Services: A Beginners’ Guide

Posted by Shawn Dimitriov 06-04-2016 10:42 am
News Millenium Micro - Starting the Journey towards Managed Services:  A Beginners’ Guide

If your organization is like many in the Small and Medium Business (SMB) market segment, your core business is providing products or services other than Information Technology (IT), whether on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis.  After your initial start-up, your IT expenditures are likely entirely reactionary to breakdowns or new needs that arise suddenly.  

 
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Cloud VS On Premise Equipment

Posted by jean chartier 06-04-2016 10:41 am
News Millenium Micro - Cloud VS On Premise Equipment

So you’re purchasing a new server? Read this before you do!

When choosing between servers in the cloud and local on-site servers, what is the best solution for your business? Which solution is cheaper and would be most effective? These are common issues for leaders of small and medium businesses, and they reoccur year after year. To help you make the right decision, we’ve studied both options.

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Total Cost of Ownership: the True Cost of IT

Posted by Blake Duffield 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - Total Cost of  Ownership: the True Cost of IT

The cost of I.T. is a very difficult concept to understand no matter the scale of your businesses infrastructure. This cost of any I.T. infrastructure is not limited to the initial purchase of equipment but extends into operational costs that can often be overlooked. Costs such as electricity, maintenance, and equipment age are all examples of what affects the overall cost of ownership for a business. 


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Reducing TCO through Effective IT Life Cycle Management

Posted by Shawn Dimitrov 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - Reducing TCO through Effective IT Life Cycle  Management

Life Cycle Management is a critical component of an optimized IT service.  By keeping it in mind within the context of your purchase and support decisions, you can count on getting better value for each dollar of your IT spend, over a longer period of time going forward.  


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Is your Web Site Responsive?

Posted by Karl Verreault 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - Is your Web Site  Responsive?

Is your web site responsive? In order for your web site to be responsive it needs to offer an easy viewing and interaction experience from any device, such as a mobile phone or an electronic tablet as well as a computer. What responsive web design is all about is enabling your web site, its structure and content to modify itself according to the size of screen you are viewing it with to allow for an optimal viewing without losing any content.


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VOIP Increases Efficiency!

Posted by Lyne Gaudreault 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - VOIP Increases  Efficiency!

Computer technology provides new options for telephony that we would have never expected to be so efficient just a few short years ago.


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Do you know the Single Failure Points of your Computer Network?

Posted by Vicky Beaudouin 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - Do you know the Single Failure Points of your Computer  Network?

Productivity occupies an important place in your company in order to stand out from the competition. Technology contributes much to productivity, so identifying single failure points in your production system is imperative.


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Why We Prefer to Recommend a Cloud-Computing Anti-Spam Solution for our Customers

Posted by Tom Bovingdon 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - Why We Prefer to Recommend a Cloud-Computing Anti-Spam Solution for our Customers
Electronic messaging software has become the number one communications application for businesses. Everything passes through it: letters of appointment, requests for information, invoices, payment confirmations, quotations, contracts, etc. If electronic messaging software stops working in an SMB, everything stops working. … Read more →

Training is a Waste of Money

Posted by Steve Austin 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - Training is a Waste of Money

There are three misconceptions in the digital word today; Windows 10 is the last Microsoft operating system, robots will soon do everything, and giving employees new software will make them more productive. Wrong. Wrong. And probably wrong.


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Windows 10: How Will my Business Benefit?

Posted by Marco Michaud 15-10-2015 9:00 am
News Millenium Micro - Windows 10: How Will my  Business Benefit?

Businesses may wonder how the new version of Windows, Windows 10, released on July 29, 2015, will benefit them. 


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SARA - Situational Awareness & Response Technology

Posted by Carlye Boruta 30-09-2015 2:21 pm
News Millenium Micro - SARA - Situational   Awareness & Response Technology

Our world is now full of screens; from desktops and smartphones to tablets and digital signage.  The ability to harness and distribute everyday operational information, emergency alerts, security and environmental information can not only improve life safety but generate improved customer satisfaction and productivity to boot. 


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4 Reasons why Enterprise Email Archiving is Important

Posted by Jean-Pascal Mercier 30-09-2015 1:58 pm
News Millenium Micro - 4 Reasons why Enterprise Email Archiving is Important

As much as 75 percent of a company’s intellectual property is contained within email and messaging systems, according to Osterman research. And that makes email more than just a vital business communications tool; it constitutes an electronic substitute of legal business documentation. In other words, that message from Phil in accounting could one day be used as legal evidence.


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Uninterruptible Power Supply System Considerations

Posted by Shawn Dimitrov 30-09-2015 1:56 pm
News Millenium Micro - Uninterruptible Power Supply System Considerations

There is ample documentation in the public domain on selecting and sizing UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) capacity for the load it will carry; this article assumes you have already selected and sized yours appropriately, and focuses on a couple of considerations that many small and medium-sized businesses overlook to their peril.


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Small Business Virtualization Is It For You?

Posted by Edward Smith 30-09-2015 1:53 pm
News Millenium Micro - Small Business Virtualization Is It For You?

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re part of a small business (according to Industry Canada, 98.2% of businesses in Canada have less than 100 employees).  Your business also likely suffers from the same issues that plague many other small businesses: small budgets.  You might now be thinking: what has this have to with Virtualization?


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Unified Threat Management: Security on the Edge

Posted by Blake Duffield 30-09-2015 1:49 pm
News Millenium Micro - Unified Threat Management: Security on the Edge

Routers, Firewalls, ID Ses, Ip Ses, BPNs, the list of appliances and technologies we can use to protect our networks to the outside threat of the world (wide web) is extensive. 


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Smartboard

Posted by Brian Doig 30-09-2015 12:24 pm
News Millenium Micro - Smartboard

Boardroom, conference room or training room, these spaces represent the apex of an organization’s audiovisual investment.  Important decisions are made here, clients are met, contracts negotiated and instruction is delivered.  These activities require the presentation of clear, concise information, and everyone in the room needs to get their voice heard.


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The End of Support for Windows Server 2003

Posted by Marco Michaud 30-09-2015 12:21 pm
News Millenium Micro - The End of Support for Windows Server 2003

More than 10 years ago, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 technology hit the market to meet the needs of businesses. After so many years of service, Microsoft will no longer offer support for Windows Server 2003/R2 beginning July 14, 2015.


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Telephone Technology: making it work

Posted by Jim Dyck 30-09-2015 12:15 pm
News Millenium Micro - Telephone Technology: making it  work

IP (Internet Protocol) based phone systems are commonly referred to as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems. The term suggests that new phone systems no longer use traditional Bell phone lines, but in fact are capable of using both and many times are used together.


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