Which Windows 8 is right for you?

Both Windows 8 and Windows RT offer a beautiful, fast, and fluid interface that you can personalize with the people, apps, and sites you care about most. They’re designed for touch, mouse, and keyboard. There are some important differences between Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows 8 Pro. Windows RT * tablets and PCs are made to go anywhere. Thin and light, with extended battery life, they start up in an instant and stay connected to email, social networks, and apps, so you’re always up to date. Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview is also included, so you can be productive while on the go. Windows RT is only available preinstalled on select tablets and PCs and it only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store. For more information, see the Windows RT FAQ. If you want to install desktop software like Adobe Photoshop or an older version of Office, … [Read more...]

LAN Systems Named to the Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses Class of 2013

LAN Systems was honored on January 26, when the UGA Alumni Association announced the rankings of the 2013 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses at a celebration in Atlanta. LAN Systems, helmed by 2006 UGA graduate Mary Hester, ranks as this year’s 84th fastest growing Bulldog business.  The firm specializes in IT Solutions and Services for growing businesses. “This is an incredible honor and a proud moment for all of us at LAN Systems,” said Mary Hester. “We are fortunate to have received many awards over the years, but the Bulldog 100 is our most coveted award to date.” The Atlanta CPA firm, Warren Averett + GH&I, has annually partnered with the UGA Alumni Association since the inception of the program four years ago to verify the information that was submitted by each nominated company.  Warren Averett + GH&I then ranked the companies based on compounded … [Read more...]

Earth Day Electronics Recycling Event – April 20th

Please join us on Friday, April 20th from 11-2 for our Green IT Recycling event.  Bring your electronics to recycle.  Premier Surplus will have recycling bins and hard drive shredding will be offered at no charge. Enjoy lunch with us as we will be grilling hot dogs and brats. 3079 Crossing Park, Norcross, GA 30071 Proceeds from the recycled equipment will be donated to the Norcross Cluster School Partnership. For more information, call us at 770 662-0312. … [Read more...]

The Cloud and Microsoft Office 365

Guest blog by Geoff Rigsby, Microsoft Account Manager at Synnex On a weekly basis I am asked, “What is Office 365 and how can it help me?” For instance, if you’re running a small business with 5-10 employees, setting up your own IT infrastructure can be a monumental task.  First, you have to purchase the hardware and software like an HP Server and Windows Server 2008 software.  Second, if you want to have your own email domain, you’ll need to purchase Exchange Server software.  And if you want to share files between employees, you will need SharePoint Server software and you can’t run that without SQL Server software.  It adds up and before you know it, you’ve just spent $50,000!  In addition, you will need someone to configure and maintain. This is a great deal of expense for just a few employees to communicate, collaborate, and work.  Here is where Office 365 is beneficial.  … [Read more...]

A Giant Leap for Quantum Computing

Today’s computers are the product of a digital revolution.  When we talk about computing, we talk about an environment of ones and zeroes that add up to all the programs, graphics and communications that we use. Often we tease, it’s just ones and zeroes but that small concept has enormous and far-reaching implications. In the early days of computers, there was a competition between analog and digital computing for a practical, supportable, calculating machine.  Actually, analog computers go back to ancient times and were used to calculate the position of stars and planets.  Probably the most familiar example of an analog computer is a slide rule. But as analog slide rules were replaced by digital calculators so were analog computers replaced by its digital competitor. Analog computers are powerful because they have multiple states and are not constrained by just ones and zeroes.  They … [Read more...]