Dec 02 2013

Microsoft Office Now Free for (Some) Students

Student working on tablet

A typical student, using her Microsoft tablet, and happy about it, apparently. (Courtesy Microsoft)

Today, Microsoft rolled out their new Student Advantage program in which students at over 35,000 participating educational institutions get free access to Office 365 Professional Plus. This suite of tools includes all the popular desktop apps like Word, Powerpoint, Access and Outlook.  Here’s the catch: the institution must license Office 365 for it’s entire faculty. It’s a great deal for students, and it’s an even sweeter deal for Microsoft — who locks in a fresh revenue stream from educational institutions — and those students… when they graduate, of course.  It also continues to cement Microsoft’s dominance in the desktop productivity market.  They even take a jab a Google in the announcement: “Even Google’s own job postings require competency with Microsoft Office tools.”

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Dec 01 2013

RAID. It isn’t just bug spray.

We had a customer whose hard drive failed this week, but he didn’t lose a single byte of data. Why?  RAID.

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If you’ve never heard of it, here’s a quick primer on what it is and why it’s so important. RAID is short for “Redundant Array of Independent Disks.” Essentially, your computer can use multiple hard drives that the operating system sees as a single disk.

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Nov 30 2013

The Importance of YouTube Marketing

YouTube Logo“Video has become an integral part of Internet users’ online experience, and no site hosts more videos than YouTube. The site boasts more than 3 billion video views per day, making it an excellent place for marketers to find consumers.”

KNO Technology Group services all your video production and marketing needs. From the script, to production, to editing, directly to your website or YouTube channel! Please call us for a consultation!

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Nov 25 2013

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your Small Business Wireless Network

Wireless Devices

Wireless Devices (Courtesy PC World)

Six Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Your Small Business Wireless Network

  1. Overloading the wireless router
  2. Under provisioning your Wi-Fi network (relying on only one access point)
  3. Bad placement of Wi-Fi access points
  4. Expecting to get the speeds shown on the box
  5. Using your router’s default channel
  6. Ignoring the 5GHz band (making sure both bands are enabled on your router)

KNO Technology Group is available to schedule a consultation to redesign or create your small business network!

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