Quiet Hours feature in Windows 10

Getting alerts during a presentation? Quiet Hours may be able to help. You created the perfect presentation. Everyone will love what you have to say. All of the words were hand crafted to tailor perfectly to your audience. All of the sudden, an embarrassing alert comes up. What do you do? Quiet Hours in Windows…

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Three Pillars: More Than Just a Concept

pillars

Merit Technologies has three core business units we  call “pillars.” These pillars are our primary focus areas, which define what we do as a company. Merit Technologies’ focus areas are important to the growth of our company. They also help us serve our customers incredibly well. Our entire business is based on these three core…

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What You Need to Know About VoIP

VoIP

VoIP: An exciting acronym right? What does it mean? Voice over IP. It essentially means using your internet connection to transmit phone calls-pretty cool huh? If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, Merit Technologies has partnered up with Net2Phone to offer outstanding VoIP solutions! We are getting the word out about how easy it is…

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INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE error in Windows

INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

There has been an error floating around that is caused by a Windows Update release in January 2018. It causes blue screens and is fairly fixable. Please see below for steps to perform the fix: 1. You have to run setup.exe from the most recent Windows 10 ISO. I have created a DVD for each…

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Safeguard Your Business with Microsoft Office 365

Data Security

Businesses today face a constantly evolving set of potential threats, from data security breaches to downtime from unexpected events. Businesses are asking questions like: ” With growing use of the cloud and mobile devices at work, how can we keep business data protected?” ” As my data grows, how can I make sure it is…

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Failover – Why it is so vital to Business Continuity

Failover is reasonably straightforward. The term failover is mainly used in the case of your Internet connection, but can be anything that is a backup solution in case your primary system goes down. This could be anything from a Cradlepoint 4G LTE backup internet device, to a server at a remote location that spins up…

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Data Replication – Don’t lose your stuff!

Caution

Data Replication – Don’t lose your stuff! Losing important data is one of the scariest and potentially costly things that a business could endure. This can be anything from Quickbooks files, that important spreadsheet you need for the presentation tomorrow, and anything that may have impact on your business functions. Data Replication is an integral part…

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3 Things You Need to Consider With Your IT Budget

Merit Technologies LLC

Technology Budget. By now, your fiscal year for 2018 may have already started. However, it is not too late to change the game on your technology budget. Consider the three things below before putting the seal on your 2018 budget. Outsourcing Outsourcing your technology spend to a Managed IT company, such as Merit Technologies, can…

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What You Need to Know about Meltdown/SPECTRE

You may have seen that there has been a lot of information in news outlets lately regarding the Meltdown and SPECTRE vulnerabilities. To be clear, this could potentially impact every device out there. This sounds like a big deal, because it is. This website includes papers on each of the vulnerabilities, their impact, and the answers…

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IT Risk Assessments – Why do them?

IT risk assessments are an integral part of the Business Continuity process. Even more than with Business Continuity, risk assessments can help determine vulnerabilities for several different industries. The below industries are among the ones to whom risk assessments are most important: -Healthcare The healthcare industry is riddled with compliance and safety regulations, especially when…

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