Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is the UPS and WHY do I need one?

In a computer world it is not a package delivery company. It is - Uninterruptible Power Supply. Many pronounce it "ups", but most of the literature seems to favor "you pee ess".
The most common question people ask – do I need a UPS?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do Macs need Anti Virus

There was recently a frenzy of discussion internally here at CMIT regarding whether or not MACs should be running AV.  The conclusion?  Risk versus cost (not surprising).  The risk of getting a virus on a MAC is REAL.  Don’t let anyone ever tell you they don’t catch them; they do!  We have had to manually removed viruses from MACs and IT IS NOT FUN (translation if your paying us hourly this will be expensive).  On the other side AV software does use resources, so you will loose some performance or need to add more memory or processor speed to compensate and their is the nominal cost of the software itself. 
Below four of our top Technical Specialist wiegh in on this topics.  Read on if you want to know more so you can make your decision.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010