Maintaining Your Server Room Throughout Monsoon Season

Maintaining Your Server Room Throughout Monsoon Season

Monsoon season is upon us – which means high temperatures and even higher humidity percentages! Your server room maintenance should be your number one priority this time of year, so we’ve compiled some suggestions to help keep it running in tip-top shape.

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Preparing and Maintaining Your UPS for Monsoon Season

Preparing and Maintaining Your UPS for Monsoon Season

UPS systems are an important aspect to keeping your equipment running, and monsoon season requires your UPS’s to be in tip-top shape. We’ve compiled a series of steps for you to take to ensure that your UPS will be there to do its job in the event of a severe power outage.

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PC Storm Protection 101

PC Storm Protection 101

Monsoon Season means lightning storms, high winds, and power outages. To prepare, we’ve compiled a handy list to keep your devices safe from the dangers of unforeseen power outages that await this season.

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November’s Letter From the Editor

November’s Letter From the Editor

Here at MTI, we are most thankful for our customers and their continued loyalty. We’re thankful for every support request and question that comes in, as they keep our engine running. When I asked our techs what they were most thankful this year, the responses included successful backups, smooth email migrations, and Apple TVs. We will keep our policy held to support our customers 24/7/365. Our technicians can carve turkeys and run updates all at the same time. We can tackle viruses while waiting for our pies to come out of the oven.  Remember, as you dig into your mountainous piles of mashed potatoes with tiny rivers of gravy and slow-cooked turkey that you’ve been waiting for all year, should you run into any technical problems during your holiday festivities, we will be waiting here for your, ready to support our customers as needed. We hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Much Thanks, The Staff at...

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Thanksgiving in the World of Email: Setting Up Out of Office Notifications

Thanksgiving in the World of Email: Setting Up Out of Office Notifications

Don’t forget to change your “Out of Office” settings! With the holidays quickly approaching, a lot of us will be leaving our offices for extended periods of time due to holiday schedules, family gatherings, and holiday vacations. But just because we aren’t there, doesn’t mean the work stops. Emails, calls, and other memos will still try to reach a person, regardless if they are physically at work or not. Stay on top of all your business communications, and set up your out-of-office notifications today. Here at MTI, we value the meaning of vacation, and understand that it’s difficult to try to work while enjoying your time off. With enabled out-of-office notifications, you’re able to remind people that you’re away, and can get back to their messages or inquiries at a later time. This leaves you less at risk for contact short of harassment from people who may think you’re ignoring their calls or emails. We also value the meaning of the word “easy”, which is why we’ve found these shortcuts for your out-of-office notifications for three different office applications—Outlook/Exchange, Google, and IBM/Lotus Notes. Choose your program, and follow the steps as they coordinate with your program of choice. For Microsoft Office Outlook and Exchange 2013 and 2010 Click the File tab, and then click the Info tab in the menu.Collapse this imageExpand this image Click Automatic Replies (Out of Office)Collapse this imageExpand this image In the Automatic Replies dialog box, select the Send Automatic Replies check box. If you want to specify a set time and date range, select the Only send during this time range check box. Then set the Start time, and then set the End time. In the Inside my organization tab, type the message that you want to send within your organization, and in the Outside my organization tab, type the message that you want to send outside your organization. Click OK. If you selected the “Only send during this time range” option in step 4, the Automatic Replies (Out of Office) feature will continue to run until the date and time set for the End Time in step 5 is reached. Otherwise, the Automatic Replies (Out of Office) will continue to run until you repeat step 1 and select the “Do not send automatic replies” option. For Google Click on the “gear” icon, which is usually in the upper right corner of your window. Click on Mail settings. The Settings page will open to the General tab. Scroll down to the Vacation responder section. The default is Vacation responder off. Click Vacation responder on. In the First Day field, enter the date to begin replying with your out-of-office message. In the Ends field, enter the date to stop replying with your out-of-ofice message. In the Subject field, enter the subject line for your out-of-office message. In the Message field, enter your customized out-of-office message. Most people will have the notification sent to everyone. However, you can limit your reply to only people in your contact list.     Set up your out-of office notifications today to ensure you get all of your messages and updates while you’re out of the office this holiday season! And if you need any assistance, our technicians will be glad to help! Give us a call today to update your settings!...

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PDF Files; What They Are & Why We Use Them

PDF Files; What They Are & Why We Use Them

PDF, as the name Portable Document Format implies, was developed by Adobe Systems as a means for digital file exchange. The main idea behind the file format is to enable all computer users to be able to open, review, and print the documents saved in it. This means that users who work on computers that don’t have the software with which the files were originally created can still see the document as it was originally designed and laid out, including all its fonts and graphics. Some of the beneficial features of PDF documents are: They are indexable and bookmarkable They can maintain detail in fonts, pictures, and diagrams that are zoomable up to 800% They can be read in almost any operating system using any popular browser Adobe Reader, the most common program for generation of PDF files can be downloaded for free Most people who prefer the use of PDF files do so because the files maintain the original document formatting for both printing and viewing on multiple computing platforms. This makes it unquestionable as to whether or not the file will be compatible enough to be opened on a computer it is shared or sent to in its original format. One issue that many come across with PDF files is the idea that they don’t know how to use it. More people are more familiar with Word documents, as this is program that is famously taught in the world of information technology. So when asked to send a document in PDF form, some of us may get stuck. But did you know there is a fairly quick, three-step process you can do to make a copy of your word document as a PDF file? First, open the Microsoft Word document you wish to convert to a PDF file. Next, go to File>Print. Under your printer options, choose Adobe PDF. This will prompt you to a dialogue asking you to name the PDF file. Once named, a beautifully copied PDF file will open in Adobe with the same formatting as your word...

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