The Problem With Free Tools

File migration tool

Whether you need help migrating Microsoft Office or tackling some other tech problem, it’s very tempting to save some money by using free tools available online. Before you hit download, though, you need to be aware of a few common problems with free tools. Do you know where the free tool is coming from? While […]

Don’t Panic

By Chris Davies, Manager of Technical Services To quote the late great Douglas Adams, “Don’t Panic.” As the cover of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy clearly states, staying calm is essential. So now that the “end of life” deadline for Windows XP and Office 2003 has come and gone, it still seems that there […]

You’re still on XP and blaming Microsoft?

Let me first say that I am not a shill for the Redmond gang nor am I espousing the virtues of Windows 8.1.  However, it strikes me as very odd that as we approach April 2014’s planned retirement of Windows XP that so many people are blaming Microsoft for no longer actively supporting a 13 […]

Windows XP Zero Day Approaches and You’ve Made Zero Progress

As April 2014 approaches, it is those organizations who haven’t upgraded from Windows XP (and Office 2003) for whom the bell tolls. With only a month to go, if you haven’t started the process of upgrading then you probably have a good reason why. Whether its propriety applications that haven’t been brought up to current […]

Hysteria or Hype? The End of Days for Windows XP

I have been both amused and concerned about the rash of recent articles around the end (sort of) of support for Windows XP.  Most of the articles are just there to stir up a little anxiety, if not for the enterprise, then at least for the users or consumers.  I especially enjoy reading through the […]

CDN Features ConverterTechnology Article

Recently, CDN picked up on an article written by ConverterTechnology CEO, Shawn Allaway that questions the threat being torqued by Microsoft in an effort to get companies to move off of XP. The article quoted Allaway, “If you are the enterprise, you may have learned that to avoid scrambling the jets to fly off and […]

Common Mistakes During a Windows7 Migration

Migrating to Windows 7 isn’t a fast and easy process. Many companies delay their migration because of various factors such as compatibility issues or budget. The number of companies switching to Windows 7 is increasing due to the fact that Microsoft is ending support for XP and the operating system seems to be preferable to […]