Posts written by curtispartridge

Lotus Secure Mail

You have a lot of choices for hosting your email in the cloud from Microsoft to Google. We have found that a few features are important to users… Aggressive SPAM and anti-virus filtering to protect against phishing attacks and ransomware such as WannaCry. Responsive support… Continue reading

3 New Windows 10 Features

The Start Menu For you Windows 7 users, rest easy, because this is here to stay. For the Windows 8 users, the start menu is back with its full functionality – and then some. The aesthetics of the new start menu combine the basics of… Continue reading

3 Microsoft Office Hacks

Edit PDFs Your PDF files open by default in Adobe. But, what if you want to edit them? You cannot do that within Adobe Reader, and the Adobe software that does let you make changes to PDFs is not cheap. Microsoft Word to the rescue! Launch Microsoft Word. Attempt to open a document… Continue reading

Convertible Notebook Computers

Cars with convertible roofs have surged and waned in popularity over the years. There have been a variety of soft top and hard top varieties. Some have impacted the market and others fizzled. Convertible notebook computers have suffered the same fate. They haven’t caught on… Continue reading

Lotus WannaCrypt Ransomware Worm Statement

Lotus personnel have been closely monitoring the WannaCrypt ransomware worm since Friday. Once it was understood that the worm was taking advantage of Windows systems via a flaw in Server Message Block we reviewed the patch status of systems we manage for this specific patch.… Continue reading

Trouble with Static IP Addresses

The Trouble with Static IP Addresses A recent experience with a bad IP address was an eye opener. It caused a considerable financial loss for the business. First let me explain what is an IP address… Every device you have that is connected to the… Continue reading

Management by Walking Around

Everyday can seem like a grind if you’re a manager. Your dealing with conflicts and issues in your office with an endless stream of appointments, visitors, and tasks. Occasionally it is good to get out of your office to manage by walking around. If you… Continue reading

Can an iPad Pro Replace Your Laptop?

You have no doubt seen the ads from Apple the last few weeks proposing that you can give up your notebook computer for an iPad Pro. There are some obvious advantages right out of the box. A tablet is thinner, lighter, and generally has a… Continue reading

Tech Support via Chat or Facebook Messenger

Sometimes you don’t have time to make a call or tech support. You get help via chat or Facebook Messenger. Just visit and look for the Live Support icon in the lower-right-hand area of the screen. If your logged into Facebook you can also… Continue reading

Five Work Habits That Could Be Causing You Trouble

Many of us show up every morning ready to work. We keep our nose down and do our job to the best of our ability. As the old saying goes though; the devil is in the details. Here are five things you could doing at… Continue reading