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The Future of SSDs

Solid State Drives have become increasingly popular over the years due to their performance advantages over standard Hard Disk Drives. However, this massive increase in speed comes with a few drawbacks, the main one being price. You just don’t seem to get the same bang for your buck when it comes to SDDs. In 2012 a 500GB HDD cost roughly $50, while a 128GB SSD could be upwards of $120.

However, 2016 has closed the gap between these two and ushered in the age of the SSD. Prices have been steadily dropping over the years, and in the last quarter alone have dropped a whopping 10% – 12% in price, closing the large price gap between HDDs and SSDs. Now a 128GB costs anywhere from $38 to $50, dropping over 50% in just 4 years. This is due to massive growth in the acceptance and use of SSDs, and the highest annual growth rate is expected between 2016  and 2022. With an estimated growth of 9.5% a year, the SSD market as whole will grow from $13.29B to $25.3B.

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The Future of 5G

It’s no secret that 5G is in the works, but everyone in the wireless industry agrees that we could see this major advancement in wireless technology by the end of the decade. Which is definitely something to get excited about, because 5G won’t just be twice as fast as 4G, or even three times faster. It will be an impressive 10 – 100 times faster than current 4G wireless technologies. One company even reported speeds of up to 30 gigabits per second, 1,000 times faster than current 4G speeds.

Up until now, you’ve probably only used 3G or 4G on your phone, but with the next generation of 5G we’ll begin to see this technology used as a staple of many other emerging technologies. Most notably of these technologies is it’s integration with self-driving cars, which rely on wireless connections. Current wireless technologies just aren’t fast enough to support the connection between the car’s sensors and the data centers they must communicate with. However, with 5G on the horizon, promising ultra-low latency and high transfer speeds, this dream of self-driving cars becomes a lot more realistic.

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Dangers of using Multiple Antivirus Programs

It may seem twice as safe to have two antivirus programs, but it could leave you even more susceptible to attacks and could cause harm to your computer! With two antiviruses competing for system resources you could notice your computer slowing down or performing sluggishly.

Aside from performance issues, each antivirus may interpret the activity of the other antivirus as suspicious, triggering a false positive and making you believe your computer is more infected than it seems. This happens when both antiviruses find the same virus and fight for exclusive rights to dealing with the threat.

For these reasons it is not recommended that you have two antivirus programs active on your computer at the same time. Computers on the Run suggests Norton Security, stop in and pick up a year subscription for only $44.99.

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Patch Management with Managed Services

A managed service provider proactively manages patches and updates for a customer’s IT infrastructure. C.O.R is now a Managed Service Provider and offers a wide variety of managed service plans to fit your IT needs.

With patch management we can provide peace of mind, by making sure that all patches and security vulnerabilities are properly addressed. We can help to test, install, and maintain patches to Windows, Microsoft Office, and many other third-party applications. Making sure that they run smoothly and securely on all your systems. Aside from managing patches it can generate logs to check the status of patches, increasing performance and monitoring throughout your IT systems. Allowing you to keep your business running at peak efficiency, and your systems running the latest and most secure patches.

Contact us today to get set up with C.O.R Managed Services.

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Cloud Backup with Managed Services

A managed service provider keeps your data safe and secure in the cloud! C.O.R is now a Managed Service Provider and offers a wide variety of managed service plans to fit your IT needs.

Hard drives can fail without a moment’s notice and you could potentially lose all of your precious data. This can be devastating, as in most cases the data is often costly to recover or may not even be recoverable at all. If you or your business would suffer greatly from a loss like this then you need C.O.R Managed Backup Services. You’ll be able to sleep soundly at night knowing that your data is safe and sound in the cloud with C.O.R’s managed cloud backup. Never again will you have to worry about faulty hard drives, or being without your data. Your information will be backed up to a remote cloud-based server that is accessible from multiple sources.

Contact us today to get set up with C.O.R Managed Services.

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24×7 Monitoring with Managed Services

A managed service provider constantly monitors a customer’s IT infrastructure and end-user systems. C.O.R is now a Managed Service Provider. We now offer a 24×7 monitoring service as well as many other managed service plans to fit your IT needs.

24×7 monitoring can help to detect hardware and software issues in advance and take action. As well as providing enhanced protection from pesky malware, and spyware. This service is also useful for monitoring activity at any time on your network and notifying you of any suspicious activities that might be going on within your network. These preventative actions protect your IT systems from harm and loss of data. On top of this, with constant monitoring combined with experience, judgement, and technology we can chart a system’s performance and determine whether it is performing optimally or not. All of these will lead to your network working at peak efficiency 24×7 and reduce downtime of other computer systems.

If you’re interested in keeping your systems running at peak efficiency and minimizing downtime then you’ll want C.O.R Managed Services and 24×7 monitoring on your side. Contact us today to find out how C.O.R Managed Services can work for you or your business.

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Proactive Support with Managed Services

A managed service provider proactively manages a customer’s IT infrastructure and end-user systems. C.O.R is now a Managed Service Provider. We now offer a wide variety of managed service plans to fit your IT needs.

With traditional reactive IT support you would have to contact us when something isn’t working quite right. This means, however, that the issue has already presented itself and typically leads to downtime, or even damage to your company’s IT infrastructure, costing you precious time and money trying to fix the issue.

C.O.R is moving away from this old model of reactive support, and moving into the future of IT services with proactive support as a part of our new managed services. Proactive support enables us to constantly monitor your IT systems and ensure that they are running optimally. This means that instead of waiting for an issue to reveal itself we can alert customers to problems before they arise, and implement solutions as soon as possible. Being proactive allows us to provide you with ongoing support on all your IT systems. By providing such services as cloud backups, 24×7 monitoring of IT systems, and unlimited help desk support, we can decrease overall downtime of your business.

If you’re interested in saving time and money for you business, and stopping issues BEFORE they cause problems, then you’ll want C.O.R Managed Services on your side. Contact us today to find out how C.O.R Managed Services can work for you.

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C.O.R Managed Services Is Here!

C.O.R Managed Services Is Here!

– C.O.R Managed Services is now available at Computers On The Run –

 

Drumroll, please!

It’s time to introduce the newest member of your team, C.O.R Managed Services! It’s now 2016, and the days of firefighting issues as they come in are OVER. With C.O.R Managed Services, we can see a bird’s eye view of your network and proactively resolve problems BEFORE they cause an outage. We now proudly offer a variety of management plans to fit all needs. With C.O.R Managed Services, there are NO surprise blows to your budget, and NO downtime for your business. So… what are you waiting for? Contact us today and get C.O.R Managed Services on your team!

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Computer Hacking and Predators

As our society progresses so does technology, but then follows computer hacking and online predators. Hackers are people who threaten our computer security and infiltrate important files, unauthorized, to retrieve, change, or destroy information not pertaining to them. Predators torment and increase the stakes of being hacked immensely for their own personal gain.

No one is ever truly safe on a computer. By being connected to the internet the chances of being attacked are far greater. These crooks are known for sending spam emails, instant messages, or fraudulent web addresses for you to fall into their malicious traps and compromise your PC.

Computer hackers and predators can easily gain access to usernames and passwords, reveal personal financial information, steal your identity, obtain cash and make purchases, or possibly sell the information to others. It’s important to always increase browser security and practice safe internet surfing protocol. Remember to use a two way firewall and antivirus protection while also making sure your software security is up to date

Technology will continue to advance as will the tactics of hackers and predators. It is necessary to be safe online and keep an eye out for any abnormal occurrences. Being educated in this area will not only lead to future eradication of hackers and predators, but also enlightened generations of computer users.

Here at Computers on the Run we would be glad to provide you with the services necessary for a faster and safer PC. If you are in need of antivirus software, a firewall installed, or just happen to have some questions for us, we are certain to help.

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Something New!!

Something new is almost ready to make it’s star debut!! Two more weeks left so mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!

Something new is almost ready to make it’s star debut!!
Two more weeks left so mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!