The Situation – Microsoft Windows XP

After more than a decade on the market, Windows XP is finally getting retired by Microsoft. That means the company will no longer issue Service Packs, security patches or bug fixes for the operating system. What’s more, many third party software developers will discontinue support for their applications on Windows XP after Microsoft’s deadline. What’s at stake:…

4 tips on purchasing laptops

Among all the new-fangled gizmos and whatchamacallits that pop up daily, hard drives remain a vital component for all types of computers. It’s completely normal to get a new one every couple of years, but with the overwhelming amount of choices available, a simple purchase becomes a difficult ordeal. Because we don’t have a tech…

Therapy for your inner Geek…

      We at CIT have a core value to “Embrace your inner geek”. Well, this week thousands will share in this at Comic-Con.             Comic-Con is this week in San Diego, the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the world. Tens of thousands of self-identified “geeks” will…

Is your data in the Cloud safe from prying eyes?

By now we’ve all heard the ruckus about the NSA’s scanning of email and electronic content. One thing that’s been largely overlooked by the overwhelming media response to this incident has been similar ongoing activity. For some time most of the major players in the Cloud have had embarrassing releases indicating that they have opened…

Why Continuity plans fail

For many countries in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s either the tail-end or start of disaster season. From fires to floods, or even massive heat waves, there will be many regions affected by a disaster this year. Many businesses take steps to prepare for a disaster, often adopting a Business Continuity Plan. The problem is, the…

3D printing goes Mainstream

Today Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 will have native support for 3D printing technologies, the associated file formats, and the MakerBot printers themselves. This is a huge win for Makers everywhere! As Microsoft and other mainstream manufacturers adopt 3D scanning & printing technology the reality of a downloadable product begins to emerge. This technology introduces…

Critical Infrastructure & Virtualization

Overcoming eight common Power Management challenges How intelligent, logical and complete power management solutions provide relief for some of today’s worst power-related headaches Today, many organizations use standalone software from multiple vendors to monitor and manage their uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs) and other crucial power quality and environmental devices. Short on…