Connected for Success gives disadvantaged families access to technology

I love seeing organizations use their resources to benefit the greater community. And I love working for a company that  takes an active leadership role with initiatives such as Green for Good, which provides a way for enterprises to recycle old IT equipment while donating cash and new technology to charities. This week another great program was announced by Compugen called Connected for Success, which helps low-income and disadvantaged families get access to technology through  …>> more

Free Webinar: The end of Windows XP is coming soon. Do you have a plan?

Moving from Windows XP can seem like a huge undertaking but not moving before April 8, 2014 is a bigger risk. Running an outdated and soon-to-be unsupported desktop operating system exposes your organization to unnecessary risks and leaves it vulnerable at a time when security and privacy are top concerns. Whatever stage you’re at with your Windows client deployment project, we can help. Compugen has invested significantly in developing solutions and resources to accelerate desktop  …>> more

Living without Lync: No Thanks!

I’ve been working out of a home office for the past 10 years and although it may not be for everyone, I’d have a hard time going back to being in an office every day. While there are both merits and pitfalls to telecommuting, there is one tool I couldn’t do it without: Lync. I have to admit, I have a certain bias here. After all, I did just come from 6 years of working  …>> more

What not to do when deploying Windows 7

April 8, 2014 is coming up fast. Too fast for many IT shops. That’s the date when Windows XP extended support ends and Microsoft will stop updating the OS. Many organizations are finding themselves in a bit of a time crunch to complete their desktop deployments before time runs out. Windows XP will not suddenly stop working on April 9. It’ll still boot, it’ll still run applications, and it’ll still connect to the Internet. But  …>> more

IT Battle of the Bands

  In the words of the Winnipeg Free Press, who would have thought that techno-geeks of the world could also be hot musicians? Introducing Techapalooza, an event you never knew existed, featuring bands you’ve probably never heard before. Hosted on February 21, 2013, Techapalooza raised $35,000 for the Manitoba Cancer Care Foundation. It was also a chance for some tech sector workers to  show off their hidden musical talents. The rules of Techapalooza were simple:  …>> more