Fewer customers are asking for custom built computers . While custom computers maybe more expensive than prepackaged desktops or laptops, they can provide you with more possibilities, whether you’re looking for a gaming machine, or a system dedicated to a particular application. A custom computer is the way to go if you want both performance and flexibility. Upgrading individual parts often is less expensive than buying a new computer, which could save you money inRead More
Ransomware is affecting our customers finances ,They have risen to over $1,000 in 2016, up from $300 a year earlier in 2015. The hackers spreading ransomware are seeing opportunity ,”Hackers are preying upon the average person and business who doesn’t take backup and business continuity seriously”, Chartrand says. At A Laptop Shoppe we have been detecting more ransomware infection attempts. In 2016, the figure jumped by 40 percent from 2015. As a data recovery companyRead More
I’ll tell you how to make a very strong password you can easily remember. This is an easy way to create a secure password that you won’t forget later. “One of the easiest ways to give yourself a strong password is by using a full sentence,” said Mike Chartrand of A Laptop Shoppe Corp. Located in Calgary Alberta Canada , specializing in Managed Services and Business Continuity. Here’s how This is how a full-sentence systemRead More
BENEFITS of Managed Service Providers Businesses of all sizes are continuing to choose managed service providers (MSP) to assist in the operation and maintenance of their IT infrastructure. When you make the decision to outsource to an MSP, you have the ability to access skills and knowledge that you may not have within your in-house IT department. These services help to reduce business risk, improve cost management and add business value. Reduce Risk There isRead More
A pop-up ad that promotes Windows 10’s Edge browser and Bing Rewards, and how to turn it OFF The pop-up for the Chrome extension looks similar. Want to deal with this windows 10 issue? Read on! Microsoft says, “new features and information can help users enhance their Windows 10 experience.” It’s unlikely that Microsoft will stop using these task-bar ads even though customers pay for Windows. Microsoft advertises its own software and services. Here isRead More
  What Exactly is The Internet? First of all what is the internet, it is constructed of wires and switches of which ISP’S (internet service provider) such as Shaw and Telus manage. As well there are huge cables under the ocean that go as deep as Mount Everest is high, and satellites in space that connect countries and Nations. Some countries and Nations actually have control over the isps, and they could turn off theirRead More
When Buying Laptops, Think Ahead, Protect Your Data… When buying laptops one of the many advantages of purchasing leaseback or new business laptops are the durability features of your laptop’s drive. Your hard drive is where you store your songs , pictures, and your crucial business data. A drive failure will severely affect your productivity and your pocket book. Business Class vs Retail Computers Nearly all business-class notebooks include a shock-mounted hard drive that’s designedRead More
Having received my education and early experience managing military equipment , subsequently high tech industrial equipment ,I’d like to point out when it comes to data protection it is not about how well you backup, it is about how well you recover. Most businesses can’t afford to spend their valuable time backing up and ensuring their backups work ,some businesses think spending more money and believing that their backups will work when required is allRead More
The four levels of recovery are: Logical Data Recovery: Meaning a Data rebuild after an accidental repartitioning or deletion of drive. As well as damage from a virus attack, or partly damaging, overwriting, or reinstalling the operating system, In this case there is no physical damage to the hard drive, or the interface card, In other words the Media is properly functioning. Electrical Data Recovery: This means the interface card has been damaged, or theRead More
Situated and recovering data in Calgary ,sharing our Military and industrial experience with the general public, and corporations. Hard drive data Loss is the most popular type of Media we recover from ,usually hard drive crashes happen accidentally , hitting or bumping the computer , absent minded deletions can be terrifying. This is the moment you realize backing up would have been a good idea , and how many pictures and documents you had. ARead More