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TWINTEL Solutions has been serving the Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Diego County, areas. Since 2005, TWINTEL has provided IT Support such as technical help desk support, computer support, and overall IT consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Collaboration Tools for SMBs

Useful collaboration tools can alter a business significantly by enabling cooperation that is impossible without them. How exactly these tools fit into your business is a whole other matter.  Today, we’re going to talk about how you can integrate some pretty great collaboration tools without turning your business upside down. Cloud ...
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Help Desk Makes IT Support Easier

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Downtime is a killer for any business. When a business is forced into confronting its technology support deficits, it usually means that they’ve been dealing with too much broken technology and downtime, and the costs associated with it. One way your business can avoid losing huge chunks of time to broken technology is to add a professional h...
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Know Your Tech: Virtual Machine

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Businesses use servers and servers are very expensive. They are expensive to build and to maintain. Since most servers have top-of-the-line hardware inside them, and are only used for one purpose, a lot of a server’s available resources are left dormant, essentially wasted. The virtual machine allows expensive server hardware to host multiple...
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Think Before You Click: Spotting a Phishing Attempt

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We’ve all caught the obvious spam email, like the message that is clearly bogus, or the offer that is definitely too good to be true.We’re going to confidently assume none of our readers are getting tricked by Nigerian Princes or getting roped into order virility drugs from an unsolicited email. The real threat comes from the more cleve...
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Microsoft is Constantly Improving Office 365

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Microsoft Office is the most common productivity suite in the world, and it’s for a good reason. One of the biggest reasons for this is that they routinely update the applications with great features. Office 2019 is one of the biggest improvements that Microsoft has made, and it features several apps that make the modern office work.The follo...
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Tip of the Week: Adding More Utility to the Windows Taskbar

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The Windows Taskbar is meant to assist the user in opening and managing the programs they need to accomplish their goals. Did you know that you can tweak the Taskbar to add to the utility it already has? For this week’s tip, we’ll go over a couple of the things you can do with the Taskbar - specifically, things that make navigating your...
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Business Communication Tools Your Business Could Use

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All businesses need some type of communication infrastructure, especially considering how connected today’s workplace is. Today we will look at some of the best communications solutions out there for businesses of all sizes and industries, including many that you may (or may not) have already implemented for yourself. You can use this knowled...
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Tip of the Week: Simple Windows 10 Tips

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Windows 10 is the benchmark in PC operating systems at this juncture. It offers users all types of great options from previous versions of Windows, while integrating some of today's most dynamic technology to provide users with the very best in organization and ease-of-use. Today we will talk about five very simple tips that will get you started ge...
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Three Technology Trends We’ve Witnessed in 2019

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Businesses are increasingly adopting more advanced technologies to benefit their operations. We’ve seen a few of these technologies really come into the public eye this year. That’s why we wanted to take some time and review these tools and time-saving solutions with you: to tell you about ways that your business procedures can improve ...
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Hack of Capital One Exposes Information on 100,000 Customers

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Capital One is one of the largest credit card issuers in the world. On July 29th 2019, Capital One made an announcement, confirming it is the victim of one of the largest data breaches in financial sector history, as a former software engineer for Amazon has been indicted on charges related to the hacking.Here’s what we know:Capital One has a...
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Getting a New Computer? We Can Help, Part V

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By now it should be clear that the same computer might not work for two different businesses’ needs. In previous articles we discussed how to select the right CPU, RAM, storage, and display for your desktop. This final post will be dedicated to some of the topics that couldn’t fit into previous parts.Deciding on a BrandBrand can boil do...
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Getting a New Computer? We Can Help, Part IV

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Without a monitor for your new desktop, it won’t be much to look at. While you’re recovering from that pun, let’s discuss some of the major considerations you might have for purchasing a display for your new device.The Number of MonitorsDo you have more than one monitor for your home PC? Most people don’t, which is why havin...
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Getting a New Computer? We Can Help, Part III

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Enter your text here ...Part three of our computer buying guide will be dedicated to storage space. Most modern gadgets have a couple of options for storage space, in addition to external storage, but the amount of space will largely depend on the brand and version of the device. When selecting a computer, be it a desktop or laptop, how much data i...
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Getting a New Computer? We Can Help, Part II

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In this second part of our desktop buying guide, we’ll be discussing RAM, or random access memory. Many users find this difficult to understand, but we’ll do our best to make sure it’s explained as adequately as possible so you have all the answers you need when you build your new computer.We will cover options for both high-end a...
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Getting a New Computer? We Can Help, Part I

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Are you in the market for a new desktop computer for your business (or your home office)? We’ve put together a five-part guide to help make sense of the components that go into a desktop computer to give you a better idea about what you may need in a new desktop. We start our guide by breaking down CPUs, and what is right for your needs. ...
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Tip of the Week: Using Digital Signage

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Businesses often utilize signage to direct visitors to specific points of interest in their offices, but with the advent of digital technologies, the potential for digital signage is nearly endless. If leveraged properly, these displays can be used to provide key insights into operations, as well as notify employees and visitors of important inform...
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Even Amazon Can Be Hacked

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In 2018, Amazon was struck by a considerable attack, with hackers taking funds from approximately 100 seller accounts, according to a Bloomberg report. Between May and October 2018, Amazon sellers were struck approximately 100 times, draining funds from the seller control platform to augment their own funds. According to the investigation, the firs...
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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is Finally Losing Support

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Microsoft Windows has been a staple of modern computing, with each title in the series offering more innovative features. When it becomes time to retire one of their OSs, it can be troublesome for businesses. This coming January, two of the most utilized versions of the Windows OS--Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be losing support, effect...
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Tip of the Week: For Maximum Productivity, Try Sprinting

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The value of productivity cannot be understated, especially in the workplace. While there are many methods people use to increase theirs, we wanted to share a specific approach with you for our tip: sprinting.Don’t worry… we don’t expect you to try and work while you’re running as fast as you can. What we mean by “spr...
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Five Reasons Video Conferencing is a Great Business Tool

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Many businesses have turned to video conferencing as a promising communications solution for their workforces to leverage, and for good reason. There are assorted collaborative benefits that a company can enjoy by embracing video conferencing capabilities. Here, we’ll review five of them.Team Building BenefitsMany modern businesses have emplo...
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