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Posts by Joseph Byer

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Client Computing | November 29, 2018 by Joseph Byer
Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be the last-ever “version” of the OS. Learn about the benefits around Microsoft’s new approach towards Windows.
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Client Computing | August 23, 2018 by Joseph Byer
Many businesses are still running Windows 7. They may not realize that continuing to add Windows 7 devices will complicate the transition to Windows 10.
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Client Computing | June 29, 2017 by Joseph Byer
You want to allow users to be their most productive. So, you introduce manageability measures to easily deploy tools and enforce security standards that prevent threats without disrupting the flow of productivity. Nonetheless, your users will always  take some steps to improve their own productivity (via apps and cloud services)  that also hampers manageability and […]
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Culture | August 23, 2016 by Joseph Byer
I first met Andray Domise, co-founder of Techsdale, in 2014 when he was running for Toronto City Council, and I volunteered to canvas for his campaign.
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Client Computing | June 7, 2016 by Joseph Byer
When the job gets tough, you need technology that can keep up. Insert: rugged devices. For working environments that present excessive motion, extreme weather, harsh temperatures and exposure to various elements, a rugged laptop will provide key defence on the frontlines. Their design is focused entirely on withstanding these conditions, which may include everything from their external housing to their internal components and cooling arrangements, too.
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Client Computing | March 2, 2015 by Joseph Byer
Softchoice is pleased to be one of the first Authorized Resellers in North America to support Apple’s Device Enrollrment Program. The Device Enrollment Program (DEP) provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac or iOS devices. Enroll today! What Apple’s Device Enrollment Program means for you
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Client Computing | December 17, 2013 by Joseph Byer
The most popular mobile OS received its single biggest facelift this year with the release of iOS 7 in September. Apple® introduced a plethora of new features to go along with the completely redesigned UI. The adoption was almost instantaneous and now over 80% of eligible devices are running the new OS. The upgrades affected […]
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Client Computing | December 17, 2013 by Joseph Byer
When Apple® introduced the new MacBook Pro® with Retina® display late in October, they also unveiled the latest version of Mac® OS X® operation system, Mavericks. With over 200 new features it quickly reached critical acclaim – especially considering the upgrade is free for users as far back as Snow Leopard. Unbeknownst to the average user, Apple […]
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Client Computing | September 27, 2013 by Joseph Byer
Gone are the days where employees blindly accept their corporate-issued PC. A Forrester report stated that many high-ranking employees prefer the Mac®, as “most of the Macs today are being freewheeled into the office by executives, top sales reps, and other workaholics.” This motivation goes beyond just wanting a pretty new machine, too. The report […]
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Client Computing | September 17, 2013 by Joseph Byer
Many people believe the Mac® is more secure than PCs, and that hackers don’t waste time on them. Forrester has even reported that a Mac is “more secure than a Windows machine,” as “historically there have been relatively few intrusions on a Mac.” However, the Mac has become commonplace in the enterprise and 50% of businesses now […]
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Client Computing | September 5, 2013 by Joseph Byer
Microsoft announced that as of April 8, 2014 it will no longer support Windows XP. If you work at one of the 67% of organizations that are still on XP, now’s the time to step up and refresh your aging systems. And you don’t need to default to Windows 7 or 8 just because you’ve […]
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Culture | May 13, 2013 by Joseph Byer
Joseph Byer leading the pack to celebrate Softchoice’s 2012 listing as one of Canada’s Greenest Workplaces by Maclean’s magazine! It’s no secret that in North America, more and more commuters are choosing two wheels instead of four, or giving up their transit pass to avoid the crowded subways and busses. There are many more reasons […]
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Culture | December 15, 2010 by Joseph Byer
Working in a remote office I have seen the good and the bad of attending webinars.  The good parts being that of course it is much greener and easier to attend than having to drive and fly somewhere.  But sometimes it is hard to hear or be heard and our video isn’t always the best.  […]
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Culture | September 9, 2010 by Joseph Byer
InterPark, a company with many parking garages across the U.S. has begun installing charging stations for electric powered cars in 12 of their locations.  Currently all of the 12 locations are in the city of Chicago but they plan to roll out more down the road.  There has been a back and forth on the […]
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Culture | August 30, 2010 by Joseph Byer
On the weekend I had a chance to check out the  Live Green Show. There were two stages with live music and long line of vendors streaming up the street. One of the stages claimed to have the first bicycle powered sound equipment. It makes you wonder: How much energy are humans producing in their […]
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Culture | August 23, 2010 by Joseph Byer
Sometimes when I leave the office, I play a counting game. I count all the single-occupancy vehicles lined up on our street as they wait to squeeze on to the packed highway. Sadly, that number climbs up pretty fast. Many cities are starting to take some great steps towards alleviating congestion and trying to make it […]
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Culture | August 10, 2010 by Joseph Byer
Many people say they would like to have a greener commute, but they think they would be giving up some freedoms by leaving their car at home.  I have to say that I am now on a year and a half of a green commute and I hope to never look back.  If you live […]
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Culture | July 23, 2010 by Joseph Byer
Some of us are fortunate enough to work for a company that provides a gym to work out at before or after work or at lunch. And then some of us have the ambition to USE said gym. But for years I’ve been thinking if there’s some way to harness the energy from certain exercise […]