Confused About Computer Viruses?

May 14th, 2013

Myths have always been a part of human culture, and can be found in nearly every aspect of life, including the computer. One of the larger computer-based myths revolves around malware, more specifically the virus. Many users are familiar with the concept but have a tough time distinguishing between what is true and what isn't. Are you one of them?

Here are four common myths about viruses that confuse people, and the truths associated with them.

How to format numbered lists in Word

May 10th, 2013

Lists are important part of any role in any company. Many lists are now composed in a word processor like Microsoft's Word. But have you ever struggled to create a numbered list in Word? Maybe lists start from one each time you enter a new one, or the numbers continue from previous list.

Four Password Don’ts

May 6th, 2013

Security is an important issue for many business owners and managers. Many work with their IT department or an IT partner to ensure their network and systems are secure from threats. But what about your email, social media and bank accounts? The weakest link of these online accounts is your password, hackers know this and that's what they target.

Key Methods Ranked in the Top 500 MSP’s Worldwide

April 8th, 2013

Key Methods has landed on Nine Lives Media’s sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).

"It’s certainly an honor to be ranked as one of the best technology providers, especially on the global scale," said Dan Paquette, President of Key Methods.

Tips & Tricks: Move Windows Between Multiple Monitors

February 22nd, 2013

You can easily extend your Windows desktop across more than one monitor by plugging two or more monitors into a desktop computer or one or more monitors into a laptop. Most laptops allow you to connect one external monitor. A desktop that spans two or more monitors significantly increases your desktop area so that you can drag windows, program icons, and other items to any location on the extended desktop.

Moving Your Business and Moving to the Cloud

February 11th, 2013

One of our partners recently wrote a great article on moving your business and moving to the cloud.  We thought we'd share it with you.

Why is it a good time to consider a cloud solution while you are planning a move? Here are factors that you need to consider for your move:

Do I need a server room or closet? Utilities? Back up power?
How much equipment do I need  to move? Do I need new servers? Does my current system allow for future growth that my space allows?
What type of Internet bandwidth is needed and is a static IP address needed?
Can I reduce my office space/lease costs by allowing employees to work remotely?
Business continuity – How will I keep my email flowing during the move?

Kim Walker, cloud expert with Franklin Moves, says “Everywhere you turn people are talking about “the cloud”.   Have you been thinking about a cloud solution but now that you are planning a move you put it off? You might think it is too much to handle at once – and you would be right, but you may be able to move to a cloud solution in advance of your physical move and have a win-win situation to help keep your business up and running and minimize the businesses downtime.

Simple Tips for Preserving Your Smartphone’s Battery Life

October 25th, 2012

Smartphones are wonderful tools. They let you watch movies while you’re taking the train to work. They let you make reservations at that hot new French restaurant, map out the quickest route to the theater in the next city, and give you access to the hottest online games.

Got Screen ADD? Here’s How to Fight It

October 25th, 2012

Do you suffer from computer-screen attention deficit disorder? Here are some warning signs: You have five Internet Explorer tabs open at once. You’re working on three Word documents at the same time, and you’re fiddling with two open spreadsheets, too.

iOS 6 – Some things to consider when upgrading your iPhones and iPads to the new operating system

September 20th, 2012

Alright, iOS 6 is finally here, so now what?
First off, I’ll start by saying that I am totally loving the new features and have not had any “side effects” from the new update.  As someone that updated to the new iPad the last go around, I finally get a real version of Siri and the native GPS navigation and spoken directions I was hoping for 🙂

A summary of the new features is listed here http://www.

Bring-Your-Own-Device Takes Off in the Workplace, But What Are the Risks?

August 29th, 2012

Are you able to access your computer network at work with your iPad? What about your iPhone or laptop computer? This trend, known as bring-your-own-device or BYOD, is on the rise in the workplace. It makes sense: when companies encourage their employees to bring their own devices to the office, these same companies don’t have to spend as much on desktop computers and other high-end equipment.