E-Rate Funding for Education in 2015

E-Rate Funding for Education in 2015

E-Rate Funding for Education is changing in 2015!  The list of products and solutions that are E-Rate fundable are changing dramatically.  Are you aware of what’s changing and what you could receive funding for?  You may be surprised to see what all is included in the new terms.  We have the details that is not yet public information and can get the ball rolling now on saving you an enormous amount of money.  The state is willing to pay up to 90% of your costs for E-Rate fundable products and solutions so you definitely do not want to miss out on this opportunity.  Contact us today!

Lightspeed Certified

We are proud to announce that we are now Lightspeed Certified in all Lightspeed products and solutions.  This includes the Rocket Web Filter, Mobile Manager, and My Big Campus.  This is yet another commitment to our Clients that we are continuing to better ourselves and will never stop getting better.  We will continue to remain certified in all Lightspeed Systems products and solutions and believe that Lightspeed Systems is a great asset to any school system.  For those of you who already use Lightspeed Systems or those who are interested in learning about Lightspeed Systems, we are confident that we can manage the products and solutions that will ultimately enhance the overall learning experience for your students.

Wiping your devices

Erasing your personal information from old Mobile Devices and Computers

What do you do with your old Smart Phones and Computers? In a study by TechHive, they purchased 13 Smart Phones to see if they could recover any personal data from them. 5 of the 13 phones still had all of the data on them. This includes pictures, phone calls and messages. All of the items that you would never want anyone to have. The question we are going to answer is how to securely wipe all of your personal data from your Smart Phones and Computers.

Apple

Level of expertise required to perform these steps: Beginner

Apple devices make it very easy to erase your personal information however you must follow a few specific instructions to ensure your personal information is removed from the device. The following instructions were taken directly from Apple’s website.

Before you sell or give away your iOS device, make sure that you’ve removed all of your personal information. Follow these steps to protect your data and get your device to its factory default state for the new owner: Read more

Disaster Recovery

We are proud to announce a new Partnership with Datto. We now offer complete Disaster Recovery Plans for Small Businesses utilizing Datto’s hybrid technology solutions.

Import your Google Contacts into Apple's iCloud Contacts

Import your Google Contacts into Apple’s iCloud Contacts

Importing Google Contacts into Apple’s iCloud Contacts

Do you use Gmail combined with an iPhone or any Apple products? Well, Google has made it much easier to sync your Google contacts with iCloud now by simply adding another account known as a CardDAV account.  Follow these simple steps to add the account and your contacts will show up in your Contact list and sync with your iCloud contacts. Read more

iOS 8 is here!

Restore an iPhone after iOS8 update

We were so optimistic about the iOS8 update, but unfortunately, there were major glitches.  This article on CNET explains how to restore your iPhone after you’ve already updated to the iOS8 operating system. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever and we can help walk you through the process.

iOS 8 is here!

iOS8 is here!

iOS8 is here!  We think this is the greatest upgrade yet released by Apple for iOS.  There have been numerous updates for the Apps that we all love so much.  Our goal is to not only brief you on some of these upgrades but show you a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your iOS8 upgrade.

Let’s begin with the install of iOS8.  To install iOS8, you must edit the “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad and then click on “General.”  Now look for “Software Update” and tap it.  You will see iOS 8.0 listed with the size, which for many is 1.1 GB.  This is a very large upgrade and most of you will most likely need to free up some space.  In order to actually install the upgrade, your iPhone or iPad will need about 5.5 GB of free space available.  Don’t worry though; once you free up space on your iPhone or iPad, you can reload all of your pictures, music, and apps again.

To clean up space without removing some of these items, you can try and delete some of the temp files by tapping on “Usage” and then tapping on the Apps that you don’t need.  This won’t delete the app but it will delete the temp files and thus free up a great deal of space.

Once you have the required space available, you will now see the “Download and Install” button, which you now can tap on to perform the upgrade.  Select “Agree” and it will proceed to download and install the upgrade.  It will take about 1 hour to complete so we recommend plugging your iPhone or iPad in to the charger and staying connected to a Wi-Fi network. Read more