It has been reported that some machines are unable to boot after the last AVG 2011 update version 3292. We recommend NOT REBOOTING/SHUTTING DOWN the Machines which have AVG 2011 installed on them.
More information is available in the FAQ’s below:
Please note that both AVG Pro and AVG Free can be impacted. Older AVG versions (9.0, 8.5) are not affected.
The situation has been caused by an incorrect CTF file used during the update (AVG 9.0 core has been offered to AVG 2011 clients).
AVG is currently working on a solution (utility) for all affected users, both those who have not restarted their computer yet and also those who were already affected by the problems.
Tags: Antivirus software, AVG, Computing, Freeware, Technology/Internet
According to statistics from a recently released report by the U.S. Census Bureau and private studies on the subject, a growing number of people are telecommuting, working from home one or several days a week. The Census Bureau reports that the number of people who work from home increased from 9.5 million to 11.3 million between 1999 and 2005.
Tips for working at home
- Create a dedicated space to work free from interruption. If there is a day where that’s impossible, spend the work hours at your local library.
- Establish trust with your supervisor by creating goals you plan to achieve for that day and communicate those goals with him or her.
- Limit the attention given to your pets by offering them their own spot around your work area instead of on your lap.
- Take care of time-consuming chores outside the home (grocery shopping, etc.) in the middle of the day. That may seem like a waste of “work” time, but it’s actually a time saver, as fewer people are out and the task gets completed quicker.
- Give yourself permission to let your mind wander. Some of your best ideas can come when you’re more relaxed. (Source: InsideBayArea.com, May 25, 2010)
More reading about telecommuting and working from home
Another aspect of working at home is the technology that you are using. This is where South Shore Computer Repair can help you. From determining what type of hardware and software you should be using, to setting up your home network, to giving you advice on communication options and office setups, we can help you get up and running in your new working environment.
Give us a call at 508.947.1966 or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: home office, Technology/Internet, telecommuting, working at home, Working time
SMB Group recently released the results of their 2010 Small and Medium Businesses Routes to Market study which uncovered quite a few interesting trends about how SMBs discover, learn about, evaluate and buy technology solutions and services.
One finding of the survey is how frustrated and confused many SMBs are about technology solutions. Survey respondents indicated that their top two technology challenges are figuring out how different types of solutions can help their businesses, and getting better insights out of the data they already have. The top technology challenges for small businesses include:
- Get better business insights from existing data
- Figuring out how different solutions can help the business
- Implementing new solutions/upgrades
- Integrating social media with Web site, marketing tools, etc.
Here at South Shore Computer Repair, we understand the frustration which is exactly why we exist. We specialize in helping businesses, non-profit organizations or small governmental agencies navigate the often confusing world of technology, marketing and social media. Often times, the small organization has the same challenges that larger organizations have, but they don’t get the attention they need from the larger vendors.
We’re changing all of that with our singular focus on small organizations and residential services. From networking to data recovery and backup to marketing and computers, we are a small computer guy looking to help similar sized companies.
Do you have a particular issue you’re trying to work through? Just want to bounce some ideas off of an unbiased third-party? Give us a call at 508.947.1966 or drop an email to email@example.com.
Tags: information technology services, marketing, medium business, Research, small business, SMB Group, survey, technology, Technology/Internet
What is your experience? Does your company allow unfettered access to the Internet and social media? Or, are you circumventing your company systems and using your personal technology to do your job? I would really like to hear from companies that have banned the Internet and/or social media and get their thoughts on how that is going.
Read the Marketing Chick’s thoughts on the topic…
Tags: banned, Business/Finance, Content-control software, internet, Mass media, Online social networking, social media, technology, Technology/Internet
South Shore Computer Repair is now on Facebook! What better way for us to talk with our fans and share information. You can become a fan of SSCR by logging into your Facebook account, visiting our page, and clicking on the “Become A Fan” button at the top.
http://www.facebook.com/SSCRepair… See you there!
Tags: facebook, Facebook Inc, Online social networking, Social information processing, South Shore Computer Repair, SSCR, Technology/Internet, Web 2.0, World Wide Web
South Shore Computer Repair is happy to announce that we have added a new service to our portfolio of high-value solutions and services for small businesses and individuals on the South Coast of Massachusetts – Marketing and Communications.
In these tough economic times, marketing – or lack of marketing – can make or break your small business. Do you have a web site? Are you trying to figure out what the hoopla about Twitter is? Do you need an unbiased third-party to take a look at your marketing materials and provide some advice?
South Shore Computer Repair (a.k.a. “The Computer Guy”) has now brought on board “The Marketing Chick” to help you get your small business noticed and get customers coming through the door. Several local small businesses and organizations have already engaged us to help them with their web presence, marketing campaigns and special events. This dynamic duo can now help you build your business and make sure that everything is up running they way it should be when your customers come calling.
Have questions? Need more information? Give us a call at 508.866.0345 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: Business, Business marketing, Business/Finance, communication, marketing, Services, small business, Technology/Internet