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“Disaster Relief Recovery” by Anissa R. Castro-Stopher on October 16, 2015

I have only been working in the IT field for a short time, but now realize that I have been opened to a whole new world of possibilities. Lately, I have been focused on the idea of what is called Disaster Recovery (DR) in the tech world. DR means, a backup plan has been created if a problem ever occurs in the form of losing data on current computer systems and servers. This secures data for businesses and keeps systems running smoothly.   Over here at Better Direct, we make it a point to distribute the best form of DR… Read More

“The Push is On” by Scott Kane on October 15, 2015

Refuse to upgrade to Windows 10? Not if Microsoft has anything to do with it! Have you taken advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 yet? Microsoft has started to generate pop-ups on systems that are running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 which is notifying users that the program will be installed within 1 hour. There are options to upgrade immediately or to push the update out. According  to an article on by Killian Bell, you will no longer be able to opt out altogether and even third party tools that used to be able to help avoid… Read More

“Are you a USB Type-C Personality?” by Gabriel Majalca on October 13, 2015

The USB interface has defined communication connection for almost two decades now, freeing us from the need to carry separate power chargers for many of our modern day portable devices. Since the mid-nineties, the USB has undergone a few face lifts and personality changes but nothing has been more exciting than the new USB 3.1 cable. There are a bunch of new ports coming out these days and the idea of “one cable to end all cables” is not a new concept but this port seems to have people in a buzz once again and companies like Apple and Google have… Read More

“Projectors for small areas” by Scott Kane on October 5, 2015

Have you ever fought with trying to get a projector to display a good image in a smaller room? The folks at Ricoh have designed new models that are specifically for this purpose. They are the PJ X4241N and the PJ WX4241N, which were just recently released in June 2015.   There is an electronic pen that can be purchased that will produce images on the screen, similar to the way a smartboard will work and offer display sizes up to 60 and 400 diagonal inches. Ricoh boasts that images can be displayed much brighter than with previous models. The… Read More

“Sharpening the Saw at Better Direct” by Ron Newlin on October 5, 2015

Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People wrote, “Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.”   Better Direct has taken this philosophy to heart through the leadership of the Owner, Mark Evans. Mark has always worked out in the back of the building doing some physical/cardio training and a mix of boxing and exercise. The philosophy we have of continuous improvement fits Covey’s design for “Sharpening the Saw” perfectly.   We… Read More

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