Dell’s OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a minimalist’s modular all-in-one PC dream

Just slide it in, and you’re good to go!

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra
The days of non-upgradeable all-in-one PCs are numbered.

Rising from the ashes of all the all-in-ones discarded due to one dated or dying component is the Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra, a mini PC that’s designed to transform a monitor into a modular all-in-one. Dell’s OptiPlex mini PCs are already small and designed to be mounted out of sight. However, this new model takes that to another level by making it thin, narrow and slender enough (at 3.78 x 10.09 x 0.78 inches) to be slid into a monitor stand, essentially turning your monitor into an all-in-one desktop.

The covert nature of the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra makes it appealing for folks who crave a clean, more minimalist workspace.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/dells-optiplex-7070-ultra-is-a-minimalists-modular-all-in-one-pc-dream

The First Five Things You Should Do With Your New Computer

When you get a new computer from Green Apple IT, we do these for you.

Update Your Antimalware Program

Install Available Windows Updates

Install a File Recovery Program

Sign Up for an Online Backup Service

Uninstall Programs You Don’t Want

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https://www.lifewire.com/first-things-you-should-do-with-your-new-computer-2625779

More critical Remote Desktop flaws expose Windows systems to hacking

Microsoft finds and fixes multiple RDS and RDP vulnerabilities in Windows, but new research on BlueKeep patch rates suggests many machines could remain exposed.

Read more Source: https://www.itworld.com/article/3431665/more-critical-remote-desktop-flaws-expose-windows-systems-to-hacking.html

When Technology Makes Life Harder

The latest Windows 10 update from Microsoft hasn’t gone smoothly for many users due to a conflict with an outdated driver for Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology. This is somewhat ironic in that RST was designed to improve the performance of storage hardware. Certain versions have slowed the install process, and in some cases the program actually has made installation of the Version 1903 Windows 10 update impossible.

Some users have been able to download a later version of RST and get the update to work, but for many others even that won’t solve the problem. For now the best course of action may be simply to wait and hope the two companies can resolve the conflict.

Read more Source: https://www.technewsworld.com/story/When-Technology-Makes-Life-Harder-86175.html

ESET Internet Security® delivers rock-solid protection

ESET Internet Security® delivers rock-solid protection for everyday web users, built on ESET’s trademark best mix of detection, speed and usability. As well as giving you proven ESET Antivirus, it shields your webcam and helps you bank and pay more safely online.

 

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Users abandon Windows 7 as 2020 time bomb nears

Windows 7 users are beginning to abandon their ageing software and finally upgrade their devices to Windows 10 in greater numbers.
According to data from NetMarketShare, the number of users still running Windows 7 worldwide has decreased dramatically over the last month.
The trend over the past year has been the slow decline of Windows 7’s market share in favour of Windows 10, but this has accelerated recently.
One major factor which could have contributed to the sharp decline of Windows 7 user numbers is the looming end-of-life deadline set out by Microsoft.
The company has stated on numerous occasions that it will officially end support for Windows 7 on 14 January 2020.
Despite this quickly-approaching deadline, however, almost a third of all PC users in the world are still using the older operating system.

Read more Source : https://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/315381-users-abandon-windows-7-as-2020-time-bomb-nears.html

Going green is harder than you think

Unfortunately, the hype around going ‘green’ has blurred the lines of the real issue at hand: excessive consumption of rapidly declining resources. The above-mentioned scenario may leave one feeling slightly dreary about where to start a ‘greening’ initiative – because despite all the confusion surrounding the issue, the need to adapt to more sustainable and viable consumption practices remains vital for any organisation.

When implemented correctly, IT’s propensity to contribute significantly to energy-savings is perhaps one of the most straightforward ways an organisation can decrease its environmental impact. Because IT equipment is generally updated every three or four years, it creates an ideal opportunity for the introduction of newer, more efficient technologies – and cost saving can be considerable, up to 50 percent in some cases.

The IT industry is by no means exempt from greenwashing tactics and companies can be blindsided by thinking they are purchasing a ‘green’ product when in fact the product adds to the impact on our environment at the end of its lifecycle.  Take notebooks with extended batteries and hard drives that require less energy.  As notebooks take over the sale of PCs and companies increasing adopt this mobile enabler whilst patting themselves on the back that they are contributing positively to the environment through the support of these product, the question of how these notebooks are disposed of should be raised and more pertinently, how do they impact the environment at this point?

But sometimes common sense should prevail. While manufacturers’ efforts to deliver ‘green’ products must be commended; organisations need to think holistically about ‘going green’ and should consider the entire lifecycle of the products or technologies they intend to use before making an investment. The corporate world’s role in reducing the carbon footprint is enormous, and thus it is essential that it does not fall prey to greenwashing tactics, but rather that organisations take it upon themselves to look deeper than ‘product labels’, and more thoroughly scrutinise the claims made.

ESET Endpoint Antivirus protects computer users from all types of malware, including viruses, spyware, rootkits and phishing.

 

ESET Endpoint Antivirus protects computer users from all types of malware, including viruses, spyware, rootkits and phishing.

Built for speed and low system demands, the solution is based on our record-holding scanning engine, the winner of the most Virus Bulletin “VB100” awards of all antivirus makers.

In the SMB and corporate environment, the solution can be easily managed by ESET Remote Administration that gives network administrators strong tools designed to provide central visibility and real-time insights in the network security.

ITSM goes global

Supporting your organization’s global strategy can be a real struggle. More than any features, you need tools that empower people to embrace change.

We live in a globalized world. What used to be our point of focus, a specific local market, is now a vibrant global village with no frontiers and no limits. This new setup has generated new trends, new opportunities and a lot of new, pressing needs. Organizations tend to expand their operations, either physically or virtually, all across the globe; and need their infrastructure to be able to support their plans.

 

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