EVGA & Intel changes

EVGA recently announced they are no longer going to make video cards with Nvidia chipsets. It seems like EVGA & Nvidia went hand in hand like Intel and… Pentium, or Celeron… but wait, that’s going to be gone too! Yes, Intel is going to do away with the Celeron & Pentium names as well. I’m not sure which is more significant. In one hand, EVGA is one of, if not the most recognized video card brand manufacturer. On the other, the words “Celeron” and “Pentium” have been in the Intel family for YEARS. While these are both pretty big changes, EVGA’s changes seem like the bigger change, here’s why. Intel will still in fact make these cpu’s, the names will just be different. Plus, the majority of the world (probably) doesn’t realize that these CPU’s still exist. We all know the Core i series of cpu’s and most of our customers purchase those cpu’s except for a select few that need the more inexpensive cpu’s as their builds do not require an i3.  EVGA on the other hand, is not going to be associated with Nvidia what-so-ever in the near future. If you are a big fan of their products, this may be a deal breaker going with an EVGA video card in the future due to this separation. I personally have an EVGA Nvidia card in my system right now at home and love every minute of it. I am also a big fan of Nvidia. More than likely, in the future, I’ll have to go with an Asus or MSI Nvidia card as I believe the chipset of the card is the more important choice than the maker (if that makes sense). What do you think about these changes? Feel free to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter regarding these...

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As a small business, how can you save money when I.T. can seem so expensive?

It seems like every company is now moving towards a subscription based system.  I’ll admit, when it first started happening, even I was a bit skeptical. But there are some really good products with really good savings out there that small to medium businesses are just missing out on. Microsoft alone has several different subscription based services SaaS (software as a service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) are two growing segments in the I.T. world and they are saving companies thousands of dollars per year. SaaS (such as Office 365 for Business) can save your business money, and time. When you purchase, for instance, Office 365 for Business, you have a dedicated support team to help you with any issues. Instead of paying a company (such as Canton Computers) to constantly come out for support, or having your I.T. team support these issues when it can be handled remotely can save a lot of time, resources & money.  Most I.T. personnel feel that they are overworked as it is, and more duties are constantly being added onto their plates. SaaS & IaaS are just two examples of ways you can free up your I.T. staff & save money while doing it. For IaaS, which is a type of cloud computing service which offers essential compute, storage, and networking resources on-demand. This is on a pay-as-you-go basis. If you need a server to run a website, IaaS can do it for cheaper and more redundant than purchasing your own server as you are really only paying for the contents of the server that you will need. There is no wasted cpu performance, hard drive space, etc. wasted. It is ran and managed by Microsoft (Azure), or Amazon (AWS), etc. There are hundreds of examples of cost savings when going with this newer style of platform, especially for medium to small businesses. So how do you know if this is something that your business should move towards?  The easiest way is to sit down with an I.T. professional (such as the experts at Canton Computers) to go over your current IT Infrastructure, as well as any expansion or ideas you have moving forward. From there, Canton Computers can show you how we can save you money, electricity, resources, and time going with these types of services. Give us a call today!...

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How Bing Points turned me onto Office 365

When Microsoft Office 365 (subscription based software) came out, most people (including I) were against it. Why not just purchase the software once and never have to purchase it again for at least a few more years? For me, the decision was easy, buy the standard software (Home & Business) and avoid paying monthly (or yearly). Then something changed. Microsoft Bing gives you points if you search with Bing. For a while, I was collecting points to get xbox rewards for my sons to use. Then one day, I had enough points for 1 year of 1TB of OneDrive storage. I figured, eh, why not. If this was on here the following year, I’ll keep getting 1TB of OneDrive storage for free for years. For those of you who don’t know, OneDrive is Microsoft’s version of “Dropbox”. Just like dropbox, cloud storage, you can get OneDrive storage for free, but it’s only 5gb. You have to pay to get 1TB of storage.  One year, the reward to get 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage was removed and I was in a dilemma… Do I purchase OneDrive, or transfer everything to Dropbox and pay them? Or heck, even switch to Google Drive. So I opened up Excel and did a price comparison.  Currently, Google is $20 per month for 1TB of cloud storage ($240/yr) 1 user, Dropbox is $9.99 per month ($119.88 per year) for 2TB of storage 1 user or $16.99/mo ($203.88/yr) for up to 6 users to share 2GB of cloud storage. Here’s where it gets interesting. Microsoft Office 365 Personal (1 user) offers the latest Office suite (always updated) & 1TB of OneDrive storage for $69.95 per year (Canton Computers pricing) or if you broke it down $5.83 per month. Or you can go with Microsoft Office 365 Family which is $99.95 per year ($8.33 per month) for 6 users. Here’s the kicker. All 6 users get their own 1TB of storage. It’s not shared like Dropbox. The way I looked at it, I was getting the cloud storage I wanted (AND NEEDED) for cheaper than the other two services, AND I received MS Office for free. Office 365 was the clear winner here (if 1TB suites your needs). I like...

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Services Offerred

Did you know, Canton Computers offers various services for all sorts of clients? We offer personal computing services for home users, offer On-Site services including Cloud Technologies to small to medium businesses as well as campus / school Microsoft agreements, network products, cloud services, etc. to schools & enterprise corporations. Moving your office and need your product asset tagged & moved properly without damaging your property? CCI can do that too! Our main goal is to serve our customers with the best possible customer service, as well as sell the products and services that meet and/or exceed customers expectations & needs. We offer new and used desktops (including monitors), laptops, all in one systems, and networking components. Our custom built systems are built with quality parts that offer the best warranties in the industry. Call our sales reps today for more information!...

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Are you aware of how tech scams work?

Essentially, a scammer will either call you, e-mail you, or have a pop-up on a website to convince you that there’s an issue with your system. They try to gain access by having you give them access to your system, then attempt to either: 1. Steal your information and/or 2. Hold your data hostage by encrypting your data. You end up paying them to release your data in which they may or may not even do.   Understand that Microsoft will NEVER call you to tell you that your system has a virus, or that “Windows expired”. If you have a question regarding a phone call or potential scam, call the experts at 734-838-9700. Canton Computers is here to help guide you in the right...

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The Canton location is now closed.

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