The Amazon Effect: Competition is a Great Thing!

By Rich Kenney

Amazon is a technology firm that has changed the world around us. Recently, we've heard some say this kind of progress is bad. Among other things, the naysayers point to the loss of retail jobs in traditional stores, rampant consumerism and materialism, and environmental harm.

Robot Seafood Café A Tiny First Step. Enjoy!

By Rich Kenney

In Newark, DE, just down the street from TechSolutions, the push for automation in the business world took another step forward. Robot Captain Crabs Cajun Seafood & Bar is using four-foot-high robots to show customers to their tables and deliver meals.

2019 Tech Trends for the Office Manager in Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Each year, we see advances in technology.  Some technology changes the world in dramatic ways, and yet other tech trends will change how we manage our businesses and run an Office. This year, we expect some big advances with the world’s largest solar park in Benban, Egypt finishing construction, the world’s largest offshore wind farm starts, and NASA gears up to complete the Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management system to manage drone traffic in our skies.

Getting your head into “the Cloud”

by Rich Kenney, Vice President, TechSolutions, Inc.
Is your business in the cloud? Should it be? Wait ... what exactly does that mean, "to be in the cloud"?

That is a good question that needs to be answered before moving on any further. “To be in the cloud” refers to one or more parts of the IT infrastructure at your organization being made available to you by a vendor company with a presence of that resource located (or “hosted”) solely on the internet and not at your physical office space.

Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 users take notice

By Dan Ayars, Business Development Manager, TechSolutions, Inc.

Microsoft has announced that it is ending support for Windows 8 (not Windows 8.1 … just 8) and Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10. This is significant since people who continue to use that software will become increasing vulnerable to security threats.

7 Computer-related things you should do in 2016

By Rich Kenney, Vice President, TechSolutions

Just as a doctor gets asked about that nagging pain during normal conversation at a dinner party or other social event, IT professionals similarly are asked about what to do for slow computers or about suggestions to make an IT environment more secure.

Windows 10 – Should I take the plunge?

By Rich Kenney, Vice President, TechSolutions

It’s funny how introducing change into people’s worlds seems to cause so much anxiety. Enter Windows 8 – a relatively large operating system upgrade for PC users that came complete with a User Interface (UI) that left people struggling to even figure out how to shut down their computers.

The importance of Windows updates

By Dan Ayars, Business Development Manager, TechSolutions

When purchasing a new car, appliance, piece of office equipment, etc., what if you were told that the item you’re about to purchase comes with on-going maintenance and improvements at no additional charge? The sales person tells you that his company will let you know when there are any improvements or when you need maintenance, and you won’t be required to visit a repair shop or have a repair person visit your office or home.