Monthly Archives: March 2011

IT Consulting in Wichita – Moving to College Hill

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It’s not a settled deal yet, but Proper Technology Solutions, LLC will likely be moving from South Wichita to a location in the College Hill area of Wichita.  Once the move is finalized, I will post details and new contact … Continue reading

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TIP: Conditional Formatting in Excel 2010

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Excel is a powerful tool for creating spreadsheets.  How much of it do you use in your business? Conditional formatting is one more technique you can use to add value to your spreadsheet and automate tasks.  Lets say we have … Continue reading

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Acrobat Reader X – The IT Consultant’s View

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Take a look at your Adobe Acrobat Reader the next time you open a PDF.  Hit the Help->About and check your version number.  You might be surprised at how far behind you have become. Is it bad to be behind?  … Continue reading

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Why Teach? IT Consultants, Education and Lifelong Learning

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Some of my consulting clients as well as my students often ask me why I teach.  I have been teaching college-level network security classes in Wichita for two years now and continue to enjoy the experience. The first reason is what’s … Continue reading

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Dell Partnership Announcement – Servers, Desktops, Laptops and SANs

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We’ve recently created a partnership with Dell to allow us to provide a wide variety of technology to our IT consulting customers. We recommend four years as a refresh rate for computers in small businesses.  If your computers are performing … Continue reading

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Tip: Google Previewing Window

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I was searching for something in Google last night and found something that I apparently had not noticed before.  I don’t know if it is a new thing, but I found it highly useful and thought I would post it … Continue reading

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Windows 7 SP1 and the IT Consultant

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After writing my review of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 yesterday, I decided to take the plunge and roll out the service pack on the laptop I use primarily to service my IT support customers in Wichita. Even on a … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has been released.  I normally install service packs first on my home computer (with apologies to my wife) to test their stability before I install them on my day-to-day work computer.  As an IT consultant, … Continue reading

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Low Cost IT Support for Wichita KS

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I started Proper Technology Solutions in order to offer Wichita businesses professional IT support at prices small business owners can afford.  Our technicians are college-educated and carry certifications from some of the industry’s biggest organizations.  We strive to present our … Continue reading

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Tip: Outlook 2010 Default Send Account

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Just like previous versions of Outlook, the 2010 version supports all of the great features we’ve come to expect from this product.  As an IT consultant, I’ve recommended Outlook and the Microsoft Office Suite for years.  It provides a stability … Continue reading

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