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Art and Technology Intersect, Creating World's Thinnest Laptop

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Apr 26, 2016 9:55:33 AM

At the New York Times International Luxury Conference earlier this month, HP Inc. raised the bar for the premium PC experience; unveiling the world's thinnest laptop. It's clear that the new HP Spectre was not only designed with engineering and performance in mind, but beauty and craftsmanship as well.

The sleek, black and copper notebook features a full HD 13.3" edge-to-edge display and is as thin as a AAA-battery; which begs the question, does its super-thin profile mean thin computing power? Not according to HP's Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Personal Systems, Kevin Frost, who said, "unlike the majority of other super thin PCs on the market, this laptop doesn't compromise power or features." In fact, while many other laptops in its class use mobile processors, the HP Spectre features Intel Core i5 and i7 processors to deliver powerful performance.

During the design of the Spectre, HP reimagined the laptop as we know it to provide the best user experience and maximum performance; adding an innovative hybrid battery for 9.5 hours of battery life, next-gen USB Type-C ports, and high-end Bang & Olufsen speakers.  For consumers seeking a notebook that doesn't compromise on style, convenience or function; the HP Spectre is an appealing choice.

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Topics: computers, Product News

PageWide XL 8000 Printer by HP Wins iF Gold "Best of Best" Design Award, 2016

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Mar 22, 2016 7:18:15 AM

iF World Design Guide organizes one of the world's most celebrated and valued design competitions, the iF Design Awards. iF works to identify, support and promote good design worldwide. After a jury of 58 high-profile international experts evaluated a record 5,300 submissions, just 75 products were carefully selected as Gold Award winners for their 2016 awards.

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4 Tips for Transitioning to a Mac

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 25, 2016 1:46:34 PM

If you've been a PC user and are considering making the switch to a Mac, here are a few key operational differences to keep in mind.

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Topics: Tips, computers

Les Olson Company Honored with Sharp Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer Award

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 23, 2016 7:13:38 AM

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America recently recognized Les Olson Company as a 2015 Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer. Les Olson Company is Sharp’s largest independently-owned dealer and is among a select group to be recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S.

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Topics: Company News

Sharp Announces New Line of Mid to High-Volume Color Multi-function Copiers

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: Sharp Copiers, Product News, MFP, Product Release

3 Ways to Boost Mobile Security

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

1. Set a pin or passcode.

Your passcode is your first line of defense. If someone wants to access your device, they'll first need to break this code. This is not always easy, and can operate as a deterrent against theft. Many mobile devices also have the option to unlock your phone using fingerprint authentication. Based on high levels of encryption, this is a very good option for securing your phone.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Managed IT, Mobile Device Management, Security

Tips to Avoid the Microsoft Support Phone Scam

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 16, 2016 3:21:43 PM

Recently, Microsoft "Tech Support" Phone Scams have been carried out even more frequently than usual. You may get a phone call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft Support Technician. Be prepared so you can protect yourself and your business from becoming the prey of scammers.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Microsoft, Managed IT, Scam Alert

Les Olson Company Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Posted by Erin Glade on Feb 10, 2016 9:49:37 AM

Les Olson Company is pleased to announce that Chris Weenig, third-generation family member and current Les Olson Company Vice President of Leasing, has been assigned additional responsibilities as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. Les Olson Company is confident that Weenig’s excellent leadership skills as well as his vast technical understanding and vision will help enhance the company’s current marketing strategies.

Throughout his career, which began in 1995, Weenig has excelled in various departments. These departments include working in the company’s warehouse until moving to operations management where he assisted in the implementation of new technologies, new software and operational procedures which helped take the company to higher levels of productivity. He serves on the Les Olson Company Board of Directors and is currently Chairman of the company’s Profit Sharing and Investment Committee.

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Topics: Company News

Les Olson Company Elects Keith Adams to Board of Directors

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 28, 2016 4:48:20 PM

Les Olson Company is pleased to announce that Vice President of IT, Keith Adams, has been elected by the company shareholders to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Throughout his 23 years with Les Olson Company, Adams has gained vast knowledge and experience in many areas including Information Technology and leadership.

Starting his career in the company’s warehouse, and performing many duties leading up to his current role, Adams has been instrumental in facilitating all of Les Olson Company’s major technology initiatives, and has expertly managed the company’s entire IT infrastructure with the help of his team. He also plays a major role in one of Les Olson Company’s fastest-growing divisions, Managed IT Services.

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Topics: Company News

Using Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? You Could Be at Risk

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 26, 2016 9:27:21 AM

Microsoft announced that as of January 12, 2015, they will no longer provide security patches, automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, computers, Microsoft, Security

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