March 2013

In this issue. . .

~ IITS Aquires BSCI, Inc.
~ Welcome Lauren!
~ Surface Pro Review
~ IE 10 Available on Win 7
~ MSPMentor Top 100
~ Adobe Security Update

Adobe Security Update

Adobe Systems released an emergency security update that addresses three vulnerabilities in Flash, two of which the company said were already being exploited by hackers.

This update patches holes "that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," Adobe said. They have assigned a Priority 1 rating to the vulnerabilities being exploited on Windows and Mac OS X and they recommend you download the patch immediately.

Spring is Almost Here!

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

~Leo Tolstoy

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Integrated IT Acquires Business Systems Consultants, Inc.

We are excited to announce that we have recently acquired Business Systems Consultants, Inc (aka Worry-Free IT). BSCI is a managed IT service provider located in Beverly, MA. BSCI has over 19 years of experience helping clients align their technology strategies with their business strategies, while reducing the cost, complexity and stress inherent in supporting these business technologies. We found BSCI's philosophy perfectly parallels Integrated IT Solutions' mission.

We look forward to introducing you to the team of highly skilled engineers joining forces with us. These certified engineers bring a broad range of experience across the technology landscape. By expanding our technical knowledge base, we hope to be able to provide you with the best possible service along with the ability to meet all of your IT needs. Please help us welcome Derek Binder, Colin Dodd, Dean Leahy, Michael Lovasco, Matthew Ventre, Jonathan Hartnett, Jeffrey LaPointe, John Maliawco and Mike Spanos to our team.

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. We know technology is constantly changing. As your needs change, we want to help you evaluate those needs and offer you the services that enable you to achieve your new goals.

Welcome Lauren!

We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce another new member of the IITS family, Lauren Toomey, who is joining us as Service Desk Dispatcher. Lauren has a great customer service background and has worked in various dispatching roles for several years. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to our team!

Surface Pro: Finally a Business-Ready Tablet?

We’ve been testing the newly released Pro version of Microsoft’s answer to the iPad.  Because its insides include an Intel Core i5, 4GB of RAM, and multiple ports, the Surface Pro is more like an ultrabook than a traditional tablet. But is it capable to do real work on?

At 2 pounds it’s heavier than a tablet, yet lighter than most laptops. The kickstand on the back is ideal when on a desk, not so much when it’s on your lap. And we wish battery life was better.

Installing "legacy apps" (aka, real programs) was perfectly smooth.  The detachable keyboard cover and stylus definitely set it apart from other tablets. We were quite impressed the Surface pen could precisely recognize our admittedly poor handwriting onscreen.  Imagine how convenient it is to be able to have a client sign a document right on your tablet. Working in multi-monitor mode operated exactly the same as you'd expect on a Windows PC. With Snap, you can run two programs side-by-side, which is something other tablets can’t do.The speed and response is impressive. It seems with the Surface Pro, we now have flexibility, portability and finally integration into the enterprise world. See for yourself at your nearest Microsoft store or call us for more info!

We are on the MSPmentor Global 100 List Again!

For the third year in a row, IITS has landed on the MSPmentor Top 100 Global Managed Services Companies report. MSPmentor recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed. We are proud to be distinguished as one of the top providers in the world!

Internet Explorer 10 Debuts for Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 debuted on Windows 8, and until now it was not available for Windows 7. The update brings big changes to the browser. Internet Explorer 10 is not only faster and more stable than the current IE for Windows 7, version 9, it's also far more standards-compliant. You can download it yourself, or call us and we can do it for you.