Avoid these 5 common IT investment mistakes

Investing in new technology is a great way to drive business growth. For instance, purchasing new servers can boost your employees’ ability to multitask ...

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Centaris Client Open House & Team Summer Event

July was a very busy month for the Centaris team! We hosted a retirement party, hosted an open house for our Clients and had our annual summer gathering! ...

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Triple Retirement Party

On Wednesday, July 13th Centaris, formerly known as CCR, proudly celebrated the retirement of three incredibly ...

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7 Ways to keep your email account safe

Email is one of the most essential business tools today. It enables swift, efficient communication within a company and with their customers and partners. ...

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September Tech Tip 2022

Have you ever been in the middle of writing an important document for your boss, only to have the power go out, right before you managed to hit that ...

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How to organize Android apps

Is your Android device’s home screen packed with randomly arranged apps — including those you’ve never used before? A cluttered screen makes it ...

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The advantages of using a cloud-based OMS

In today’s business world, having a cloud-based OMS can give you a big advantage. The cloud offers many benefits, including the ability to access your ...

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Boost staff efficiency with these tips

Employee efficiency refers to the ability of a worker to do their job effectively using the resources available to them. Increasing efficiency can have ...

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How to protect your business from hurricanes

In 2021, the United States experienced one of the most active storm seasons on record, upsetting businesses already dealing with a pandemic. For companies ...

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Top 5 benefits of marketing automation

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today are embracing automation to streamline their processes. Marketing, in particular, involves many processes ...

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CCR Summer Event: Cedar Point!

On Saturday, July 22nd, employees, friends and family of Center for Computer Resources traded in their Technology Caps for Ride Warrior Hats. After ...

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How to Obtain the E-mail Header Information

Find, Copy & Paste the E-mail Message Header

When reporting a suspicious e-mail or a potential phishing attempt to ITS, please include the Message ...

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Don’t believe these disaster recovery myths

Modern technology changes rapidly, but not all businesses can match its pace. When it comes to disaster recovery (DR), for instance, we see business ...

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Virtual reality can help your business grow

Technology helps businesses grow. However, with so many innovations available, identifying what to adopt can be bewildering. Virtual reality (VR) is ...

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Holiday Scams

The holidays are right around the corner and it seems like every store is running a special. You’re constantly receiving emails with enticing deals ...

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MSU vs U of M Tailgate

There is only one time throughout the year that the CCR office becomes divided. One side cheers for a team that resides in East Lansing, while the others ...

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We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

From our CCR Family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving surrounded by those who mean the most to you!Below are just a few things we ...

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May Tech Tips: Toggling Windows Spotlight

Windows Spotlight is a feature that will automatically change your lock screen background image. In addition to this, it annoyingly offers suggestions ...

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December Tech Tip

Tech support scams are unfortunately becoming all too common. Because of this, it is becoming increasingly more important to be able to recognize a fake ...

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Ways to extend your computer’s life span

Investing in a computer is expensive, so it makes sense to use that asset for as long as possible. Follow these easy tips to help extend the life of ...

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7 Tips to reduce PC power consumption

In 2021, industrial consumers of electricity in the United States paid an average of $7.26 per kilowatt hour. This amount is a 9% increase from 2020 ...

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4 Ways to keep your servers cool

For any organization, servers are important for storing business data. This is why you should make sure that your servers are well-maintained. If not, ...

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HDD vs. SSD: Which one should you get?

PCs and laptops typically came with hard disk drives (HDDs), but buyers can now also have the option to configure their system with either HDDs, solid ...

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Tips for fixing common printer problems

Nothing can be more frustrating than encountering printing problems right before a presentation or deadline. Whether it’s jammed paper or empty ink ...

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The advantages of telemedicine

When you have questions about your health or are feeling under the weather, you usually set up a face-to-face meeting with your healthcare provider. ...

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3 Ways to secure Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has become an essential tool in the workplace, with its ability to facilitate communication and collaboration in a remote or hybrid setting. ...

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Tips for improving your Excel skills

Are you looking to expand your Microsoft Excel expertise? Do you want to learn how to work smarter with this powerful business tool? This article will ...

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Annual CCR U of M vs. MSU Tailgate

For one week in October, CCR’s office becomes divided between two Michigan collegiate sport teams, two colors and two mascots. Our Sterling Heights ...

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Defending against watering hole attacks

More and more cybercriminals are launching watering hole attacks to gain access to company networks. But what exactly is a watering hole attack, and ...

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A short guide to IT security lingo

As more and more businesses move their operations online, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been greater. However, many employees ...

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3 Types of hackers: What you need to know

While there are many similarities among hackers, there are also some key differences among them. Some hackers want money for themselves and resort to ...

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May Tech Tip: Keyboard Shortcuts

Common and helpful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl+C will copy a selected item to your clipboard
Ctrl+X will cut the selected item
Ctrl+V will paste ...

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November Tech Tips: 10 Tips for you!

Ten Tech Tips from Centaris

Search Google with a Right-Click
Are you ever reading something online, see a term or person you're interested in, and ...

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Converting files using Office 365 programs

Converting files to different formats can be important as some programs can require a specific format to be able to read what you are trying to upload. ...

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Tech Tip: Opening Email Attachments

Having issues opening Attachments inside an email? Try this Tip!
1. In the Start Menu, Type in Default Apps. Click on this to open to the page below:

2. ...

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November Tech Tip

Reclaim some of your taskbar by switching the search bar to a Hidden state; The windows search functionally is still available by either clicking on the ...

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5 Handy tips to combat VoIP eavesdropping

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems allow users to communicate with others over an internet connection, but cybercriminals can intercept ...

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Why HTTPS matters for your cybersecurity

It’s no secret that the internet can be a dangerous place. Hackers, scammers, and identity thieves are always looking for new ways to steal your information ...

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How does SaaS save your business money?

For many businesses, regardless of size, the cost of acquiring and maintaining software is a massive drain on their finances. Fortunately, they can leverage ...

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Your guide to Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts

It’s been almost a year since Microsoft released its latest operating system, Windows 11. And while some features and keyboard shortcuts were carried ...

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Must-try Windows 11 customization features

Windows 11, the newest operating system from Microsoft, is a breath of fresh air for PC users. Designed to provide a personalized experience, it offers ...

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Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence

As most of you know, the world of technology changes very rapidly and cybersecurity has moved to the forefront. This increase in risk may require ...

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Microsoft 365 New Commerce Experience

Starting March 1st, 2022, Microsoft will be implementing significant time-sensitive changes to how you utilize Microsoft 365, Office 365, and other ...

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Centaris earns CRN award for the 8th year

STERLING HEIGHTS (Mich.) Feb 23rd, 2022 – One of Michigan’s top managed service providers, Centaris, has again been named by CRN®, a brand of The ...

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Looking back at 2021!

Centaris looks back 2021!
What a year it has been! We started off the year celebrating Center for Computer Resources, CCR, 40th anniversary!

We ...

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Giving Thanks

Hello!

The leaves have officially changed, football is in full-swing and the holidays are now upon us. First up: Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is ...

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