Gregg Shupe

In data storage, it’s all about the software. So it’s no surprise that the key differentiator of LenovoEMC products is the operating system software, which simplifies very technical and tedious administrative tasks. If you’ve ever tried to create an iSCSI LUN from a command line, you understand what I’m saying! For the gifted few, it might not be so challenging, but for us mere mortals, we’d be better off reciting ”pi” to 35 digits. Now, it’s time to bring our operating system’s look-and-feel into this decade. Advances in user interfaces, driven by tablets, phablets, touch — and even Windows 8 — set new expectations for improved look-and-feel as well as usability. Because we value our social media followers, we’re going to share the new OS features with you first! Ready…Wait for it….You’ll see changes in our user segmentation, UI controls and out-of-the-box experience. One of the biggest changes you’ll see is the separation of functionality between home and business users. Aside from the readers who actually know pi to 35 digits, not many home users are interested in creating iSCSI LUNs, dealing with system logs or creating different RAID configurations on the storage pools. Likewise, most IT managers want no part of social media apps, such as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. While all the LenovoEMC products continue to run the same LifeLine operating system under the...

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While watching The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights — or anytime day or night on TBS for that matter — I wondered why the show makes me laugh. I truly enjoy the geek speak, but it’s the personalities of the characters that really drive the series’ success. Removing any one of the characters would drastically change the show, and possibly its overall success. Is there a Big Bang Theory without Sheldon? Or a Modern Family without Cam? Or even a Seinfeld without Kramer? (I shudder at the thought!) Just as keeping the cast intact is important to a show’s success, keeping your data intact is paramount to the success of your business or your personal life. How many of us are cluelessly computing away, blissfully ignorant of the “what-if” scenario. What if my hard drive fails? What if my year-long project report is corrupted? What if the world never knew, “Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock” for crying out loud!??  I, too, have been a victim of this disaster. My home computer’s hard drive wouldn’t boot, no matter what I tried to do. The issue was a bad physical sector — a dead hard drive in laymen’s terms. All of the information on that drive was gone; music, pictures, tax returns, financial statements, you know the typical stuff we don’t want prying eyes to see. There are few things worse than the empty feeling you get when your data has evaporated. The personal loss was so...

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Lenovo Services Premium Support

Lenovo Services Premium Support

Purchasing a new IdeaPad or IdeaCentre is an exciting experience, finally getting in front of the techno-curve and unleashing the super geek within. Even before you open the box, you can feel the power and potential this new system will bring; no longer waiting for web pages to load, movies to download, or even brewing a pot of coffee while your system boots. You have finally broken free from the technology shackles of the past! It's the moment you have been waiting for, the sweet sound of Microsoft startup. The future is a blank slate; the only limit is your imagination. This bliss comes to a screeching halt when you can’t figure out how to connect your new powerhouse to the internet; your desktop is void of all your favorite shortcuts and your wallpaper and screen savers are nowhere to be found. For some, setting up a new PC can be a daunting task. If technology is not your forte, setting parental controls, file and printer sharing, or data transfer from an old system to the new may be overwhelming. Lenovo, Services Premium Support is here to help you make this transition an easy one. These and other services are available through remote takeover, making it simple and convenient for you to get your new PC up and running. You'll have a personal technician dedicated to make sure your PC is set up and performing the way you expect. Other services include: PC & Peripherals Setup and Configurations Virus Protection & PC Performance...

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