LAN Systems
January/February 2010
Happy New Year!

We would like to start the year with a discussion of the Top IT Trends that we will see in 2010.  For many reasons, the trends for 2010 are not much different from 2009. With IT spending down 10% in 2009, mass migration to new computing models like cloud computing and virtualization didn't happen. But many technology companies finished the year strong and hopeful for 2010.  Social media grew by leaps and bounds as more people and businesses connected for a relatively small investment.  Demonstrating a return on each technology investment remains important as businesses stay in cost controlling mode. 

Our predications for the Top IT Trends of 2010 are, like horoscopes, general in nature and for entertainment purposes only.

Cloud Computing
Communications using Ultra High-Speed Broadband
Desktop Upgrades
Green IT
Social Media
Video Conferencing
From all of us at LAN Systems, our best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010!

Ultra High-Speed Broadband - What is 4G?

The fourth generation of cellular wireless standards are called 4G.  The goal is to provide gigabit speeds to mobile and stationary users.  The term ultra-broadband is used to define the gigabit speeds for high-speed internet access delivered by a variety of devices.  The IEEE 802.16m project list speeds as 100Mbit/s mobile and 1Gbit/s fixed.  

Networks, often called 4G, are really 3G Partnership Project Long Term Evolutions or 3GPP LTE. The terminology gets confusing, but the important point to remember is that with 3G and 4G networks cellular aims to provide speeds that match or exceed wired telephony.  As the infrastructure expands, wireless networks will offer reliability, cost savings and flexible plans.  Today, we most often see wireless internet or IP access on a cell phone, through an air card attached to a PC or a wireless router.

Many businesses still rely on wired telephony solutions to provide high-speed internet, traditional and VoIP telephone, cable and TV service.  We often hear the terms T1, DSL and Cable Modem to describe these wired technologies.

Some of the best features in Windows 7
Backup and Restore
 Windows 7 Backup & Restore 

Backup and Restore-improved for Windows 7-creates safety copies of your most important personal files, so you're always prepared for the worst.  

Let Windows choose what to back up, or pick individual folders, libraries, and drives yourself.  Windows can back up files on whatever schedule you choose - just set it and forget it.  

You can backup to another drive or a DVD. And if you're using the Professional or Ultimate editions of Windows 7, you'll also have the option of backup up your files to a network. 

LAN Systems partners with Comcast to offer business services
LAN Systems has partnered with Comcast to offer high-speed internet and voice to business customers throughout the metro Atlanta area.  The partnership began as a pilot program between Microsoft and Comcast after Comcast was selected as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards winner in Communications Sector Partner of the Year.  With the success of the test program, Microsoft conducted search and selection to bring the offer to partner with Comcast to its partners in the metro Atlanta market.  "LAN Systems is pleased to be selected for the Comcast partnership program," said Mary Hester, CEO. "This is an exciting offering.  It will provide the high-speed communications essential to competing in today's market at a substantial savings."
Comcast will be selling High-Speed 2go to small-to-mid-sized businesses through Comcast Business Services sales teams. As the nation's largest video provider, largest residential ISP and the third-largest residential phone provider, Comcast now has the ability to provide wireless mobility to consumers in a combination that is both competitive and differentiated from any bundled services on the market today. LAN Systems will be providing the IT solutions to customers to ensure that their networks and systems will run at peak performance.

With so many companies focusing on reducing costs, the partnership between Comcast and LAN Systems gives customers cost savings with an improvement in business technology. Companies will be able to take advantage of high-speed internet, voice and TV service and learn new ways for technology to drive their competitive advantage.

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In This Issue
What is 4G?
Windows 7 Features
Partnership with Comcast
Network Group

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