Windows 10 Secrets

Hi everyone! Tim Steinwand with DRN ReadiTech here! As Kari mentioned in last week’s blog, Microsoft support will be ending early next year on Windows 7, so now would be a good time to update those machines to Windows 10. I am going to let you in on a few secrets that you can use to help your experience in working with Windows 10 that you may not have known about. These are just a few of the features that you will get with 10, along with the enhanced security that it provides, compared to Windows 7. Secret Start Menu – If you’re a fan of that old-school (i.e. non-tiled) Start menu experience, you can still have it—kind of. If you right-click on the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner, it will prompt a textual jump menu with several familiar popular destinations (Apps and Features, Search, Run). All these options are available through the standard menu interface, but you’ll be able to access them quicker through this textual interface. Minimize All Windows with 1 Click (Show Desktop Button) – This desktop button actually dates back to Windows 7, but is handy nonetheless. On the bottom-right corner of the desktop is a secret button. Don’t see it? Look all the way to the bottom and right, beyond the date and time. There you’ll find a small little sliver of an invisible button. Click it to minimize all your open windows. Shake – If you have a display full of windows, clear the clutter by grabbing the top of the window you do like (with a left click and hold) and...

Synergies Realized: ReadiTech Acquires INSIGHT Technologies

  Synergies Realized: ReadiTech Acquires INSIGHT Technologies Ellendale, ND—ReadiTech has acquired Insight Technologies of Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck, effective Jan. 1, 2019.  Insight Technologies is a leading web development and IT solutions partner for businesses across all industries.  ReadiTech, is also a Managed IT service company with headquarters in Ellendale, ND. Under the new acquisition agreement, Insight Technologies will continue to operate under its current business name and model.  ReadiTech CEO/GM Robert K. Johnson is extremely excited about the purchase.  “These two companies will be able to complement each other with their teams of expert network analysts and technicians.  While Insight’s sweet spot is cybersecurity and web enabled marketing tools, ReadiTech’s strength is Network Management for schools and small businesses.” Insights team of specialists has over 200 years of combined experience and expertise to help businesses plan, develop and implement new technologies to help serve their customers better, improve business operations and lend a competitive advantage.  Brian Burkett, CEO of Insight Technologies, said this acquisition will benefit Insight customers and the company due to efficiencies gained. “By working together, we will be able to provide our customers with more efficient and robust sales, service and support.” Looking forward, Insight will continue to expand its footprint in the region and strengthen its reputation as a leader in managed IT service provider. Burkett recognizes the importance of having a team of dedicated people, who share Insight’s core values, and a common commitment to serving its clients. It is equally important for ReadiTech to work with companies who value the client relationship.  In 2017, ReadiTech purchased Compquest Technology of Aberdeen, SD. ...