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Are you prepared for the end of Windows 7?

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are popular and well-loved — and they're completely unsupported after January 2020. Have you prepared to upgrade yet? When Windows 7 reaches end of life and end of support in 6 months, it will no longer be a secure, compliant operating system. Microsoft will no longer releases updates or security patches. If you continue using it, you will be putting your data at risk. Hackers love to target unsupported applications and take advantage of vulnerabilities in legacy software. You don't want to be in the cross-hairs. Consider too that other services and manufacturers will…
OTWAdmin
June 10, 2019
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2019 OXEN Technology Company Retreat

The OXEN Technology Company Retreat is happening Wednesday, April 24th! Once a year, we gather our entire staff in one place for learning, planning, and team building so that we can serve you better. We have arranged for service coverage during our retreat. Technicians will be available for urgent break/fix needs. If you have a request on April 24th, please call our main line at 888-296-3619 and leave us a message. You can also email requests to support@oxen.tech. We will contact you to schedule your service.
OTWAdmin
April 19, 2019
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Windows 7 End of Support Is Approaching

Windows 7 is reaching the end of its life and support on January 14, 2020. It’s now time to plan your upgrade to Windows 10 or even the modern office experience with Office 365. What’s happening to Windows 7? Windows 7 (as well as Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2) will no longer be supported by Microsoft after January 14, 2020. This means there will be no more software updates or security patches. Continuing to use the operating system could make you out of compliance with industry standards. Microsoft customer service will also no longer be available for…
OTWAdmin
January 7, 2019
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Potential Impact of New and Forthcoming U.S. Tariffs

OXEN Technology has recently been asked about the potential impact of new and forthcoming U.S. tariffs on pricing for hardware. Will these tariffs affect the manufacturers of electronics and hardware, and ultimately clients and consumers? Here is what OXEN Technology is aware of so far: There is potential for large price impacts (with little to no warning) if vendors manufacture in or use components manufactured in countries affected by U.S. tariffs, such as China. There are no timelines, expected impact amounts, or firm announcements from any manufacturers yet on the tariffs. The tariffs are not expected to affect all manufacturers…
OTWAdmin
October 15, 2018
AnnouncementsSecurity

Our Shared Responsibility: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Today we kick off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM is now in its 15th year and is a collaborative effort between government and industry. OXEN Technology is excited to play our part in providing resources and tips during the month of October on how you and your organization can be safe and secure when using technology. So what can you look forward to? Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter to receive bi-weekly security tips, infographics, and resources on topics such as: Cybersecurity for small businesses Insider threats…
OTWAdmin
October 1, 2018
AnnouncementsSecurity

Spectre and Meltdown: Computer Chip Security Flaw Update

It has been another interesting week in the IT business! We wanted you to have an update going into this week about Spectre and Meltdown, the computer chip security flaws. We will all get a lot more information this week and we will keep you informed. Just trying not to add to the "fake news" that is out there. Bottom line: OXEN Technology is working with our leading industry partners, including Intel and Microsoft, to take measured and appropriate steps to mitigate the risk that we and our clients have from recently discovered security vulnerabilities. If you've been keeping up…
OTWAdmin
January 8, 2018
AnnouncementsSecurity

Equifax Breach: What should you do to protect yourself?

The big news this past week has been the Equifax breach. On September 7, Equifax — a top credit reporting firm — announced that hackers stole consumer data from mid-May through July 2017, affecting 143 million people. Hackers stole customer names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and addresses. A smaller set of consumers also had their credit card numbers and other documents taken. This is one of the largest data breaches in US history and the biggest known leak so far in 2017. The size of this breach has alarmed consumers and lawmakers, and Equifax has been highly criticized for its…
OTWAdmin
September 12, 2017
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Windows Vista End of Life Approaches

Windows Vista's lifecycle comes to an end on April 11, 2017. This date is the end of extended support and end of life.1 We strongly recommend that you upgrade or replace any personal and business Windows Vista machines to Windows 10. Mainstream support for Vista ended in April 2012. Mainstream support includes requests to change product design and features, non-security updates, and complimentary support. Extended support for Vista ends on April 11, 2017, which means there will no longer be security updates, any non-security updates, and paid support available.2 With no available updates (complimentary or paid), continuing to use Windows Vista after…
OTWAdmin
March 15, 2017
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OXEN Strong: Handcrafted by our team member

Here at OXEN Technology, we’re still finding and replacing items with our old company name (did you hear? We recently changed our name!), and that means many of our signs and office artwork will be exchanged with new ones this year. Our Harlan office is excited to have a new artwork sign – made by our own OXEN engineer Nate Paxton! He used his own two hands to make this sign, and we wanted to share it with you too. Look at that detail! We think he had fun making it and telling us the story of its creation, which…
OTWAdmin
July 1, 2016
Announcements

We Took the Leap: HTS is OXEN Technology Now!

At Heartland Technology Solutions we’re proud to say we’ve been a consistent pillar for our clients over the past 31 years. It’s with our future in mind that we recently navigated a brand refresh. In this process, we wanted to be true to our roots, firm in our beliefs and clear in our mission so that we can continue to serve our clients with excellence. With that said, we’re excited to announce... Heartland Technology Solutions is now OXEN Technology! (more…)
OTWAdmin
May 25, 2016