Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

A Message to Clients

After reviewing the work we have done over the past months, and knowing what we do about your home/office network, your computers and your peripherals, you are in the midst of a period of turn-over and change.
  • Key pieces of your technical infrastructure are old and/or failing and will need to be replaced sooner or later.
  • New communications, entertainment and computer technologies are continuously available. We all have to keep pace or fall behind.
  • Microsoft has rolled out Vista and Office 2007 which (as you may already know) will render your current knowledge of and investment in Windows XP and earlier versions of Office obsolete.
As a result, you will need Keystone more than ever going forward. I want you to feel good about calling Keystone for help, and not like we are torturing you with death by a thousand cuts.

If/when you want to talk about pro active measures designed to keep your IT infrastructure -- computers, network and software -- performing well, please give us a call. By implementing best practices, such as systems planning and routine maintenance, you can avoid problems and feel more in control of the situation.

The State of Tech

Apple stock is trading about where it was the day the iPhone was released in June 2007. Since Christmas '07, Apple stock has lost 40%. Even Steve Jobs has bad days/weeks/months...

Other tech stocks currently in the toilet include, Sprint Nextel (down 20% this week), Google (down 40% since November), Cisco (down 30% since November), and VMWare which is back near it's IPO price, under $60 after having run up to $125.

Just remember, markets will fluctuate.

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