Kill Switch: Reducing Phone Theft

In 2013, about 3.1M devices in the United States were stolen, nearly doubling the previous year according to Consumer Reports. In an attempt to eliminate this crime of convenience, lawmakers are working towards the requirement of a kill switch on all smartphones sold. Kill switch software allows consumers to disable a phone once reported stolen…


Microsoft’s Exchange Online Outage

Just a day after the Lync instant messaging service suffered a global outage, Microsoft is now also experiencing problems with Exchange Online. The cloud email service outage started a little after 8 a.m. this morning. Customers are unable to send and receive emails, and many report long hold times when trying to contact customer service…


Apple iOS 8: Family Sharing

Among the many exciting new features and updates announced during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week was a spotlight on family, specifically family sharing through the new iOS 8 software. Without having to share accounts or passwords, up to six people within your family can share purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store. In…


Security Made Simple with Sophos Cloud

We’re excited and you should be too – we’ve made the move to Sophos Cloud security. We will be introducing this to clients as their anti virus and content management needs come up for renewal. With a management console hosted in the cloud by Sophos and no server to install, Sophos provides easy and effective…


MCG Starts 30th Anniversary Celebration

It is hard to believe but 30 years ago, when Cisco was getting started, so was a company called Microcomputer Consulting Group.  Along with Dell, Bain Capital and a host of others.  Join us as we begin our celebration of the last 30 years.  Look for promotions, customer recognitions, and other special notes throughout the…


MCG Hires Director of Business Development

Jim Minichiello has joined our firm as Director of Business Development.  Jim comes to MCG from recent opportunities at Lightpath and Cogent where he served as a business development associate.  Jim brings with him his knowledge of the industry and his ability to generate new client opportunities.  We are excited to welcome Jim to our…


Newcomers To The MCG Client Roles

After careful consideration, world fashion jewelry designer Aaron Basha has selected MCG to handle their technology needs with our preventive Managed Resources plan. Riverside Risk Advisors LLC is an independent advisory firm offering unparalleled expertise in interest rate, currency and structured credit derivatives.  When Riverside went looking for an IT partner they selected MCG to…


Verizon Wireless To Discontinue Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Wireless has announced they will be discontinuing their unlimited data plan for new accounts signed up effective July 2011.  This means if your business obtains a new wireless number it will be subject to a limit on the data plan.  There will be 1GB, 2GB and unlimited plan costs. The good news is most…


MCG Introduces Hosted Exchange Through Rackspace

MCG has partnered with Rackspace to provide Microsoft Exchange Hosted email.  This will allow your organization to obtain the advantages of enterprise email without the cost of hardware and the worry of administering it. Our agreement also allows MCG to offer cloud based hosting for your applications and hardware.  Pricing for hosting is competitive and…


MCG Announces Business Partner Status With Apple

MCG now has a Business Account with Apple Computers.  This relationship will allow for concierge delivery of equipment in New York City, potential discounts for Apple products as revenue increases, and better options for service and support. Additional advantages will be announced soon.  If you have needs for Mac desktoip and laptop equipment, please give…