We love to share important resources with you, especially when they save you valuable work time.  Hubspot is a great resource for small businesses for marketing and productivity.  Check out these infographics they created to show you some time-saving shortcut keys in Gmail and Outlook (Apple Mail also available).  We bet you’ll want to share them with a friend (after you print them out to put them next to your computer).

25 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can find the original article on HubSpot’s website here

 

25 Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can find the original here

 

Looking for Apple Mail Shortcuts?  Visit this link.

We’d love to know if these work for you.  Do you have any time-saving tips you can teach us?  We love a good life hack.


As a Dell Preferred Partner, we are pleased to offer you new solutions and products.  Below are 5 things you should know about Dell’s Enterprise Solutions.
#1 Find the right converged solution to fit your needs

Dell has one of the most complete converged portfolios—from converged infrastructure and reference architectures to hyper‐converged solutions—so you can find the right solution for any requirement and get on the path to a software‐defined data center. Want to get started? Click on this animation or download our free eBrochure.  You can also visit this infographic to download it in a high quality .pdf

#2 Dell’s innovative approach to data center networking

In Gartner’s recent networking magic quadrant, Dell lands among the top-four players in the industry. With our standards-based approach to open networking, customers are able to customize their networking solution to fit business needs.

#3 Your ROI (Return on Investment) when migrating to Dell PowerEdge Servers

Customers see ROI savings by migrating off legacy servers.  Want to calculate your Return on Investment for migrating onto new Dell PowerEdge servers?  Visit the free Dell PowerEdge ROI Calculator. This estimation tool lets you compare legacy Dell and competitor servers to current Dell retail rack, tower and blade servers. An onscreen summary or free downloadable report provides a variety of savings estimates including: power, data center real estate, usage and migration.

#4 Our vision around NFV and SDN solutions

NFV solutions from Dell have arrived, and they are future ready. Check out this blog and video, featuring Arpit Joshipura, Vice President, Dell Networking, on the strategies for integrating SDN and NFV and the steps to prepare.

Our history is delivering transformation to the telecom space. This video shows how our advances in the data center will boost the NFV ecosystem.

#5 The new high-capacity PS6610 arrays and enhanced software

Manage data growth and improve performance with the new Dell Storage PS6610 Series. The PS6610 offers 3.5x capacity and up to 7x performance improvements. New software features are now also available for EqualLogic customers, including new FluidFS functionality.

This spec sheet will give you a good start.

Would you like to speak to a Katz Computer Service specialist to discuss your business’ needs?  What are the areas you need to focus on for your next budget cycle?


How to find funds to get zSpace into your school or business

Have you fallen in love with zSpace, but are struggling to figure out how to get it into your school?  Often customers look to us for help finding funding solutions to put a zSpace lab into their school or business.  The following is a list of ideas we have compiled to help you get started.  There are more places to look for assistance than you may know!

Grants

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6 year old using zSpace 3D technology to dissect a starfish.

Starting with a simple Google Search can get you a long way.  Start with simple terms like “STEM grant public school new york”.  Depending on the type of school you work for, you may be able to find quite a few grants to apply for.  I would suggest starting with a Google search for grants using search terms like “STEM grant public school” then adding in things about your school, for example if you have a high population of minority students, are a Title 1 school, are a private school, etc, you may be  able to find specific grants that suit the needs you are trying to meet.

You’ll be amazed at the number of grants you can apply for, from State and Government associations to corporations who want to see STEM skills and tech literacy fostered in schools.

Some links to get you started:

National Grants

http://www.stemfinity.com/STEM-Education-Grants

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

http://www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources

STEMGrants.com

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If you begin writing a grant and need support, we can provide you with some written material you can plug into your existing grants to explain the functions of zSpace and its educational value.

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In studies funded by the National Science Foundation there were 35% increases in spatial reasoning and 32% gains in retention in students who used zSpace to learn.

Crowd Funding

There are many website services available to begin reaching out to members of your community to help you fund projects.  Most charge a small percentage of monies collected.  Once you set up an account you can get the word out through newsletters, mailers, text and email blasts, automated phone calls and Social Media campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram and more.

For a great comparison of the Top Ten Crowdfunding Sites, visit http://www.crowdfunding.com

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Imran, our Katz service manager, at a University of Florida College of Education zSpace showcase.

Business donations

Another way to reach out for support is to look into businesses in your own community.  Businesses who specialize in tech or scientific research often partner with local schools to help them enrich their resources. Companies of all kinds participate in charity work and donations within their communities and you may find it easy to find a company or companies who want to partner with your school.   Start with your parent base to see the companies your parents own or work for, then branch out to see the types of organizations they may be affiliated with.  Beyond parents, family members and friends of the school may also have great resources to connect you with.

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Nicole Aitken instructing other zSpace resellers how to use CyberScience at October Professional Development Training at zSpace Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA.

Leasing

Customers also find that leasing is a great option for them. There are two main outcomes:  Lease to own, or Lease to return the equipment.

Lease to own gives the customer the opportunity to get started with a lower initial cost and to be able to pay the total of the equipment over 2, 3 or 4 years rather than in one large sum.  Lease terms can be set in monthly or annual payments.

Lease to return allows customers to lease the equipment for a 2, 3 or 4 years, then return the equipment at the end of the term.  This allows customers to return the existing equipment and begin a lease on newer systems when the term is up.  This option is perfect for customers who want to be up on advancements.

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A fundraising auction at Evangelical Christian Academy in Ft. Myers, Florida.

On-site Fundraisers and Events

We have participated in a number of STEM nights, Back to School gatherings, Open Houses, Fundraisers, Auctions, and awareness events.  Often there is a better “buy in” for supporting your fundraising efforts if your community can see zSpace in action.  From bake sales and spaghetti dinners to non-fundraising school events, we have been able to drum up support of community members who were able to see the value in experiencing virtual reality, 3D hands-on learning for themselves.  We’ve seen anonymous donors fund projects or volunteers step up to lead campaigns after participating in these events.  If you choose the right event and make it a point to invite the most influential, connected or motivated people you know, it becomes easier to get the ball rolling and gain support.

–Nicole Aitken, March 17, 2015


Katz Computer Service, Jupiter, South, Florida, Computer, Tech, Laptop, Tablet, Mac, PC, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Repair, Service, Install, Purchase, Buy, zSpace, ClearTouch, Interactive, Smart, Board, 3D, Printer, Printing, technology, specialists, bestA Look Inside Your Favorite Local Tech Repair, Service & Installation Company

Ever wonder what happens inside a computer company?

Well, here is your chance to find out.

Katz Computer Service, Inc. is offering you a sneak peak at how we do business and what we are all about.

Here at Katz, we like to think the customer comes first, I know you have probably heard that before…and been really disappointed in some cases! But not here.

We have been in business since 1987 and are looking forward to many more years. Starting out small with just a few staff members, we have grown into a solid organization capable of handling large-scale projects, yet retaining our mindset of providing customized care with a personal-touch.Serving all of Palm Beach County School District and Saint Lucie County School District with installs and service repairs.

“No project is too large or too small for our staff.  We pay attention to detail and listen to our customers which makes all of our deployments a success” –Tiffany Maglio (Operations Manager)

But that is not all that we do…

We are also an Authorized reseller of some of the most advanced technologies to date.

zSpace is an “immersive learning experience” that allows you explore the human and animal anatomy’s with Cyberscience 3-D, understand force and motion with Newton Park and you can do this all while in 3-D without the nasty smell of formaldehyde.

“It’s truly amazing what zSpace is capable of.  zSpace is a game changer, not only in education, but in the way we will interface with computers in the future.“– Nicole Aitken (Account Executive)

Stratasys 3-D Printers are also one of our specialties, many times an ordinary printer will just not work… you need to have that physical product. We here at Katz understand the need to have a physical product that is going to be what you need. That’s why we sell Stratasys 3-D printers

The last thing I want to mention (in my opinion is certainly the best) Control 4. What is that you may ask…? Control 4 is a smart home security system, it does everything you could want it to. It dims the light, turns the entertainment system on and also allows you to monitor your home while you are away.

All in all Katz Computer Service is more than just a Doctor for your sick computer it’s a place where technology is explored, identified and handled with care.

Written by Jonnie Dee Izzo (Katz Computer Service, Inc.)

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