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MERIT Solutions has been serving the Chesapeake area since 1982, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Is Telecommuting Right For Your Business?

Isaac Asimov once said, “The only constant is change.” This is not only true in life, but in business as well.
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There’s more than just Smartphones and Tablets this Holiday Season

Does it seem like there are only two major gadgets to give this holiday season: either a smartphone or a tablet? We’re bombarded everyday with a new contender, be it the Samsung Galaxy II smartphone or Kindle Fire tablet.
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How will technology affect our spending habits this holiday season?

With the ease and security of online shopping, you’d think everyone would be shopping from home this winter season.
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The 40th Birthday of the Intel 4004

The Intel 4004 was released in 1971 and was the first CPU on a single chip! This week marks its birthday and we would like so say a quick thank you to the microprocessor which has transformed computing forever.
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Deciphering the Code of the IT Department

There will come a time when you need help from your IT provider.  They are busy people, and work very hard.  When asking them for help, be as specific as you possibly can; they are not mind readers, after all!  Below are a few additional tips to help you have a positive experience when dealing with IT pros. Write an Informative Email Subject Line Often, your IT service provider will get flooded with requests, some demanding immediate assistance, such as “Our servers have crashed and we have no back up system in place,” and some that are far less urgent – “I can’t seem to turn up the volume on my headphones.” To help them appropriately prioritize requests, use a descriptive subject line.
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