Entries by David Lewien

Worried about zombies? Read the fine print.

Go West IT helps business choose and implement IT infrastructure strategies.  This includes on premise and cloud implementations.  Part of our role is to help customers navigate the unknowns and this is particularly true when it comes to choosing a cloud provider or cloud strategy. One of our Network Engineers sent an email to our […]

Wait to upgrade to Windows 10!

By now many of you have noticed the new “Get Windows 10” upgrade icon in the bottom right corner of your computer screen.  Eligible operating systems can take advantage of a free upgrade to the latest Windows desktop OS when it is released on or about July 29, 2015.  Now you need to decide if you should […]

83 days left for Server 2003

Twelve years passes quickly when you’re having fun.  End of Life for Microsoft Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.  After this date Microsoft will cease support for the twelve year old operating system.  If your business still relies on a server running Server 2003, you successfully leveraged the initial investment in both the OS and the hardware.  […]

Free upgrades to Windows 10

Along with unveiling details today about the upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft announced that Windows 7.1 and Windows 8 users will be able to upgrade to the latest version free of charge within the first year of the release.  This is a clear indication that Microsoft wants to drive quick adoption of this platform by enticing […]

Thank You Veterans!

Go West IT extends a sincere thank you to all of our military veterans.  We want to specifically thank two of our own this Veterans Day.  Rian Cox is a Go West IT Systems Engineer and served in the Army before pursuing a career in IT.  Rian’s grandfather, Platoon Sergeant Alan Grandstaff, is a Medal of Honor recipient. Matt […]

The time is NOW!

David Lewien – Tuesday, October 29, 2014 The time is NOW!  The end of Windows XP support is near and it is a big deal.  I believe the risk of using XP beyond the April 2014 date, when Microsoft will stop supporting the 13 year old operating system, is significant.  There are many malware threats […]

Microsoft Exchange Support

David Lewien – Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Go West IT has been supporting Microsoft Exchange for a long time.  Our network engineers and support desk has an immense amount of experience with Exchange.  That skill set continues to evolve as our customers move to the cloud and onto hosted Exchange platforms.  As of April 30, 2013, Go West IT has helped […]