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United Bags Website Launch

Congratulations to United Bags on the launch of their new website! United Bags initially came to Island looking for a web based manufacturing spec system and vendor portal. The development process for their new system was going so smoothly, United Bags decided to expand the scope of their job to include a complete website redesign. …

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Fast and Reliable Web Hosting

What use is a website if no one can get to it? Island Technologies’ reliable hosting means more than 99.999% uptime and availability— less than five minutes of downtime per year, on average. Imagine your website slowing down or dropping offline during the peak of a huge sale, or during the release of a new…

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Back-up Your Data for a Worry-Free Year

Good data makes your business possible, and it takes a lot of time and money to accumulate and create the data most vital to your business: contacts, spreadsheets, photos, notes, to-do lists, etc. Something as simple as a failed hard drive can mean a devastating loss of data, with serious consequences for you and your…

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Tag Tours Launch

Congratulations to TAG Tours on their newly redesigned website launch. Island Technologies helped expand the site from a single landing page to a full website with an in-depth “Our Services” page, a “Bio” page, and a custom built contact form. It’s been a pleasure working with Rachel Allen, the owner and founder of TAG Tours, on the redesign of her…

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Electronic Data Security (HIPAA)

Does Electronic Data Necessarily Mean Safer Data? Working in the health industry requires constant vigilance in regards to patient privacy. As storage methods for information change, security measures must adapt. The move towards electronically stored information brings more efficient data entry and retrieval. A question arises for many patients and health providers in the midst…

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Island Technologies launches PayEdmunds.com

We worked with Edmunds team to launch PayEdmunds.com, a car dealership payment page.

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High Desert Sporting Arms website launch

On November 25, 2015, We launched hdarmsusa.com. High Desert Sporting Arms is a manufacturer of firearms and weapon system components for civilian, military, and security clients. Island Technologies designed and customized this website, which features secure online ordering and military discount API integration.

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Island Technologies launches ShieldsForFamilies.org

We are pleased to announce the launch of ShieldsForFamilies.org. SHIELDS for Families goal is to develop, deliver and evaluate culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high-risk families in South Los Angeles. Island Technologies is proud to have helped create a custom design and data management system that provides information for family…

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MichaelButler.com website launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of MichaelButler.com. This site showcases an inside look into the fascinating life of Michael Butler and also features a podcast series where Michael details his life adventures in a candid, unedited style all his own.

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Island Technologies launches DanShaugerGolf.com

We have recently launched DanShaugergolf.com which features golf instructional DVD’s taught by leading industry professional Dan Shauger. This unique website features annual memberships for instructional videos as well as an administration system where users can manage their accounts and update their subscriptions.

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Island Technologies launch SilverOutlet.com and FakeGold.com

Island Technologies recently designed and built two e-commerce websites to make the online jewelry-buying experience smooth, enjoyable and economical. (Granada Hills, CA)–Today, Island Technologies announces the launch of jewelry websites,  FakeGold.com and SilverOutlet.com. These websites sell premium pieces of plated or layered gold jewelry, or solid .925 sterling silver jewelry, respectively. Both websites are now…

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The Messy Realities of E-Waste

A Growing Environmental Concern, How E-waste is Being Combated Today. How many computers, cell phones and other electronic devices have you used and replaced in the last 10 years? As is frequently the case, the number you’re now pondering is probably quite staggering. All those older, broken, or simply obsolete devices we get rid of…

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Island Technologies: Your Trusted Partner For All Things Tech

  Business Solutions, Tech Support, Hosting & Email Services, Mobile Device Management, Web Design and More, Island Technologies Wants To Help You! The list of responsibilities for the modern business owner is a long one. Administrative tasks, sales and marketing efforts, the hiring and management of employees, overseeing day-to-day operations, accounting duties, complying with industry…

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USB Thumb Drives – Not Safe Anymore

“BadUSB” Hack Exposes Dangerous Vulnerability of Commonly Used Data Storage Devices If you’ve ever used a computer, you’re most likely familiar with those magic little sticks commonly known as USB Thumb Drives. Available in shapes and designs ranging from simple rectangles to colorful miniature racecars, these ubiquitous devices plug into computer USB ports and allow…

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Integrating QuickBooks with FileMaker

Island Technologies recently had the opportunity to assist a client with extending the functionality of their in-house billing system. Our client — a dynamic advertising agency based in both London and Los Angeles that is behind many of today’s hottest film and television advertising campaigns — relies on their FileMaker-based billing system to facilitate the…

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The Chimney Sweeper

Island Technologies recently had the opportunity to build a brand-new Customer Relationship Management and Invoicing System for The Chimney Sweeper, a Los Angeles-based fireplace solutions provider with 40 years of outstanding service provision. With their legacy database solution nearing the end of its life, Barbara Marx of The Chimney Sweeper reached out to Island Technologies…

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FreePetChipRegistry.com Launch

On June 25, 2013, we launched FreePetChipRegistry.com, designed and implemented by Island Technologies to support FreePetChipRegistry.com’s humanitarian efforts to ensure that all microchipped pets are properly registered in a single, publicly available database. The site is supported by a powerful database backend that is capable of managing millions of pet microchip records, as well as…

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Hartley Medical Online Ordering System Launch

On January 30, 2014, we announced the official launch of Hartley Medical’s Online Ordering System, designed and implemented by Island Technologies for the world-class compounding pharmacy. Everything continues to run smoothly, and Hartley Medical and their clients are benefiting from a host of technical improvements included in the new system, which streamline and protect the…

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Thanksgiving 2013: Feast on iPad Savings!

Turkey Time is here again, and you know what that means: A big bird, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the trimmings. But before you dig in this year, note that Island Technologies has another reason for you to give thanks — we’re now authorized to sell Apple iPads! That’s right, as of now,…

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Holidays 2012 — time to get your jolly on with Apple gear and take advantage of Island’s year-end promo…but first, a little egg-nog for the soul, in poetry form! At Island you’ll find every Apple computer, shipped straight to your door, no need to commute, sir To that nasty old mall, where you’ll drive round…

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This Thanksgiving, Thin is In

Update: Apple’s new iMacs are available for pre-order now!  Call Island Technologies at 818.832.2310 for a quote, including FREE AppleCare (a $169 value, must purchase on or before 12/21/2012). The countdown to Turkey Day 2012 has begun, and Apple has given us two more reasons to be thankful this year: The new 21.5″ and 27″…

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Holy synergy, Macman — now that iOS 6 is here, there’s no reason to hold out on upgrading to OS X 10.8.2! The latest version of Apple’s computer operating system, OS X 10.8.2 (aka Mountain Lion), is tightly integrated with the latest version of their iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch operating system, iOS 6…

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If you are a user of Apple’s MobileMe services, please be sure to read this announcement. As part of Apple’s rollout of iCloud — which replaces the long-standing MobileMe suite of services — all MobileMe content will be going permanently offline on Saturday, June 30, 2012.  If you wish to continue to have access to…

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Apple continues to astound and inspire with the latest addition to their MacBook Pro line, the 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display!  This premier pixel-pusher packs a groundbreaking 2,880 by 1,800 display resolution, and its next-generation NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor is up to 60% faster than any previous Apple portable. Stunningly svelte, it…

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        Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer, summer is just over the horizon…and Island Technologies is offering up a can’t-miss deal to beat the heat: Purchase $1,995 or more in Apple equipment and receive a FREE Apple TV! * The new Apple TV is a step up from its predecessor,…

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Update (4/19/2012): Apple has released a Flashback malware removal tool which, according to Apple, “removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware” — for details, see Apple’s Knowledge Base article here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1517 ### A Trojan Horse attack known as “Flashback” has infected more than half a million Macs around the world according to Russian…

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Late last month, Microsoft released Security Bulletin MS12-020, a “Critical” level system patch which resolves a Windows system vulnerability through which remote attackers could gain access to affected computers. The vulnerability, which concerns Microsoft’s Remote Desktop service (“RDP”), affects all versions of Windows; unpatched systems that have RDP turned on are at risk of remote…

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If you are a current or former DSL customer of AT&T (or a related affiliate) and you paid for DSL service between March 31, 1994 and January 27, 2012, take note: You may be able to benefit from a class action lawsuit settlement with the communications giant…but you must respond soon! The nationwide class action…

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When Apple introduced Thunderbolt support to the Macintosh line about this time last year, the company was, once again, first to market with an innovative new technology, and Mac users were eager to get their hands on Thunderbolt-enabled hard drives to road-test the platform’s documented lightning-fast 10Gbps transfer rate. Sadly, interested parties haven’t had a…

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Here at Island Technologies, we take a lighthearted approach to life — as we hope you find evident in the general tone of our blog posts.  However, today’s topic is no laughing matter: Your employees could be making unauthorized use of your business network in ways that not only reduce productivity — they could be…

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2011 is winding down, Hanukkah is underway, and Christmas is right around the corner…but you can still ring in the new year with brand new Apple gear — all it takes is a call to Santa’s West Coast offices here at Island Technologies! Working with two of Saint Nick’s speediest reindeer — UPS and FedEx…

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You’re backing up all your data…right? If you’re not, you should be.  These days, your critical documents, family photos and entertainment collection all live on your computer’s hard drive — a hard-working and reliable little device that nevertheless has (according to a 2007 study by Google) a 3% annual failure rate when it’s brand-new —…

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Question: Do you have good coverage for your iPhone 4?  No, not cellular coverage (this isn’t an AT&T joke)…we’re talking about physical and financial protection for the world’s favorite smartphone.  Considering the cost to repair or replace an iPhone 4, an ounce of protection is worth at least a pound of cure! Let’s start with…

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It’s been just about a year since Microsoft released Office for Mac 2011, and many of you have made the switch from previous versions.  As is usually the case with a major software update, the latest release of Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite for OS X brings both good and bad news for end-users. On the…

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If you’re like us, your go-to computer is a Mac, but sometimes you need to run Windows stuff on it.  Apple’s Boot Camp (as well as Parallels Desktop 7 and VMWare Fusion 4) make it easy to run PC software on your Mac, but there’s just one little problem:  Mac and Windows keyboards aren’t quite…

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Okay, let’s take a quick poll—everybody whose email password is password, please raise your hand… …if you raised your hand, please go directly to your computer and change your email password now (do not pass GO, do not collect $200, etc., etc.).  The rest of you might want to wipe those smug grins off your…

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We live digital lifestyles packed full of computers, smart phones, tablets and various other electricity-eating accessories—and our modern lives come with modern problems: It’s hard enough keeping up with the never-ending wave of new gadgets and gizmos…now we have to figure out how to safely dispose of our steadily growing pile of defunct and defective…

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Newsflash: Macs are vulnerable to virus attacks—film at 11! Yes, you read that right—your shiny Apple could be hiding a worm. Now, this isn’t “new” news—about two years ago, we launched an email campaign recommending that our Mac-based clients should get on the antivirus bandwagon, and many of you took that recommendation.

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