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Thursday 30s

The 30 Minute FREE Weekly Webinar Series

Join us each week for a 30 minute, absolutely-free webinar!  Each webinar addresses a bite-sized, technology-related business issue.  Whether it’s tips and trick for getting more out of your Microsoft Office programs, enhancing your security without breaking the bank, or learning about new and emerging technologies, each webinar is specifically designed for busy business owners and professionals like you!

Register below to get access to the Webinar series.  Don’t worry, we won’t spam you, just send you the information you will need to get connected to the webinar, and a couple of reminders.  You’ll also get a calendar reminder you can add to Outlook or nearly any other calendar system, so you won’t miss a single one!

Please note, the webinars are live events and may not be made available afterwards.  If you are interested in any of the topics it is important that you register and attend as it may be the only time we offer that topic.

Our Presenters

James Pearson

James Pearson


With over 30 years experience in the computer industry, James purchased The Computer Center from its founder Paul Braun after being an employee for 10 years. His background has included computer sales, repair and classroom instruction. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional. James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Beloit College. He remains a resident of Janesville, with his wife and two daughters.

Jim Maier

Jim Maier

Solution Advisor

With over 15 years of experience in customer facing roles, primarily in the software & technology sectors, Jim has been with us for about a year now. He is able to translate “geek speak” into terms that make sense to business owners, managers & end-users. Jim has done recent coursework in IT, but also has degrees in Economics and Business. In his spare time, Jim enjoys cooking, yard work and traveling with his family. He currently lives with his wife and son in the Rockford area.


Weekly Webinar Topics

Thursday, July 4 – No Webinar!  Happy Independence Day USA!

Thursday, July 11 -Protecting Your Business and Employees from ID Theft and Phishing Scams
1 in 5 small businesses will fall victim to a cyber attack each year. Don’t be one of them. Learn specific techniques to help protect you, your business, and your employees from identity theft and phishing scams.

Thursday, July 18 – What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Security
Considering moving to Office 365, or are already there?  Worried about security and privacy? Then this webinar is for you.  We will review the truth about Office 365 security and what you need to know to keep you and your clients’ data secure and meet regulations such as HIPAA.

Thursday, July 25 – Outlook Productivity Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier
If you’re like most small businesses, you spend significant time working in Outlook.  Email seems to be the preferred form of communication these days.  Let me show you how to unlock several little-know or used productivity tips to get the most out of Outlook and make you work smarter and more efficiently.

Thursday, August 1 – Practical Cyber Security for Your Small Business or How to Keep the Bad Guys Out Without Breaking the Bank

Statistics show that 1 in 5 small businesses will fall victim to a cyber attack of some sort.  And, that number is growing.  With over 68 million new viruses created last year (for Windows alone), protecting your company and clients’ data from criminals requires constant vigilance and education.  Join me to learn what you need to know and cost effective things you can implement immediately to keep your business safe.

Thursday, August 8 – The End of Windows 7: Is it Really an Issue for Your Business?

I mean, it’s just a ploy by Microsoft to get us to spend more.  Right?  Wrong!  During this webinar I’ll explode the myths about Windows 7 (and Server 2008) and their upcoming discontinuation.  We’ll look at the risks, and how it can affect your business.  We will also review the options you have for making a cost-effective decision about moving away from Windows 7.

Thursday, August 15 – 10 Costly Mistakes Small Businesses Make with their Computer Systems – and How YOU Can Avoid Them

I wrote the book (literally) on this one!  Learn the most common mistakes I’ve seen small business owners make throughout the years.  Understanding and correcting just a few of these can help reduce your IT costs and increase efficiency.  How many of the 10 mistakes are you currently making?

Thursday, August 22 – Critical Facts Every Business Owner Must Know Before Moving Their Network to The Cloud

The “Cloud” is all the rage.  But, what exactly is it?  What does it mean and is it safe?  During this webinar I’ll explode some myths about the Cloud, and discuss important security issues you must know in order to keep your data safe.

Thursday, August 29 – Free Productivity Enhancing Tools Included with Office 365 That You Probably Aren’t Using in Your Business

Whether you’re currently using Office 365, or just curious about it, let me show you 10 great features that can help you work smarter, be more efficient, and look more professional.  Chances are you’re not even aware of, or taking advantage of most of these!

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