Interlink Technology News

Interlink & Intrinium Merge

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Blog, Company Updates | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce that Interlink and Intrinium, another local technology company, have merged. Although we could have chosen either name, after much thought and deliberation, we decided to move forward under the Intrinium name. The Intrinium name is unique, and that matters when you have a strong national brand. Our staff and locations are not changing. We will have new members of the team, but the people that you know will still be here to serve your needs. You’ll still be able to reach us in the manner which you are comfortable,...

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Reverse Image Lookup

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Blog, Industry Innovations | 0 comments

A few years back I found myself wanting to know where a digital picture originated and I found there were no tools to do such a thing. Then came Tineye.com. They developed a search function that could identify parts of your image, the “likeness” if you will, and then compare it to other images on the Internet. By their own description “TinEye creates a unique and compact digital signature or ‘fingerprint’ for it, then compares this fingerprint to every other image in our index to retrieve matches. TinEye can even...

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Why the cloud is killing Windows

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Blog, Business Solutions, Ubuntu, Windows | 2 comments

I’ve been watching an interesting development in the business IT world, our customers gradually moving to Linux OS for workstation desktops. This has been happening on the server level for a long time, but now desktops as well. The benefits/downside of a Linux desktop are fairly straight forward. Linux is free, doesn’t get viruses (yet…some argue once market share is high enough viruses will come) and takes much less horsepower to run.  On the downside, it won’t run most Windows based programs. There are myriad other...

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Understand the difference between Registrar, DNS and Website Hosting

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

DNS – Domain Name System: DNS is the glue that makes the web work. It translates a name (www.InterlinkSpokane.com) to an IP address that tells which web server is hosting the website. It also tells other email servers where to send email for a domain name using what is called the MX record. Without DNS, when someone types in www.InterlinkSpokane.com in a web browser, there is no conversion of the name to an IP address and your web browser will return an error. Even through your website may be running fine, without DNS the web browser...

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Converting a Windows network to Linux and Thin Clients

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

We have a customer who works in the home care field, they have caregivers who visit residential homes and provide non-medical in home care.  In total there are 70 people, about 10 in their corporate office and 60 caregivers in the field.  We are dealing exclusively with their office network and those 10 users here. Current Problems/challenges: 1.Constant virus and malware issues 2.Aging computers 3.Multiple versions of Windows (XP, XP Pro, Vista Pro, Vista Home, Vista Media Edition, Win 7 Home, Win 7 Pro) 4.The CPA who works on their...

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Interlink expands technology presence

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Blog, Company Updates, Industry Innovations, Services | 0 comments

Interlink, a technology leader in Spokane has now expanded its service capabilities by partnering with Switch Up Web, a new web development firm opened in Summer 2011. The web firm will specialize in communications and audience assessments, design, and detailed programming. For more information visit www.switchupweb.com Kirt Runolfson is President of Interlink and CEO of Switch Up Web. Jennifer Ferrero is President of Switch Up Web.

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Welcome to Interlink’s new site

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

October 24, 2011 Switch Up Web has launched a new website for Interlink Advantage today. Interlink Advantage, has now changed their name to Interlink, provides Information Technology support to the region. Switch Up Web is Interlink’s web development partner that shares a common CEO. The new site is focused on key services most useful to Interlink clients. “We hope that the service listings will provide customers with a robust view of our offerings,” says Kirt Runolfson, president. The site is modern and more graphic than the...

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Open Office – spell checker not working

Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in Business Solutions, Hardware, Internet, Linux, Motherboards, Network, Software, Ubuntu, Uncategorized, Windows | 0 comments

Using Open Office has saved our company thousands in licensing fees. Everyone in our organization uses it and we have yet to run into a compatibility issue when sending files to our clients. Sometimes we’ve found that the spell check doesn’t install properly initially and it is necessary to manually set it up. You’ll need to install the dictionaries and ensure spell check is enabled. Here’s what we did to get it going. Note: You will need to be connected to the Internet so the dictionaries can download. 1. Go to File...

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Konica Minolta bizhub 350 won’t scan to share after server password change. ED09C7

Posted by on Aug 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We recently ran into this issue at a new customers location. On our initial site discovery we changed the administrator password on the windows server. Standard procedure when changing IT companies. Later that day the client discovered that the scan to network share function was broken on their Konica Minolta Bizhub 350. Well we assumed that it had to be because we changed the password. No problem right? Right, if your a printer tech for an office equipment firm. Well we went out there and logged into the administrator management to find the...

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PC performance boost

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yesterday we talked about cleaning out your temporary Internet files. Today we’ll look at preventing unnecessary programs from loading at start up. These programs load into memory and can cause your computer to be slow and sluggish. 99% of these programs do NOT need to load on boot. Adobe updater does not need to load. Quicktime does not need to load. All those Dell support programs, yeah, definitely don’t need to load. All these programs that load on boot can be launched by you when you need them. It’s not necessary for the...

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