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An I.T. Assessment & Audit -Valuable Information for Businesses

All business owners need a clear picture of their company’s capabilities and whether they will likely meet the current and future needs of their industry and customers. A professional I.T. assessment can provide essential information and recommendations to allow smart, informed Technology Decisions and planning. Each business owner and/or board of directors needs to have a clear answer ….Read More

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Server or The Cloud or BOTH?

Is your server ready to be retired?  You’re now at that decision point that so many other business people are finding themselves this year.  And the decision is this:  do you replace that old server with a new server…or do you go to the cloud or maybe both? At Hooks Systems we hear this question every week. ….Read More

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WAVE Transit’s Operations Center is very green

Wave Transit’s new $13.5 million operations center on Castle Hayne Road, completed last year, allowed WAVE to relocate the operations center from Castle Street as well as their Paratransit Operations, formerly located on Division Drive. Funding for the operations center came from the State of NC, the U.S. Department of Transportation and a 3 percent local contribution. The new Ops ….Read More

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Clarkton was home to Whistler’s Mother

  Clarkton, NC has a unique distinction as home to one of the most iconic and recognizable women in modern history- Whistler’s mother. Anna McNeill Whistler was born in Wilmington, NC to Dr. Daniel and Martha Kingsley McNeill on September 27, 1804. Her father owned Oak Forest Plantation in the Brown Marsh community which later became Clarkton. ….Read More

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Latest Ransomware virus declared a National Cyber Emergency -“Beef up your backup system now!”

The FBI is asking businesses and software security experts for emergency assistance in its investigation into a pernicious new type of “ransomware” virus used by hackers for extortion. “We need your help!” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a confidential “Flash” advisory that was obtained by Reuters. Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts a ….Read More

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