The Computing Center Supports Women Swimmin' 2019

 The Computing Center is again a Corporate sponsor of the 2019 Women Swimmin' for Hospicare event to be held on August 10th at the Ithaca Yacht Club.

Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare is a community swim—not a race—that raises money in support of Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. At dawn on a Saturday in August, more than 300 women will leave the east shore of Cayuga Lake and swim west to the Ithaca Yacht Club (a distance of 1.2 miles). Nearly 200 boaters will escort them along the way and about 150 volunteer support them on shore. Lake swimming not for you? Women Swimmin’ Laps is an opportunity for women who aren’t able to participate in the Lake swim, to swim any distance they choose, in any pool with a certified lifeguard to fundraise for Hospicare.

Women Swimmin’ is truly a community event! We invite you to visit our website and get involved in a number of ways:

Women Swimmin’ was born out of a conversation between an Ithaca woman looking for a unique activity to mark her 60th birthday and her primary care physician. They decided to recruit other women swimmers and boaters to escort them as they swim across Cayuga Lake, while raising funds for Hospicare. Women Swimmin’ has grown to become the largest fundraiser for Hospicare and a meaningful event throughout the Ithaca community.

Whether the women are swimmin’ in a pool or across Cayuga Lake, the funds they raise go directly to support Hospicare’s work in our community. Through the incredible generosity of our friends and neighbors, who recognize the importance of our mission, we are able to bring medical expertise and compassionate care to all those in Tompkins & Cortland counties who are facing the end of life, as well as support, comfort and guidance for their family members, regardless of their ability to pay. The money raised through Women Swimmin’ also allows us to provide bereavement services to patients’ family members and others in our community who are grieving a loss.

To learn more about Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare, including how you can swim, boat, volunteer or donate in support of this event, please visit

The Latest Microsoft Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft Windows 10 has been available since 2015! Here are a number of new features and updates which have recently become available.

Here’s what you need to know

Microsoft is turning Windows 10 into a SaaS offering, rolling out new features and updates early and often. We’ve seen six major updates to the OS since its initial release in 2015; next up is the May 2019 Update (aka build 18894), which the general public could download beginning at the end of May.
Here’s a highlight reel of the new Windows 10 features you’ll be able to access soon, as well as a few more interesting things Microsoft has coming later this year.


Converting Office IT to a Mobility Force

 by Karen Gilleland

As an office IT decision-maker, you’re concerned with making employees’ lives easier and more productive—that’s why you’re always on the hunt for new tech solutions that add convenience. And in the current environment, office IT convenience means utilizing mobile apps. Mobile apps, which have long been platforms for more trivial matters like gaming, are quickly emerging as the dominant business interface.

But while companies are rushing to extend mobility to customer interfaces, executives are slow to grant their own employees mobile access, according to a study by Accenture. Currently, only about 40 percent deploy mobile apps for their employees.


How will Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Cellular Service Work Together

There's a certain amount of confusion surrounding Wi-Fi 6 and 5G.  This Cisco based article discusses both and how they will ultimately work together.

Why the two wireless technologies will be better together.

So, you’re all prepared for the next innovations in mobility and looking for next-generation speeds and more bandwidth. But with all of the hype around both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, what can each of technologies actually do? With Wi-Fi officially turning 20 this year and World Wi-Fi Day celebrated on June 20th, let’s learn how the newest mobile technologies are changing the future. Here we’ll break down some basic definitions and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and share how the two can actually work in-sync.


Microsoft Windows 7 and Server 2008 End of Life

If you or your organization have computers running Microsoft Windows 7 or servers running Windows Server 8 or are still using Exchange 2010, this is for you and it's important. Microsoft support for these products end in January 2020. Now is the time to make plans to get these products updated or replaced.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are popular and well-loved — and they’re completely unsupported after January 2020. Have you prepared to upgrade or replace this products yet?

When Windows 7 reaches end of life and end of support in six months, it will no longer be a secure, compliant operating system. Microsoft will no longer releases updates or security patches. If you continue using it, you will be putting your data at risk. Hackers love to target unsupported applications and take advantage of vulnerabilities in legacy software. You don’t want to be in the cross-hairs.