For better or (more likely) worse, healthcare.gov is the most visible aspect of what seems to have become the white elephant of the 21st century, officially named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as PPACA, Obamacare and ACA. It certainly didn't help that healthcare.gov had massive performance issues from the very beginning. And while performance has improved over time, things still aren't really looking up, as "conversion" rates are very poor, actual payment for policies is not yet implemented, and there are significant concerns about the potential for (and some claimed actual) security failures in the site itself. But given that this is a software project, and that we're a software company that has made mistakes just like everyone else, what learning experiences can we draw from it?


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Let's face it. Windows 8 and its refresh 8.1 have failed to reinvigorate the PC space. Not only are few users moving away from other touch-based platforms, but Microsoft has also alienated a large number of existing Windows users by making the OS less friendly to those who like their mouse and keyboard as the primary human-to-computer interfaces. Here are a few thing Microsoft could do to fix Windows 8.


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National Back Up Service (NBUS)

Friday, September 13, 2013

From time to time every great nation finds itself with difficult issues to resolve. In the past few months the United States has been confronted with the previously unacknowledged expansive data collection by the National Security Agency (NSA) that is characterized by some as excessive and in violation of the Constitution, and by others as necessary to combat the evils of this world.


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If you run a small business, or work from home, your PC is essential to your success. So having a PC that is well maintained and operates at maximum efficiency is very important. While it’s crucial to have solid anti-virus protection and spyware/malware protection programs installed on your PC, it’s also highly beneficial to have a program that can monitor and diagnose computer issues.

Don’t Let your PC Slow your Business


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Where is the PC Headed?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Another week, another set of weak PC sales numbers and correspondingly strong numbers for non-Windows tablets and phones.

Declining PC Sales


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The Family PC Needs Support Too!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The family PC undergoes a lot of use and stresses. Parents and children often use their PC for work and school, surfing the Internet, gaming, watching videos and movies, etc. Yet sustained and continual use of a PC by multiple users can often tax a computer to the point where it can slow down and even fail long before its lifespan is supposed to end.

The Family PC Needs Support Too!


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Keeping your PC running at its best is no easy task. Yet new diagnostic software products can help users identify and help users fix issues that may slow or hinder a PC.

What to Look for in a PC Diagnostic Product


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Boost Your PC with a PC Doctor

Friday, June 7, 2013

If you like to delve deep into the inner workings of your PC and maximize its performance, then you can benefit from having a PC Doctor on hand.

Boost Your PC with a PC Doctor


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Introducing Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox

Friday, October 23, 2009

The October 22nd Win 7 launch also was a first for the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox, a new unified support and messaging application that ships on Think-branded systems. We've been the provider of diagnostics and other system health tools for Think systems since 1997.


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PCWorld - Got a four-year-old Mac? Forget the newest version of OS X; Apple’s Snow Leopard will only be supported on Intel CPUs. Got a PC from 2001? Windows 7 just might run on it. I tested a below-spec PC with the latest version of Windows and saw surprising results.


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