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April 18, 2017

Certain web browsers work better with certain websites. Obviously knowing ahead of time which sites work best with browser ‘A’ vs. browser ‘B’ for instance would be next to impossible. The idea is to be prepared. Make sure multiple web browsers are installed on your computer regardless of the Operating System. Some common ones are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera, but there are several other great ones out there. If a website does not display correctly or simply has functionality […]

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What is The Cloud?

March 9, 2017

When someone says “The Cloud”, they often include air quotes and rolling eyes. Why is this?  It’s not because they don’t really MEAN the cloud. It’s not because they’re quoting someone else. (Ok – maybe the eye rolling is because they’re thinking back to some annoyingly over zealous tech person attempting to talk over them.) But really, it’s likely because “The Cloud” is just not fully understood. Let’s fix that. What does it do? The Cloud works by taking data […]

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Case Study: Transitioning a Multi-site Community Organization to Google Apps

September 28, 2016

With multiple locations spread throughout several counties across southern Iowa, collaboration between staff members can be difficult for Sieda Community Action. In order to solve that challenge MPA proposed the entire organization move from an onsite server e-mail solution to a cloud based solution. Google Apps is MPA’s preferred cloud based solution, as it can be utilized anywhere at anytime as well as open the door to real-time collaboration between staff members located throughout southern Iowa. With easy-to-learn email and calendar functions, it was a […]

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Is a Chrome Device the Right Choice?

August 25, 2016

What’s a Chromebook? Is a Chromebase something you might want to use at work, school or home? In the video below, our CEO and founder, David Birchmier, shares a detailed overview of the different types of Chrome devices, best uses for each, and makes a case for why the focused capabilities of this technology are not limiting, but more powerful and flexible than you ever thought possible. We’d love to hear how you use your Chrome device. Share in the […]

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In Memoriam: Moiré

July 14, 2016

From welcoming customers at the door, to sharing his journal on Twitter, Moiré was an integral part of the MPA team. Now running happily in kitty heaven, he may be gone from our daily lives here in our company headquarters, but he’ll never be forgotten. Moiré: 20?? – 2016 Moiré was always a big supporter of the “shop local” movement.                           He loved to bask in the warm glow […]

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Small-town Iowa Tech Company Hand Delivers App Overseas

April 21, 2016

MPA takes Tymeshift, its leading software application, to southeast Asia’s number one online shopping destination.  David Birchmier, Founder and CEO of southeast Iowa based software and application developer MPA, had never been out of the country before taking the 24-hour flight to Malaysia. The mission: showcase Tymeshift (an app that MPA has developed) to Lazada, a multinational company which could be referred to as “the Amazon of Malaysia” with more than 5,000 employees. Software and application developers at MPA have […]

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A message from our Founder/CEO

March 29, 2016

Hello friends! It’s been a while since we last posted. That’s about to change, much like things have been changing around here! So what’s been going on at MPA? We’ve been strengthening our focus. As you may already be aware, MPA has been working toward narrowing our focus to Business IT and Application Development, thus eliminating a large portion of our web projects, print design, and residential computer repair client bases so that we can grow in these other areas. Office Manager Michael Kaleponi expands […]

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When Minutes Matter: A case study on migrating hospital data to the Office 365 cloud

December 9, 2015

It almost goes without saying that at MPA we take technology and customer service very seriously. Now, our friends at Davis County Hospital place great importance on those things as well, but their first concern? Patient care. In working together, our task was to migrate an on-premise implementation of Microsoft Exchange 2010 over to “the cloud” in Office 365. With a total of 194 users and the need to deliver critical medical services to patients 24/7, it was vitally important that the migration be seamless with little […]

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Student Luke Miller honored with computer for winning essay

May 7, 2015

Through the efforts of the Bloomfield Police Department, Community Safety Net, and Davis County Schools, area fourth graders were recently given the opportunity to learn about a wide array of safety topics as well as receive books for their school library. The discussions, led by Officer Buddy Harsch of the Bloomfield Police Department (BPD), ranged from topics such as “Farm Safety” to “Swimming” and even “School Safety”. After those visits, the students were given two weeks to each write an […]

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May 7, 2015

We don’t mean to scare you, but there’s some pretty big security risk possibly headed your way. Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will be ending July 14, 2015. But what does this mean for you? According to Microsoft, “After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect […]

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