Why Managed I.T. Services?

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Every business which relies on I.T. needs to have a plan for maintenance, security, trouble-shooting, disaster recovery and upgrades. Simply put, there are three ways to take care of those crucial I.T. needs: In-house model: An in-house expert or team takes care of all aspects of I.T. They’re paid via salary. Break/Fix model: An outside vendor is called in when … Read More

Understanding IoT Devices and Potential Security Risks

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a growing number of devices that can connect and communicate with one another over the Internet and which can be remotely monitored and controlled. Although IoT’s roots date back to 1982, it wasn’t until 2008-2009 that the number of “things” connected to the Internet officially surpassed the number of people connected to the … Read More

Implementing an IT Asset Lifecycle Management System

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What IT assets does your company possess? Chances are if you were to make a list of these assets there would be some you would forget. Your IT assets include all hardware and software on your network and keeping track of them – let alone managing them – can be a daunting task. However, without asset management vigilance, your company … Read More

Why Managed IT Services Are So Important to Small Businesses

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Traditional IT tech support is becoming more irrelevant as managed IT services take IT by storm. Whereas traditional tech support offers a break-fix, or reactive approach, managed IT is proactive and offers monitoring, maintenance and technical support. Similar to maintaining in-house IT but without the hefty price tag that small businesses struggle to afford, managed IT companies familiarize themselves with … Read More

How Can Hosted Virtual Desktops Benefit My Business?

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Maintaining data and applications on desktop devices, while historically the only way to operate, is becoming obsolete in the corporate world. There many good reasons for this! More and more companies are not only switching to cloud servers but also to hosted virtual desktops…and they are reaping the benefits. What are hosted virtual desktops? Hosted virtual desktops or HVDs are … Read More

Working Remotely is on the Rise: Is Your Team Equipped?

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Hiring remote employees is increasingly common and allows companies to draw from a larger talent pool instead of being restricted by location. However, it doesn’t mean less logistics or expenses for employers. In order to not only attract but also retain talented remote employees, it’s important to supply them with the hardware, software and equipment they need to do their … Read More

Considering Technology Upgrades for Your Office? We’ve Got 5 Questions to Ask

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The thought of technology upgrades for your office can be an overwhelming one. There is typically a hefty price tag associated with both hardware and software upgrades alike. Choosing to avoid upgrades can be a costly oversight while conversely, upgrading office tech can yield a vast return on employee productivity and your bottom line. As a savvy business owner, the … Read More

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Outsourced IT Company

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As a small business, there are plenty of good reasons to outsource your IT support. However, not all IT support companies are created equal. When choosing which IT company your business will hire it is imperative to thoroughly investigate your options and ask some key questions. Here are 10 questions we highly recommend you ask! Do you have experience in … Read More

7 Practical Ways to Clean Your Email Inbox

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The weather’s warming up and the snow is FINALLY melting. Signs of new life are everywhere: we wake up to birds chirping outside our window and observe blades of green grass emerging from the drying lawn, trees bursting with buds, tulips pushing through the soil…Out with the old and in with the new is our daily motto! We feel alive … Read More