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September 22, 2015

Network security is a familiar term these days—for all the wrong reasons. Fear of cyber attacks has led many businesses to prioritize the security of their networks and develop new network policies.

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September 21, 2015

Microsoft Office is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe.1 As such, most businesses rely heavily on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other basic Office 365 applications.

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September 18, 2015

First, there were pens, paper, and ledgers. Then, typewriters came along, making business administration faster and easier. When the first computers arrived, they automated calculations and processes, taking efficiency a step further. Then came a complete game changer: the Internet. With access to affordable communications worldwide, a new business paradigm emerged that removed the limits of time and distance. Now, the clo...

September 16, 2015

The more technology expands, the more obvious it becomes to employees that it is—or should be—possible to work from anywhere. And in jobs where working remotely is possible, employees increasingly demand that option. As the impetus behind this trend swells, the best talent will migrate to the companies offering the greatest flexibility. To meet the demand, small business technology solutions should allow for greater variance in work location, hours, and methods.

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September 16, 2015

The telephone was patented more than 130 years ago, and, since then, the lines connecting them (aka landlines) haven’t changed much. But with the Internet and the cloud, shouldn’t your phone service keep up? For businesses looking to replace or update a legacy phone system, a hosted VoIP service, also known as a cloud-based phone service, can take your business to the next level. Here are just a few advantages.

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September 9, 2015

When you think “dashboard,” you probably think of your car or truck. But an IT dashboard is equally important for business leaders. This dashboard defines how you use technology, data sets, and other “business intelligence” that can make or break your bottom line.

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September 4, 2015

Think the cheapest IT solution is the best solution? Steven Vigeant, co-founder of Data Evolution LLC,1 gives an example of what happens when businesses focus too much on cost when acquiring technology: “A small business owner installs anti-virus software on his company computer and never thinks about it again. A year later, that software is expired and the machine gets infected. That’s $400 to clean an $800 machine. He just added 50% to the cost of his hardware.”...

September 3, 2015

Communication, organization, accounting, and marketing all affect your IT choices. But what good is an IT solution that your employees don’t want to use? When your customer service reps can’t access customer complaints, when your billing process takes hours because of poorly designed software, when your sales reps are tied to a desktop PC, you make their jobs harder than they have to be. And if your employees aren’t happy with their technology solutions, the rest can go downhill fas...

September 2, 2015

If you want your business to succeed, you need IT from a company dedicated to transparency, reliability, and security.

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August 18, 2015

Thinking about virtualization? A vendor may be able to provide the same services without the headaches.

outsourced IT

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