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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.

Small Business IT Solutions

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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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August 18, 2015

Do you want to get your business data wherever you are? You can, with customized vendor services.

data management

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August 17, 2015

We recently went on a service call to an office that had been having network trouble for years. Frequent service disruptions at seemingly random times occurred almost every day and certainly every week. They had recabled their facility at significant expense, invested in “intelligent” network switches to log and monitor their network traffic in real time, changed network adapter cards, taken servers offline, and...

August 17, 2015

Dealing with relatively unstructured data can be a nightmare: instead of having neatly organized database tables filled with consistent fields, you wind up with a bunch of scattered puzzle pieces.

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August 14, 2015

From time to time, we come across companies that really need help.

You know them: They're h...