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Managed Services Have Never Been So Beneficial for Businesses Before

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 With less than half of 2020 behind us, many of us would already like a re-do of this year. With a global emergency impacting the personal and professional lives of so many, businesses are struggling right now. For these organizations to survive, they will need to get the most out of every business investment. When it comes to their essential ...
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Nine Tools Every Business Should Have Invested in Today

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Over time, technology has developed to make processes more efficient and more productive for businesses of any size, offering greater benefits to those that put them to use. Let's go over three critical needs that businesses have, and three technologies that can serve each.Business CommunicationsWith so much relying today on shared information and ...
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Tip of the Week: Streamline Your IT with These 4 Tips

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The world has been turned on its head recently and it has forced the hands of many business owners to make a complete digital transformation of their business. Many businesses have made this transformation previously, but haven't completely worked out the logistics of it when the stay-at-home orders came down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we ...
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Handy IT Acronyms to Understand

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 It is pretty apparent that there are a lot (a lot) of acronyms used when discussing IT. In fact, that itself is an acronym for information technology. They can all get pretty confusing if you don't necessarily think about these things every day. Considering this, we've put together a list of terms for you to know that we think may be handy to...
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How to Operate in an Environmentally-Conscious Way

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There are many reasons that you might want to make your office a little more "green." As it happens, there are just as many ways that you can put forth the effort to do so. If you're trying to run a more environmentally-conscious business, we have a selection of a few relatively simple ways to start.Use Less PowerWe'll get the simplest habit out of...
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How to Maintain Productivity when Illnesses are Rampant

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It is never a good situation when a widespread illness strikes. Not only does it impact many individuals on a personal level, the impacts reach to the businesses that employ them as well. As we deal with the current outbreak, it helps to keep in mind that there are various means out there to allow for a business' productivity to continue… even if i...
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Is there a Difference Between Restarting and Just Turning It Off?

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In a word, yes. Sure, there's the obvious difference in that one leaves you with a computer that is turned off while the other results in it being turned on again, but there are other important differences that are present behind the scenes. Let's go over a few of these differences, and how they impact when you should restart your computer versus w...
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IT Trends SMBs Should Focus On in 2020

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Technology is a key part of operating a business nowadays, which is why advancements in business technology solutions are so important for organizations to keep pace with. Let's review a few solutions and technologies that we predict businesses will (or at least, should) focus on this year.Business AutomationAs businesses have strict cost considera...
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How Well is Your Printing Managed?

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​The dreaded printer is often ignored by business professionals, until they have to use it, and it's out of ink/toner, has a paper jam deep inside the machine, or they mysteriously disappear from the network for no reason. They are forgettable machines that hardly function properly and need constant maintenance; and, this can get really expensive.D...
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Looking at Business Technology Trends from CES 2020

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The Consumer Electronics Show is where people get to see emerging technologies first. Typically thought of as an event where innovations in, well, consumer electronics are put on display, a lot of the technology on display at CES can be big news for businesses as well. Today, we are going to review some trends that CIOs and other business decision ...
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Business Continuity Includes Preparing for Death

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It's never an easy thing to talk about, but it does need to be talked about. If one of your key employees were to pass away, how would it affect your business? How do you prepare for this type of inevitability?We talk about Business Continuity a lot. Usually when we discuss it, we're talking about backing up your data or having a plan in place to b...
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Know Your Cables

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One thing that all offices gradually accumulate over time is a surplus of cables. Each device you have is compatible with a specific cable, but identifying them all can be challenging. In today’s blog article, we’ll outline some of the common cable types and what you might need them for.USB Cable TypesThe Universal Serial Bus cable conn...
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4 Emerging Technologies Being Used for Business

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Technology plays an important part in managing any modern business, especially with the elevated importance of information in a data-driven world. Today’s blog is dedicated to four emerging technologies that are changing the way that organizations approach operations.Artificial IntelligenceAI might be primitive in a lot of ways at the moment,...
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Technology: Then and Now

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Technology gives business owners opportunities to expand, and essentially has become the center of most business practices. Marketing, customer contact, all sorts of inter and intra communication methods now depend heavily on technology. Let’s take a look at what the past has brought, and what the future could bring us.Before we discuss what ...
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IT is a Wonderful Life

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Parker sat at his desk looking at a business card. He watched the snow fall lightly outside his window. He was the last person left in the office, as he typically was this time of year. He put down the business card and got up and walked over to the large pane of glass that was the only insulation from the harsh, cold wintery night. He placed his h...
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Office Gadgets to Add to Your Holiday Shopping List

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It’s the holiday season, which means many offices are holding gift swaps between employees. In the spirit of the holidays, we thought it would be helpful to share some gift ideas for the people you work with.Here, we’ve put together a list of suggestions for the different kinds of coworker you might have to provide a present for.The Hea...
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How IT is Driving Innovative Developments

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Any healthy market economy relies on innovation. The simple act of making bright ideas even brighter helps boost economic efficiency and growth, creating a higher standard of living. Business processes are being transformed through information technology. Here, let’s look at how some of these shifts are shaping up.Innovation TechnologyInforma...
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The Truth About Compliance and Cybersecurity

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To the average person there are some definite blurred lines between IT security and IT compliance. In fact, these lines are so blurry to most people that they would consider them the same thing. They aren’t. How is it possible to create a fully compliant, completely secure computing environment? You start by understanding how to make both pos...
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Your Business Could Benefit from Blockchain

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Blockchain is typically associated with Bitcoin. This shouldn’t come as a shocker because primarily that IS what it’s used for. However, blockchain isn’t a program, it’s not a product -- it’s a technology. Blockchain technology has endless possibilities when it comes to real world implementation. In the near future it ...
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Getting a New Computer? We Can Help, Part V

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By now it should be clear that the same computer might not work for two different businesses’ needs. In previous articles we discussed how to select the right CPU, RAM, storage, and display for your desktop. This final post will be dedicated to some of the topics that couldn’t fit into previous parts.Deciding on a BrandBrand can boil do...
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