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May 11, 2016
As wonderful as technology is, it’s not perfect. Systems crash, Malware infects software, the Internet goes down and hardware fails. The effects of IT failure are far-reaching. Just one outage can end up costing a business much more than most people realize. According to one survey, IT downtime...
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May 04, 2016
Technology in business can be a blessing. Other times, it can feel like a curse. When systems are running smoothly, it leads to growth and better efficiency. However when problems arise, it can bring business to a screeching halt. Having spent years in IT, I can say that I’ve just about seen it all...
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April 27, 2016
Face it— owning a business doesn’t make you a technology expert. That’s why so many companies hire managed IT services providers. Not only do they offer timely support at your request, but many also proactively recommend cost-saving services you may not even know you needed. The great thing about...
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April 20, 2016
Most business owners understand that a business is only as productive as its employees. As such, they continually look for ways to boost productivity and create a more effective work environment. In the IT arena, remote user desk support is one way to help staff be more productive. Remote desktop...
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April 13, 2016
A growing business always means more —more customers, more revenue and more staff. Most companies rely heavily on technology to keep their expanding business running smoothly. That means managing everything from keeping a website up and running to troubleshooting network problems to ensuring data...
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February 19, 2016
“The hackers aren’t looking at me - they’re looking at the big guys like Target, Sony and TJMaxx.” I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard this from small to mid-sized businesses. But according to a 2013 Verizon security report, the truth of the matter is that over half of all data...
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February 02, 2016
Far too often, businesses fall into the trap of confusing disaster recovery with data protection. The uninitiated call back memories of their school years, i.e. the failure of their hard drive one week before the thesis deadline. While that is an unfortunate situation, it’s not what disaster...
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December 29, 2015
One of the biggest misconceptions in network services is about how something called remote monitoring works. Some clients take the term literally and believe that the size of their business doesn’t warrant the need for a simple status checker that has no added benefit. They think: “Well, it’s good...
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December 22, 2015
Laura Hanssel – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Harris Theater Experience: Over 13 years in the telecommunications field When I first stepped into my job as Chief Financial Officer and Executive VP for the Harris Theater, I looked into upgrading our seemingly ancient landline...
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December 01, 2015
A survey of IT professionals conducted earlier this year found that over 93 percent of respondents use some sort of cloud-based architecture. And with software giants like Microsoft moving towards service-based applications like Office 365, it is inevitable that some users will find themselves left...
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