4 Essential Pieces to Any Small Business BYOD Strategy

4 Essential Pieces of Any Small Business BYOD StrategyBelieve it or not, once upon a time, kids at the bus stop didn’t have cell phones and the mobile device strategy of many businesses was typically "you’ll take what you’re given, refrain from using it for any personal use, and the data may be scrubbed clean whenever we please."We’ve come a…

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Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too

Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, TooEveryone in the office loves Eric. Sporting a different ironic t-shirt everyday, Eric is the one we call when technology spits in our face. Whether it's a slow system, a bug that needs to be squashed, a website issue, or a crash that results in unexpected downtime and data loss, Eric is…

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How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

How to Trim the Fat From Data Center CostsWhen smaller businesses look to cut costs, they commonly take shortcuts that are risky to their bottom line. They may go out of their way to avoid upgrading dated hardware, buying software licenses, or increasing bandwidth. In some instances, they layoff in-house IT support, or avoid hiring new help, even as the…

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Click, Click, BOOM – You’re in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?

Click, BOOM – You're in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?It's a fast business world. Brilliant business ideas can be conjured up at some hipster-filled vegan coffeehouse, a website is thrown together, and poof... in no time at all there is a living, breathing, small business venture accessible from anywhere in the world.But as your head hits the pillow at…

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Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBsSmall-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being as technology dependent as larger enterprises, SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to devote to IT management. This leads to a more reactive "break-fix" approach to their technology that never does any smaller company or…

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Inquiring SMBs Want to Know… What’s the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?

Inquiring SMBs Want to Know... What's the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?It's no secret that any growing small-to-medium sized business must monitor and manage its business technology in the most cost-efficient way. The tricky part is figuring out how to do this without sacrificing the overall experience of the end-user. End-users can be clients and customers or employees.…

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Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs

Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBsSmall to medium sized businesses (SMBs) receive a lot of calls each day from slick sales people peddling the next technology trend that's going to save them money and revolutionize how they do business. They're all too quick to caution that if you don't listen to them, you'll fall behind the times, and…

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Are Managed IT Services Right For You? A Few Things to Consider

Are Managed IT Services Right For You? A Few Things to ConsiderHow do you get a small business to recognize the value of manages IT services? In the start-up environment, we encounter an eclectic bunch of personality types. There is a reason people become entrepreneurs or C-level execs. When we meet the owners or decision makers at smaller companies and…

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Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses

Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small BusinessesDowntime is bad news for any business whether big or small.A recent two-hour New York Times' downtime occurrence sent Twitter ablaze and their stock price plummeting.Google going down for one to five hours resulted in lost revenue up to $500,000 and decreased overall web traffic by 40%.We know what you're thinking. Holy crap, Google makes…

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