Turn to Your MSP for Vendor Management

With a managed service provider (MSP), your business expects tech support, infrastructure monitoring, and maintenance. Did you know vendor management is another service you can entrust to these IT experts? You have vendors – lots of them – probably more so now that your work environment has gone hybrid. Yet managing all your vendors can be challeng...
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What to Do About the Widening IT Skills Gap

The importance of information technology in meeting business objectives continues to grow. Regrettably, the shortfall in professionals who can manage business tech is also growing. Learn what the IT skills gap means for you. Technology helps businesses meet strategic priorities. This includes:implementing new systems or work processes to enhance ef...
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Refurbished Computer and Laptops Worth Another Look?

Looking for a New Computer or Laptop? Consider a Refurbished Model If you're in the market for a new computer or laptop, you've likely noticed a few things. Technology is more expensive, and there are long waits to get the devices you want. This article will explain the current computer and laptop supply-chain issues. Then, we'll offer reasons to c...
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Hardware as a Service: What Is It, and Why Use It?

When IT infrastructure is out of date, you face performance and compatibility issues. Your business spends time troubleshooting faulty computer hardware, and productivity is lost. Yet your business can't afford to update to more advanced technology. The solution? Hardware as a Service. Hardware as a Service allows small or midsized businesses to le...
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Businesses Beware OF Fake Meeting Requests

 Hi, Important that we meet discuss speerfishing attacks over business comunicatons. We need to make plan about this IMMEDIATELY. Please click on the link [uurl.callender.com] to make an appointment with IT for quick tutorial. Regards, IT There are several things wrong with this email, and hopefully, you noticed them. All are red flags you can...
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How to Select a Computer Repair Business

4 Tips When Need to find a Computer Repair Business Something is broken! The laptop is whirring, and the computer won't power up. In either case, you're staring at a blank, blue screen. Yet you can't live without your computer. You need to find a computer repair business. But what should you look for? This article will help you make your choice. If...
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SMBs Can Become a Weapon in Cyberwarfare

Headlines today highlight Ukrainian tragedy or North Korea testing missiles. It can seem far away from your business, yet battles are being fought online, too. Your small business's IT systems could be weaponized for cyberwarfare. That statement may surprise you. You've heard of cyber targets such as: critical national infrastructure;election and v...
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What an MSP Can Offer Your Business

The Benefits of having a Managed Service Provider It's not as if the name "managed services provider " (MSP) is that self-explanatory. You might read that business description and have no real idea what it is an MSP can do for you. We're providing managed services … OK, but what does that mean? To make things easier, this article outlines the actua...
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Think Before Sharing That Link

Learning to share is an important early-life skill. Now, you've mastered it, and you're out in the workforce. Happily, digital technology makes it much easier to share business files, but that doesn't mean you want to do so willy-nilly. Consider these best practices for sharing with both internal and external users. Cloud sharing makes it simple to...
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Is Your Graphics Card Going Bad?

 Whenever you create a graph on your computer, you're going to need a graphics processing unit (GPU). Without one, you won't see anything on your computer screen. So, obviously, it's a problem when it starts to fail. This article discusses signs to look for and what to do. First, what does the graphics card do? A graphics or video card takes d...
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Small Business Can’t Sacrifice Cybersecurity

Prioritise Cyber Security for your Small Business For small businesses, it can be tempting to postpone cybersecurity efforts. There are many common excuses: "There's so much to do," "There's not enough budget," "Our business is too small to target," etc. But right now, cybersecurity is a must-have for every business. Think of it like business ...
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Picking a PC for Video Editing

Video Editing-Choose the right Computer Ready to be the next TikTok breakout? Or perhaps you want a video of your cockatoo "singing" "Amazing Grace" to go viral. Or you may make company promotional videos while working from home. There are many reasons you might be looking for the right home computer to do video editing. This article will help. Yes...
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Understanding the Cost of Downtime

 Business Downtime can Cost Your Business in Many Ways Business downtime is costly. Research abounds on just how much it can set a business back. Some small businesses can't even rebound from the expenses associated with downtime. This article outlines the many expenses a business can encounter as a result of downtime. What do we mean by downt...
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The Business Risk of Abandoned Domain Names

When setting up your small business website, you want a memorable name and sleek Web design. You know your website is an important online calling card. Then, when you grow or your business evolves, you might rebrand and add a site. But wait, don't abandon the old one. When you set up your Web presence, you select a domain name, and it's part of all...
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Supply Chain Shortages Making It Hard to Buy IT

Have you somehow missed the ceaseless news about the current global supply-chain challenges? Probably not. You could be experiencing it firsthand. This article highlights business technology supply-chain challenges and how to handle them. The computer chip and semiconductor shortage is an IT supply-chain stumbling block. Take, for example, Marvell ...
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Psst … What’s Your Master Password?

 The Benefits of using a Password Manager All of us like to think we are unique. That thinking extends to our passwords too, right? We're special and distinct, so no one could guess our chosen collection of letters, numbers and symbols. Well, it's surprisingly easy for algorithms to determine passwords and to do so extremely quickly. So, a pas...
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Onboarding an IT Provider: What’s Realistic?

Are you Considering Onboarding an IT Specialist? When you hire a managed service provider, you want instant results: you want all your technology to run faster and more smoothly, and everyone to be more productive. And there will be no problems again, ever, right? But that's not realistic. Managed service providers are pretty great (even if we do s...
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Picking Your Home PC browser: Chrome vs. Edge

Wondering which browser is best for your home PC?   Selecting your home computer was challenging enough. Now, we're asking you to decide on the right PC browser, too? When will the decisions end? At least we're making the comparison easier. This article helps you decide if Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge works best for you. It's estimated...
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What IT Services Should You Outsource?

 Wondering which IT Services you could Outsource?  Every successful small business owner reaches a point when they need to tap others' talents. When it comes to IT, depending on your skill set, that point could come pretty soon. Yes, there are IT services you can do in-house, but there are others that are beneficial to outsource. When you...
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How to Save on Hardware Refreshes

Do you really need to update your hardware? Your business may have an established hardware refresh cycle. Good. Or you might refresh hardware every few years when you feel it's needed. OK, so you like the casual approach. That can work, too. You don't refresh your hardware? Not a great plan. Yet, no matter what, you'll want to read this article abo...
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