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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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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Prioritise data security when employees leave

 8 Steps to Protect Your Company Data When People Leave  Businesses can expect one in five of their employees to turnover in an average year. You can be doing all you can to retain your people, but are you also prioritising data protection when people do leave? Our free ebook, 8 Steps Protect Your Company Data when People Leave explo...
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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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Simplify IT with this four-part tech framework

With new cyber risks, more remote workers, and technology evolving rapidly, IT can be a lot for a small business owner to manage. Yet falling behind can: Hurt your competitive advantageSlow business processesHinder innovationFrustrate customersUndercut employee engagement effortsRisk your complianceLead to damaging data breach or other downtime Yet...
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What is working with an MSP worth?

Explaining all that you gain from partnering with a managed service provider Technology is the backbone of your business; you can reduce risk and improve productivity with a managed service provider (MSP). Still, we're often asked to help potential clients understand the value of partnering with an MSP. This ebook improves your understanding of MSP...
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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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Could the Business You Work for be More IT Savvy?

Working for a small business, you can be asked to wear many hats. Even if one of your many roles is not IT, you may need to speak up about your business technology or cybersecurity. It's easy to think cybersecurity is someone else's responsibility, but IT may not be getting the attention it deserves, and that could be damaging to the business, your...
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Don’t Play Games with Privacy: What Is DuckDuckGo?

What Is DuckDuckGo? You may remember playing Duck, Duck, Goose on the playground when you were young. But have you heard of DuckDuckGo? Many haven't. So, we thought we'd share an introduction to this privacy-focused search engine. DuckDuckGo promises to let you "search the Web without being tracked." The search engine site touts a simple privacy po...
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Should you Update Windows 10 to 11? Here's a summary of the New and Missing Features

Enter your text here ... Getting used to Windows 11 shouldn't be too challenging. On the contrary, the OS comes with several intuitive features to enhance productivity. Microsoft recently introduced Windows 11 as the company's latest operating system. And compared to Windows 10, this OS has various features that can increase your productivity and p...
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How to Safely Retire Old Devices

 It's inevitable that we'll retire old devices to upgrade to the latest and greatest. A new laptop, desktop, or phone is exciting. Yet, before you get too distracted by your shiny, new device, take the time to safely retire the old one. When buying the new device you may take trade-in value. Otherwise, you may let that old iPad sit in your dra...
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3 Reasons to Avoid Signing in With Facebook or Google Accounts

Nine out of ten times today when you visit a website you're asked to sign in. To add convenience, many sites offer the ability to sign in using a Facebook or Google account. Sure, it's simpler, but this article will share three key reasons why you might want to avoid this easy route. It's estimated that we each have an average of 100 passwords. Tha...
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Computer Down? You Need it Now. Now What?

 What to do when your computer is down and you need it now  Ever met someone who responds to computer downtime with applause or relief? Neither have we. When a computer goes down, the individual inevitably needs it fixed fast. Yet, depending on your repair model, it could take longer than you hope. This article compares break-fix to manag...
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Tech Tips for Small Business Owners in 2022

A new year is a chance for a fresh beginning. To that end, try these tech tips for small business owners to kick 2022 off right. First, launch a successful new year for your business by going mobile. Agility is one of the key differentiators of a small business. Be more flexible than larger competitors by taking full advantage of cloud computing. U...
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To Delete or Archive Email, That Is the Question

An email inbox can get overwhelming. It's estimated we send 306 billion emails daily; not you personally, of course, although it may feel that way. So, you have to develop strategies to corral the communications, one of which is deciding whether to delete or archive an email. This primer will help. First, let's consider the drawbacks to having all ...
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The New PC TuneUp

How exciting! You got a new computer for Christmas. It's sleek, shiny, and so much faster than what you had before. That's great, but it doesn't mean you should leave it untouched. This article shares several steps you might take to secure your data and keep that new device in tip-top shape. First things first. Before even logging into personal ema...
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Prepare Your IT for the Holiday Season

We all know about the Grinch who ruins Christmas for Whoville. Don't cast IT as the Grinch of this holiday season. Prepare your technology and systems to reduce downtime risk. You'll avoid disrupting your customers' holiday season or employees' seasonal fun. Update and upgrade IT Expecting an uptick in online shopping for the holidays? Apply system...
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