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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Don't let your thinking about IT hold business back.

For small and midsized businesses, the most important thing is that information technology does what they need when they need it. After that, they don't spend much time on IT. Yet, the setup and settle approach can undermine business growth. Are you holding your business back with these approaches to business technology? Thinking "it works" is good...
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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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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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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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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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On-premises Software “Ownership” vs. The Cloud

 Cloud computing is common in business. Yet there are some who remain sceptical. One of the sticking points is that the business doesn't own the software it is using in the cloud. This can cause concern, but this article helps you weigh up the options. Your business has two choices really. Buy a software package and install it on your devices,...
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All You Need to Know about Catchall Emails

Catchall Emails The majority of small businesses rely on email as their primary means of acquiring and retaining customers. When that's the case, you can't afford to miss emails prospects send you. A catchall email can help prevent that from happening. Read on to find out all you need to know about catchall emails. Catchall emails literally catch a...
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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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Is the Cloud Right for Your Business?

 Is Cloud Migration Right for your Business? Cloud services have been shaking up the industry for years now, and its adoption by small and mid-sized businesses is driving cloud computing's growth. Yet while there are many benefits to migrating to the cloud, it isn't the solution for every situation. This article will explore some reasons why y...
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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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6 Top Tech Small Business New Year Resolutions

As the new year approaches (already?), it is a good time to take stock and plan some small business resolutions. Join the millions around the world determined to make the best of January's fresh start. Try these suggestions for top IT resolutions to better your business.   #1 Embrace digital transformation The business world is going digi...
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What an MSP Does and Doesn’t Do

Managed service providers (MSPs) pride themselves on high levels of support. Yet, there are some things we can do and others we can't. Laundry and grocery shopping come to mind for the latter. But, more seriously, this article will explain what an MSP does and doesn't do. Your business faces many challenges today. You're managing budget and employe...
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5 Ways to Build Small-Business Efficiency with Microsoft 365

 Business productivity needs to be more than a buzzphrase today. Without technology supporting communications and process productivity, remaining competitive is difficult. You'll lack the agility and mobility needed to succeed. This article explores many ways a small business gains efficiency using Microsoft 365. You may already be aware of th...
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How to Free Up IT Resources

Business success comes from capitalizing on opportunities, except it is harder to do so if you are resource-constrained. This article explores ways to free up IT resources to drive productivity and evolution. Your business depends on information technology resources. The right software can help manage expanding workloads and improve collaboration. ...
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Is Your Home Smart Enough for Your Devices?

With the increasing reach of the Internet of Things, more of us have devices in the home to connect online: it's no longer just connecting a computer to a dial-up modem. In fact, it's estimated that the average home now has as many as 50 connected devices. All this could require a home network upgrade. Beyond computers, smartphones, and tablets, th...
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7 Common Business IT Myths Debunked

MythBuster programs on television never focus on business misconceptions about IT. Too bad, because believing these myths can be both costly and dangerous to your business. This article debunks seven common business IT myths. Sometimes myths are harmless, but when it comes to business IT myths, not knowing the truth is damaging. Make smarter tech d...
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Increase Productivity with Microsoft Power Automate

 

 

Productivity is the great goal of business. If you’re a Microsoft 365 user, you have access to a tool that can easily increase your process efficiency. Here’s what you need to know about Microsoft’s Power Automate.

 

 

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Control Your Cloud Computing Costs for Better ROI

Cloud computing enables the remote work we relied on in 2020 and so much more. No wonder a majority of businesses have at least some data in the cloud. But you don't also want to be among the bulk of businesses that are overpaying for their cloud services. Gartner analysts estimate as much as 70% of cloud computing spend is wasted. Find better retu...
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