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A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management

    More people today use personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for business purposes. Such devices, coupled with greater Wi-Fi accessibility and cloud services, have empowered us with the ability to access data and do business from practically anywhere at any time. Needless to say, many small-to-medium sized business owners have embraced the BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device)

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    4 Essential Pieces to Any Small Business BYOD Strategy

      Believe 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 typical “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 long way. 

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      Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too

        Everyone in the office loves Eric. Sporting a different ironic t-shirt every day, 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 right there.

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        How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

          When 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 business grows. This

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          Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

            Small-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 organization any good.

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            Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs

              Small 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 eventually be

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

                How 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 organizations, we can tell right away

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                Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses

                  Downtime 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

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