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So Long Vista! Windows Vista end of life coming next month

March 17, 2017

Windows Vista’s lifecycle comes to an end on April 11, 2017. This date is the end of extended support and end of life.1 We strongly recommend that you upgrade or replace any personal and business Windows Vista machines to Windows 10. Mainstream support for Vista ended in April 2012. Mainstream support includes requests to change…

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3 Reasons the Co-Managed IT Model Might Be the Perfect Fit

January 31, 2017

Money—saving it and making it—drives almost every business decision regardless of your organization size. Cutting back on IT makes room in your budget, but ultimately results in more IT issues and subpar performance.

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2017 New Year’s IT Resolutions

January 17, 2017

The turn of a new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past and find opportunities for improvement. While many New Year’s resolutions are about bettering ourselves, we often forget that there’s also room for improvement at the office.

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Cloud Computing Myths Debunked!

November 28, 2016

While the benefits of cloud seem pretty obvious, many organizations still have their doubts about transitioning to cloud. We’re debunking common cloud myths so you can have a clear idea of the benefits without clouding your judgement. Security is Compromised in the Cloud Some argue that local computers, networks and servers are better protected than…

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Weighing the Costs—Break-Fix vs. MSP

October 28, 2016

The primary goal for many organizations is to keep costs down, and one of the first places they look to cut costs is the technology department. But choosing between a managed services model and break-fix IT model isn’t as straightforward as you may think. There are a few key questions you should ask yourself:

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Disaster Recovery Doesn’t Have to be Scary

September 29, 2016

According to a Nationwide Insurance survey, more than 75 percent of small businesses don’t have a disaster plan simply because it’s not a top priority. However, since January 2013, Nationwide has processed more than $417 million in catastrophe claims related to small businesses. Obviously, something needs to change so businesses don’t go unprotected.

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Top 4 Ways to Keep Your IT Costs Down

August 26, 2016

Cutting costs is the primary goal for most business owners. They’ll scour their books looking for areas that offer a little wiggle room and decide what’s important and what’s a luxury. The reality is, due to lack of time or expertise, nearly every business has hidden savings within their IT. Here are four major steps…

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How much downtime is too much?

August 1, 2016

According to an IHS study, outages cost enterprises $700 billion a year. Though this statistic is alarming, it doesn’t quite hit home for many businesses. But, doing the math for your specific organization and calculating your true cost of downtime is critical to understanding how much you can really afford.

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Are you safe and secure in the cloud?

June 1, 2016

Six Ways Cloud Can Increase Your Risk Every day, more businesses are looking to the cloud because it delivers cost-effective productivity, collaboration, efficiency and more. But, even as its popularity continues to grow, the Cloud Security Alliance warns that businesses that embrace the cloud without fully understanding the environment and its associated risks are more…

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Feel Like You’re Constantly Dodging Downtime?

April 22, 2016

How much of your day is consumed with worrying about the next IT outage? When your technology isn’t working, your people aren’t productive, sales aren’t closing, customers aren’t being serviced and products aren’t being delivered.

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