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Why You Should Never Use A Free Email Address For Your Business

The message is clear: email is king. Many clients and customers choose to communicate primarily by email and as you know, it gives a fantastic ROI in your marketing strategy…unless you’re using a free email like Hotmail, Gmail, or even your internet provider. If that’s the case, you’re losing business each and every day. It

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Business

MSP Facts: Common Managed Service Myths — Busted

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are not stuff of legend like minotaurs and unicorns. Yet there are many common myths around managed services. These can cloud understanding of a MSP’s true value. Consider the facts to decide whether partnering with a third-party IT vendor is right for you. Myth #1: MSPs don’t understand our business.Not every

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Business

Preparing Your Business Tech To Start the New Year

The start of a new year is a challenging time for businesses.  It can be a good time to reflect on the wins and losses of the previous twelve months.  It’s also an excellent time to take stock and evaluate what your business needs to go forward.  IT demands movement at a staggering speed, meaning

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Innovation

Is it Time to Retire That Program? Here’s How to Tell for Sure.

Your business has likely been using the same set of applications for some time; perhaps since the day you started, a long time ago. While you’ve been replacing computers and devices regularly to maintain your competitive advantage, the standard installation has remained largely the same. The programs do the job and everyone knows how to

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Hardware

5 Best Practices for Buying Technology for Employees

Buying technology for personal use can be exciting once you get past the price tag. Yet there are many factors to consider when investing in technology for employee use. There are many digital tools available to improve the day-to-day way people do their jobs. Providing the right tech can increase productivity, streamline processes, and improve

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Business

Travel With Your Tech: What You Need to Know

Taking a business trip can be stressful at the best of times.  Whether you’re off for an overnight conference, a week’s partnership or a longer project, you essentially pick up your entire business and take it on the road. Besides showing up in the appropriate clothing (which you absolutely packed, right?), keeping your tech up

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Security

6 Simple Tips To Protect Your Customer Data

As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines, hackers are exposing or selling customer data files in record numbers. But just like with any threat, there are actions you can take to minimize risk and ensure your business retains a positive reputation among customers.  1. Stop using the same password on repeat. Set a mandate for all

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Security

Why Your Business Should Upgrade To A Managed Anti-Virus System

Anti-virus programs don’t catch viruses when they’re not running. Yes, it’s blatantly obvious, but what’s not always clear is how often your staff are disabling your anti-virus programs so they can squeeze in a little playtime; maybe download and install a game, free app or get through the block to a suspicious website. It happens

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Business

How to Get the Right Tech for Your New Business

Congratulations on your new business! Start-up costs can easily escalate, and tech is often one of the bigger expenses. It’s not that everything is high priced, but the sheer number of technologies available can overwhelm smart decision making. The latest tech is dangled in front of you with amazing features you didn’t know you needed,

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Business

Building a Good Relationship with your Managed Service Provider

Good relationships are essential to your business success. Connections with customers, clients, vendors, suppliers, and service providers impact your bottom line. Here’s how to develop a strong relationship with your Managed Service Provider (MSP). Your MSP manages your IT and protects your end-user systems for a consistent subscription fee. Businesses partner with MSPs to: Improve

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