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How to Choose a Managed IT Services Plan

Posted by Mike Hurt on Aug 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM



If you’re sold on the benefits of having a managed IT services plan, you may be stumped as to “what’s next.” (If you haven’t reached that point, read our blog on why your business needs managed IT services.) How do you know which features and services you need in a plan? A great IT services provider will work with you to create a plan that prioritizes what’s important to your business without charging you for services you won’t use—at a price point that’s perfect for you.

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Topics: managed IT services, computer maintenance

Ransomware: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted by James Trow on Aug 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Whether you’re a business or residential consumer, ransomware is a very real and very serious problem.  If you fall victim to ransomware, it’s bad—and in some cases, just plain ugly. 

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Topics: managed IT services, computer security, internet safety, computer maintenance

Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity: What You Need to Know

Posted by William Stasak on Aug 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

In our modern society of constant internet availability and round-the-clock global workforces, your business needs to be able to rely on its computer technology to keep your network, website, and business operations up and running. In the case of a disaster—a loss or destruction of data or other incident that interrupts your business—you need to be able to quickly get back up on your feet and into the game. 

These two concepts are called “business continuity planning” and “disaster recovery.” Because they are similar in some ways—they are “backup plans” in case of failure or emergency rather than normal, everyday operating procedures—they are frequently discussed together as “BC/DR.” However, they are not interchangeable. It can be a huge mistake to assume that backing up your data and computer assets in the event of a disaster will automatically assure business continuity. Similarly, putting systems in place to ensure business continuity may not necessarily protect your organization’s valuable data.

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Topics: business information, computer security, internet safety, computer maintenance

Why Your Business Needs Managed IT Services

Posted by Scott Breitman on Aug 3, 2016 11:19:48 AM

Businesses of all sizes are increasingly turning to managed IT service providers (MSPs) to operate and maintain their entire enterprise of computer and network systems. By outsourcing to an MSP, businesses gain access to IT skills that they otherwise may not have in-house — and it frees up your own IT resources to concentrate on adding strategic value to your organization, rather than spending the majority of their time on maintenance and repair. Managed service providers can improve cost management, reduce business risk, and add business value. 

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Topics: computer repair, managed IT services, computer security, computer maintenance

Do I Really Need to Back Up My Pictures and Files?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jul 28, 2016 9:17:24 AM


YES! Since most of your photos, music, movies, spreadsheets, reports, client data, and programs are probably valuable to you, it’s vital that you have a system in place to back up your data regularly. This will keep your data protected in the event your computer's hard drive fails, or your computer is lost, stolen, or compromised. Without backups, recovering lost or corrupted data can be time consuming and expensive—and unfortunately often can’t restore absolutely everything.

What data do I need to back up? 

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Topics: computer security

Computer Repair vs. New Computer: Should I Fix or Buy?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jul 21, 2016 1:13:41 PM



It can be frustrating to try to keep up with the latest and greatest new technology. Everything from cell phones to appliances seem to be out of date as soon as you get them home. When it comes to your computer systems, it can be hard to tell when you need to replace your hardware versus when you can repair (and maybe upgrade) your current machine. How can you tell if you should repair or replace your computer?


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Topics: computer repair, buying guides

How Managed IT Services Can Change Your Business

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jul 11, 2016 1:00:28 PM

If you run a business, you take on many roles, from sales professional to maintenance person, as your business requires. But as your business grows and your technology expands, your IT needs may start to outpace your knowledge and abilities (not to mention your available time). Small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) need reliable technology to be successful; it is the heartbeat of a 21st-century business. Without it, your business is slow and uncompetitive. Done properly, it can help make you the local leader in your market segment. If you need help managing your technology, a managed IT service provider can be the answer.


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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance

How Do I Fix the Default Privacy Settings in Windows 10?

Posted by Matt Helland on Jun 30, 2016 2:27:10 PM


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Topics: computer security

Help! I Fell Victim to the "Microsoft Tech Support" Scam!

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jun 23, 2016 5:04:25 PM

Learn What You're Up Against - And How To Fight Back

Over the last several years, Dymin has helped hundreds of customers who have fallen prey to what is known as the “Microsoft Tech Support Scam.” Armed with the insider information we share below, you’ll be prepared to thwart these cybercriminals before they can con you out of your hard-earned money.


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Computer Repair Service in Des Moines: 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jun 23, 2016 11:30:00 AM


Your computer has the blue screen of death…or it won’t turn on at all.

Your programs crash, take forever to load, or aren’t performing well.

You can’t get your devices to work together effectively.

You need IT services and possibly computer repair services. How do you know who to turn to?


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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance