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9 Tips to Help Small Businesses Balance Their IT Budget

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 22, 2019 3:01:00 PM

One of the basics of running a successful business is to make and stick to a budget. We all know that is much easier said than done, but this vital tool can allow you to see the complete picture of what your small business is spending on IT services. Analyzing spending, profits, and cash flow enables you to anticipate future ways to spend your money—because, as you know, technology always needs updates and more or better software and hardware, all of which cost money. 

Here are 9 tips for developing an IT budget for your small business. 

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Topics: managed IT services, business information, IT questions

Managed IT Service Provider Terms to Know

Posted by Mike Hurt on Aug 27, 2019 2:26:00 PM

Working with a managed IT service provider (MSP) is very different from having IT personnel on staff. They may not be in the office, but the MSP is very knowledgeable and can offer support 24 hours a day—not just from 9 to 5. Sometimes, you may feel like you are speaking a different language. We have broken down the top 10 terms you should be comfortable with to help make communication with your MSP a little easier: 

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Topics: managed IT services, IT questions

My Computer’s Been Infected! What Do I Do?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 31, 2019 1:50:00 PM

We all risk accidentally downloading dangerous malware while browsing the internet. Malicious software can slow our computers, leak sensitive information, and even lead to heavy financial losses. While a few simple techniques can remove many viruses, malicious software is growing more sophisticated, and consulting trained professionals is the most effective way to keep your computer and your data safe. 

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Topics: computer repair, computer security, IT questions

10 Reasons to Be Proactive & Not Reactive with Business IT

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jan 19, 2019 11:49:00 AM

Outdated, reactive IT services end up costing businesses untold amounts of revenue each year. We are all familiar with the old IT model. Employees submit a help ticket when their computers malfunction, and the IT department does their best to solve the problems. However, as business and technology innovation picks up pace every year, that system is simply too slow. Proactive IT departments anticipate problems before they arise and see opportunities before your competitors. 

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Topics: managed IT services, IT questions

Differences Between a Mediocre and Exceptional IT Company

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 8, 2018 2:28:00 PM

Whether a company is improving its efficiency or struggling to maintain profitability, one line item in the budget that often finds itself on the chopping block is the allocation for managed IT services.

Ironically, the attributes that make an IT services company exceptional are often why executives don’t think they’re getting their money’s worth. This is because an exceptional IT company ensures that your systems work consistently, smoothly, and uneventfully, while a mediocre IT company is constantly responding to calamities, failures, and interruptions. 

So what’s an awesome IT company doing behind the scenes that justifies your continued relationship?

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Topics: managed IT services, IT questions

My Mobile Device Broke! Now What?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Aug 22, 2017 1:28:00 PM
If your mobile device broke, don't panic. There are a few different solutions for you to consider. Let's take a look at exactly what you should and should not do after your device breaks.

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Topics: computer repair, IT questions

Can Opening Email Harm My Computer?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 30, 2017 11:26:00 AM

 

 

Viruses and malware are can slow down your computer, plague you with unwanted popups, threaten the security of your personal information, and/or attempt to gain unauthorized access to your computer, so it’s vital that you take aggressive steps to protect yourself. You may already know that one of the best ways to outsmart these nasty problems is to stop clicking “yes” or opening clickbait, but what about emails?

Can just opening an email message expose you to malware or other security threats?

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Topics: computer security, computer maintenance, IT questions

Don’t Turn Off Your Computer at Night—Do This Instead

Posted by William Stasak on Apr 20, 2017 10:16:54 AM

 

Computers have changed a lot in the last 30 years. Rather than one family PC, many families now have multiple computing devices, including tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktop personal computers. The recommendations on how to care for your computers has changed as the technology has changed. Nevertheless, one of the most common questions computer technicians are asked is “Should I turn my computer off every night?

 

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Topics: computer maintenance, IT questions

Does My Computer Have a Virus?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Mar 20, 2017 10:20:00 AM

 

You’ve probably read about all kinds of threats to your computer, including viruses, spyware, ransomware, “Trojan horses,” and more (collectively called “malware,” or “malicious software”). How do you know if your system has fallen victim to a virus or malware? These malicious programs slow down your computer’s performance and potentially threaten your security. Here are five signs that you could have a virus or malware.

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Topics: computer security, computer maintenance, IT questions

Why Is My Computer Slow (and How Can I Fix It)?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Feb 21, 2017 10:40:00 AM

 

 

One of the most frustrating things is when your computer runs slower than you expect it to—lagging when opening programs, struggling to load webpages, and worse. If you’re starting to develop an Office Space-worthy case of computer rage, the following explanations may help you understand (and solve) your slow computer problems.

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Topics: computer maintenance, IT questions