The Art of Asking the Right Questions Can Save You Money on IT

All small businesses face the same battle—cutting costs. It’s smart to continually trim the fat and weigh needs against must-haves. Technology is absolutely a must, but with so many priorities vying for you’re your time, it’s hard to make sure you’re buying the right IT solutions and supporting them in a way that fits both your budget and your goals. Sometimes you have to move backward before you move forward. The best way to ensure you’re making the best use of your time, and making the right IT decisions, is to ask the right questions.

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Downtime Lurks Where You Least Expect It

Downtime is your enemy. No matter your size, when technology is down, productivity comes to a screeching halt. And, for every minute that goes by, dollars are flying out the door.

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MSPs Bring a Lot to the Table and Offload Even More

Managing IT is diverse and never ends—from responding to and resolving issues fast, keeping backups and updates current, and optimizing the network to keeping users and data secure. These activities keep an IT staff pretty busy, with little or no time left to focus on more strategic activities that can accelerate growth.

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Do You Have Peace of Mind That Your IT is Safe & Sound?

Imagine a world where your technology didn’t cause headaches, required updates didn’t interrupt your business, and downtime was a word you’ve never heard of, let alone experienced. This may sound like a fantasy but a reliable managed service provider can make it a reality.

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Office 365 is the Competitive Edge Your Business Needs

According to Forrester Research, Office 356 delivered an ROI of 321 percent within a payback period of two months. With statistics like that, it’s no surprise that more businesses are not only moving towards cloud computing, but using Office 365 because it improves productivity, provides IT peace of mind and reduces costs compared to similar on-premise implementations. 

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Safeguard Your Business with a Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan this World Backup Day

2015 has come to a close. You’re now tying up loose ends to launch into a successful 2016. Likely, you’re still reviewing last year to discover business successes you can repeat and areas that need improvement.

Also consider this for a moment: How much time did you spend using technology, struggling with it, and maybe being hampered by IT? Wouldn’t you like to reduce the stress IT woes have on your team’s energy and morale?

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Is It Time to Move on? Get More Responsiveness & Improved Results from Your MSP

Sometimes, there comes a point when it’s simply time to move on. Things are just not like they once were. Your business has matured, and you now have new business needs that must be met.

Change never comes easy. But if switching to another Managed Service Provider (MSP) will benefit your business, then maybe that’s a great option and the new direction you must take.

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Worry-Free IT

2015 has come to a close. You’re now tying up loose ends to launch into a successful 2016. Likely, you’re still reviewing last year to discover business successes you can repeat and areas that need improvement.

Also consider this for a moment: How much time did you spend using technology, struggling with it, and maybe being hampered by IT? Wouldn’t you like to reduce the stress IT woes have on your team’s energy and morale?

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Managed IT Services: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Q. What do you give someone running their own business during the holiday season?

A. A break.

Sound familiar? You’re running your own business. You’re putting everything into it. You rarely have time off. What you really can use is … a break. But that could mean closing down or leaving all the critical business system challenges to someone else. Read more

Use It or Lose It: Section 179 Tax Break Adds Up to End-of-Year Technology Savings

Every business needs PCs, servers, printers, network gear, data security hardware or software. Fortunately, Section 179 of the IRS tax code lets small businesses better manage their IT budgets. They can write off the entire cost of computer equipment and off-the-shelf software purchased and put in use before December 31, 2015.

179 Recap
Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn’t. Read more