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Even as businesses across the country go completely digital, and the entirety of their precious assets are stored on servers, the quality of many IT services providers has plummeted. In a misguided attempt to cut costs and save money, some shortsighted businesses are unable to see the utility of accurately priced IT options, so they opt for lower-tier, “break-fix” firms to keep their network afloat. Instead of paying monthly fees for managed services, they call up an IT professional only after something has broken down and pay them by the hour.
While hardware costs have come down significantly over the years, for small businesses, cloud computing can’t be beat in terms of saving money without sacrificing functionality. For an inexpensive monthly fee, you can get full access and use of applications that used to cost a few hundred dollars to purchase. And, since cloud-based apps are being powered by the cloud provider, you don’t need an expensive desktop with lots of power to use them – just a simple Internet connection will do on a laptop, desktop or tablet.
If you are a highly successful, results-oriented CEO who wants to focus your time, energy and money on growing your company, but find yourself constantly distracted and slowed down by chronic computer problems and incompetent IT support, then you probably don’t need us to tell you how frustrating that is.
Our research shows that most successful CEOs have 3 big problems when dealing with most IT support companies. See if you agree…
Let’s face it: no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less plan for them. But since bad things do happen, we want to give you a quick “brush-up” on some simple things you can (and should!) be doing to protect your business.
Picking the wrong IT Solutions Provider to support your network can be incredibly frustrating and expensive, and could end up costing you in downtime, data loss and expensive repair bills, not to mention the headaches and frustration!
We've compiled a list of five common oversights businesses make when it comes to selecting an IT Services Provider to manage their network.
Cloud computing is a concept that could save your business quite a bit of money on software, hardware, upgrades and services.
Instead of purchasing hardware and software for your office, with cloud computing you put your programs on a highly secure “super server” online. All you need is an Internet connection to your office and you’re in business.
Here are 9 reasons why “cloud computing” has caught on FAST with small to medium businesses, and why you might consider it too:
As we all learned during last month's record breaking snow storm, the threat of damage to your business this time of the year is very real! It’s not too late to prepare your company for winter storms that often result in everything from ice damage to power outages.
One of the most valuable assets for any company is its data. Hardware and software can easily be replaced, but a company’s data cannot!
As a reminder to all of our clients and friends, here are some simple things you should do to make sure your company is ready for any natural disaster.
As much of the East Coast prepares for the upcoming Winter Blizzard, here are a few simple steps you can take to minimize any damage to your computer systems and data: