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An Optimal Business Technology Strategy Provides Your Company with a Competitive Industry Advantage

Technology is everywhere. You need it so your company can stay competitive. It is not, however, a tool that you can simply pick and choose from without informed decision making. For example, imagine you have a brand-new Porsche 911 at your...

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Technology is everywhere. You need it so your company can stay competitive. It is not, however, a tool that you can simply pick and choose from without informed decision making. For example, imagine you have a brand-new Porsche 911 at your disposal. Sure, it's beautiful and runs smoothly, but if you're looking to haul drywall from Home Depot to your house, it's probably not going to be the best vehicle for the job. Similarly, if your company's business technology strategy is not aligned with the needs of your business, it’s never going to work. Careful planning and implementation are crucial, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, and will maximize the value of every IT dollar you spend.

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How To Effectively Incorporate IT Changes With Your Staff

It's often said that people are creatures of habit. This is particularly true in the workplace, where employees adopt routines that they stick with because they're seemingly simple and productive. Because of the resistance to change that many...

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It's often said that people are creatures of habit. This is particularly true in the workplace, where employees adopt routines that they stick with because they're seemingly simple and productive. Because of the resistance to change that many people show, it can be difficult to incorporate IT changes in the workplace. This is particularly true since new technologies can be complex and require a great deal of training. However, they are very useful; keeping up with technology is important for maintaining the integrity of your company's computers and best practices. Fortunately, there are ways to make the transition easier for your staff, which in turn will benefit your bottom line.

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Nov 15, 2016 in Hackers, Cyber Security, IT

Computer Hackers: Where They Come From & What They Can Do

For years now, computer hackers have held the reputation of gaining access to networks for the purpose of criminal activities such as theft of information, money, identity, or to just wreck havoc. What many people don't know is that not all...

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For years now, computer hackers have held the reputation of gaining access to networks for the purpose of criminal activities such as theft of information, money, identity, or to just wreck havoc. What many people don't know is that not all hackers engage in hacking with the aim of taking advantage of the system. Some do it for the sake of safeguarding it.

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Horror Stories Of IT Issues Gone Wrong

For many small to mid-sized companies, IT operations run smoothly, efficiently and without cause for alarm - right up until the point when some seemingly small wrench suddenly throws the entire system into disarray. Whether because of user error,...

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For many small to mid-sized companies, IT operations run smoothly, efficiently and without cause for alarm - right up until the point when some seemingly small wrench suddenly throws the entire system into disarray. Whether because of user error, willful destruction or natural disaster, your firm's network and information security are often just one incident away from a major and costly issue. The following horror stories of IT issues gone terribly wrong illustrate the need for all companies, regardless of size and industry, to either maintain an internal IT department or utilize an IT support service that can protect the security of their network.

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5 Reasons Your Business Needs Remote Monitoring & Management

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What is a “Best-In-Class” MSP?

When you hire a specialist for your IT needs, what do they do for you?  Do they provide reactive support when you have an issue or something doesn’t work right? Perhaps adding a new laptop or workstation for your office, a new printer, maybe a...

When you hire a specialist for your IT needs, what do they do for you?  Do they provide reactive support when you have an issue or something doesn’t work right? Perhaps adding a new laptop or workstation for your office, a new printer, maybe a new server?  Do they provide ongoing proactive support?  Anti-virus, patch management, what’s included in their offering?  Is it a flat rate, fixed fee plan that is all-inclusive?   Do they provide CIO level strategic advice?   Is it included on a regular basis?  Do you get a technology roadmap that timeframes investments and their business impact?  All good questions and a lot of decision points from which to evaluate in selecting your IT partner. 

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Cloud Computing And Your Business

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Why is it called "Cloud Computing"?

 

 

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Who Are Your Facebook Friends?

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IBM Kicks Siri to the Curb!

Can Siri keep your company’s secrets? IBM doesn’t think so and they aren’t taking any chances. The company banned Siri because the application converts spoken queries to text and processes them on apple servers.  IBM fears that this might allow...

Can Siri keep your company’s secrets? IBM doesn’t think so and they aren’t taking any chances. The company banned Siri because the application converts spoken queries to text and processes them on apple servers.  IBM fears that this might allow sensitive information to escape.  Corporations are still figuring out what kinds of risks Siri and voice dictation could present.

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