3 Underrated Benefits of Managed Services

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When explaining managed services agreements to business owners and executives, we sometimes hear new clients refer to outsourced IT care as a form of insurance. In a way, they are right – by working with a technology provider on a monthly contract, you can spare yourself large, unexpected invoices associated with IT emergencies. However, there are other aspects to managed … Read More

Here’s Why Ignoring IT Problems Won’t Make Them Go Away

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There are certain things in life you shouldn’t ever ignore. Toothaches and chest pains fall into this category, for example. Shifting your mind to other things might make you feel better in the short term, but each one points at a bigger issue that will eventually have to be reckoned with in a more painful way if you put things … Read More

What Does a Good IT Budget Look Like?

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Every business owner or executive knows technology is important to an organization. It’s impossible to compete, much less thrive, in today’s digital world if your communications, marketing, or data storage isn’t working the way it’s supposed to be. However, installing and troubleshooting technology is only part of the challenge. Ask most of the decision-makers who hire us what the toughest … Read More

Why New Hardware and Software Aren’t Always a Bargain

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Buying new technology is exciting. We all know that great feeling you get when you purchase a newly-released gadget, or install a fresh home entertainment system. And, most business owners or executives will be familiar with the rush that comes with upgrading important hardware or software, and imagining the new revenue-generating or cost-saving possibilities. Unfortunately, that great feeling doesn’t always … Read More

Is Your IT Department Ready for the Holidays?

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The holidays are right around the corner, and while that might be good news for everyone who wants to enjoy some time off with family and friends, it can be lots of challenges for your IT department. That’s because your hardware and software doesn’t know you’re due for some relaxation, and it’s not uncommon for outages and other issues to … Read More

Can You Afford to Go Without Good IT Consulting?

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Talk to a handful of business owners and executives about IT consulting, and you’ll undoubtedly run into a few who swear they either don’t need it or can’t afford it. Those are understandable misconceptions to believe when you’re trying to save money and reduce complexity within your company. However, they are also points of view that are incredibly shortsighted. That’s … Read More

3 Conclusions From Fantastic IT’s Fastest 5000 Award From Inc. Magazine

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As you might have heard, Fantastic IT was recently named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine. This was our first time qualifying for this particular honor, and we couldn’t be more proud. It’s only because of the support we get from our wonderful clients that we’ve been able to keep expanding by leaps and bounds. With … Read More

3 Smart Technology Buying Rules Smart Business Owners Follow

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These days, it seems like everything in business is technology driven. That’s true on a large scale, where there are always new apps, CRM’s, and automated marketing platforms to try. And, it applies to each of us on the individual level, when we have to decide whether to upgrade things like phones and tablets on a regular basis. Often, figuring … Read More

Why Outsourcing IT Makes Your Company More Flexible

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In the past decade, we have seen huge transformations within the IT industry. It used to be the case that small and medium-sized businesses only called an outsourced provider when they had a technology problem they couldn’t solve; now, most are using contractors on a more proactive managed services arrangement. This has worked so well that fewer and fewer organizations … Read More

The Truth About IT Disasters

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Is your business protected from IT disasters and data loss? Most companies aren’t, and there is a simple reason why. With all due respect to insurance adjusters, nobody likes to think about worst-case scenarios. It’s much easier to imagine everything will be okay and there aren’t any risks than it is to spend time (and possibly money) preparing for something … Read More

4 Times You Really Need a Good IT Partner

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For some business owners and executives, scheduling a meeting with an outsourced IT vendor is a little bit like setting up a dentist appointment or visiting the DMV – they’ll put it off until the last possible moment. However, the longer you wait to get experienced help with the tech challenges you are facing, the bigger those challenges are likely … Read More

Why Managed Services is Better Than Break/Fix

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The “managed services” approach to IT has become more popular in recent years, with many companies making the switch to managed IT. If your business still relies on the old approach, known as break/fix, you’re overspending on IT — and falling behind your competitors. Get the facts on why managed services are better than break/fix to convince holdouts to make … Read More

Fantastic IT Makes MSPmentor’s Top 501 Providers List For the Fifth Consecutive Year

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Within the Information Technology world, the news and information website MSPmentor is the ultimate global resource for all things managed services. The site contains both tools and resources for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) as well as those looking to bid various MSPs for their services. MSPmentor also compiles a global list of 501 of the world’s best managed service providers, … Read More