The Missing Question in Most Data Backup and Recovery Plans

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Is your business protected against the unknown? Could a seemingly small “disaster” wipe out your data or hardware within seconds? As we’ve noted in the past, most small and medium-sized companies just aren’t prepared for the kinds of power surges, earthquakes, floods, and normal equipment failures that can wipe out all of their stored information almost instantly. If you’re in … Read More

3 Bottom Line Benefits of Cloud Computing

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For several years, IT providers talked about cloud computing as an emerging technology. It was constantly referred to as “the next big thing,” even as business owners found themselves using the cloud in small ways for file sharing, online banking, and real-time communications. Now, the cloud has grown up. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you probably use cloud … Read More

4 Ways to Keep Cyber Criminals Away From Your Company

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It’s safe to say that as we move into 2018 there is one technology topic that’s on the minds of business owners and executives everywhere: cybersecurity. You don’t have to be involved in the IT industry to know just how prevalent online attacks and computer-based theft has become. Simply check out the business news headlines in the past year and … Read More

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