3 Myths About Viruses and Malware

RebootFantastic IT

We spend a lot of time talking to new and prospective clients about computer viruses and malware. The business owners and executives we meet with are understandably worried about the damage hackers can do to their companies and want to know how we’ll protect them. As part of our consultation process, we try to inform businesspeople about the threats they … Read More

7 Surprising Environmental Factors That Can Affect Your Tech

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Quick Tips, Small Business Technology

When technology isn’t working the way it’s supposed to, or lasting as long as it should, businesspeople tend to look for easy fixes. They assume a piece of hardware was defective, for example, or that they should have bought a different item. That can sometimes be the case, but it’s also true that there are a number of environmental factors … Read More

3 Technologies That Are Quietly Changing the Small Business World

RebootFantastic IT, Quick Tips, Small Business Technology

Everyone knows that artificial intelligence, mobile computing, and advanced robotics are poised to completely transform our world in the next few decades. What many business owners and executives don’t realize, though, is that there are some more subtle technologies that are already changing the way we live and work in significant ways. Here are three in particular that you should … Read More

How to Choose Tech for Your Employees

RebootFantastic IT, Quick Tips

Buying pieces of technology for your employees is a little bit different than purchasing them for your own business use. For one thing, you know exactly what you need and why it can help you work more efficiently. Your employees might not have that same level of insight, and they probably aren’t aware (or as dialed into) of your concerns … Read More

Are You Managing Your IT Upgrade Budget the Right Way?

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services

In a lot of small and medium-sized companies, IT budgets tend to fluctuate wildly from one year to the next. Often, this is because owners and executives will make big investments in new hardware or systems on a somewhat random schedule. They decide to buy when something they use breaks, or when an exciting new product becomes available. However, they … Read More

Adjusting Your Tech Anxiety Level

RebootFantastic IT, Small Business Technology

Does the thought of dealing with new technology in 2019 fill you with excitement, or does it leave you with a sense of dread? In pop culture, it’s almost always older people who feel overwhelmed by the latest devices, apps, and gadgets. In real life, though, any business owner or executive can find themselves wondering whether they are spending too … Read More

7 Ways to Get More From Business Tech in 2019

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Small Business Technology

The New Year is here, and that means business owners and executives throughout Southern California are going to be thinking about ways they can improve their businesses. In our experience, most small and medium-sized companies don’t pay enough attention to their tech when it comes to setting goals and trimming budgets. So, just in case you haven’t been finding the … Read More

Using Smart Data and Automation To Make Your Business More Efficient

RebootFantastic IT, Quick Tips, Small Business Technology

We have reached a strange point in the development of business technology. On the one hand, we have new and exciting tools that are revolutionizing every aspect of entrepreneurship and management. You can do things on a smart phone today that would have been impossible with a computer just a couple of decades ago. On the other hand, there are … Read More

5 Fantastic Side Benefits Of Having A Managed Services Agreement

RebootFantastic IT, Quick Tips

If you own or run a business, the chances are good that you are already aware of the big benefits associated with having a managed services agreement with a reputable outsourced IT team. You get regular proactive maintenance on your technology at a fixed low monthly rate (eliminating expensive unplanned repairs and upgrades in the process). That’s not all there … Read More

Is Your 2019 IT Budget Realistic?

RebootFantastic IT, Quick Tips

With the end of the year looming, we know a lot of business owners and executives will be setting budgets and priorities for 2019. And if this year is like every other in recent memory, a lot of you will be wondering how much you should set aside for technology. Most of the small and medium-sized companies we work with … Read More

Using Managed Services for a Stronger Bottom Line

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services

We have noticed something interesting about the way our clients have embraced managed services over the years. As it turns out, most of them learn to appreciate different aspects of the arrangement over time. What is it that draws them to managed services, and why do they ultimately end up loving it? The answers have to do with bottom-line considerations. … Read More

The 3 Lines of Data Security

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In the process of meeting with business owners and executives every week, we have learned quite a bit about the way they think when it comes to technology. One thing we have noticed is that most tend to think of data security as being a very technical issue. They worry about hackers and cyber criminals, but their anxiety tends to … Read More

Does Your Small Business Need an Advanced CRM?

RebootFantastic IT, Small Business Technology

In the last few years, the growth of advanced CRM solutions (cloud software packages like HubSpot and Infusionsoft) have allowed small businesses to utilize data in the way their larger Fortune 500 competitors do. With the right application you can zero in on specific buyers and influencers, tailor your marketing campaigns, and even monitor customer engagement in real-time. And, you … Read More

4 Reasons Your Data Backups Should Be Stored in the Cloud

RebootCloud, Fantastic IT

As a small business owner or manager, you know how important it is to have extra copies of your most important data. You’ve seen enough headlines, or read enough of our articles, to understand that even minor tragedies like lightning strikes could wipe out customer records, financial documents, and other important details you need to run your company. What you … Read More

5 Myths You Might Believe About Computer Hacking

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Quick Tips, Security, Small Business Technology

As IT professionals, we have mixed feelings about the way Hollywood tends to portray our industry. On the one hand, it’s fun that movies portray us as young, attractive people who only fit our technical work in between international travel and kung fu lessons. On the other hand, though, a lot of the business owners we meet with hold onto … Read More

Are You Making the Most of New Communications Tools?

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services

Despite what manufacturers some tech manufacturers and IT providers would like you to think, you don’t always necessarily have to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of everything. In fact, as we’ve written in the past, doing so can sometimes cost you money and create security problems without giving you much in return. The key, of course, is to … Read More