What are Your 2018 IT Goals?

RebootCloud, Fantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Security

The end of the year has almost arrived, and that means that, as a business owner or executive, you’re probably spending some time reflecting on all of the things that went right or wrong in 2017. Or maybe you’re already making plans for the coming 12 months… As you consider changes to your business strategy, think about some ways you … Read More

Bad Back Ups and IT Fails: What You Need To Know

RebootFantastic IT, Small Business Technology

Does your backup and disaster recovery plan cover you as well as you think it does? It’s a question worth asking now, before you need all the data you’ve been saving. We bring this up because there are thousands of businesses across California with inadequate backup plans in place. That leaves them vulnerable to all kinds of problems once the … Read More

5 Signs It’s Time to Ditch an IT Provider

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Are you stuck in a bad relationship? Do you find yourself giving and giving, only to be ignored in return? Don’t worry – we aren’t asking about your love life. Instead, we want you to think about the service you get from your outsourced IT provider. Every week, we hear from business owners and executives who are finally deciding to … 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

What Does a Good IT Budget Look Like?

RebootFantastic IT, Quick Tips

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

RebootFantastic IT, Quick Tips, Security, Small Business Technology

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?

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Small Business Technology

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

RebootBranding, Fantastic IT, Quick Tips, Small Business Technology

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

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Small Business Technology

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

Is Data Backup Worth it?

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Is Data Backup Worth it? Absolutely it is. In this blog, we take a hard look at the stats around data loss and what that means for businesses of all sizes. Data Loss It’s Huge Data loss has become such a commonplace occurrence that your average insurance company is adding data loss coverage to their service offerings. For the most … Read More