The Hidden Costs of a Tech Upgrade

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In theory, replacing one piece of technology (like a computer workstation) for a newer or faster model should be simple. You buy the new item, plug it in, and enjoy the benefits… right? As any business owner or seasoned IT professional can tell you, it’s not always that simple. There are numerous hiccups that can arise when you’re switching devices, … Read More

7 Surprising Environmental Factors That Can Affect Your Tech

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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

Why Switching Software is Trickier Than You Think

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There are a lot of reasons businesses might decide to move from one software product, suite, or package to another. In some cases the switch might have to do with pricing. In other instances the deciding factor might be a certain package of features, or even the aesthetics in terms of menus and colors. No matter what the reason, though, … Read More

12 Problems a Good IT Partner Can Help You Solve

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We often use the Fantastic IT blog to explore high-level technical topics, but that doesn’t mean we can’t deal with the day-to-day issues and annoyances that might be plaguing your business. To help illustrate that, and get you thinking about some of the ways we could help your company, today we want to highlight a dozen different issues a company … Read More

7 Ways to Get More From Business Tech in 2019

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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

Are You Ignoring a Key Part of Your Tech Setup?

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As we have noted in the past, the best technology care is proactive. It’s about managing conditions so that hardware lasts longer, software runs flawlessly, and everyone on your team can go about their work without dealing with crashes, error messages, or unexpected failures. One aspect of good proactive technology care, however, also tends to be something that business owners … Read More

How to Help Your IT Provider Help You

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Most of the time, a good outsourced IT provider is simply going to work behind the scenes and help you keep your business running smoothly while staying out of the way. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to help make their job easier. Make no mistake: it’s in your best interests to have your technology care … Read More

5 Myths You Might Believe About Computer Hacking

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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

4 Major IT Budgeting Blunders Explained

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If the business owners and executives we have heard from over the years are anything to go by, IT budgeting isn’t something most business people enjoy. Many seem to have the distinct impression that they are spending too much and not enough all at once. That is, they wish they were getting more from their tech expenses, while simultaneously wishing … Read More

4 Times You Need a Written IT Plan

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As our clients know, there are several different layers of comprehensive IT care. In some cases, simply having 24/7 monitoring and trained technicians on-call isn’t enough. There are certain instances in which it makes sense to have a written plan to guide you through an intensive process. This is something business owners – and even careless IT vendors – can … Read More

4 Things to Know About Ransomware in 2018

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Usually, when clients talk to us about “tech trends” they are thinking of good things – hot new apps, the popularity of digital assistants, or the newest generation of mobile devices. However, we find that more and more frequently business owners are calling us because they are concerned about ransomware. If you aren’t familiar with the term or concept, ransomware … Read More

Does Your Team Need Good Tech Training?

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When new clients come to us, they expect certain things from an outsourced IT provider. Namely, they are looking for good technology support, strong network performance, improved data security, and even backup and recovery services. However, one thing business owners tend to overlook can often turn out being the most valuable service we provide: tech training for themselves and their … Read More

Do You Have IT Support for All Your Business Devices?

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Most business owners come to understand they are much better off when they have a competent and certified IT team looking after their computers. But what about the other devices you and your employees use to keep your company running? Whether you realize it or not, your managed services agreement should cover all your devices. That includes workstations, printers, and … Read More