Stop! Read This Before Fixing Your Own Tech

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There are a lot of mistakes business owners and managers make when it comes to technology. It’s unfortunate that the most common also tends to be the one that’s easiest to avoid – deciding to “fix” their own hardware software instead of calling a professional. It’s easy to understand why people decide to undertake DIY IT projects. There are lots … Read More

What Does a Good Backup and Recovery Plan Include?

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In a recent post, we reminded business owners and executives that they should set up (or review) their backup and disaster recovery plans before heading out on summer vacation. Otherwise, they could find themselves facing sleepless nights while they worry about the hundreds of things that could happen while they’re away that might cost the company a small fortune. To … Read More

Are You Forgetting an Important IT Task?

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Summer is around the corner, and that means things will slow down at a lot of companies across Southern California. Owners and executives will be thinking about long vacations and (hopefully) sometime spent not worrying about their businesses. If you want to make your summer season as stress-free as possible, we hope you’ll take our advice and pay attention to … Read More

3 Ways to Smooth Out Your IT Cashflow

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For a lot of small and medium-sized businesses the hardest part about managing technology isn’t making computers, phones, and software work together – it’s devising a regular budget that makes sense. That’s because some IT expenses (like emergency repairs and equipment upgrades, for example) can seem to be unpredictable in their amounts and timing. IT budgeting doesn’t have to be … Read More

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

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

Are You Managing Your IT Upgrade Budget the Right Way?

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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

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

Using Managed Services for a Stronger Bottom Line

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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

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

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

Are You Making the Most of New Communications Tools?

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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

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

Do You Save Money with a DIY IT Plan?

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Most business owners learn very quickly that taking on new skills and learning to be self-sufficient is a great way to save money. Whether it’s cleaning up an office or learning to balance the books, there is a lot to be said for taking on a DIY mindset when you’re running your own company. However, there are limitations to this … Read More