12 Problems a Good IT Partner Can Help You Solve

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

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?

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

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 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

Are You Ignoring a Key Part of Your Tech Setup?

RebootManaged IT Services, Quick Tips, Security, Small Business Technology

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

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?

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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?

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Quick Tips

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

Should You Make That Tech Investment?

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So, you’re thinking about investing in some new technology. Is the decision to buy one you’ll look back on happily, or with regret? Obviously, the answer is going to depend a lot on your situation, the hardware or software you might buy, and your budget. However, here are seven questions you can use to steer your thinking in the right … Read More

How to Deal With Vendor Data Breaches

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services, Security

In the past, we have offered lots of good advice on ways you can keep your data safe on your own servers and website. However, there was always the risk that sensitive information – including your company’s financial data – could be exposed through a vendor. Whether it’s just bad luck or a situation where a company or supplier you … Read More

4 Things to Know About Ransomware in 2018

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

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?

RebootFantastic IT, Managed IT Services

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?

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

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

Why You Shouldn’t Set Up a New Office or Workstation Alone

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Imagine for a moment you are expanding your company. That means opening new offices, bringing in brand-new employees, and implementing new workstations, servers etc… Given that the job probably requires you to plug in a few devices and hook up a few cables, isn’t that something you could do on your own without the help of an IT vendor? The … Read More

What Do Bad, Good, and Great IT Support Look Like?

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

If two decades of experience as a Southern California IT provider has taught us anything, it’s that most business owners and managers don’t like looking for help with technology. It isn’t that they don’t want their hardware and software running smoothly, of course, but that many aren’t sure what they’re getting for their money – or even what they should … Read More