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

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

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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

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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

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?

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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

Are Your Employees Inviting Hackers Through The Front Door?

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If you pay any attention to business news whatsoever, you already know that some of the world’s biggest and best-known organizations are dealing with cybersecurity challenges. It seems like every week a new retailer or institution is admitting they were successfully targeted by online thieves. Knowing that, it can be easy for a small business owner or IT director to … Read More

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Data Security

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Are you worried about the security of your company’s data? Afraid hackers might break in and steal your emails, customer records, or financial information? We wish we could tell you to rest easy. However, the unfortunate fact is that cyber crimes will probably increase in 2018, just as they have almost every other year since the internet became a powerful … Read More

5 Reasons CPAs Have Specialized IT Needs

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It’s a big misconception that all companies have similar IT needs. Technology is such a big topic, and it affects businesses in so many ways, that it’s inevitable one type of firm is going to have different concerns than another. Years of experience taught us this is particularly true when it comes to the work we do for Certified Public … Read More

What are Your 2018 IT Goals?

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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