How Artificial Intelligence Might Affect Small Businesses Soon

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a fascinating idea, and one that grabbed the attention of researchers and science fiction writers alike. For most of the business community though, AI has remained strictly in the realm of the entertainment world. Now, that might be changing. As we recently pointed out in one of our posts, artificial intelligence and machine learning … Read More

Tech Trends to Keep Your Eyes On

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Technology has always been a source of both innovation and disruption. New ways of doing things necessitate shifts in our work processes and best practices. At the same time, they can generate opportunities for those who can anticipate the tide of change and stay ahead of the curve. In other words, the better you get at forecasting the flow of … 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

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

The Missing Question in Most Data Backup and Recovery Plans

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Is your business protected against the unknown? Could a seemingly small “disaster” wipe out your data or hardware within seconds? As we’ve noted in the past, most small and medium-sized companies just aren’t prepared for the kinds of power surges, earthquakes, floods, and normal equipment failures that can wipe out all of their stored information almost instantly. If you’re in … Read More

How to Shrink Your 2018 IT Budget

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If you’re a business owner, or the manager of a small-to-medium-sized company, you probably wondered whether there isn’t some way to cut your IT expenses without giving up the hardware, software, and devices you and your employees use every day. After all, technology is getting more efficient all the time. Why not look for ways to do more with less? … Read More

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

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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

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

Why New Hardware and Software Aren’t Always a Bargain

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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

Can You Afford to Go Without Good IT Consulting?

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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 Smart Technology Buying Rules Smart Business Owners Follow

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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