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The Fundamentals of Your IT Budget

The Fundamentals of Your IT Budget

Technology is remarkably important to just about any business endeavor, so it stands to reason that you should be especially scrutinous with your IT spending so you get the most out of your investment. If the total cost of ownership breaches what you deem affordable, how can you expect to get a return on your investments? Let’s go over what your business needs and how that translates into costs for your company.

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We’re Looking at a Cloud-Hosted Future

We’re Looking at a Cloud-Hosted Future

The cloud has been a good resource for business for quite a while. Just how good? Currently, nine-out-of-ten businesses operate with some type of cloud-hosted solution. In fact, by the figures, we’re definitely looking at a cloud-hosted future. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the cloud computing stats and trends to paint a picture of just how the cloud has grown up. 

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Mobile Technology Helps You Not Miss a Bit While on the Road

Mobile Technology Helps You Not Miss a Bit While on the Road

Travel has become pretty commonplace for businesses, and today, business travelers can do more than ever thanks to dynamic mobile computing tools. In this month’s newsletter, we will outline some of the most important mobile technologies available to help serve a business while its people are on the move. 

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Are Cloud Servers an Option?

Are Cloud Servers an Option?

Servers are the brains of your business insofar that is where most of the critical information is stored, and a server failure (with no contingency plan in place) could spell the end-times for your business. With that information, you should be looking for the most reliable option that works for you. Today, we’re going to look at the differences between using hosted servers vs. paying for your own in-house server.

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Onsite or Cloud Server: What’s Best for Your Business?

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Your servers run the technology that fuels your business. That’s why they are the most important (and expensive) pieces of hardware that you house. When it comes time to refresh one (or all) of your servers, you need to make a choice: Do you purchase a new server to host in-house or do you move your central computing to the cloud?

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Cloud Computing Has Grown to Be a Major Small Business Benefit

Cloud Computing Has Grown to Be a Major Small Business Benefit

Cloud computing is turning into a tool that is universally used by businesses to enhance remote access and provide the scalability for tools that allows a business to get the best bang for their buck. This month, we’ll describe how modern cloud computing works and why it is such a huge potential benefit for your business.

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A Brief Overview of Google Workspace

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Productivity suites are a dime a dozen, with Microsoft Office being perhaps the most well-known. However, there are plenty of other options out there, such as Google Workspace. How does Google Workspace hold up as a solution for productivity compared to its competition? Let’s take a look!

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Predicting Cloud Costs Isn’t as Challenging as You Might Think

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There is no denying the versatility that technology like the cloud can provide, but it often comes with hidden costs that might affect its cost-to-benefit ratio for your organization. Here are some of these hidden costs, as well as what you can do to minimize the impact they have on your bottom line.

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Use Hosted Solutions to Cut Your Upfront Technology Costs

Use Hosted Solutions to Cut Your Upfront Technology Costs

The cloud is a tool that businesses can use to improve operations in a variety of ways. Through the use of the cloud, businesses can dramatically alter the way they conduct themselves, many of which can reduce costs. If you implement cloud solutions, you can expect them to improve accessibility, enable scalability, and improve flexibility, all of which contribute to cost savings in the long term.

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Is Cloud Storage as Secure as We Need It To Be?

Is Cloud Storage as Secure as We Need It To Be?

We frequently encourage our clients to consider the cloud as a viable option for their data storage needs, be they someplace to store a copy of their data backup or even their primary storage option. Having said that, it is important that we clarify that this cloud storage needs to be secure. Let’s explore how to ensure that much is true.

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Five Benefits of Moving to a Virtual Server

Five Benefits of Moving to a Virtual Server

Most businesses hope that technology will allow them to be more productive, due to increased efficiencies, automation, and putting important data at their fingertips as they need it. One step towards achieving this is by moving away from the traditional server infrastructure and considering cloud virtualization. Here are five reasons why virtualization benefits your business.

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Maryland’s Top Three Crucial Tech Support Pillars

Maryland’s Top Three Crucial Tech Support Pillars

Be honest with us: when you hear the phrase “tech support,” what comes to mind? If your thoughts turn exclusively to painful phone calls or a guy coming over to bill you by the hour to fix a broken PC, we want to show you a better way. Managed IT offers far more than just that. Let’s go over three aspects of managed IT that are crucial to Maryland small businesses, and help keep your operations running smoothly.

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Cloud Security is a More Pressing Issue

Cloud Security is a More Pressing Issue

The cloud is a popular choice for businesses that need access to tools to sustain operations, but there is an innate flaw that comes from hosting anything in an online environment: security. Do not pretend that security is not an issue for your cloud-based resources—failing to acknowledge the importance of security could be a fatal mistake for organizations that leverage cloud-based technology resources.

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How a Mismanaged Cloud Can Undermine Your Security

How a Mismanaged Cloud Can Undermine Your Security

There is no denying that the cloud has become one of the most popular options for a business to obtain the tools required for their operations. Despite this, it is equally important to acknowledge that there are many ways that the cloud could facilitate security threats if not managed properly. Let’s go over some of the issues that must be addressed if a business is going to successfully leverage cloud technology to its advantage.

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Exploring the Options You Have When It Comes to Your IT Infrastructure

Exploring the Options You Have When It Comes to Your IT Infrastructure

The small business has been really hit hard recently and has been doing some hand wringing about their future IT investments. One of the major considerations is: do you keep your computing resources onsite or do you look to the cloud? Today, we will take a look at this very question.

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How Should Your Small Business Implement Cloud Solutions?

How Should Your Small Business Implement Cloud Solutions?

Whether you take advantage of it or not, the cloud is a major part of most businesses’ IT infrastructures—especially with the ongoing pandemic, which has kept many workers out of their offices and off of the in-house network. If your business is one of the few that has managed to stay afloat without the cloud, let’s change that. With a high-quality cloud solution, you can future-proof your business in ways you may not have considered.

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3 Ways Your Business Can Utilize the Cloud

3 Ways Your Business Can Utilize the Cloud

The cloud is a great tool that lets businesses of all industries and sizes revisit the way operations are handled, but it’s not always clear what the best approach is for your specific business. What are some ways that you can utilize the cloud, and why is it so important that you start thinking about these benefits now?

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Software as a Service is the Champion of Remote Collaboration

Software as a Service is the Champion of Remote Collaboration

The cloud has revolutionized how businesses function, increasing productivity and profitability. Moreover, cloud-based software allows your team to communicate and collaborate more effectively due to how SaaS inherently handles these tasks. If you’re not taking full advantage of SaaS, you’re not reaching your full growth potential.

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Physical or Virtual Servers; Which are Best for Your Business?

Physical or Virtual Servers; Which are Best for Your Business?

When you reach the limits of what your existing server can do, it used to mean purchasing another expensive server or maybe pouring a lot of money in upgrading what you have. Either way, it’s a wealth of additional expenses. Then there is the cloud option, which tends to eliminate the huge upfront expense and instead involves a contract. There are other virtual and hybrid models to choose from as well. You need to be asking, “what would really work for my business?”

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Why a Document Management System Can Be Advantageous

Why a Document Management System Can Be Advantageous

“Paperwork” has long been associated closely with life in the office, but like so many other “classic” workplace elements, it has been replaced by more modern means. In this case, a Document Management System (or DMS) offers a small-to-medium-sized business far more utility than its predecessor, the filing cabinet.

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