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3 Steps to Get Employees On Your Side During a Technology Implementation

3 Steps to Get Employees On Your Side During a Technology Implementation

A competitive business can adapt to change with new technologies and innovate in their industry. Unfortunately, where innovation and new technologies are concerned, businesses often experience considerable pushback from employees who might not understand how the new solutions support the company’s mission. How do you get these employees on board?

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Who Has Your Data and What Are They Doing With It?

Who Has Your Data and What Are They Doing With It?

Protecting personal data has become a critical concern as more and more people use Internet-connected accounts. While this tech has undoubtedly enriched our lives, it has also paved the way for unprecedented invasions of privacy, particularly by enormous technology companies that claim to be doing it for their own good. Today, we will explore how these giants compromise data privacy, raising questions about the balance between innovation and safeguarding our most sensitive information.

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A Winning Strategy for Implementing New Technology for Your SMB

A Winning Strategy for Implementing New Technology for Your SMB

Have you ever tried to introduce new technology to your team, only to have your efforts at improving your business’ efficiency bounce off of your apathetic and frustrated employees who just don’t see the benefits? You’re not alone; it’s difficult to teach old dogs new tricks, as they say. Granted, it’s not impossible, and your team can (and should) be able to get on board with any new implementations, provided you do some initial legwork.

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Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

The cloud is a remarkable innovation that can enable businesses of all industries and sizes to revolutionize their operations. Have you considered the cloud for some of your business’ infrastructure? If not, you could be missing out on serious operational benefits that could push your company even further. Here are four of the best benefits of cloud computing that we can think of for a modern business.

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Technology Management Can Be Beneficial for SMBs

Technology Management Can Be Beneficial for SMBs

Technology is one of the most important elements to consider when growing your business, and while it might seem like it can magically solve all of your operational problems, it takes a lot more than a simple implementation to address your company’s pain points. In fact, failing to integrate technology properly can lead to even more problems.

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5 Common Technology Issues That Must Be Addressed by SMBs

5 Common Technology Issues That Must Be Addressed by SMBs

There’s no getting around the fact that technology is critical for business operations, but with technology come various challenges that need to be addressed. If you’re not careful, issues with your IT can distract you from other technology problems that could develop even further if left unchecked. Let’s look at five of the most common technology issues that modern businesses face.

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What Exactly is “Failover”?

What Exactly is “Failover”?

In business, having a continuity strategy is extremely important. One term that you may come across when continuity plans come up is “failover”. Let’s define failover and discuss a few variables that need to be addressed regarding the issue. 

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Here Are Some Quick Tips on Disaster Recovery

Here Are Some Quick Tips on Disaster Recovery

Technology is center-stage in today’s business world, and when all it takes is a disaster to end operations for many businesses, it suddenly becomes incredibly important to have contingency plans in place… you know, just in case. Let’s go over how you should build an effective disaster recovery plan, as well as how to assess your company’s needs.

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The Right Technology Professional Goes a Long Way

The Right Technology Professional Goes a Long Way

Technology enables businesses to streamline operations and make better decisions that can enhance productivity in the short and long term. That said, the sheer number of options available at any given moment for businesses can be intimidating and downright confusing at times. Technology professionals can help you determine the best solutions for your company’s needs.

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So, Your Network was Breached… What Do You Do Next?

So, Your Network was Breached… What Do You Do Next?

Businesses currently face an unprecedented level of threat from data breaches, with more means of undermining their security out there than ever before. Making the situation worse, all it takes is one to bring significant impacts to your business, from financial and reputational loss, not to mention all the potential legal issues that come into play. Let’s review what you need to do should you ever be on the receiving end of a breach.

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Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

Virtualized computing could be just the edge your company needs to make a considerable impact on its technology management practices. How can virtualized computing help you overcome the operational and financial barriers in place for your business? Read on to find out more.

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Be Proactive with Your Technology to Prevent Problems Altogether

Be Proactive with Your Technology to Prevent Problems Altogether

If your business could go about its daily tasks without having to worry about technology, you would find yourself suddenly much more productive and efficient. Think of all the time and money you could save by not reacting to technology problems. With the right tools and approaches, your company can make great strides toward a more proactive technology management model.

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Want a Competitive Advantage? Implement These 4 Technologies Today

Want a Competitive Advantage? Implement These 4 Technologies Today

Technology is one part of your business that you can use to improve your capacity for competing with larger organizations and enterprises, even if you are a small team working with local clients. Today, we want to discuss four crucial technologies that any small business needs in order to be as efficient, effective, and most of all, competitive, as possible.

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Can Your Business Save Time and Money With Supply Chain Management Technology?

Can Your Business Save Time and Money With Supply Chain Management Technology?

Supply chain management has been a major part of business for quite some time, and technology has played a major part in how it works. Whether it’s people buying or selling goods on the Internet or internally managing their resources, the supply chain is an integral part of any successful business that manufactures or sells products. Let’s look at some of the ways that supply chain management influences businesses–even companies that don’t make or sell products, but still rely on products.

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You Can’t Print Money, but You Can Save It… With Managed IT

You Can’t Print Money, but You Can Save It… With Managed IT

Even the most lucrative businesses never have enough capital and resources to do everything they would like to do. Whether it’s paying an unexpected bill or purchasing something you truly need, there are plenty of ways to spend more than you think for your business, especially with technology. Let’s go over some of the ways you can use technology to actually save money for your business.

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Automation Is a Vital Part of Running a Modern Business

Automation Is a Vital Part of Running a Modern Business

Automation continues to play a major role in business operations, but some companies have more trouble than others with implementation. Most businesses just don’t think out their strategy before implementing it, so we wanted to bring to your attention what businesses tend to automate, as well as the tools used to do so.

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Should You Consider Upgrading Your Workstations to a New OS?

Should You Consider Upgrading Your Workstations to a New OS?

The operating system is the most important piece of software in computing. It is the bridge between the user and the resources needed to get work done. Many businesses make technology purchases and pay for support, so they don’t always know when is the right time to upgrade the OS on your organization’s computers. Let’s take a look at some of the variables you should consider to better understand when it is time to change the operating system on your employee workstations. 

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The Evolution of Internet Speeds

The Evolution of Internet Speeds

With the Internet cementing itself as one of the best tools to get work done, it’s easy to forget just how sluggish it used to be back when it first became available for use. Internet speeds have undergone some dramatic shifts over the years, so let’s remember the good old days when it took ages to do just about anything with it.

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How Does AI Influence a Business’ Ability to Produce?

How Does AI Influence a Business’ Ability to Produce?

Now that AI tools are more publicly accessible than ever before, the question of whether or not it’s good for business looms ever closer. These tools are limited in their capacity to help, but they do show enormous potential that could be indicative of success in the future. Let’s go over some of the questions people have about AI tools.

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Collaboration Tools Can Help Build a Friendlier Workspace

Collaboration Tools Can Help Build a Friendlier Workspace

There’s a misconception in the business world that being too nice will make you appear as a pushover, but as far as cliches go, “Nice guys finish last” doesn’t have much supporting evidence in favor of it.

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