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Blazing a Path All the Way to 2020

Blazing a Path All the Way to 2020

I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t wait around until the New Year to start pursuing your goals. I learned early on that it’s essential to have a concrete idea of where I want to be in life and to make consistent efforts to get there. That being said, I know that many New Year’s resolutions actually succeed, despite the odds. New Year’s resolutions provide a crash course in goal setting, and they’re an ideal starting point to make a change.

Don't shoot the Messenger

Don't shoot the Messenger

When we’re working with prospective clients, it often falls to us to be the bearer of bad news. If a company’s equipment is woefully outdated, their network is obstructed, or we see a potential security risk within their systems, it’s our responsibility as professionals to let business owners know. But we don’t take this responsibility lightly. We would never encourage any client to make an upgrade or tweak a process without being certain it was necessary.

When You Should Be Considering an IT Service Provider

When You Should Be Considering an IT Service Provider

IT service providers can offer many useful solutions to your business needs. Regardless of the size and developmental state of your company there comes a time when considerations must be made to either handle all IT operations using valuable company resources, or to utilize the specialties of an IT service provider.  To make this consideration from an analytical standpoint it is important to understand the reasons and benefits behind making the decision to outsource your IT operations to a service provider.

Why Business Class PCs are the Right Choice for your Company

Why Business Class PCs are the Right Choice for your Company

Not all technology is created equally. A consideration for many businesses is whether to purchase consumer class or business class computers for work purposes. While consumer computers offer ease of access at a fraction of the cost of business computers, are they really worth the cost savings?  Here are just a few of the reasons your business should buy business class over consumer class.

Image Based Vs. File Based Backups

Image Based Vs. File Based Backups

What’s the difference?  Let’s take a look.  A file based backup will back up the file, for example, the Word or Excel file.  So, when it is time to restore you can restore that file.  An image based backup, backs up the entire hard drive underneath the file level at which point have two options.  First, you can access the image and still restore a single Word or Excel file.  Second, you can restore the entire computer in the exact state it was in at the time of the backup.  Let’s expand on this a bit.

IT Budgeting for Small Business

IT Budgeting for Small Business

Your Annual Technology Budgeting;  the necessary evil of all successful organizations. Business leaders analyze costs and expenditures for the upcoming year and compare them to what they’ve spent in years past. It is an excruciating process filled with anxiety, frustration and most prevalent, UNCERTAINTY.