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COVID-19: A Remote Work Survival Guide for SMBs

Randy May 5, 2020 3:25:00 PM
COVID-19: A Remote Work Survival Guide for SMBs

Before COVID-19, working from home was something only around 7% of Americans were doing, according to the 2019 National Compensation Survey. Since mid-March, however, that number has risen to an estimated 95% of all white-collar workers, as companies across the nation take steps to protect their workers and comply with shelter-in-place and lockdown orders.

5 Steps to Build Your SMB Technology Plan

Randy Jan 7, 2020 11:03:57 PM
5 Steps to Build Your SMB Technology Plan

Leaders wear multiple hats, regardless of the organization's size. Sure. But we know, as small business leaders, we feel the pressure to try to do more with less. Over the last three decades, we've seen the role that technology plays in enabling us to be more effective as a company and for our clients. Technology, we find, is often needed and used, but not cared for or maintained as carefully as it should. Why? Because everything we do for our business requires time, money, skills, and resources to accomplish the caring and feeding each department needs to aid in the growth of the company.

When You Should Be Considering an IT Service Provider

Randy May 24, 2017 8:36:07 AM
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.

Image Based Vs. File Based Backups

Randy Apr 12, 2017 9:15:55 AM
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.