A business owner came to me recently in a panic.  Her top tech guy quit on short notice, and her network was down.  She needed help, and she needed it fast.   When we stepped in to help, we discovered: None of the networks were mapped.  None of the processes were documented.  ALL of the knowledge…

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A few years ago, a computer virus crippled the Newark Police Department. It crashed their network, and they couldn’t use computers to fight crime… …for FOUR Days. Imagine if that happened to your business. How much downtime could you survive? Could you survive the outage? How much critical work would stall? How long until customer…

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The holidays are here. And while Santa’s elves are busy making toys, our favorite tech manufacturers are rolling out the latest, sparkly, new gadgets. We’ve all watched this scene unfold… Someone reaches in their back pocket and whips out a phone, proudly announcing: “Hey, I just picked up the newest – insert your favorite phone…

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A friend told me the other day about a customer service nightmare. He emailed the company that provides his sales management software because the system was throwing errors. Here’s what happened… No reply after 48 hours. On hold for 15+ minutes with the telephone support. A “support” rep who 1) didn’t have a clue and…

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A Checklist to Help You Choose the Right IT Firm

All tech firms are NOT created equal.  So when you’re shopping for a firm to manage desktop support, keep your network running 24/7, protect your data from hackers and thieves, and help you plan and budget for technology upgrades… …you have to be prepared.  Here are a few questions to ask when vetting prospective Managed…

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I know a business owner who refused to store critical data in the cloud — until he discovered the advantages He wanted the data in his building, on physical machines that his employees and contractors can touch. He thinks his data is more secure that way.  We understood his concern, but we helped him understand:…

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I know a business owner whose email server broke down and ground operations to a halt. His IT vendor sent a young associate to fix the server, and the kid didn’t have a clue. The so-called technician was on the phone half the day, speaking to some other expert who directed the process. The “fix”…

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