Critical Questions to Ask When Hiring an IT Firm

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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The True Cost of a Break-Fix Agreement

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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When a Tech Disaster Hits, Will You be Ready?

True story… A business was backing up all of its critical data to drives every night. Then the server that housed all that data croaked. The company’s hapless IT guy said, “No problem. We’ll install a new server and restore all our data from the backup.” Good idea, except the restoration didn’t work. The IT…

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My Computer is Slow as Sloth. What Can I Do About It?

I have a friend who has a lot of aches, pains, and medical fears. Every time anything is wrong, he goes to the internet, enters his symptoms in the search engine, and then goes down the rabbit holes. He gets 15 different explanations about what might be wrong — each one more dire than the…

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How to Use Zoom Safely

How to Use Zoom Safely

Is Zoom safe to use? We’ve heard that question a lot over the last couple of weeks from clients who are using the web conferencing while working from home. So we looked into it. The bottom line: We believe it’s OK to use Zoom, if you take certain steps to secure the system. Any technology…

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