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The Cost of NOT Having Proper Data Security

Posted by Angel Martinez on Aug 1, 2018 10:07:00 AM

Why is information security important for a company?

Organizations feel the cost of not having proper data security in their wallets, their credibility, and their customer retention rates.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Managed IT

What Factors Are Driving the End User Managed Services Decision?

Posted by Angel Martinez on Apr 9, 2018 8:54:00 AM

Technology has upended every industry from Airbnb’s disruption of hotels to Bitcoin’s impact on currency. This rapid escalation combined with technology’s increasing availability means everyone has access to powerful tools that didn’t even exist five years ago.

While access to high-impact technology can help any business grow, managing that technology requires both a level of skill and a budget beyond the reach of an enterprise-level business. That’s why more and more companies are turning to end-user managed services.

What other factors are driving the end user managed services decision?

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Topics: Outsourcing Your IT Department, Managed IT

Selling the Idea of Managed IT Services to Your CFO

Posted by Angel Martinez on Mar 23, 2018 3:59:00 PM

You may have decided that managed IT services are the way to go, but selling the idea to your CFO can be the first hurdle toward making it happen. Here are eight tips for getting your company’s finance team as excited about outsourced IT as you are.

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Topics: Outsourcing Your IT Department, Managed IT

Making the Shift from an IT Staff to Managed Services

Posted by Angel Martinez on Mar 16, 2018 3:58:00 PM

IT managed services can increase up-time, reduce costs, and give your business access to advanced technology solutions. These services can also connect you with  greater expertise than you may be able to nurture in house. In most cases, IT services providers offer monthly managed services plans instead of the traditional break-fix model.

That’s why the IT managed services trend is ramping up. According to Clutch, 69% of small and medium businesses hire an IT services provider, and 39% of those with a provider plan to increase their spending.

For an established enterprise, an outsourced IT team can either supplement or replace an internal IT department. In either case, making the shift from an IT staff to managed services can be challenging.

To simplify the process, try these six steps:

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Topics: Outsourcing Your IT Department, IT Support, Managed IT

What Is The Difference Between IT Managed Services and a Virtual CIO?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Sep 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Tech-jargon speakers are throwing around all sorts of terms, and companies are selling a variety of IT services. We understand how confusing it can be. It’s important to know exactly what service you need before you sign a contract or agree to pay an invoice.

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Topics: Managed IT

5 Things You Didn't Know Managed Support Could Do

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Jul 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you are using a managed support IT provider, you already know you can get maintenance, system reviews, and monitoring services for a scaled fee. But did you know a managed support provider can do a lot more than that for your business?

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Topics: Managed IT

Will Changing Over to Managed Services Disrupt Business Operations?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Jun 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

What impact do businesses face when they make the switch to managed IT services? Businesses often wonder if their operations will be impacted by putting their critical network infrastructure in the hands of a Managed Service Provider (MSP).

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Topics: Managed IT, Outsourcing Your IT Department

What Your Company Needs From a Remote Backup Service

Posted by Gregory Wolf on May 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With so many backup service providers on the market, how do you know if you will be selecting the right one for your business? Let's face it, many businesses will select a backup service provider based on price alone. How do you know that you are getting the bang for your backup buck?

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Topics: Managed IT, Data Backup

Top 5 Questions About Managed Services — Answered!

Posted by Gregory Wolf on May 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Selecting a managed service provider for your business can seem like a tedious task. Some vendors may only exist to serve a particular function such as disaster recovery while other managed services may offer a more all-inclusive package that helps cover maintenance, service requests and the general health of your services.

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Topics: Managed IT, Insider

How Can Managed Services Improve Workplace Productivity?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on May 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Hiring a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can help streamline your organization and optimize it's overall productivity. Businesses buy managed services to help manage email servers, provide technical support or to provide IT consulting services.

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Topics: Managed IT