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Budgeting for IT Is a Complicated Process

Budgeting for IT Is a Complicated Process

Budgeting for anything can present challenges, especially when businesses heavily rely on information systems. Securing funds for IT initiatives can be particularly daunting in such organizational landscapes. Despite these hurdles, however, the IT sector continues to build steam, with year-over-year business IT spending reaching its highest levels ever. Let’s go into how your IT budget is pivotal in advancing your organizational technology endeavors.

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AI is Changing the Healthcare Industry

AI is Changing the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare is one channel where data continues to flow in and today’s technology is using some new innovations to keep up with provider demands. AI is one of the most transformative technologies in recent times, but understanding how healthcare benefits from it is important to get the most out of it. Today, we take a look at how AI is being used in healthcare. 

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A Useful Guide to Password Management

A Useful Guide to Password Management

Passwords serve as the primary defense barrier safeguarding your data against many individuals seeking that data for personal gain. Given the immense pressure put on passwords, understanding the significant threats is mandatory for every person. Today, we aim to furnish you with a handy reference guide to enhance your password management efficacy.

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How to Have a Productive Conversation with Your IT Team

How to Have a Productive Conversation with Your IT Team

How often do you struggle to talk about potential issues your business faces when you reach out to IT for help? Conversing with technicians can be especially challenging when you don’t necessarily understand the problem yourself, either. Thankfully, we have some tips to help you lead more productive conversations with your IT staff or managed service provider.

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Fix Your IT Budget By Addressing These Three Key Pain Points

Fix Your IT Budget By Addressing These Three Key Pain Points

If there’s one part of any organization’s operational expenses that concerns many business owners, it’s IT expenses. In fact, some companies have so little control over their IT expenses that they practically hemorrhage money, leading to limited capacity for growth and investment in other parts of the organization that desperately need the help. How can you fix your IT spending and improve your organization as a whole?

It all starts with a network audit and some intelligent future planning. Let’s review some of the most important work you can do to help your business better budget for IT expenses.

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Unpacking the Type of Drives on Your PC

Unpacking the Type of Drives on Your PC

When discussing technology, the term "drives" is frequently used. This term encompasses various types that a computer may utilize in its daily operations within your business. This month, our aim is to explain the functions of these drives and underscore the importance of knowing their locations and significance.

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Document Management Can Revolutionize the Right Business

Document Management Can Revolutionize the Right Business

Implementing a document management system is a huge step for any business. It has amazing benefits from efficient access to data to digital assets to a much better organized business. If they have so many benefits, why do so many businesses balk at the effort and price of one? Today, we will take a look at the document management system from end to end in hopes that you understand the pros and cons of implementing one.

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AI Can Push the Needle for Small Businesses

AI Can Push the Needle for Small Businesses

Artificial intelligence is no longer confined to use by industry leaders. Small businesses increasingly recognize AI's transformative potential to boost efficiency, enhance customer experiences, and drive innovative strategies. Let’s explore three of the most popular ways small businesses use AI to improve their operations.

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3 Steps to Get Employees On Your Side During a Technology Implementation

3 Steps to Get Employees On Your Side During a Technology Implementation

A competitive business can adapt to change with new technologies and innovate in their industry. Unfortunately, where innovation and new technologies are concerned, businesses often experience considerable pushback from employees who might not understand how the new solutions support the company’s mission. How do you get these employees on board?

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A Winning Strategy for Implementing New Technology for Your SMB

A Winning Strategy for Implementing New Technology for Your SMB

Have you ever tried to introduce new technology to your team, only to have your efforts at improving your business’ efficiency bounce off of your apathetic and frustrated employees who just don’t see the benefits? You’re not alone; it’s difficult to teach old dogs new tricks, as they say. Granted, it’s not impossible, and your team can (and should) be able to get on board with any new implementations, provided you do some initial legwork.

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Rebuilding Your Communications to Meet Today’s Demands

Rebuilding Your Communications to Meet Today’s Demands

Ensuring seamless communication across all levels of your organization by addressing potential antiquated technologies and refining your strategy commensurate with your needs is more important today than ever before. It isn’t without challenges. To assist you, we lay out the following tips on how to improve your organization’s communications.

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Recycling Your Technology is the Way to Go

Recycling Your Technology is the Way to Go

Recycling your technology is something that you may not put too much thought into, but the facts are that a lot of the technology we use can be really harmful to the environment if it isn’t recycled properly. This month, we are going to go into what happens to your old tech and how having a plan for recycling your old tech can help.

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How Oversharing on Social Media Can Have Unforeseen Consequences

How Oversharing on Social Media Can Have Unforeseen Consequences

Data security is an integral part of not just business operations but everyday life at this point. Most people agree that specific measures to protect data security, like verifying emails and updating antivirus software, are reasonable. However, one aspect that many people fail to consider is oversharing information on social media.

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Here Are Some of the Coolest Tech from CES 2024

Here Are Some of the Coolest Tech from CES 2024

January is host to the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, which takes place in Las Vegas. It’s an opportunity for companies to show off thousands of neat ideas, concepts, and devices, and if you’re a tech nerd like us, it’s total heaven. It’s also interesting to see what trends can be seen and how they might be brought into a business or consumer landscape.

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Inside the Database Management System

Inside the Database Management System

The significance of databases for the average business is extremely important. They are an indispensable tool for seamless operations. Without an efficient database management system (DBMS), your business will not operate optimally. This month, we aim to describe the intricacies of DBMS and its pivotal role in enhancing your business.

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The Promise of Blockchain Is as a Transformative Technology

The Promise of Blockchain Is as a Transformative Technology

Blockchain has increasingly become a technology you hear about, but you may not completely understand how it works. It’s often painted as a controversial technology because the corrupt behaviors of people managing cryptocurrency exchanges have put a negative sheen on the technology. The technology, however, has a wide range of applications across various industries due to its decentralized, secure, and transparent nature. Let’s take a look at a couple of the uses for blockchain. 

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VoIP Will Transform Your Business’ Communications

VoIP Will Transform Your Business’ Communications

With Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, your business can change the way it communicates and operates for the better. While it might seem like a fancier version of your current telephone infrastructure, it is much more than that; it’s a communications platform that is designed to be flexible, scalable, and dynamic in accordance with your business’ needs.

Let’s explore what your business stands to gain from a quality VoIP solution.

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Technology is Making Holidays Happier

Technology is Making Holidays Happier

In our rapidly evolving society, very few things are as they once were. One thing that feels a lot similar to the past is the Christmas holiday. Sure, it’s more commercialized than ever, but by-in-large many of our holiday traditions stay the same. People make a point to get together and exchange gifts and eat too much; and they tend to do this every year. 

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Choose a Managed Services Provider Over a Typical Computer Repair Company

Choose a Managed Services Provider Over a Typical Computer Repair Company

If your business needs to revisit its technology management model, look no further than a managed service provider. Let’s discuss some of the notable benefits of working with a managed service provider—benefits that are demonstrable and impactful enough to shift the trajectory of your business moving forward.

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Technology Management Can Be Beneficial for SMBs

Technology Management Can Be Beneficial for SMBs

Technology is one of the most important elements to consider when growing your business, and while it might seem like it can magically solve all of your operational problems, it takes a lot more than a simple implementation to address your company’s pain points. In fact, failing to integrate technology properly can lead to even more problems.

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