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VoIP Phone System For Small Business - FAQs

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VoIP Phone System For Small Business - FAQs

For small and medium businesses VoIP phone systems offer a host of useful features that bring more value than the savings in call cost. This FAQ gives you the insights you need on VoIP phone system, its requirements, and the benefits of VoIP for small businesses.

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The Ultimate IT Checklist For Small Businesses

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The Ultimate IT Checklist For Small Businesses

This IT checklist gives you a comprehensive view of all things IT within your company. It lists out issues you will face frequently and ensures that you have clarity of your own requirements and actions required. The checklist as a spreadsheet is available at the end of the blog.

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Checklist For A Successful Office Relocation

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Checklist For A Successful Office Relocation

Office moves were never fun or easy. How to Relocate an Office may seem daunting, but like any other project, we can break it down into smaller and more manageable tasks. Follow this simple checklist and the process of moving offices will seem a breeze.

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6 Cybersecurity Bad Habits You Must Avoid

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6 Cybersecurity Bad Habits You Must Avoid

Most people practice these cybersecurity bad habits without even realizing what they are doing wrong. Even after falling victim to a cyber attack, they may not realize the cause. So to help you recognize cybersecurity bad habits, here is a list that will help you recognize and avoid these poor cybersecurity practices.

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5 Critical Steps For Building A Successful Cloud Strategy

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5 Critical Steps For Building A Successful Cloud Strategy

Cloud computing makes the IT assets of your company more flexible and scalable, reducing cost and increasing organizational agility. But jumping headlong without understanding it can do more harm than good. Ask these 5 questions before building a cloud strategy.

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How To Calculate Cost Of IT For Small Business

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How To Calculate Cost Of IT For Small Business

Whenever we ask what is the cost of IT, the answer usually is “It depends.” But that doesn’t help us at all. As a business owner, small or big, we need to put a dollar value on all our costs. In this post, we dig a little deep and come up with a better answer, i.e. a dollar value.

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How to Back Up Your Computer

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How to Back Up Your Computer

Every week 140,000 hard disks crash in the United States. Are you prepared for a hard disk crash? Is your data backed up safely? This guide tells you about different backup solutions available to you and gives a simple, step-by-step process for performing backup for your Windows and Mac systems.

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How To Build A Data Backup Strategy For Your Growing Business: 6 FAQs

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How To Build A Data Backup Strategy For Your Growing Business: 6 FAQs

You see the term “Strategy” and may exclaim “not this again!”. But hold on just a moment. We do not want to scare you into thinking that you need something elaborate and complex to achieve an effective backup and recovery plan. Follow along and in the next 6-7 minutes you will be well on your way to building a backup strategy for your business.

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Small Business WiFi Networks & The 7 Things You Need to Know

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Small Business WiFi Networks & The 7 Things You Need to Know

For most small to medium sized businesses, a wireless network has become the order of the day. Running cables throughout the office is not only time consuming but also expensive. A wireless network is cost effective and also a lot less cumbersome to set up. These are the 7 things you need to know about your small business wifi network.

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5 IT Best Practices for Growing Businesses

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5 IT Best Practices for Growing Businesses

As a small business owner, IT can be a challenge, especially when you have little or no IT expertise. Restrictive budgets and lack of expertise often make matters worse. But a little planning and advance preparation can go a long way in ensuring that your IT becomes your asset rather than a liability. Here we breakdown some typical IT challenges that small to medium business owners face and share the best practices that can make your IT operations manageable.

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Team One's Favorite Apps

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Team One's Favorite Apps

We are, essentially, technology guinea pigs. We try out apps, network equipment, computers, and more to find the best tools for the job. Here are some of our favorite lesser known apps.

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Security for Windows: 3 Reasons Why Updates Matter

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Security for Windows: 3 Reasons Why Updates Matter

Computers are a lot like cars. They’re expensive, incredibly useful, and will fall apart without regular maintenance. You wouldn’t go years without checking or changing your oil, or let the weird noise in your car fester without getting it looked at by a professional. But many people don’t look at computers the same way. They will go months without updating, shooing away notifications, and thinking, “I just spent $900 on this, it should just WORK!” Your car performs a lot better with the recommended maintenance and services, and so will your computer. More importantly, your computer will be much less susceptible to attack. 

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5 Signs Your Business Needs A Wifi Upgrade

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5 Signs Your Business Needs A Wifi Upgrade

If you’re one of the chosen few who can get your wifi to work well at home, that is one thing. However, when you get ten or more people connecting to a wireless network simultaneously, it can get a little tricky. Whether you have ten people in your office or over one-hundred, the commonality is that the wifi connection in your office is not getting any less important any time soon.

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What's In My Bag?

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What's In My Bag?

Just like Batman with his utility belt, good IT techs are only as powerful as the equipment and tools they have at their disposal. Okay, maybe comparing ourselves to Batman is a long shot, but many of us have been told by clients that we're their, “hero," so  we're embracing the title. A lot of thought goes into what we carry around on the job because it gets us one step closer to making your day. Learn about the tools we use to work technology magic. 

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Love Thy Computer, Part 2: 5 Tips to A Healthier Mac

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Love Thy Computer, Part 2: 5 Tips to A Healthier Mac

You are probably reading this because you have a Mac. You take it with you everywhere and you use it on a daily basis as a reliable tool to get things done.

...You may even have a pet name for it.

Macs are becoming increasingly popular because they are designed specifically for ease of use with little housekeeping on the user’s part. Although you may get by with little maintenance to your Mac, there are some important functions you should be aware of to keep your data safe and your machine running as fast as possible.

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Love Thy Computer, Part I: PC Maintenance

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Love Thy Computer, Part I: PC Maintenance

Has your Windows PC been running slow? Have you been seeing popups on your computer saying it is infected with a virus and you need to buy something to clean it up? These are very common issues, but luckily, they can be resolved with a couple free tools! Let’s face it, fixing issues on your own is a great accomplishment, and not having to pay a dime to do it makes it all that much better!

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