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January 20, 2023
Top Cybersecurity Trends to Watch For in 2023

Businesses are in a constant battle against cybercriminals. Increased awareness and bigger investments into keeping data and systems safe have not decreased incidents. Instead, each year brings new challenges. Thus, following security best practices and plugging all vulnerabilities is only one half of the equation. Businesses also have to pay attention to cybersecurity trends and […]

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January 20, 2023
5 Benefits of Firewall Protection for Businesses

Advancements in internet technology have significantly improved business efficiency around the world, with many brands depending on various web-based tools to run their daily operations. Staff from all around the world can collaborate better through cloud-based solutions. However, the higher dependence on the internet also means that businesses are more exposed to the risk of […]

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December 20, 2022
Developing Disaster Recovery Strategies for Your Small Business

A natural disaster, cyberattack, or prolonged power outage can be devastating for an unprepared business, resulting in lost customers, corrupted data, and reduced performance. While it’s impossible to prepare for every scenario, having a disaster recovery plan gives your business a fighting chance by outlining strategies to minimize the effects of a disaster and restore […]

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December 20, 2022
How To Maintain Security When Employees Work Remotely

Remote workforces have become standard practice in many organizations, and while this practice offers many advantages to employees and employers, it also presents several challenges. Data security is a large concern, with the average breach costing a staggering $4.35 million, which can devastate smaller organizations.  Remote workers are largely responsible for maintaining their security protocols […]

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November 26, 2022
Data Repatriation: All You Need to Know

With cloud computing generating a lot of buzz recently, it might feel counterintuitive to talk about moving data off public cloud architecture back to on-site or private systems. Still, that’s exactly what data repatriation is about. More businesses are discovering reasons to move data from the cloud to on-site facilities. So what does data repatriation […]

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November 20, 2022
Three Cloud Computing Options to Consider for Your Business

A cloud computing strategy is a must-have for most modern businesses looking to remain competitive in the current business climate. The right cloud computing system can open up a whole new world of possibilities in terms of business development, productivity, and growth. However, to devise a matching strategy, you must first understand the cloud computing […]

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October 26, 2022
The Importance of Correct Computer System Design and Configuration 

Running a successful business requires investing in systems and tools that allow your teams to be productive and efficient. Regardless of talent, if your teams don't have the right equipment to do their jobs, it will be difficult — if not impossible — to achieve your business goals. Selecting the best computer hardware and software […]

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October 26, 2022
Frag Attack Vulnerability: How to Stay Protected

Despite new safety innovations in Wi-Fi devices, issues can still occur. Surprisingly, most Wi-Fi devices can be susceptible to a frag attack vulnerability. Frag attacks have been around since the late 90s.  However, these types of attacks are new to users today, especially since nearly everyone has a device with Wi-Fi capabilities. As a result, […]

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September 26, 2022
Why Is Disaster Recovery Important For Businesses?

Disaster recovery is an integral part of any business. It's essential for keeping your operations running in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. These plans help enable your company’s continued functioning after a disaster so that you won't lose any critical data or service to your customers. In addition, a proper plan is […]

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September 26, 2022
What Are the Causes of Data Loss and How Do You Prevent Them?

Do you know the causes of data loss and how to prevent critical data loss? Learn more about your systems’ potential problems and how you can overcome these issues. Are you experiencing issues with your IT services or lacking in your professional data loss prevention strategies? The experienced managed IT services provider in Arlington, TX, […]

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August 26, 2022
MSP vs. MSSP: Differences and Which Do You Need?

MSP vs. MSSP: What do they mean?  An MSP (short for “managed service provider”) is an IT service that offers comprehensive solutions for an entire digital infrastructure. An MSSP (or “managed security service provider”) primarily focuses on providing extensive cybersecurity functions for customers.  Both services provide essential tools and knowledge for clients who want to […]

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August 26, 2022
Ten IT Strategy Issues That You Should be Aware of

Watching your business grow is exciting. However, the more your company expands, the more you will depend on a comprehensive IT plan. You will likely run into several IT strategy issues along the way if you don't outsource help. Many businesses fail to adapt to technology architecture changes as they grow. Unfortunately, that means spending […]

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July 25, 2022
UAC Virtualization for the Windows Operating System

If you're not familiar with UAC virtualization, it's a technology that allows businesses to run multiple isolated versions of the same operating system on a single server. This can be a great way to save money on hardware and software costs, as well as reducing the amount of time needed to manage and maintain your […]

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July 19, 2022
Why Onsite IT Support for Attorneys is So Important

If you're an attorney, you know that having a reliable and effective onsite IT support is crucial to the success of your practice. Fortunately, companies like ours can provide you with the technology solutions you need to stay ahead of the competition. From network security to data backup and recovery, we can help you make […]

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June 15, 2022
How to Find Free Zoom Backgrounds (Guide for Attorneys)

Holding meetings and appointments over Zoom has become incredibly common in recent years. For the most part, the platform is a good place to hold these meetings, but the main issue has been the backgrounds of meeting participants. Having the background be a participant's house or other location can be distracting, so downloading free Zoom […]

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June 1, 2022
7 Reasons Why Law Firms Should Accept Credit Cards

Although credit cards have been around for decades, many law firms are still reluctant to accept them. However, accepting credit cards as a form of payment comes along with many time-saving benefits for lawyers. Below, we’ll discuss more information on the advantages of accepting credit card payments at your law firm. Then we’ll highlight the […]

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May 23, 2022
9 Reasons Why Lawyers and Attorneys Use Process Servers

The legal profession is a complex system of rules and regulations and paperwork. As such, every lawyer will find themselves needing to serve documents to their clients, witnesses, and the courts. However, delivering these documents can lead to legal issues if something goes wrong. As a result, all reputable lawyers seek the assistance of process […]

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May 15, 2022
Can Law Firms Use the Cloud? 4 Things You Should Know

Since law firms have a large amount of sensitive information to handle with cases and clients, they need reliable storage software to store and protect it all. For this and multiple other reasons, law firms are starting to switch to cloud storage.  Law firms can use the cloud to store client and case information. The […]

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April 28, 2022
Can A Law Firm Have Its Own App?

Mobile devices allow consumers to shop, seek medical treatment, order food, and much more from their fingertips. So why shouldn’t they also be able to seek much-needed legal aid from their phones?  It’s not uncommon for law firms to have mobile apps. The first downloadable legal aid application was released in 2011. Since then, a […]

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April 5, 2022
5 Reasons Why Every Law Firm Needs Cybersecurity

Have you ever studied what would happen if your business was exposed to a cyberattack? The fallout from this is not only life-altering; it can be the end of the world as you know it. You could lose everything because your clients' information is compromised, and the cost is not just monetary. As a whole, […]

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March 10, 2022
This is Why Law Firms Should Outsource Their Tech Support

Technical support is a critical service that law firms should have just in case something is wrong with their computers or other technology. However, having in-house tech support can be expensive and overall lower quality. The best option for law firms is to outsource their tech support.  Outsourcing their tech support is the more cost-efficient […]

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March 1, 2022
Should Law Firms Have Security Cameras Installed?

The notion of having security cameras in a law firm can cause some individuals to feel uneasy which may have you wondering if video surveillance is right for your practice. Installing cameras can have its challenges but more law firms are jumping on the surveillance bandwagon for good reasons.  Reasons a law firm may utilize […]

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February 26, 2022
Do Law Firms Use Apple or Windows Computers?

Law firms primarily use computers as an easy method to keep track of a plethora of information. But the debate between whether Apple or Windows computers are better is still going on today. Both computer brands are high quality, but each of them also has a few disadvantages.  Some law firms use Apple, and others […]

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February 3, 2022
The Most Common Reason Why Hackers Target Law Firms

In recent years, law firms have become major targets of hacking and other cyberattacks. Knowing the reasons behind this and what you can do to minimize your risk of a data breach is the first step in preventing financial and reputational damage. Hackers often target law firms because they store tons of valuable information on […]

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January 28, 2022
Multifactor Authentication: 2022 Is the Time to Use It

It’s a new year, which means your business is likely reevaluating your security tactics and beefing up where necessary. One area your company should focus on in 2022 is multifactor authentication or MFA. Why is multifactor authentication so important? Multifactor authentication includes additional security factors that make it even more difficult for data thieves, hackers, […]

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January 26, 2022
First 8 Episodes of IT Overdrive

8 episodes that can solve your I.T. problems I.T. Overdrive touches many topics in the IT world. Each of the 8 episodes is hosted by Kelly Herrod, founder and CEO of Herrod Technology Inc. Herrod believes that by creating these podcasts for the public he can help small and medium-sized businesses tackle even a few […]

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October 31, 2021
The Best Password Practices for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Data breaches are only increasing in number as 2021 continues, says the Identity Theft Resource Center. If your small or medium-sized business hasn’t recently evaluated your password practices, now is as good a time as any to do so. What are some password management tips for SMBs? Here are 9 password best practices small and medium-sized businesses should […]

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October 31, 2021
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication? What Are Some Examples?  More and more, when you sign up for and then log into an account on a website, you come across multi-factor authentication. Although it’s a tad inconvenient for you, the user of a service, multi-factor authentication is for your online safety and security. How exactly does it work? Multi-factor authentication requires […]

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September 6, 2021
Managed Services and IT Support Guide

IT support, managed services; these are topics we’ve covered extensively on our blog. Today, we’re culling all our best information on both IT and managed services into one ultimate guide. This mega-guide will be jam-packed full of information that Dallas companies can use in their IT decision-making. We’ll explain IT support and managed IT services […]

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August 31, 2021
UAC Virtualization- A Guide for Dallas Companies

Are you a Windows user? If you answered yes, then you know that when you try to install a new program or open software for the first time that you’re usually asked for your permission. This is User Account Control or UAC in action. So what exactly is UAC virtualization? UAC virtualization is a workaround […]

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July 27, 2021
How Will Your Network Architecture Influence Your Firewall Setup?

All companies have some form of network architecture, which is how your business structures its network to meet the regular needs of all your devices. Depending on the type of network architecture you currently utilize, your firewall setup in Dallas, TX should be scaled up or even down. What should you expect? After developing your […]

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July 27, 2021
Client Satisfaction: How We Get Praised for Our Managed IT Services

Has your company debated whether managed IT services in Dallas are the right choice for you? At Herrod Tech, our clients couldn’t be more satisfied with the level of excellence we consistently provide through our managed IT services. What kinds of benefits could your company enjoy? Here are the top advantages of managed IT services: […]

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June 30, 2021
Things to Know Before You Start Procuring Systems for Your New Company

Your new business has looked into a procurement system, which automates inventorying and services purchasing. Since you have about 100 other things you’re focusing on as your company gets underway, you like the idea of a procurement system. What should you know before using such a system? Here’s what you need to know before you […]

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June 30, 2021
7 Facts You Must Know about Dallas IT Systems Design

IT systems design is the development of data, interfaces, modules, and components such as for software or hardware. If you create a software-based unified modeling language or even an algorithmic flowchart, these are examples of systems design. What else do you need to know about systems design Dallas? Here are 7 must-know facts about IT […]

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May 26, 2021
4 Common Issues That Can Be Easily Solved by an Application Support Team

Does your Dallas company have an application support team? The duties of these IT professionals are to review not only how your app works, but the machines that run the app. They also troubleshoot app-related issues and errors, but what kind? Here are 4 common issues that an application support team could easily solve for […]

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May 26, 2021
How to Effectively Troubleshoot Your Network Issues

In your office is an interconnected network of computers that are all be linked to the same server, Internet connection, or even the same printer. The convenience of a shared network is unmatched, yet network issues can take down multiple computers at the same time. It’s for that reason that your Dallas company must have […]

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April 29, 2021
How a Network Audit Can Help Reduce the Risk of System Instability

Every few years, your company willingly undergoes an audit to ensure your financials are all in order. It shouldn’t be any different for your company computer network. What are the benefits of a network audit? A network audit can reduce the risk of system instability by defining network architecture, strengthening network security, and determining which […]

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April 29, 2021
8 Ways to Secure Your Email Server to Protect Your Company from Data Leaks

There comes a time for every company when your staff will handle proprietary data. As this sensitive data accumulates over the life of your company, a data leak can be extremely detrimental. Through a leak, the information of your customers or patients can bleed out onto the Internet for nefarious characters to steal and sell. […]

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March 30, 2021
7 Amazing Benefits of Using a Dallas Managed Services IT Firm

Your company has experienced tremendous growth this past year, and while you couldn’t be prouder, certain tasks are also starting to fall by the wayside. For example, your IT infrastructure is not being maintained as it should. You’re thinking of entrusting your IT work to managed services, but how will this help? Here are 7 […]

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March 30, 2021
Defining Frequency for Server Level Backups – Explained

If your company has grown and you’re no longer a small business, then you’ve reached the point where you need a business server. You save lots of files and data to this server every business day, which means you should be regularly backing it up. How often are server backups necessary? Server-level backups should occur […]

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February 22, 2021
6 Things to Prepare for Before Meeting a Software Consultant

After trying a few months to manage on your own, your company has collectively decided that you need the services of a software consultant. This expert will oversee your digital records, manage your growing collection of documents, and even help with web content and software development. How do you prep for your software consultation? Here […]

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February 15, 2021
How Large Corporations Manage and Upgrade Their System Designs

Systems design is an area of computer systems management that entails overseeing a company’s current data, interfaces, modules, and systems architecture to ensure it’s up to par. Yet when your company grows to such a point that systems design is bordering on unmanageable, it’s time to reassess. What should you do?  Here’s how systems design […]

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January 29, 2021
What to Expect From Meeting with a Hardware Consultant

Computer software is ever-changing, yet without the right framework, running the software becomes difficult. When deciding whether to upgrade your hardware and what to upgrade to, a computer hardware consultant can assist. You have a hardware consultation in Dallas coming up, but you have no idea what you’ll be walking into. What will the meeting […]

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January 4, 2021
5 Questions to Ask When Hiring Your Next IT Consultant

This is the year your company wants to focus on IT consulting. Whether you’ve decided that an onsite IT team/individual would suit you best or that you’d rather work remotely with offsite services, you should still put in the same amount of energy into hiring the right IT staff.  What kind of questions should you […]

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December 13, 2020
This Is How Managed Services Can Help You Grow During a Pandemic

To say that this year has been unpredictable would be a massive understatement. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, companies around the world have been forced to shut down for prolonged periods. If you’ve recently reopened and you’re looking for growth into 2021, you should consider managed services Dallas. How can managed services help? […]

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December 9, 2020
How Can Your Company Benefit from Virtualization?

More so than ever before, we live a virtual lifestyle. If you don’t want to buy a physical copy of something, you can purchase it digitally instead. Virtualization has become an option for companies as well. What are the benefits of virtualization? Your company can benefit from virtualization in the following ways: Less equipment means […]

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November 18, 2020
7 Tips to Secure Your Network and Reduce Vulnerabilities

There’s never a bad time to prioritize network security Dallas, but with the end of the year coming up, you’re probably entering review mode. Even if you didn’t experience any data security hacks or theft this time, you still want to take even further precautions for next year. What are some ways you can fortify […]

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November 5, 2020
3 Things to Consider When Seeking IT Support

At the beginning of your company’s history, several team members would wear many hats. Now that you’ve grown considerably, you think your business needs dedicated IT support in Dallas. Since this will be your first time seeking professional IT services, what should you consider when hiring a professional or team? Keep these three points in […]

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October 15, 2020
Do You Require an Onsite IT Support Person?

Oh, darn. You logged into your computer this morning to send a big file to your boss, but it’s gone. You’re sure you didn’t delete the file, but you can’t find it anywhere. Technical snafus like these have become a little too common in your office lately. It has your company pondering whether it’s time […]

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October 9, 2020
Here Are the Differences Between IT Consulting and IT Services

When it comes to protecting your data on a companywide basis, you likely rely on one IT professional or a team of them. Perhaps these pros are hired members of your staff, or you work with them on a freelance basis. Either way, knowing whether you need IT consulting or IT services can get you […]

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September 21, 2020
6 Critical Reasons Your Business Should Have a Managed WiFi Solution

When it comes to wireless connectivity, you know faster is always better. What’s more, did you know that WiFi as a service (WaaS) is expected to grow to $8.4 billion by 2025? Internet connectivity has improved where spotty coverage and internet cables are in the rear-view mirror, making managed WiFi a priority for many businesses. […]

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September 15, 2020
Cybersecurity 101: What's the Difference of Malware vs Spyware

Do you own a small to medium-sized company? Did you know that on average, a cyberattack will cost you $200,000 to repair?  If you own a business that relies on IT and internet networks to function, then you will want to keep reading to know all about the present-day threats to you and your business. It's […]

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August 16, 2020
7 Common Cyber Security Threats for Businesses

Your business is at risk every day—even when you sleep. Find out the 7 common cybersecurity threats that may affect your business. Cybercrime is big business and business is good. According to Accenture, computer security threats will cost businesses $5.2 trillion within 5 years. These incidents are on the rise with more than half of […]

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August 16, 2020
7 Reasons Your Employees Will Love Having Managed It Services

Your work culture may be affecting productivity. Find out how managed IT services can improve the morale of your staff and raise profits. A single data breach could cost your company as much as $3.86 million. Meanwhile, your employees might struggle to use old, outdated software. If your equipment starts lagging and glitching, your employees will suffer for […]

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July 30, 2020
Managed Services 101: The Many Benefits of Managed Services

A security breach of 50 million stolen records could cost as much as $350 million. The global impact of a data breach costs an organization an average of $3.86 million. When it comes to protecting your business and customers, you can't neglect your technology needs.  By hiring a managed services provider (MSP), you can do […]

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July 22, 2020
Managed IT Services Pricing Guide: What Features to Choose and How Much It Costs

How much does Managed IT Services cost? The question has widely different answers. Providers set managed IT services pricing at their own discretion. However, they tend to base their decisions on a set of objective factors. A major one comes in the form of features. Naturally, as a business owner, you want to get exactly […]

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July 22, 2020
11 Reasons Why You Need Managed IT Services (Now!)

More American jobs are being outsourced than ever before. Indeed, approximately 300,000 of them are now performed by people overseas. That’s a whole lot of roles being moved out-of-house and into external hands! And it’s really no surprise. Companies in every conceivable industry stand to gain from outsourcing parts of their operation- especially when it […]

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June 8, 2020
Why Engineering Firms Should Outsource IT Services

What's the outlook for the engineering industry. According to Deloitte, the trend is for market growth but they say digital technology will be changing the way many engineering companies work. Are engineering companies ready for this? Engineering firms already have a lot of competing demands. If they outsource IT services, can they be more successful? Read […]

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May 4, 2020
The Top Things To Look For In Your Managed Services Provider

Are you constantly putting out fires and struggling to manage the IT environment? You can count yourself among a throng of other businesses facing a similar situation. These woes are the byproduct of business organizations evolving together with technology needs and risks. And the thing is, not everyone can afford to hire on-site IT staff. […]

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May 2, 2020
Everything You Need To Know About Outsourcing IT Services

It's 10am and your entire business IT network crashes. This has happened to nearly every business and sends employees at all levels into a panic and suddenly the IT team has a phone that won't stop ringing. An entire day of work is delayed and interrupted by this technical issue.  What if you could hire […]

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April 16, 2020
Setting Up Remote Workers for COVID-19

The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 is taking the world by surprise. Our firm immediately received multiple requests to set up remote working stations so that our clients could operate from home. Setting up a remote workstation is something that we know how to do, but we didn't expect to take almost 100% of our […]

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April 3, 2020
Understanding Why CPA Firms Should Hire a Managed IT Services Company

Who do you trust to manage your IT systems? Do you rely on an IT firm that charges extortionate call-out fees to set-up an email? Maybe you have a support department that isn't trained in the latest security threats? Or do you deal with everything yourself? A survey of office professionals found 19 minutes per day was wasted in […]

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April 3, 2020
What Prudent Questions Should I Ask an IT Company Before Hiring Them?

There are over 863,100 IT tech support specialists throughout the US. Before you choose one IT company to work with, however, you need to know how to search through your options. Choosing the right IT company can make or break your business. Without proper support, productivity could suffer. You'll lose money trying to fix basic IT problems […]

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March 14, 2020
5 Strategic Ways to Outsource Services for Your Business

Strategic outsourcing is a method businesses use to "farm out" essential services that are better suited for third parties to perform than their in-house talent. The act of engaging in a strategic approach to outsourcing can help businesses in a number of ways. In the following article, we'll be going into just what those advantages […]

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March 12, 2020
11 Signs That Shows a Company Should Outsource IT Services

By 2022, the contract value of the global IT outsourcing market will reach over $409 billion. It’s a statistic that clearly shows the surging demand for outsourced IT worldwide. There are many reasons why more businesses are opting to outsource IT operations. Not only does this move lead to faster tech integration, but it also helps […]

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February 12, 2020
The Top 9 Benefits of Managed Services for Law Firms

Tech is often one of the last things on a lawyer's mind, but in today's highly connected world, being tech-savvy and safe is important for the success of your law firm.  Hoping that the one person that's really good with computers will be able and available to solve any tech issues your team may have […]

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February 12, 2020
Cloud Security 101: How Safe Is Your Data on the Cloud?

3.6 billion people around the world use cloud-based services on a regular basis. These are extremely useful, whether you're running a business or are just trying to back-up your personal data.  However, more recently headlines about data hacking have hit the news. For example, in 2018 alone, there were 1,244 data breaches across the United […]

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January 29, 2020
Plugging the Holes: The Best Ways to Prevent Data Leakage

Data leakage of sensitive proprietary or customer data can send a small business into a downward spiral. It seems that as hard as everyone works to keep their data secure, it only takes a savvy hack or one safety measure being too weak for sensitive data to be put into the wrong hands.  The breaches […]

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January 29, 2020
Inside Job: Managing IT Security Threats for Small Businesses

When confronting cybersecurity threats, your first thought as a small business owner might be protecting yourself against outside hackers. But in fact, 60% of cyber threats come from inside the company.  How can you protect your growing business against security threats? Training your team on cyber safety procedures is a great first step. Keep reading to […]

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January 7, 2020
An Overview of the IT Staffing Needs of Architecture Firms

As an architect, you may think information technology is irrelevant to your industry. Think again.  Digital software and design are transforming architecture—and have been for some time. To stay relevant, all architecture firms should consider IT managed services. Information technology is continually evolving and requires IT staffing to function properly. Focus on your business providing […]

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January 2, 2020
IT Services for Law Firms: Helping Attorneys Get Their Tech Squared Away

Technology has been steadily speeding ahead, taking most industry sectors with it. We now keep applications as well as data in the cloud, and A.I. has found its way into messenger platforms and websites. The business of law and I.T. services for law firms is playing catch-up just to stay in the game.  Legal firms […]

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