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6 Reasons to Leverage Managed Services: 6. Industry Knowledge

6 Reasons to Leverage Managed Services: 6. Industry Knowledge

While most businesses need the same basic technology to support their operations, some industries have additional, more specific needs that require a more specialized tool to accomplish. As we leave this series behind, let’s briefly consider how a managed service provider can be a valuable resource for a business operating in one of these industries.

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6 Reasons to Leverage Managed Services: 5. Procurement

6 Reasons to Leverage Managed Services: 5. Procurement

Modern businesses can now make use of increasingly powerful technology solutions… as long as they have a means of obtaining and incorporating these solutions into their operations. The services that a managed service provider can deliver include procurement assistance. To wrap up our series on the value that managed services can provide, let’s discuss this aspect.

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6 Reasons to Leverage Managed Services: 2. Support Options

6 Reasons to Leverage Managed Services: 2. Support Options

It wasn’t too long ago that in order for business technology to be fixed, or to undergo general maintenance, it either needed to be brought to a specialist’s location or for the specialist to come to yours. Nowadays, this isn’t so much the case. As we continue our blog series on the benefits offered by a managed service provider, let’s consider the support options available.

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Is Your IT Department Stepping Up?

Is Your IT Department Stepping Up?

If you need to get your current IT infrastructure under control, you don’t want to deal with amateurs. You want to resolve your issues and quicken your response times, as well as grow and upgrade your infrastructure in a way that makes more profits and enhances productivity. To find out if you need an upgrade to your current IT systems, ask yourself the following questions.

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Looking for Value? Look No Further

Looking for Value? Look No Further

“Business as usual.” This is something that people say when their time at work matches their expectations. If your staff constantly has problems with the technology you’ve provided them, the saying may be in reference to your constant IT troubles, which would be problematic on several different fronts. If your company’s “business as usual” is dealing with downtime, runaway IT repair costs, and inefficient and variable productivity, you might want to consider managed IT services.

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Is Your Business Leaking Data?

Is Your Business Leaking Data?

Take a moment and consider the data that you have collected during your business’ operations. How valuable is it to you? What would it mean if it were to leak out of your business’ control?

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Why (and How) to Train Employees on Their Technology

Why (and How) to Train Employees on Their Technology

Chances are, your employees aren’t going to be able to just sit down and immediately begin using your business’ technology solutions. This is one reason why employee training is an invaluable investment of time. Let’s discuss some others.

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How to Handle Your Tech’s EOL

How to Handle Your Tech’s EOL

While some things may last forever (or at least seem to), your business’ technology certainly isn’t one of them. Moreover, when your solutions do reach their end-of-life (EOL), it is crucial that they are upgraded and/or replaced so that you can avoid negative consequences for your business.

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Get Yourself an IT Help Desk

Get Yourself an IT Help Desk

How much does your business rely on technology? Chances are that there is at least one solution your business can’t get by without--and where there is a technology solution, you can bet there will be users who need help with it. We’ll discuss how a help desk solution can help your business avoid downtime and general technology problems.

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Why Managed Services Make More Sense

Why Managed Services Make More Sense

Businesses need a lot of services to stay ahead of the competition. The “as a service” model allows businesses to save a lot of money in the long run by making previously inaccessible services much more affordable for the average small organization. We’ll walk you through the value you can take advantage of thanks to the “as a service” model.

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New Year’s IT Solution: Outsource IT

New Year’s IT Solution: Outsource IT

How does your business handle its IT management? It’s inevitable that your organization will suffer from technology troubles at some point or another, and it might seem like you have little control over it at times. However, the way that you manage your business’s IT can have a considerable effect on how your organization functions on a grand scale. What’s the best way to handle something as important as technology maintenance for your organization?

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3 Reasons Why Budget-Minded Business Owners Love Managed IT Services

3 Reasons Why Budget-Minded Business Owners Love Managed IT Services

If we asked you how effective your current IT support is, what would your answer be? Do you find yourself waiting around for service technicians more often than not? Does it seem like you are always calling support about the same annoying issue? Regardless of who your IT service provider is, if they don’t offer managed IT services, you’re at a significant disadvantage in the business world.

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An Employee Fixing Their Own Technology May Do More Harm Than Good

An Employee Fixing Their Own Technology May Do More Harm Than Good

Have you ever gone to a restaurant with a wonderful little dessert buffet, where there is a convenient soft-serve ice cream machine that lets you eat as much as you want? The convenience of this “self-serve” model is one which has permeated many industries. Just take a look at self-checkout at major retailers--people want to do things themselves. Unfortunately, this doesn’t translate very well into business technology management.

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How Running Your Own IT May Be Costing You More Than You Realize

How Running Your Own IT May Be Costing You More Than You Realize

When you decided to start a business, did you ever think that there were so many angles to cover? From the core work that goes on to all the small seemingly mundane details that you have to acknowledge, there is so much work that, for the small business owner, it can be extraordinarily difficult to cover all the bases. This is doubly true when it comes to your company’s technology. If you don’t have the technical expertise to manage your company’s technology, and you don’t have the financial resources to hire a dedicated IT administrator, then you need another option.

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A Compelling Case Why Managed IT is Better Than Break-Fix IT

A Compelling Case Why Managed IT is Better Than Break-Fix IT

Be honest: how do you feel when a snag suddenly pops up in the IT systems your business has put in place? It’d be a surprise if you answered with anything more than an irritated groan at the thought of another issue. If having to manage your solutions feels (at least to you) more like a problem, you aren’t alone.

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