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4 Key Features and Benefits of NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices for Small Businesses

Last Updated on April 10, 2022 As a small business, you often need to work twice as hard to promote your company and successfully grow your business. At the same time, you need your technology to operate both reliably and streamlined on...

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The Latest on Microsoft Azure: Cloud Software that Simplifies Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

You may have seen this software advertised one way or another on the Internet, but do you know what it is and what amazing things it can do for your business? Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform released in February...

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Top 4 Benefits of Outsourcing IT

Often when you're just getting your company off the ground, everyone wears multiple hats. While this means that you can hire fewer employees, it also means that certain jobs aren't being given the undivided attention they need, including IT needs. When...

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4 Technology Tools to Use this New Year

New year, new habits, right? Technology is a must-have in every business and for small businesses, this is no exception. Sure, a lack of money and resources makes staying up-to-date with well-known companies an uphill battle. But many technology tools for...

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Why Small Businesses Should Invest in Technology

Because of size and available resources, it's often difficult for small businesses to stay updated on the latest business trends. But one trend that your small business should focus on is advancing technology. It's something everyone uses on a daily basis...

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6 Reasons You Need Preventative Maintenance on Your Hardware

When working with small businesses, we so often hear “Technology is great until it doesn’t work.” When it comes to your business, there is nothing worse than downtime because your technology isn’t working. Well how do you keep your technology working?...

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4 Benefits of Switching to Cloud VoIP Phone Systems for Your Small Business

If you're looking to cut unnecessary costs for your business, or even just make phone communication and conferencing easier, you might want to consider switching to a VoIP phone solution. VoIP is an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol and is...

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Why You Should Invest in Paid Security Software vs. Free Security Software

As the old saying goes, "the best things in life are free." While there's some truth to this, there are some great things that come with spending money. Especially when it comes to how your business runs. You have to spend...

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FAQ: How Can My Small Business Benefit from the Cloud?

Many small business owners have heard of the mysterious technological term, "The Cloud." However, they have never really been told what "The Cloud" is, so they remain in the dark as to whether their business is in the cloud, out of...

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3 Reasons Custom-Built Computers Outperform and Outlast Off-the-Shelf Brand Machines

Many small business customers prefer custom-built computers over name brands, but why? Here are 3 reasons you should seriously consider having a custom-built computer: 1. Performance and Reliability Not all computers are created equal. Dell, HP, Acer and Toshiba all use...

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4 New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 that Save Time

As you may have heard, Microsoft released Office 2016, and, recently, it has become available for download with existing Office 365 customers. If you think Office 2016 looks very similar to Office 2013, you’re quite right. At first glance, the changes...

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Budgeting for IT Upgrades: Plan Now or Potentially Spend More Later

According to Nicole Fallen Taylor, Business News Daily Assistant Editor, "a 2015 survey by small business credit provider Headway Capital found that although 57 percent of small business owners anticipated growth this year, nearly 19 percent expressed concern about how unexpected...

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3 Small Business Productivity Apps for Your Smartphone

For a small business owner, time is literally money. Solutions that can increase speed, eliminate duplication, or allow you and your employees to maximize time are invaluable. Below, we discuss three free or low cost productivity apps for Android and Apple...

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NAS (Network Attached Storage) vs. Server for Small Businesses

Last Updated on November 6, 2022 For any small business, it is important to have an effective way to store data and share it among employees. Thus, any network with more than 2 or 3 users who need to access the...

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Are You Using Office Suites and Document Sharing to Increase Efficiency in the Workplace?

            Ever since Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Office suite in 1990, with Apple joining with their iWork suite in 2005, individuals and businesses alike have been using it to enhance their productivity. This includes word processing,...

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The New MacBook and the Wave of "Ultrabooks"

As technology advances, devices get smaller and more capable than ever before. The idea of the "ultrabook" first appeared in 2008 with the MacBook Air, and it sparked a wave of new devices, aiming to be extremely portable and convenient for...

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How to Upgrade to Windows 10

It's finally here! Windows 10 is available to all users wishing to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8. Microsoft has addressed many of the problems that people had with 8, while adding plenty of new features with this release. If...

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Deciding on a Device: Tablet vs. Laptop vs. Desktop

When looking to purchase a new device, common questions include "What kind? What will work best for our employees? What's the difference?" These are all valid questions, and very important when deciding on a computer, especially in the business setting. Tablet...

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Windows 10 Release Details and How to Reserve a Free Upgrade

Release Date and Strategy Windows 10 will officially release on July 29 and will be available for free upgrade of all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. This free option is available for one year, followed by Windows 10 Home costing...

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USB Type-C: Rethinking USB

  You may have heard about the new USB connector and cable called USB-C. It will eventually become an industry standard and replace the current USB 3 ports we are very familiar with. Some laptops, such as the 2015 Macbook and...

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How to Upgrade Microsoft Lync to Skype for Business

Last Updated on January 17, 2022 Note that Microsoft has released a product called Microsoft Teams that is intended to replace both Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business. While Skype for Business can still be downloaded currently, users are strongly encouraged...

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