IT Starts with Strategy

Learn how technology can maximize your business with a comprehensive IT strategy and support plan.

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Microsoft | Business Strategy | Phone and Voice Communication

By: Ryan Stickel
January 23rd, 2023

Microsoft Teams audio licenses can now be applied for free to existing Teams accounts for no additional cost. The audio license used to be a separate feature available for purchase.

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Technology Strategy | Business Strategy | Devices

By: Ryan Stickel
December 30th, 2022

We’ve all been there. The computers you feel like you just bought are suddenly not new anymore. You can feel with each passing day the increased loading times and the lost functionality. But hey, they still get the job done. Right?

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Business Strategy | Cybersecurity | Disaster Recovery

By: Ryan Stickel
December 9th, 2022

If you’re in a situation where your key business operations are down and need to get back up and running, you can’t afford to fix everything on the fly. Doing so would result in huge losses and a massive headache.

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Business Strategy | Disaster Recovery

By: Ryan Stickel
December 2nd, 2022

Life can be unpredictable. At a moment’s notice, the way you do business can change drastically. Whether it be a fire, natural disaster or some other incident affecting the way you work, you never know when you’ll need to spring into action to get things up and running.

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Business Strategy

By: Ryan Stickel
October 13th, 2022

So, your company is looking for a managed IT partner and has decided to do business with Innovative. That’s awesome! There’s one issue, though; our solutions seem a little too fancy compared to what you’re looking for and thus, more expensive. There’s got to be a cheaper solution available, right? Technically, there are probably cheaper solutions out there, but we might not offer them. That answer might feel a little harsh, but there’s a reason we sell what we sell, and it’s not because we want you to empty your wallet.

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Business Strategy | Life at Innovative

By: Ryan Stickel
September 26th, 2022

Exciting news! We’re expanding our service area to Washington D.C. and the surrounding metro area!

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Technology Strategy | Business Strategy | Outsourced IT Support

By: Stephanie Hurd
February 21st, 2022

Do you like surprises? The answer probably depends on the context. You welcome surprises like lottery winnings and visits from an old friend. But surprises like, “Hey, we need an extra $5,000 to finish this project that’s already started” are very unwelcome. That’s where a contingency comes in.

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Technology Strategy | Microsoft | Business Strategy

By: Stephanie Hurd
December 30th, 2021

Google Workspace vs. Microsoft 365 — which is best? Many people are passionately on team Microsoft or team Google when it comes to productivity suites. You may not even remember why you chose one or the other. It could have simply been what you knew was available way back when you started your business or first adopted the technology. Someone, at some point, came along and suggested switching from Google to Microsoft or from Microsoft to Google. When the question comes up, most organizations struggle to identify which solution is truly best for their business vs. which one was just the flavor of the month when they made the choice.

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Technology Strategy | Microsoft | Business Strategy

By: Stephanie Hurd
October 28th, 2021

Do you have piles of notes lying around your computer? Are you constantly writing things down in different notebooks, then scrambling to find where you put the notes from that last project update or team meeting? Microsoft OneNote is your answer. It has all the productivity and organization you need conveniently tied to all your other Microsoft applications and functions.

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Technology Strategy | Business Strategy | Outsourced IT Support

By: Stephanie Hurd
September 24th, 2021

The overwhelming responsibilities of IT are stressful. As if daily new security threats weren't enough, you're also keeping up with general troubleshooting and network administration demands. You're facing more pressure to perform amid staffing shortages and a global pandemic that crammed five years of technology advancement into a few months. It just never feels like there are enough hands to respond to day-to-day end-user support needs while ensuring the network runs as securely and efficiently as possible.