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IT Starts with Strategy

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

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Technology Strategy | Cybersecurity | Threat Prevention

By: Tyler Snyder
June 22nd, 2022

When it comes to cybersecurity, it's easy to feel like solution vendors are constantly exploiting your worst fears to sell you the latest and greatest solution you need to keep your business safe.

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Technology Strategy | Purchasing | Outsourced IT Support

By: Stephanie Hurd
March 15th, 2022

Be prepared for some sticker shock the next time you go to replace hardware in your business. Computer component costs have gone up 20% to 40% since 2020. Business-grade PC prices have doubled since 2019, thanks to the perfect storm of inflation paired with increased demand and decreased supply.

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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 | Microsoft

By: Stephanie Hurd
October 4th, 2021

It's here. This week, Microsoft is launching the latest version of Windows, Windows 11. This is certainly no secret, especially if you've been watching Sunday night football and the flood of Microsoft ads during the game.

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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.

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Technology Strategy | Business Strategy | Outsourced IT Support

By: Stephanie Hurd
September 20th, 2021

You have a capable IT team, but projects seem to drag on forever. Plus, you never have time to optimize your technology or plan for improvements because day-to-day support consumes all your attention. You outsource some specialized functions, but a third party can't completely take tasks off your plate when they require assistance from your team to gain network information and access.

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Technology Strategy | Business Strategy | Cybersecurity | Threat Prevention

By: Stephanie Hurd
August 30th, 2021

Have you recently completed a form or answered questions from your cyber insurance carrier? There was likely something in there about multi-factor authentication. And you probably agreed to ensure multi-factor authentication (MFA) is in place for certain types of users and network access.

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Technology Strategy | Purchasing | Outsourced IT Support

By: Stephanie Hurd
August 16th, 2021

You have no problem setting up a new computer at home. It’s not difficult and doesn’t take very long. So why is your IT company adding hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars for labor to install new computers in your business? This is the number one most common question we get when we install new or replacement computers. So, let’s break down exactly what goes into installing a new computer in a business environment and what you can expect to pay for that service.