Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services

Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services

I have a proven track record of helping customers, whether it’s been on a one on one basis or delivering support for large enterprise organizations. My desire to make things better coupled with my passion for IT and helping others is what makes me a perfect fit to figure out your IT needs.

Posts by Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services

Do You Know What to Do When Your Server Crashes? [Infographic]

When servers go down, work grinds to a halt. And often times, important information - and money - is lost. Do you know what to do when your server crashes?

Many non-IT office workers sort of just assume that the technology they rely on is just going to work. Often it does. But that takes a lot of work by information technology professionals to keep the network stable and secure, perform reliable backups, plan for the future, etc. However …

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The Role of the Virtual CIO and How One Can Improve IT Results for Your Business

Save yourself the time and effort of managing your IT with a virtual CIO (chief information officer).

As an SMB business owner or executive, you have enough on your plate running your business. You don’t have the time to become an expert in the information technology you rely on to run your business. We find that many business leaders lean in one of two directions: They hop from idea …

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: A Network Assessment Can Reveal Hidden Issues and Security Concerns

Hidden issues and security concerns can wreck your security plan - and put your company at risk for hackers. A network assessment finds any areas that need improvement, and can help plan ahead to better your network.

Many SMBs don’t think about their network until it’s not working -- or has been hacked. This short post includes an overview of why you should consider a network assessment (short answer -- security vulnerabilities and slow performance) and a short video explaining Coordinated’s appro …

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Will Your IT Project Fail? Not If You Avoid These 6 Common Planning Mistakes

Cut once, measure twice: avoid these 6 major IT project planning mistakes.

Everything that I’m going to write about in this post SHOULD be obvious. In my experience as an information professional and now salesperson, many businesses are oblivious to how obvious this should be. Let’s start with this: Throwing technology at a business problem will not solve th …

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What Should You Do When Victimized by Ransomware?

Getting attacked isn't something to be embarrassed about - but it is something you should try to protect your SMB from.

Attacked by ransomware? Don’t be embarrassed In my career in information technology, I’ve spoken to quite a few businesses that had been successfully attacked by ransomware and had been too embarrassed to contact the authorities. Don’t be. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated i …

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4 Tips to Finding a Managed IT Partner That Understands You

Find a Managed Network Services (MNS) partner that works with you by following these 4 tips.

We all know how frustrating it is to be in a “conversation” where each person is talking AT the other instead of WITH the other. These “conversations” aren’t a true exchange of information. In your personal life, this is annoying. When it comes to helping your business, a partner that …

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Cybersecurity Threats Are Here to Stay -- Don’t Ignore These 5 Challenges in 2019

The worst cybersecurity blunder you can make is sticking your head in the sand and ignoring possible security problems.

It’s no secret that we believe in educating our customers about the challenges and issues around securing their networks and information. Research and common sense -- how many of you have received a “friend request” from a hacked Facebook friend recently? -- reveal that cyber criminal …

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The Cloud Isn’t an Automatic Answer to Your IT Challenges - A Quick Explanation of What the Cloud Is and Isn’t

The cloud isn't what you think it is - it's just a computer located somewhere else.

You can’t escape mentions of “the cloud” as the solution to nearly any business challenge. Need more storage? The cloud. Need to better manage your network? The cloud. Need a business app to manage your documents? The cloud. Need a marketing and/or website platform? The cloud. Need he …

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Are You Managing Your IT or Is Your IT Managing You?

Check out these three reasons to get control of your IT - and how MNS can help.

According to Gartner, an unmanaged PC costs $5,000 a year. That’s a lot of dough if you are a small business even with just a few workstations. While computer hardware itself has gotten less expensive, the real expense is the cost to fix your network when something goes wrong. That’s …

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