Coordinated Business Systems Blog / IT & Network Services Management (4)

Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin A Managed IT Agreement

You can avoid two of the most common reasons IT plans fail by asking yourself these 4 questions.

When you are down in the trenches in the day-to-day of your everyday business operations, it’s so easy to miss the big picture. That’s why so many leaders fall into the trap of setting IT goals that they can never actually achieve, especially when it comes to managed agreements. Pair …

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The Biggest Threats to Small Business IT in 2019

A new year means new possible threats to your business. Read on to discover the biggest small business IT threats of 2019.

A new year means new threats. Small businesses across the country are scrambling to keep up with the new normal that is the Internet of Things (IoT) - the billion or so devices sharing data and information around the globe. As brilliant as it may be to be so connected, security breach …

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Presidential Wisdom That Rings True for IT Leaders

Be proactive, know when to ask for help, keep your employees' training up to date and more IT advice from past presidents.

They say history repeats itself, so in honor of President’s Day this month, we’ve collected a few tidbits of wit and wisdom from our founding fathers and applied it to navigating the challenging world of small business IT. "It is by a thorough knowledge of the whole subject that [peop …

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Why If Your Stakeholders Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy.

A forgotten shareholder might be more dangerous than your mother when you're not paying attention. Unlike your mother, a stakeholder is influential enough that they can make or break your business - letting them feel left out can have consequences that effect every area of your company.

Ever heard the saying “If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy?” Well, the same can be said about the stakeholders in your next technology change—if your stakeholders ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. No matter how many hours an organization plans for their next big update, whether it …

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The Coordinated Difference - We Eliminate the Fear and Frustration of Buying Copiers and Managed IT Services


For the previous 18 months, we’ve focused on providing you accurate, actionable information about how to get the most out of your copiers and printers, managed IT (especially focused on security issues), and document management. Why did we devote our time and resources to this? We bel …

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Who Are the Best Managed IT and Managed Network Services Companies in Minneapolis/St. Paul?

What are the best Managed IT companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? Use this list when looking for a partner that meets your IT needs.

Every business -- including us -- relies on a reliable, stable network to work internally and to communicate with customers (email, online chat, voice over IP, etc.). When your network and IT infrastructure isn’t working at peak efficiency, neither is your office or business. Keeping …

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The Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2018 -- Security, Toner Pirates, and Billing for Color

Read our best copier, security, and document management blogs from 2018 for tips, helpful info, and more.

I hope your 2019 is off to a fantastic start. Before completely diving into the new year, here’s a look back at some essential knowledge from 2018 that’s still relevant. It’s time for you to get up-to-speed on the best tips for buying and securing your copiers, understand 3-tier color …

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4 Things About Ransomware Every Small Business Should Know

Every SMB should know these 4 things about ransomware and your network security.

The most important thing to know about ransomware is that it’s not going away. Criminals will continue to use ransomware to extort money from anyone they can -- business or individual. Every article or piece of research about cybersecurity issues in 2019 named ransomware as one of the …

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The 6 Extraordinary Benefits Managed Network Services Provides Your Business

Why IT Managed Services matters - 6 benefits of outsourcing your IT needs.

The benefits of ANY type of outsourcing remains simple -- someone else can perform a task better than you can do it yourself (and usually for less money). This is especially true of managed network services. As office networks have become a commodity, they still require time-consuming …

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