Coordinated Business Systems Blog / IT & Network Services Management (5)

Are You Refusing to Consider Managed IT Services Because They're "Too Expensive"? Think Again

If you've stopped considering IT Managed Services because they are too expensive for your SMB, think again.

The reason to outsource any service rather than DIY is simple -- will it cost you more in time/expense to DIY or to find an expert to accomplish the task for you? For tasks that require deep knowledge and expertise, this can be an easy question to answer. I have no idea, nor the time …

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Do You Know About Managed Network Services? You Should

What is MNS (Managed Network Services) - and what can it do for your company? Read on to learn more.

Managed services. IT managed services. Managed IT services. The cloud. Cloud services. Managed network services. As usual, the IT industry is awash in TLAs (three letter acronyms) to describe outsourcing various IT functions to a third party to supplement (or even replace -- though th …

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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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Why Ask Why? Because Only Then Can We Provide the Right Technology That Will Improve Your (Office) Life

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Can I ask you a question? If you ever have a sales meeting with me, you'll hear me ask lots of questions. One of the things that makes us different is how we approach selling our products and services. We can, of course, talk speeds and feeds and run down the list of functions for the …

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“Customer First. Always.” Philosophy Helps Make Coordinated a 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics Finalist

Better Business Bureau 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics Finalist - Coordinated Business Systems

“Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethics celebrate and recognize local companies that demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to ethics in all that they do.” Once again, we were honored and humbled to have been a Torch Awards for Ethics finalist. As we strive to uphold …

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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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