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Why Assessing Your Needs Will Give you a Perfect Fit

Needs assessments are not a waste of time - how can you find the perfect fit for your SMB if you don't know what you're looking for?

Shopping online today is super convenient. Your options are almost limitless. You hardly have to do anything, and a product is delivered to your door. What’s not convenient is when that thing arrives and it doesn’t fit—a rare part for your gadget that needs fixing, a pair of shoes, or …

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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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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 Best Copier Dealers in Minneapolis/St. Paul - Where Should You Buy a Copier?

Coordinated Business Systems wants to help you find the best copier company for your SMB. Read on to learn more about the best copier companies in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Did you know that many copier dealers’ name begin with the letter “A” so they’d be first in the phone book and Yellow Pages? You remember the Yellow Pages, right? That way when someone looking for a new “copy machine” flipped the pages, they’d see names like “Advanced Copiers” or “All …

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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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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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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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