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Are You Confused About Managed IT Services?

Technical jargon (or geek speak, as I like to call it) can be confusing...why are there so many ways to talk about managed services that relate to information technology?!

IT professionals have one thing in common – a tendency to speak in geek-speak. Using technical language, acronyms, and inside lingo speeds communication when IT pros are trying to solve a problem. When that jargon bleeds over into talking to business professions, confusion is the usua …

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Printing Habits That Will Save You Money

Ask yourself these 5 questions about your company's printing habits and learn how to save your SMB money.

The third largest expense for most offices is printing and copying documents (behind staffing and office space). Much like how a positive view of information technology can be an indication of a successful business (read more here); companies that understand their print processes and …

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The 5 Things Managed IT Supports That SMB Owners Care About

Managed IT Services supports the 5 big things you care about for your SMB.

Executives don't usually care about information technology. Smart company leaders understand, however, that IT can help them with the five things they DO care about: Growth Productivity Efficiency Security Downtime Whether you're a business owner, C-level executive, or someone who wan …

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The High Cost of Copier and Printer Discounts

That great (cheap) deal you're getting on your copiers might be a far, far worse deal in the long run.

“Nothing is free”. Donna Oricchio, the CFO of Coordinated, has told me this more than once and believe me when I tell you she is wise. Consumers are driven to “get the best deal.” We look for discounts, coupons, sales – always looking to pay the least for products and services – but h …

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If You're Happy and You Know It Your Office Will Get More Done

It's been scientifically proven - happier employees are more productive. Making sure your office technology is always working goes a long way to keep your SMB happy.

Why am I writing a short blog post about happiness? Simple: happy employees (or co-workers) get more done. This isn't just Pollyanna-ish wishful thinking, research backs this up. There are plenty of offices and companies around the country that work under the theory of “the floggings …

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End Broken Business Processes with these 9 Simple Steps and 1 Crucial Tip

9 tips to redesign a broken business process

Every business and office has processes for how they get work done. Many times, these processes are handed down from employee to employee over time, unquestioned. That often means they aren't the BEST way to get work done. Companies often look to software and automation to fix process …

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Do You Understand the Cost of Network Downtime?

Do you understand the cost of network downtime

When your network goes down, your business stops. You can't email your customers. Your customers can't email you. If you run your website on your own servers and sell online, you are no longer selling anything. Everyone in the office can't connect to the data and documents they need t …

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What Are You Waiting For? 10 Tips for More Effective Decision-Making

Do you have a hard time making decisions, no matter how important they are? Use these 10 tips to gain momentum and make those decisions today.

You have a business process that you know needs to be updated. The office copiers are aging and require more frequent repair and maintenance. There's an under-performing sales person who has angered a key account. Putting off decisions are weights in the back of your mind. The constan …

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Essential Knowledge to Understand Managed IT – Toolkit Shows You How to Stop Managing Networks In-House!

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Have you ever been worried about your IT infrastructure? Common doubts for many small and medium businesses is that they are paying too much, aren't secure, are falling behind competitors, and, in general, just aren't making the most of their use of information technology. As concerns …

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