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Macro Systems has been serving the Virginia area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Four Biggest Hazards Your Organization Could Encounter in Network Security

The Four Biggest Hazards Your Organization Could Encounter in Network Security

No organization can be successful if it’s constantly suffering from data breaches. Thus, you should take measures to reduce the problems caused by these threats before they present themselves. Listed below are four of the biggest problems your company could encounter in the field of network security.

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Should Your Business Put HR and Payroll in the Cloud?

Should Your Business Put HR and Payroll in the Cloud?

Cloud computing can be utilized for many purposes, especially in the business environment. Businesses of all shapes and sizes utilize the cloud to keep operations moving smoothly. Some have even moved their entire human resources and payroll departments into the cloud. Macro Systems can help you decide if this is the right approach for your business.

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Why Your Business Needs Data Backup

Why Your Business Needs Data Backup

Data backup usually carries with it the association that your company could end at any moment, and while this is an imperative reason to implement data backup, there are many others to consider as well. You might find that they are just as critical to your business as saving it from a crippling data loss disaster.

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How to be Prepared When Your Technology Inevitably Fails

How to be Prepared When Your Technology Inevitably Fails

It's likely that you’ve had to deal with the following scenario: You're efficiently working when you try to open an application only to be rebuked by an error message on the screen that tells you that there is some type of critical error. You close that out hoping that it was a one-time exception, but it appears up again. You think to yourself, “Why does this always happen?”

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3 Backup Horror Situations Your Business Must Avoid

3 Backup Horror Situations Your Business Must Avoid

Your organization needs to have data backup and disaster recovery; there is no exception to this rule. Your business is risking far too much by not implementing data backup and disaster recovery. Below we will review situations in which a company may find its data endangered, as well as how modern businesses can keep their data secure.

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OneNote Tips and Tricks

OneNote Tips and Tricks

Microsoft’s OneNote is a good application to utilize for taking notes, but its functionality is much more than merely that. Listed below are some of our favorite tips and tricks to assist you in making the most of your OneNote application.

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Why Managed IT Services Provide More Value for your Business than the Alternatives

Why Managed IT Services Provide More Value for your Business than the Alternatives

The #1 reason to utilize managed IT services is the value it provides for your organization compared to the alternatives. Once upon a time businesses may have depended on unreliable and expensive services to successfully maintain their IT, but in this current era, it’s more efficient and, in most cases, more affordable than ever before. Let's go through how managed service providers can create value opportunities for your organization.

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Are Those Annoying Spam Calls Going to Cease Any Time Soon?

Are Those Annoying Spam Calls Going to Cease Any Time Soon?

While the phone remains a convenient communication tool, it has recently been the cause of a large amount of stress from businesses and users alike. While caller ID was also once a convenient tool to help stop spam calls, we now cannot trust the numbers it provides. Allowing personal calls go to voicemail to check them is one thing, but a business shouldn’t have to resort to that. What can they do?

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A Reminder How Important Monitoring Your Devices Can Be

A Reminder How Important Monitoring Your Devices Can Be

It's easy underestimate the importance of monitoring your solutions. Nevertheless, the advantages of tenacious monitoring were recently thrust into the spotlight when 24 spammers were arrested in October by the Delhi Police’s cyber cell for impersonating Microsoft support staff and duping American citizens.

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Keyboard Shortcuts to Reduce Time Wasted on Mundane Tasks

Keyboard Shortcuts to Reduce Time Wasted on Mundane Tasks

Even the most mundane tasks in the office can take up a bit of time. For example: did you know that switching from your keyboard to your mouse can consume up to eight full work days every year? If you take advantage of keyboard shortcuts, you can significantly reduce the amount of time wasted on these simple tasks.

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What You Need to Know About Hosted Solutions

What You Need to Know About Hosted Solutions

Hosted solutions are utilized in current business practices for several reasons, but by far the most common reason is because the business doesn’t have the staff or resources to take care of the solution in-house. The process of implementation will vary by business, but Macro Systems can walk you through the process nevertheless, including creating the solution, renting the solution, and purchasing the hosting space.

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Signs that a Business Needs to Upgrade Their IT

Signs that a Business Needs to Upgrade Their IT

There's a good chance that if you're in business today, there at least a couple devices on your network that you haven’t touched in years, might not be using, or don’t even need. Sadly, there are times when the technology you have doesn’t do anything but take up space. If you feel like you are spending too much on your technology, you may be right. By finding the IT that helps your organization operate more smoothly, and terminating plans for implementing technology that doesn’t provide sustainable returns may be a sound strategy.

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Some Ways to Secure Your Android Device

Some Ways to Secure Your Android Device

Some people may be surprised to learn that your mobile device holds a significant amount of personally identifiable information on it. This has triggered many users to secure their phones at all times, but others simply ignore the threat. Because Google makes it so easy, there’s no excuse for Android users not to secure their devices. Listed below is how you can do it.

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All You Need to Know About Evernote Templates

All You Need to Know About Evernote Templates

Evernote is a note-taking app used to keep notes organized in a better way than a traditional notebook. With new features that provide plenty of functionality, Evernote might just be the note-taking solution you’ve been looking for all these years. One of the best new features is the Evernote templates. 

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A Look at How Cybersecurity Has Changed in 2018

A Look at How Cybersecurity Has Changed in 2018

Cybersecurity has changed significantly since 2017, and any organization that wants to survive in the evolving online environment needs to ponder how they are protecting their assets. Let's take a look at exactly how cybersecurity has been altered since 2017, including some of the notable statistics regarding the current state of online threats for today’s businesses.

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The Benefits and Concerns of Utilizing Automation

The Benefits and Concerns of Utilizing Automation

Business operations consist of a variety of moving parts that need to be considered. These parts are most likely the simplest elements of any workflow, but eat up large portions of time simply due to the number of them that need to be addressed.

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The Advantages of Utilizing Email Encryption

The Advantages of Utilizing Email Encryption

The importance of encryption in today’s business environment cannot be stressed enough, especially if you are trying to protect your email communications. The definition of encryption as well as the advantages of utilizing it for your business’ communications solutions is listed below. 

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It's Time to Look Ahead to 2019

It's Time to Look Ahead to 2019

A technology roadmap is a vital asset to utilize when planning for your business for the near future. IT is turbulent and demands that you always think ahead; if you want to ensure technology doesn’t become a major pain point for your business, it’s best to start thinking ahead now. How should your business technology change and adapt over the course of 2019? Read more below.

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Some Word Tips that Could Come in Handy

Some Word Tips that Could Come in Handy

There are so many tricks hidden in Microsoft Word that you constantly have chances to show off how much you’ve learned. These abilities could make or break your job performance under the right conditions.

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Some Real Concerns About the Bing Search Engine

Some Real Concerns About the Bing Search Engine

With a limited market share that is one-third the size of Google’s, you would think that Bing would be trying to keep controversy away from a user’s search results. Nonetheless, the Microsoft search engine has recently experienced a few notable PR disasters that may be enough to persuade some not to use it.

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