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

Microsoft Office Support Joining Google Docs

Microsoft Office Support Joining Google Docs

Businesses usually have to make a critical choice about which brand of productivity software they will utilize for day-to-day operations. Two of the heavy hitters in the modern business landscape are Google and Microsoft implementing their respective productivity solutions. While the choice of which service to work with seems exclusive, Google is making strides to break down this barrier and allow certain file types to be edited in Google Drive.

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Technology that can Help Small Businesses

Technology that can Help Small Businesses

Small businesses have to do more with less, leading to them increasingly looking to technology to fill the gaps. The issue is that many small businesses feel like the big tech companies don’t comprehend their needs. If you feel like the technology options you have at your disposal don’t necessarily fit your organization's needs, consider that these robust solutions have all the functionality that you need to manage your own business processes. Let's take a look at some of the enterprise technology SMBs are using to move their businesses forward and some of the considerations you may need to make to leverage a software solution that doesn’t seem like it fits.

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Tips on How to Properly Upgrade Your Organization's Hardware

Tips on How to Properly Upgrade Your Organization's Hardware

Sadly, your organization's technology is not immortal. At some point down the road you will have to upgrade away from your current hardware, which, unfortunately, is not as simple as it sounds. Listed below are some pointers to help you out during this difficult process.

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Small Businesses Aren't Too Small For Hackers

Small Businesses Aren't Too Small For Hackers

Small businesses usually fall into the trap of assuming that they are too small to be targeted by hackers. This misconception could ultimately cost your business too much. The fact is that all businesses have data that is worth something to hackers, and Macro Systems is here to prove it to you and provide a solution to this dilemma.

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What You Need to Know about Mobile Malware

What You Need to Know about Mobile Malware

There was an era when we didn’t have to worry about catching computer viruses on our cell phones. However, with the exponential growth of mobile technologies, including application development options, mobile malware is now a problem, and it can become a significant problem for your business. Below we'll take a look at the increasing mobile malware market, including the risks and what you can do to keep it from being a problem for you.

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A Server Maintenance Plan for your Business is Critical

A Server Maintenance Plan for your Business is Critical

If there's anything you must know about business computing, it's that server maintenance is absolutely critical. This isn’t exactly a shocking realization, and if it is, you need to call 703-359-9211 as soon as possible. You have to know that you are not alone; you'd be surprised how many business owners don’t actively have a business server maintenance plan. 

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How to Meet and Manage Employee Expectations

How to Meet and Manage Employee Expectations

There aren’t many more joyful moments for a person than when they land their first big job. The opportunity to utilize the skills they have learned, and to pay off some of the debt that knowledge set them back, are two activities most people who are in this position savor. Nonetheless, you can’t expect these opportunities to keep your employees around forever... you need to meet and manage their other expectations of the workplace.

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Why Your Business Could Use a MSP

Why Your Business Could Use a MSP

In the modern competitive business environment, you need all the help you can get. One of the largest advantages you can achieve for your organization is to take advantage of a trusted and reliable managed IT provider that can give your business advice on how to navigate the murky waters of the technology world.

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Convenient Tips for Android Pie

Convenient Tips for Android Pie

Although Android Q is coming, Android Pie still has a lot to offer a user, a lot of which many users may not be aware of. Below we listed a few ways that Android Pie permits you to customize your phone to be the productivity machine you need.

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Modern Cybersecurity Threats to Your Business

Modern Cybersecurity Threats to Your Business

Cybersecurity is one of the most discussed issues facing the today's businesses; cybercrime has increased significantly while businesses have moved more of their processes onto the computer. Planning how to protect your organization's critical digital resources from corruption and theft has never been more imperative. Below we take a look at some of the issues affecting small and medium-sized businesses' ability to do business effectively.

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What to Know About Wearable Technology in 2019

What to Know About Wearable Technology in 2019

Wearables have been available for a while, though the definition of them has changed over the years. Wearables have become much more capable in the past decade, bringing with them a barrage of other problems that need to be addressed; chief among them is how these devices should be regulated, and by whom.

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What You Need to Know About Spear Phishing

What You Need to Know About Spear Phishing

You may have heard of phishing: the method cybercriminals use to scam their targets by impersonating someone that their targets would trust, requesting access credentials or other sensitive information. Did you know that there are specific types of phishing? Let's review spear phishing, one of the biggest risks to your business.

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How to Make Your Passwords as Secure as Possible

How to Make Your Passwords as Secure as Possible

You may be shocked to learn that your organization is regularly under threat of being hacked. Thus, it is extremely imperative that you have an idea of how to keep unauthorized users out of your network and out of your applications. Passwords are usually the last (only) line of defense against all types of threats; you need to make them as secure as possible to alleviate the threat in any way you can. Let Macro Systems walk you through this process.

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The Pros and Cons of the Bring Your Own Device Policy

The Pros and Cons of the Bring Your Own Device Policy

Bring Your Own Device is a popular trend in the modern business environment; it creates numerous opportunities for businesses to cut costs. But, this is only true if you implement a BYOD policy that your business can take advantage of. A BYOD can lead to considerable problems for unprepared businesses.

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Don't Let Your Organization Become Complacent

Don't Let Your Organization Become Complacent

As the owner of a business, you must be able to see the fine line between being comfortable with your position and being dangerously complacent. Otherwise, you run risk hindering your organization's growth, or even actively sabotaging its success. 

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What Your Business Needs to Know About Data Leaks

What Your Business Needs to Know About Data Leaks

How valuable is the data that you’ve gathered during your time in business? What would it mean if it were to leak somewhere beyond your control? Let's talk about methods to control your data leakage.

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How to Minimize Printing Costs

How to Minimize Printing Costs

Going paperless these days is a trendy thing to do, even though we understand why some businesses like to keep their hardcopy documentation printed out and available. If you’re careful, you can limit printing to reduce the costs associated with printing, while still keeping your critical files organized and ready.

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USB Killer Costs Private College 66 Computers

USB Killer Costs Private College 66 Computers

Network security is a priority for modern businesses of all types; threats don’t usually discriminate between the computer networks that they try to access. One type of organization that should be especially diligent is today's college or university. There are many different kinds of sensitive data stored there, including the personal, medical, and financial trifecta, as well as intellectual property.

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VoIP’s Benefits Outweigh the Disadvantages

VoIP’s Benefits Outweigh the Disadvantages

Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP) solutions were created to give businesses another way of utilizing a service that they were already paying for - their Internet connection. Naturally, like any solution, VoIP can have its disadvantages; but most of these disadvantages hinge only around the lack of a strong and reliable bandwidth connection.

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Steps for Syncing OneDrive with Windows 10

Steps for Syncing OneDrive with Windows 10

Microsoft OneDrive is an instrument that many businesses utilize of for cloud-based file sharing and real-time access, but did you know that it can also sync files to your desktop? OneDrive is usually used to save Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents, so being able to access them on your Windows 10 device only makes it easier to work on them. Below we'll show you how to set up this syncing; it could change your work life for the better.

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