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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.

Google Has One Final Change for it's My Business App

Google Has One Final Change for it's My Business App

The Google My Business application has helped business owners manage their online presence for some time now, having gone through numerous name changes in its time. Google has one final change planned for its application, however.

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How Managed IT Services can Limit Computer Repair Costs

How Managed IT Services can Limit Computer Repair Costs

When you read the articles available on our blog, you may see the phrase “managed services” a lot. That’s because we firmly believe that managed services are the solution to a lot of problems that small and medium-sized businesses have with technology management, maintenance, and acquisition. How can managed services help your business push past its limits and establish itself as a powerhouse in the local market? 

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Network Monitoring Can Help Your Business

Network Monitoring Can Help Your Business

Network security is remarkably critical for businesses, whether they are small organizations or large enterprises, regardless of industry or number of clients served. Your business needs to take it seriously, which means that you need to actively monitor your network for signs of intrusion. Listed below is a look at what goes into network monitoring.

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Examining a Four-Day Workweek

Examining a Four-Day Workweek

When you think about the workweek, there’s a good chance that some iteration of the 40-hour week, broken into 9-to-5 shifts on the weekdays, is what comes to mind. It’s just the way things are done. This may not be a good thing, however. Listed below is a consideration of the origins of our modern work schedule, and how changing it could provide us all with some significant benefits.

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3 Important IT Processes Essential for Modern Businesses

3 Important IT Processes Essential for Modern Businesses

With businesses relying so much on technology to accomplish just about everything, IT undoubtedly has an imperative role to play. It makes sense that you would want your organization's IT to deliver as much value as possible. Listed below are three IT-centric processes that are primed to help your business accomplish this.

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Reasons Why Your IT Projects Could Fail

Reasons Why Your IT Projects Could Fail

The process of implementing new technology for your business can be a grueling, irritating, and confusing process. This is especially the case when you implement a new technology solution only to find that it was absolutely not worth the effort. Listed below are some of the reasons why your IT project deployment might not go according to plan, as well as how you can make sure this does not happen for your business.

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What a New Study Reveals about a Reduced Work Week

What a New Study Reveals about a Reduced Work Week

Have you ever wondered what would happen if we reduced the number of hours in the work week or shaved off an hour here or there during the workday? The discussion of a limited or reduced work week is a common topic in productivity circles, but a new study performed by Iceland has created even more buzz with its astounding results.

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How Managed IT Services Can Benefit Help Your Business

How Managed IT Services Can Benefit Help Your Business

For many businesses, despite the incredible benefits that technology can offer, it is often a source of significant stress. This is especially true for the small business owner, who often has much more restrictive parameters to work with, such as a limited budget, workforce, and even the workspace or office. How can businesses like yours stay competitive against companies that have so many more resources available to them? One answer, in terms of technology management, is managed services.

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3 Ways IT Services can Enhance Your Business

3 Ways IT Services can Enhance Your Business

Efficiency is King in the business world. In order to reach optimal productivity, businesses are always looking to prevent operational issues, terminate unnecessary costs, and cut down on anything that keeps them from reaching their goals. Technology is a major tool in this effort, providing solutions that can increase productivity, automate processes, facilitate collaboration, and maintain critical systems. All of this and more can be done by working with a great IT services provider.

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A Look at Productivity during the Pandemic

A Look at Productivity during the Pandemic

Some people may say that operational efficiency and productivity are only measures of how well managers are able to manage. Make no mistake about it, productivity is critical to workers, too. When COVID-19 spurred lawmakers to create stay-at-home orders in March of 2020, the fear was that productivity would decrease so much that it would destroy society. This clearly didn’t happen, but there has been some ebb and flow of the productivity metrics since the beginning of the pandemic. Below is a look at productivity during COVID-19.

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How Managed IT Benefits Your Business

How Managed IT Benefits Your Business

For most of the past years small business owners have been raked over the coals; dealing with sudden economic and political shifts isn’t great on the budget and in fact, many businesses haven’t made it this far. If yours has, you are almost certainly looking for value in every business investment that you make. There are few investments that you can make for your business that carry more value than managed IT services. 

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Revelations that Businesses have had in the Last Year

Revelations that Businesses have had in the Last Year

With so much tragedy, confusion, and conflict happening over the past year, businesses of all sizes have turned to technology as a required means of remaining open. As a result, the perspective that many of these organizations have of their IT has changed significantly. Listed below are some of the revelations that businesses have had, and how they’ll impact operations from this point on.

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How Managed IT Help Your Business

How Managed IT Help Your Business

Technology has made its way into nearly every business, especially this year with the Covid pandemic. There really is no choice, but with the commitment to technology there comes risk. If technology fails, your business takes a step back. Below we discuss how managed IT services work to manage your risk and keep your IT running effectively. 

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Why Your Business Needs an IT Strategy

Why Your Business Needs an IT Strategy

Many business owners comprehend the benefits that technology can have for a business, but just can’t bring themselves to commit to implementing that technology due to the cost, either in capital expenditures or the shift in operations. The fear of not being able to successfully integrate certain technology will inevitably hold your business back. Below we describe why it’s imperative to have a technology strategy, and how to stick to it. 

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Why Data Backup is Critical to Your Business

Why Data Backup is Critical to Your Business

If there is one thing we tell every potential client of ours, it is that it is imperative that they secure their data with a comprehensive backup and recovery system. This is not to make our lives easier or to sell products, it is a fact, and said strictly for their own benefit. Even the smallest companies need protection against situations that could put all their staff’s hard work in jeopardy. Listed below is a look at why backup is so critical.

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Some New Innovations That Could Benefit Your Business

Some New Innovations That Could Benefit Your Business

Professional services include some of the oldest and newest professions in the world. Regardless of what kind of professional services business you operate, it is hard to continue to meet your client's needs without incorporating some technological changes. Moreover, there are new innovations that can help your business thrive. Listed below is a look at some of this technology to see if it could benefit your business.

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Is Remote Work Here To Stay?

Is Remote Work Here To Stay?

Remote work has been imperative to many businesses as they work to sustain themselves throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as businesses have adopted new methods of operation, it has become obvious that remote work is likely to be much more than a survival tactic moving forward. Below is a look to a recent survey to see how remote work is influencing these businesses.

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How Collaboration Solutions can Help Your Business

How Collaboration Solutions can Help Your Business

The advancements in technology directly contributes to the amount of productivity a business sees. This is evident is in the way in which businesses utilize collaboration tools to move business forward. Below is a brief look at what exactly we mean by collaboration tools and how they benefit the businesses that use them. 

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Factors You Need to Address to Reopen Your Business

Factors You Need to Address to Reopen Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic rolls on with many businesses continue to operate remotely with a focus toward reopening their office soon. Listed below are a couple of factors that small business owners will need to address as people begin coming back into the workplace. 

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Adjustments Your Business Should Consider For Reopening

Adjustments Your Business Should Consider For Reopening

Businesses are in the process of reopening. While there are going to be growing pains and setbacks, this also provides an opportunity for these businesses to make many adjustments and improvements to their operations. As you resume your operations (or make the preparations to), it will help to do so with the support of modern technology and the processes it enables.

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