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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.

Modern Businesses Rely Heavily on IT

Modern Businesses Rely Heavily on IT

Is there anything in your office that doesn’t require technology in some way, shape, or form (the old coffeepot that makes the perfect cup doesn’t count)? Increasingly, the answer to that question is “no.” Let’s review how much the modern average business relies on IT to really reinforce how ubiquitous technology has become.

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Single Sign-On can Enhance Security

Single Sign-On can Enhance Security

Have you ever wondered how some platforms will only have you log in once for all of your numerous needs, even though they might be different applications, websites, or services? This is basically what single sign-on is, and it’s common in the modern technology world. What is single sign-on exactly, and what kind of security does it actually provide for companies that utilize it?

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Is there a Spot for Tablets in the Office Environment?

Is there a Spot for Tablets in the Office Environment?

Remember about 10 years ago when all of the tech experts were predicting that most work would be done on a touch-screen device, prompting many professionals to purchase the latest and greatest tablets? Although tablet sales have not kept up over the years, they are still perfectly usable for personal purposes—maybe just not in the workplace. Still, we have to ask, is there a place for tablets in the office environment?

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Virtual Workstations Can Help Your Business

Virtual Workstations Can Help Your Business

When you virtualize a software solution, you are basically storing it in an online environment where it can live. In other words, it remains in the cloud and is accessed via the Internet. This approach is helpful for many businesses, so why not flip this concept on its head and give hardware virtualization a shot? You might find that virtual workstations, for example, offer many benefits that can help your business be more productive and efficient.

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Communications Tools that can Help Your Business

Communications Tools that can Help Your Business

Digital communication is a critical part of running any business, so you need to do your part by equipping your employees with the tools they need to communicate effectively both in and out of the workplace. Listed below are three of the most effective tools that will enable your business to flourish.

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The Phenomenon of Technology Innovation During Hard Times

The Phenomenon of Technology Innovation During Hard Times

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. This is clearly demonstrated in the perceptible phenomenon of technology advancement and innovation being enhanced in tough economic times. Whys is this the case?

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Benefits to Using Chromebooks

Benefits to Using Chromebooks

Every organization wants to make smart technology decisions. For the small business looking to get their workforce the affordable workstations one modern option that you have is utilizing the budget Chromebooks that are available. Listed below is a discussion about what the Chromebook can bring to your organization and how it can help you reduce your hardware costs and get your staff the resources they need to be productive. 

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Your Internet Connection Is a Critical Tool

Your Internet Connection Is a Critical Tool

The Internet is an important tool in your business’ toolbox, so it needs to be fast, reliable, and stable. What types of factors go into ensuring that you get the best, most reliable Internet connection? Keep reading to find out!

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What is a Note-Taking Application?

What is a Note-Taking Application?

If you’re the one in your office known for taking detailed notes, then you’ll find no greater productivity tool than a note-taking app. There are numerous options on the market today that can help you make the most of your note-taking experience, as well as the integrations that they offer.

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What to Look for in a Video Conferencing Solution

What to Look for in a Video Conferencing Solution

Video conferencing has become a popular way for businesses and their team members to communicate, with many platforms rising up to meet this demand. This growth brings up the question of how one goes about picking the best one for their organization’s needs. Listed below are a few features that should be present in any option you consider for you to keep in mind.

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How Digital Signage Helps Businesses

How Digital Signage Helps Businesses

Digital signage platforms are on the rise, giving businesses more opportunities to help their office visitors feel more connected and comfortable. You might be surprised by how affordable and accessible digital signage solutions can be, hence why they are growing in popularity.

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Explaining Automation

Explaining Automation

Automation has been a business buzzword for a while now and was a vital factor for many businesses remaining open through the COVID-19 pandemic. Today it seems like there’s no reason for it not to remain in use from this point on. Listed below are a few ways that automation can and likely will be utilized moving forward.

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VoIP Offers Numerous Business-Friendly Benefits

VoIP Offers Numerous Business-Friendly Benefits

The telephone has been a part of business processes since it was invented, with businesses quickly taking advantage of the new features that telephony has introduced as it has enhanced over the years. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is the latest enhancement, and as such, provides businesses a lot of great advantages to embrace.

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How to Improve Video Meetings

How to Improve Video Meetings

Modern remote workers are constantly asked to endure meetings over their organization’s chosen video conferencing applications and while it may not be an ideal situation to improve the collaborative flow of your team, there are certain variables that you can control to get the most out of these virtual meetings. 

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A Look Foldable Smartphones

A Look Foldable Smartphones

With so many great smartphones on the market, there are going to be a couple that stand out for being innovative and interesting in their designs. These devices, many of which fall into the foldable category, are pretty cool and worth looking into. Here are some of the better options on the market now.

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A Look at Three Emerging Technologies

A Look at Three Emerging Technologies

A lot of people like to make predictions about what the future will bring for business, many of which are based on anecdotes and hopes. When it comes to information system management and the future of IT for business, there are a lot of claims made by companies looking to take advantage of the reliance on IT and present business owners’ and decision makers’ options on how to leverage this technology for their own good. Listed below is a look at three emerging technologies that we will all come to use in the future and whether they are right for your business now.

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A Review of Value Smartphones

A Review of Value Smartphones

“Value” smartphones don’t always have to be “bad” smartphones! To help you get the most out of your investment, we’ve put compiled a list of the best and brightest value smartphones on the market. You may be surprised by how much value these manufacturers can pack into such devices!

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Microsoft Raising Their Prices

Microsoft Raising Their Prices

Microsoft has planned a rise in the price of its software offerings Microsoft 365 and Office 365; it will impact your business in some way whether you are ready or not. We are writing this blog to share information that you might find imperative about this price increase so you can plan to get the most out of your software moving forward.

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Reviewing The Flagship Smartphones

Reviewing The Flagship Smartphones

When buying your next smartphone, you may want to consider the latest flagship devices. Listed below is a discussion on what the latest and greatest smartphones can provide your organization.

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How AI Can Help the Healthcare Industry

How AI Can Help the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare is an industry that operates under very high pressure for a significant share of the time. As a result, it is only natural to conclude that a technology that could make the lives of healthcare providers and administrators easier in numerous ways shows some promise. That technology? Artificial intelligence.

Listed below is a few of the many ways that AI has been proposed (if not implemented already) as a solution to some of healthcare’s more challenging obstacles.

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