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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.

Examining the Variables Associated with Promise Voice Authentication

Examining the Variables Associated with Promise Voice Authentication

Authentication has been a significant talking point for the past few years, especially as the value of data has only increased and security has correspondingly increased in importance. As a result, more secure and reliable means of identity verification have also become more important. Now, voice authentication is being considered as such a means.

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What a VPN Can and Cannot Do for your Company

What a VPN Can and Cannot Do for your Company

A virtual private network, also known as a VPN, is an imperative part of keeping your business safe while operations are taking place out of the office, but a discussion needs to be had about what a VPN can do and cannot do. This is especially critical to know for keeping your organization safe. 

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How to Improve Your Wireless Connection’s Strength

How to Improve Your Wireless Connection’s Strength

With more organizations leaning in the direction of remote connections and mobile devices, it’s no surprise that wireless Internet is such a pain point for businesses. Sometimes it can be an exercise in frustration to connect to your office’s wireless network, and you might not really know what to do about it. Listed below are some ideas to try and enhance your wireless network’s strength or signal.

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Introducing Windows Hello

Introducing Windows Hello

As time has passed, more focus has been put on balancing a user’s identity authentication in terms of its convenience versus its security. This has led to the development of solutions like Windows Hello, the biometrics-based system that Microsoft has introduced into the Windows operating system.

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Self-Healing Software Could Be Coming Sooner Than Later

Self-Healing Software Could Be Coming Sooner Than Later

Cybersecurity is a massively critical consideration for modern businesses, and as a result, managing it is often given a considerable amount of time. However, recent developments suggest that this time can potentially be reduced by the use of “self-healing” security software. This may sound a little out there, but stay with us! We’ll explain.

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How Businesses Have Survived During the Pandemic

How Businesses Have Survived During the Pandemic

With productivity being a massively critical metric for every business, situations like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic create a lot of fear and uncertainty, especially with businesses having to find new ways to go about doing things so that they can keep revenue coming in. Below is a look into how businesses have made it this far and how each element of a business has had to react to the ongoing crisis. 

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Explaining Virtual Machines

Explaining Virtual Machines

Many organizations have been in business for so long that they still utilize legacy applications for specific purposes within their computing infrastructure. There simply might not be a better option at the time, so they continue to rely on software that is, to be blunt, showing its age, including the server software that runs their business. Virtual machines offer these businesses the opportunity to still leverage these applications without the inherent risk that comes from using unsupported software.

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VoIP can Save Your Business Money

VoIP can Save Your Business Money

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is the new wave in terms of telecommunication, and while some small businesses have hopped on board and implemented this new technology, others are still reluctant to do so. Well, we are here to tell you that the cost savings are, in fact, real. You have no reason not to replace your existing communication infrastructure with a hosted VoIP solution.

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The Difference between Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives

The Difference between Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives

When you’re looking for some new technology, you have to sort through the options available to you to find what’s best for your use case. One of these decisions is what type of hard drives are installed in new workstations, laptops, and servers. Listed below are the two main types of hard drives and what they are good for. 

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Not All Updates are Perfect

Not All Updates are Perfect

While we cannot express how critical it is to update your software and hardware in a timely fashion, it is imperative to keep in mind that some of these updates aren’t going to be perfect. An upcoming update to Google Workspace serves as the perfect example, as the company has recently released an alert to inform users about an issue affecting Google Drive.

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Basic Technology Maintenance Practices

Basic Technology Maintenance Practices

If you are one of the many small businesses out there that does not have reliable technical support for the numerous devices on your network, it might be hard to imagine a world where your technology gets the maintenance it needs to thrive. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Here are some basic technology maintenance tips that anyone can implement, plus one at the end that we think small businesses, in particular, will benefit from!

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Types of Blockchain

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Types of Blockchain

The blockchain has made quite an impact, beginning as the technology that powers Bitcoin before branching out into different use cases that many businesses are already taking advantage of. Listed below are the benefits and shortcomings of the numerous varieties that blockchain now comes in, and how they are commonly utilized.

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How to Find the Right Productivity App for your Business

How to Find the Right Productivity App for your Business

Businesses need to maximize productivity however they can. Some look to software to make this happen. When looking for productivity software, it may seem like you are looking at the same thing over and over again. While we admit that many productivity programs are similar, it’s critical that you acquire the software that will give your organization the tools it needs to succeed. Listed below is a look at how you can find the right productivity apps for your business’ needs.

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The FCC's New Speed Test App

The FCC's New Speed Test App

Broadband Internet access is an imperative consideration for today’s world, considering how much of daily life and business is now conducted online. That being said, Internet access is still far from a given. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission wants to work to fix this; however, to do so, they need data. To help collect this data, the FCC wants you to install a speed test application on your smartphone.

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Modern Tools and Solutions that can Help Your Business

Modern Tools and Solutions that can Help Your Business

With every business having at least some revenue generation as a priority, it is critical that businesses comprehend how technology can help eliminate inefficiency via improved collaboration and productivity. Consider a few modern tools and solutions that can help a business as it strives towards its goals.

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Artificial Intelligence Can Help in Business

Artificial Intelligence Can Help in Business

Some of the topics discussed here may seem to be inaccessible to modern small and medium-sized businesses, bordering on science fiction. For example, consider the topic of artificial intelligence in business.

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How A Document Management System Can Help Your Business

How A Document Management System Can Help Your Business

Do you know how much paper you use each year? Do you know how much paper you have stored in your office? Do you realize that none of that is necessary? Modern digital filing systems as a part of a document management strategy can stop you from wasting your business’ resources on paper, filing, and printing. 

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The FCC is Giving Internet Service Discounts, But is it Enough?

The FCC is Giving Internet Service Discounts, But is it Enough?

Whether you’re referring to someone's personal needs or their work-related responsibilities, the Internet has become a required component to most processes. Alas, financial limitations often make sufficient connectivity unattainable for many, which is why the Federal Communications Commission stepped in last month to provide some assistance.

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Data Recovery Strategies You'll Need if Disaster Strikes

Data Recovery Strategies You'll Need if Disaster Strikes

Most people are aware that data backup is critical, and when things go wrong, you’ll be glad your business has it. However, it’s not enough to have a copy of your data when you need to restore it, you’ll also need a recovery strategy. This is because getting your data back working for you is arguably as imperative as any other part of the process. Listed below is a look at data recovery strategies that will get your business back on track after a disaster.

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How Evolving Technology is Affecting Human Resources Departments

How Evolving Technology is Affecting Human Resources Departments

Human resources (HR) may not get the attention that many other areas of your business do, but it remains critical. HR plans and coordinates most of the administrative issues of a business, deal with onboarding and offboarding personnel, are a big part of a business’ strategic planning, and function as a bridge between a business’ workers and its decision makers. With all that responsibility, HR can sometimes get bogged down with work, putting a business behind. 

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