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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.

Three Ways Your Business Can Improve Productivity

Three Ways Your Business Can Improve Productivity

Every business depends on productivity, but there are many different forms that productivity can take. The types that every company prefers are the actions that result in improved revenue generation. That’s not to say that all work that is done for your organization isn’t imperative, but the more that can be done to make money, the better off your business will be. Listed below are a look at three ways your business can shift the way they do things with the use of technology. 

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The Modern Inventory Management System

The Modern Inventory Management System

Most companies rely on keeping a certain amount of goods and resources in stock. For manufacturers and retailers, controlling your business’ inventory is essential to the success of their whole business. There are modern inventory management tools that can give your business the confidence to know that you will have the resources and products in stock when you need them. This month, we’ll take a brief look at the modern Inventory management system. 

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A Network Bottleneck Can Impact Your Business

A Network Bottleneck Can Impact Your Business

Have you ever wondered why it takes longer than you expect for certain tasks to be accomplished with your business’ network? It turns out that technology is far from a simple thing, and small problems can seriously derail productivity and efficiency of complex information systems, one of which is the notorious network bottleneck. How can you identify and rectify this issue for your network?

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Proactive Maintenance Can Help Your Business

Proactive Maintenance Can Help Your Business

If you want to limit costs, being proactive can go a long way toward this goal. Your organization's technology is one such area where proactive maintenance can allow your business to save countless dollars and hours of downtime. If you haven’t implemented a proactive maintenance platform yet, then you might be putting your business at risk.

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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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Technology Investments that Won't Drain Your Budget

Technology Investments that Won't Drain Your Budget

Technology enables some amazing things for businesses, but it can influence the way you both look at operations and the way your business functions. Not all companies have the capital to make these large technology investments. You are far from optionless, however; listed below are some of the better investments you can make in your technology infrastructure, in particular ones that won’t drain your budget.

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Technology Decision Tips for Your Business

Technology Decision Tips for Your Business

If you aren’t versed in business technology, locating the right solutions can be challenging, to say the least. Technology should make your life easier, not more difficult. Listed below are a couple of tips to help you get started with deploying the right technology solutions for your business. Here are three tips to help you make the best, most educated decisions about the technology for your business.

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Utilizing AI to Keep Your Information Systems Safe

Utilizing AI to Keep Your Information Systems Safe

Due to the increasing complexity and rapid growth of the cybersecurity industry, businesses must stay ahead of developing threats designed to undermine advancements in the latest and greatest security technologies. One way that researchers have used to fight against threats is through the use of artificial intelligence. It’s possible that this emerging technology could be the key to fighting back against cyberattacks.

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How to Make Remote Work Easier

How to Make Remote Work Easier

Remote work is more common than ever before, so it’s not a surprise that businesses are looking for innovative ways to ensure remote working arrangements aren’t dragging down operations. Fortunately, because it’s so common now, your business has a lot of options at its disposal, many of which allow for greater flexibility and mobility.

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Blame Culture Can Be Dangerous to Cybersecurity

Blame Culture Can Be Dangerous to Cybersecurity

When you go to such great lengths to protect your business’ network, it can come as a shock when you experience a data breach. Someone has to be at blame for such an event, right? Alas, this mindset is often one that can come as a detriment to businesses, especially in the modern age of cybersecurity threats and ransomware. It can divide teams and cause rifts that are hard to recover from. 

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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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Cloud Computing vs. Onsite Computing

Cloud Computing vs. Onsite Computing

Cloud computing has been a hot topic in IT circles for years; first because of the skepticism that many IT professionals had for the practice, and now that it is a mainstream business technology, ways to enhance security to protect the organization who has embraced this computing strategy. While cloud computing is convenient, flexible, and seemingly affordable, there are instances where having physical machines makes more sense for a business. 

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Three Common Computer Problems

Three Common Computer Problems

There are times when you have computer issues and you might hesitate to call in the big guns to resolve the problems. Alas, the reality is that many businesses are under the impression that calling experts to handle their computer problems will leave them in a difficult position financially. Macro Systems is here to make sure that doesn’t happen! Listed below are three common computer repair problems that you may be able to solve in a simple and easy way.

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Spot Technology Issues Before They Become Major Problems

Spot Technology Issues Before They Become Major Problems

Issues with your technology can often be spotted long before they become significant time-consuming difficulties, but the catch with this statement is that you have to actively be looking for them. If you want your organization to remain profitable, you have to make sure that your technology is not wasting your business time or resources, and one way to do this is by actively monitoring your network for these problems.

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How to Create an Effective Risk Management Strategy

How to Create an Effective Risk Management Strategy

Risk management is part of any effective business strategy and one aspect of running a business that must be addressed if you want to secure long-term success. What goes into an effective risk management strategy and how can you take advantage of it?

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The Ongoing Battle Between Working Remotely and Returning to the Office

The Ongoing Battle Between Working Remotely and Returning to the Office

Since employees started returning to the office after getting a taste of remote work, there has been an ongoing war between employers wishing a return to normalcy and the employees who prefer to get their work done from the comforts of their own home. A new survey indicates that half of employees would rather quit than deal with an employer who mandates a return to the office environment.

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A Managed Service Provider Can Enhance How You Utilize Technology

A Managed Service Provider Can Enhance How You Utilize Technology

When it comes to your business’ IT resources, who’s the boss? Do you have a CIO, or chief information officer, managing your IT decision-making, and do you have someone responsible for managing and maintaining your systems? If you don’t know the answer to either of these questions, then we need to have a conversation about your relationship with technology management.

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Hardware Challenges and Questions Your Business Could Encounter

Hardware Challenges and Questions Your Business Could Encounter

There will come a time when your organization will need to acquire hardware like monitors, server units, workstations, networking components, and other technology. It is your responsibility as a business owner to make educated decisions about how you go about upgrading your gear, but it’s not always immediately clear what the correct path forward is.

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Fake Ransomware Threats are Surfacing

Fake Ransomware Threats are Surfacing

It's very simple: Ransomware is very bad. The first half of 2021 saw a massive increase in ransomware attacks that made the lives of countless individuals and business professionals difficult. On the other hand, a new trend is surfacing, and it’s one that you might be surprised to see: fake ransomware threats.

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3 Things to Try Before Calling Your Help Desk

3 Things to Try Before Calling Your Help Desk

Sometimes technology just doesn’t perform how we need it to, an annoyance that leads most users to call the help desk for assistance. While this is certainly well and good, we thought we would share a few tips that you can use to save some time for both yourself and your help desk, hopefully leading to a faster and more efficient way of troubleshooting problems.

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