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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.

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 to Avoid Regarding Cyber Security for Your Business

What to Avoid Regarding Cyber Security for Your Business

Security can be rough for small businesses to optimize, but that does not make it any less imperative. One such way that security can work against you is actually your employees’ predispositions toward it; the cognitive biases that your employees have regarding security can put your business at risk, even if that is the last thing on their minds.

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Tips on Overcoming Distractions in the Workplace

Tips on Overcoming Distractions in the Workplace

Technology is such a great tool for productivity, but one thing that you need to comprehend is that it can't work miracles. At the end of the day, we are all still human; distractions creep in that technology cannot prevent. Some users struggle with staying focused, which leads to unproductive behaviors, all of which compounds to create wasted time and money. Listed below are some ways that your employees can overcome distractions in the workplace.

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A Business Needs Reliable Leadership

A Business Needs Reliable Leadership

Many small business owners are in a very tough position: not only have they had to navigate months of government-mandated limitations, health scares, and rising vendor prices, they also don’t have any definitive answers to when this whole period might be over, and, what a new normal will look like when it is. For these reasons it is imperative that a business has reliable leadership in place. 

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How an Inventory Strategy Can Help Your Business

How an Inventory Strategy Can Help Your Business

How many times have you traveled to the store and purchased items that you already had? Alas, this happens all the time, but fortunately it’s usually a carton milk or a loaf of bread. When it happens in your business, it can be much more costly. Listed below is a recommendation for an inventory strategy that will stop you from spending tons of cash on redundant investments. 

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Technology that Fuels Necessary Business Collaboration

Technology that Fuels Necessary Business Collaboration

For small businesses and startups, it is extremely imperative to select the collaboration tools your business needs to meet consumer demand. It is often the case where members of your team are going to be asked to work together toward the successful conclusion in the delivery of a service or the creation of a product. Listed below are some considerations that decision makers need to sort through in order to find collaboration solutions that will help meet their business’ goals. 

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All You Need to Know About Line of Business Software

All You Need to Know About Line of Business Software

Modern businesses depend on software to help them fill in the gaps. For certain businesses, though, not just any piece of software will do. If your business is dependent on specific software to properly run your business, or if your business functions in an industry rife with regulations, you might be looking for a line of business software.

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A Look at Office Wellness Programs

A Look at Office Wellness Programs

The office is a location where work gets accomplished, but it’s also known as a sedentary lifestyle. Workplace wellness programs may be an $8 billion industry, but the effectiveness of these programs has yet to be determined. Below we'll take a look at what kind of office wellness programs might work for your business. 

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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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2019: The Year Your Organization Hires an MSP

2019: The Year Your Organization Hires an MSP

If you are a business owner that has been in business for a decade you’ve probably seen how emerging technologies have altered the face of business. Technologies such as cloud computing have created opportunities for many businesses to get the powerful computing infrastructures they need without enormous upfront costs. As this trend continues, the IT services have begun to move past core IT management and support and onto providing real solutions for the modern business. Let's take a look at how the Managed Service Provider (MSP) is at the forefront of a data revolution that has no end in sight.

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When Employees Resist New IT Policies

When Employees Resist New IT Policies

Business owners: do you ever feel like you need to walk around on eggshells when it comes time to implement a new process or policy with your workers? Does it seem like your employees fight back tooth and nail when there is any technology alteration or IT restriction? You aren’t the only one who feels this way.

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How Gamification Can Help Your Office

How Gamification Can Help Your Office

The office is a workplace; it probably isn’t a place that is usually associated with fun and games. Neverless, different aspects of games have been shown to provide significant benefits when introduced into the professional environment. Let's explore some ways in which some fun activities could help your organization.

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Bias Can Impact Your Business from Within

Bias Can Impact Your Business from Within

Regardless of what you assume, a bias is not an inherently negative thing. Still, if not considered rationally, a bias can lead you to make a business decision that does more bad than good. Researchers have studied why we hold the biases we do, and how we can overcome them.

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Strong Internal Communications Can Bring Major Benefits

Strong Internal Communications Can Bring Major Benefits

Internal communications are remarkably important for a business with multiple moving parts. In a world with many choices for communication, how does your company keep in touch? We’ve put together five great ways that your company can take advantage of today’s networking technology to create an infrastructure meant to help your employees stay connected to one another and promote organizational cooperation.

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Internet of Things Security is a Vital Business Concern

Internet of Things Security is a Vital Business Concern

The Internet of Things (IoT) is nearly everywhere these days; as a result, potential security risks are also nearly everywhere. Your company needs to take the risks associated with the IoT into account and prepare accordingly.

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4 Abilities an IT Project Manager Needs

4 Abilities an IT Project Manager Needs

IT project managers are an imperative part of any new technology initiative in your business; you should be looking for particular requirements when searching for a project manager for your latest project implementation. Listed below are some specific traits that your organization should look for in an IT project manager.

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The E-Waste Dilemma

The E-Waste Dilemma

In homes and offices around the world, Technology has become nearly essentially, and one may find themselves replacing it more often than they expected. This leads to a significant amount of waste that can accumulate in your office; whether it's an extra smartphone, desktop, or something as simple as a random, non-functional hard drive. Disposing your dated, unnecessary technology isn’t as easy as placing paper into a recycling bin, however, and it shows in the amount of e-waste that infects the world every day.

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What Does That Mean For SMB?

What Does That Mean For SMB?

One of the most revered NFL coaches in history, Vince Lombardi once said, “If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.” Although that wasn’t its intended use, this quotation can easily apply to technology. The tech industry is constantly changing, improving, and innovating. Adapting to changes is something all businesses must do to succeed.

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3 Reasons Why it Makes Sense to Outsource Your Email Management

3 Reasons Why it Makes Sense to Outsource Your Email Management

How many emails does your organization receive every day? Chances are that you can’t find time in your day-to-day operations to maintain and manage your email solution as well as you’d like, and in a world where threats to your organization’s network lurk around every corner, you can never be too careful. How can you make sure that you’re taking proper care of your business’s email infrastructure, without sacrificing the time and manpower required to do so?

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How to Turn Intrapreneurs Into a Goldmine of Good Ideas

How to Turn Intrapreneurs Into a Goldmine of Good Ideas

Entrepreneurs enjoy an almost mythical standing in the business world as visionary leaders risking everything on an idea that, if successful, pays off in a big way. Yet, few understand the role of the intrapreneur; those who have equally big ideas, but operate in the context of established companies. Your business likely has dynamic intrapreneurs in your midst, but how do you make sure their voices are heard?

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