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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.

Why Your Business Should Consider a Private Cloud Solution

Why Your Business Should Consider a Private Cloud Solution

The cloud is a great opportunity for businesses to enhance accessibility of data and increase productivity, especially while remote, but for those who do not know how to approach it, the cloud can be intimidating. Listed below is the case for a private cloud solution and why you should consider it as a viable option for your business, even if it does not seem like it at the moment. 

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How to Emulate Enterprise Networks

How to Emulate Enterprise Networks

The significant difference between an enterprise and a small or medium-sized business is just its size. As a result, many of the tools that the enterprise takes advantage of can easily be used by their smaller counterparts. Listed below are a few of these processes and technologies.

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Some Obstacles to Overcome for Hybrid Work

Some Obstacles to Overcome for Hybrid Work

After the past few years, the hybrid workplace has risen in its perceived value, the advantages of allowing employees flexibility in where they work from becoming very clear. However, while the hybrid workplace is much closer to a reality than ever before, there are a few hurdles that must be cleared first.

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Potential Cloud Migration Issues

Potential Cloud Migration Issues

When it comes to implementing new technology solutions, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the great possibilities and miss all of the challenges that it represents. The cloud especially represents countless chances to enhance operations and improve efficiency, but the side of this is that there are many issues that could arise during the cloud migration process. Consider some of these challenges and how Macro Systems can help you get around them.

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Software as a Service can Help Your Business

Software as a Service can Help Your Business

All businesses require software of some kind, but utilizing software comes with its own fair share of irritations. How do you manage all of the licenses? How do you afford the often high capital expense that comes with providing all of your users with the programs they need? Fortunately, the cloud comes to the rescue once again with Software as a Service.

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Should You Invest In Hardware or Move to the Cloud?

Should You Invest In Hardware or Move to the Cloud?

Regardless of their size, companies need access to some significant amounts of data nowadays. This means that even small businesses have situations to consider that not only carries data considerations, but operational considerations. Considering many businesses have shifted to a remote workforce, it stands to reason that an organization’s hardware investments have to be more strategic than ever before.

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Common Challenges Your Business May Face When Migrating to the Cloud

Common Challenges Your Business May Face When Migrating to the Cloud

The cloud is a well-established option for modern businesses to embrace. So much so, in fact, that the advantages of migrating their data environment to the cloud have encouraged many to take the plunge (or would that thematically be ascent?) into cloud-delivered services. Naturally, these transitions don’t come without their problems. Listed below are a few of the most common challenges that a business encounters when performing a cloud migration.

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3 Ways Today's Businesses Implement the Cloud

3 Ways Today's Businesses Implement the Cloud

Whether you are just a fledgling small business just trying to get your feet off the ground or a larger-scale organization with a multitude of clients, one thing will always remain the same: in the modern business world, the cloud is king, and it has the potential to change the way that your business operates for the better. 

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Three Technology Tools a New Small Business Needs

Three Technology Tools a New Small Business Needs

Deciding to start a business is a big shift in a person’s life, but it can be extraordinarily rewarding. Regardless of what business you plan on opening, there are some technologies that can work to make your new business easier to manage and can help you transition into the world of entrepreneurship. Listed below are three technology tools the small business startup needs. 

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The Growth of Modern Digital Services

The Growth of Modern Digital Services

Over the past several years there has been a monumental shift in the availability of tools on the Internet, and at the beginning of 2020, analysts thought that this type of service delivery would continue to grow at a swift rate. They didn’t account for a global pandemic. 

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Server Hosting Options to Consider

Server Hosting Options to Consider

Modern technology offers businesses more options than they’ve ever had, including where they want to host their imperative infrastructures. This decision will often boil down to between an onsite hardware implementation or utilizing the cloud. Listed below is a consideration of the differences that your decision needs to reflect.

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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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Cloud Computing Stats and Trends

Cloud Computing Stats and Trends

The cloud has been a good resource for business for a while now. Just how good? Currently, nine-out-of-ten businesses operate with some type of cloud-hosted solution. In fact, by the figures, we’re looking at a cloud-hosted future. Listed below is a look at some of the cloud computing stats and trends to paint a picture of just how the cloud has grown up. 

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A Hosted Email Solution Can Benefit Your Business

A Hosted Email Solution Can Benefit Your Business

Email is one of the most often used business tools available, but as with any tool, some options are better than others. Listed below are some tips on how to best utilize email in your business by using hosted email.

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How Your Business Can Utilize Cloud Services

How Your Business Can Utilize Cloud Services

As businesses have been granted access to more advanced tools, the cloud and its capabilities have been shown to be among the most useful to operations. Listed below are some practical applications of the cloud to see why this is.

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What Cloud Services are Available and How They Can Help Your Business

What Cloud Services are Available and How They Can Help Your Business

Regardless of stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines currently making the workday that we are used to impossible to sustain, many businesses have found that cloud services have helped them to adjust. Listed below is a run-down of what cloud services are available right now, and how exactly they can help many businesses operate.

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How Cloud Solutions Can Support Your (Remote) Office Productivity

How Cloud Solutions Can Support Your (Remote) Office Productivity

Cloud solutions can help support your office’s productivity; especially now, when it isn’t recommended that anyone congregate in the office. Thus, we wanted to go over how you can help even your remote workforce be more productive by utilizing cloud technology.

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Business Continuity is Critical These Days

Business Continuity is Critical These Days

March 31st is World Backup Day, which makes it the ideal opportunity to share the benefits of having a comprehensive backup plan. Alas, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant business interruptions make World Backup Day only too timely this year. Below we'll examine how these tough times make a business continuity strategy and data backup all the more critical to have.

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What You Need To Know About Cloud Solutions Security

What You Need To Know About Cloud Solutions Security

All kinds of companies utilize cloud resources as a part of their IT infrastructure. It allows them to turn what was once a major capital expenditure into a controllable operating cost; and, it does it while offering solutions to almost any business problem. The one drawback that most IT professionals agree on is how to gain enough control over a cloud platform to ensure that the platform is secure. 

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Server Options for Smaller Companies

Server Options for Smaller Companies

Small Businesses don’t always have the financial resources (or the need) to purchase a server. Lots of small organizations will have a few workstations connected together via a wired or wireless Local Area Network (LAN), but when your business gets to a point where it needs more effective means of collaboration, running that LAN through a server can result in quite a few benefits. Below is a look at why a server-based LAN is an improvement and what your company’s server options are. 

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