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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.

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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A Look at Hosted Desktops

A Look at Hosted Desktops

As imperative as it is to keep your technology up-to-date, it can also be prohibitively costly to do so throughout your entire organization. If you have found yourself in this position, one option to consider is to resort to hosted desktop solutions. Listed below is a review of what a hosted desktop is, and how it can serve companies well.

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Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365

Microsoft provides solutions that have a reliable history of being assets when businesses adopt them; however, like most solutions, what may fit well for one business may not fit well for all. 

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The Azure Cloud Platforms can Help Your Business

The Azure Cloud Platforms can Help Your Business

Microsoft is arguably best known for its operating system and productivity software, but these days one part of its organization is growing faster than any other: its Azure cloud platform. Below is a look at the Azure cloud, some features that businesses use it for, and how it can fit into your IT strategy.

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Identifying the Different Cloud Solutions

Identifying the Different Cloud Solutions

Many organizations have taken the cloud into consideration as their next technology implementation, but there’s more to adopting a cloud solution than just going to the cloud store and asking for one. You first need to determine what kind of cloud solution is best suited to your needs.

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What a Private Cloud Offers Your Business

What a Private Cloud Offers Your Business

Databases are especially convenient for allowing access to critical data, but they, by default, expose data to risks depending on how they are stored. For example: if a database is stored in the cloud it could potentially be vulnerable to threats that put the future of your organization in jeopardy. Compared to the public cloud, a private cloud database can give you more opportunities for security, flexibility, and customization.

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Is Virtualization Right for your Business?

Is Virtualization Right for your Business?

Virtualization has offered opportunities for companies who want to make their operations more flexible, but your organization can’t simply implement it without a plan. Your organization needs to have specific requirements in mind for its cloud hardware. Macro Systems can help you make the best decision possible regarding the adoption of virtualization for your organization's needs.

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SMBs are Welcoming Cloud-Hosted Technology

SMBs are Welcoming Cloud-Hosted Technology

The cloud has helped many organizations push beyond their limits, but is yours taking advantage of it? Depending on the needs of your specific company, the cloud can aid your business in ways you could never dream of just 20 years ago. Listed below are some of the best ways the cloud can benefit your business.

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The Most Dangerous Threats involving Remote Workers and Mobile Devices

The Most Dangerous Threats involving Remote Workers and Mobile Devices

Were you one the 55.3 percent of employees who took their work devices on the road during this holiday season? Odds are that if you have employees who find it difficult to complete their duties in the office, they’ll take it home with them over the holidays to ensure they don’t fall behind. However, they could potentially be exposing critical data to risk by doing this.

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What to Know about the 'As a Service' Model

What to Know about the 'As a Service' Model

Modern businesses utilize so many solutions that it can be challenging just to keep them all in line, let alone managing and maintaining them. Naturally, the most difficult part of utilizing so much technology is affording it. While you could invest in software licenses for each and every one of your users’ systems, there is an alternative that you should definitely contemplate.

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