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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.

Cloud Options that Can Improve Any Business

Cloud Options that Can Improve Any Business

With cloud computing working wonders for small and medium-sized businesses of all kinds, you may gain confidence in finding hosted platforms that can help your business. Make no mistake about it, the cloud can work for your organization in one way or another. Listed below are tips on how cloud options can help you enhance your business’ computing.  

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Cloud Migration Tips

Cloud Migration Tips

The cloud is a good business tool and resource, enabling businesses to offset a lot of their IT workload onto these providers. If you haven’t migrated some or all of your organization's technology to take advantage of the cloud, it is certainly something to consider.

If you’re already considering it, listed below are a few tips to help make the process more effective for you.

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Pros and Cons of Adding New Infrastructure

Pros and Cons of Adding New Infrastructure

The server is the heart and brain of a business’ computing infrastructure, so much so that a failure can cause catastrophic effects on your business. If you are at a point where you are thinking about adding a server to your infrastructure, or replacing one that is a little long in the tooth, you now have less of a dilemma than you may have had previously. This doesn’t mean that it is not a serious decision, but today you have options on how you want to go about deploying your new server. This month, we thought we would go over some of the pros and cons that come with adding new infrastructure and whether purchasing a new server outright is the right decision for your business.

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What You Need to Know About Cloud-Based Cybercrime

What You Need to Know About Cloud-Based Cybercrime

The cloud is one of the most beneficial technologies that today's business has at its disposal. Alas, the same can be said for today's cybercriminals. The cloud has provided cybercriminals new opportunities that are imperative to acknowledge and, of course, to protect your business against.

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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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How to Reduce Hardware Expenses

How to Reduce Hardware Expenses

Businesses usually struggle with the hardware side of running a business, whether it is locating the right solutions or taking care of them. Hardware like server units, workstations, and networking components are what keep your company functioning, and without it, you don’t have much of a business. How can you make sure that your business is addressing this critical aspect of running a business? How can you keep hardware from breaking your budget? We recommend starting with a network audit.

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Ways Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

Ways Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

The cloud is one way that organizations are changing their operations for the better. Not only does the cloud enable businesses to function in drastically different ways from the status quo, it also gives businesses countless opportunities to reduce costs. Listed below are a few ways you can expect the cloud to reduce your expenses and improve your return on investment for IT resources.

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How Secure Is Your Cloud Provider?

How Secure Is Your Cloud Provider?

We are fans of the cloud, especially for data storage, but you shouldn’t implement the cloud without a good security strategy. Whether you are using it for your organization's data storage needs or just to take backups of your infrastructure, you’ll still need to keep various facets of security in mind for your cloud storage. It all starts with figuring out how secure your cloud provider really is.

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A Remote Work Contingency Plan Could Save Your Business

A Remote Work Contingency Plan Could Save Your Business

Disasters are more common in the business world than you might think, be they natural disasters that level your office or simple electrical problems that spark a structural fire. A business-threatening disaster could occur at any moment, and it is your responsibility to ensure that it doesn’t put your business’ future at risk. To this end, we recommend you have plans for off-site operations, even if only temporary.

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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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What to Contemplate When Implementing Cloud Tools

What to Contemplate When Implementing Cloud Tools

Cloud computing has been a godsend for many businesses by offering the flexibility and scalability they need to grow and enhance their offerings. Cloud computing, naturally, also provides some capital cost reduction. There is no question that the cloud brings plenty of benefits to companies small or large, they now have the ability to pay per month for the computing resources they were making hefty capital investments for not too long ago; and, by-in-large, these investments pay off. 

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Explaining Centralized Authority and How it Relates to Your Business

Explaining Centralized Authority and How it Relates to Your Business

The cloud is without a doubt an invaluable business tool, so long as you maintain control over your business’ usage of it. This centralized authority over your cloud’s access controls is vital to its successful utilization. Listed below is a discussion on what this means, and the ways that this can be established.

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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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