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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.

Vulnerabilities Discovered in Azure-Linked Managed Database

Vulnerabilities Discovered in Azure-Linked Managed Database

It’s not unheard of for some threats to remain undiscovered for months or even years, as is the case with an especially nasty one in the Microsoft Azure database system. This exploit, discovered by cloud security provider Wiz, is built into Cosmos DB, Microsoft Azure’s managed database service. Listed below is a look at the exploit and see what we can learn from it.

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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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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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Cloud Solutions that Can Save Your Business Money

Cloud Solutions that Can Save Your Business Money

The tools available for businesses to utilize have gained considerable benefits as technology has developed. The cloud, a particularly paradigm-shifting advancement, has provided businesses access to better solutions than ever before, and with the added bonus of making them easier to manage. Listed below are a few such solutions that many businesses are now embracing.

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How the Cloud Can Help Your Business

How the Cloud Can Help Your Business

For the last decade, cloud computing has grown fairly quickly, but with a new decade, and a dangerous virus that has people and businesses leaning on hosted computing solutions more now than ever, it seems like a good time to review the types of cloud options that are available, and how they offer value to businesses just like yours.

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What You Need To Know About Working From Home

What You Need To Know About Working From Home

Because of the coronavirus, many office workers are working remotely. For many, this can feel like a nice change of scenery, while others might have additional anxiety from it. Regardless of where you stand, working remotely can be both effective and productive, if done properly.

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What Your Business Needs to Know About "The Cloud"

What Your Business Needs to Know About "The Cloud"

The notion of cloud computing and cloud storage has revolutionized the way companies manage data storage and software distribution. Macro Systems has helped many of our clients utilize cloud-based services, and these days, most of us are connected to this entity labeled as “the cloud” in one way or another. The question is: how can we tell if our data is safe?

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Modern SMB IT Trends

Modern SMB IT Trends

Technology is trending, but if you are a decision maker at a small business, technology solutions aren’t usually developed for your business in mind. As a result, it can often be hard for the SMB to get tools that are scalable enough to make sense for them, while also getting powerful options that will actually work to enhance some part of the business. Listed below is a look at three trending technologies that small businesses are starting to utilize regularly. 

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The Benefits of Going Green

The Benefits of Going Green

Recently, green technologies had a reputation for being costly, instead of cost-saving. On the other hand, business owners are beginning to see a multitude of benefits for going green - from cost savings to growing customer appreciation for environmental conservation.

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How Cloud Computing can Improve Your Business

How Cloud Computing can Improve Your Business

Thanks to the growing abilities of modern computing networks, businesses have been able to experience increased productivity. One such capability, cloud computing, has permitted businesses to reach outside of their physical location to conduct their operations. Below is a review of some of cloud computing’s other advantages.

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How the Hybrid Cloud Can Benefit Your Organization

How the Hybrid Cloud Can Benefit Your Organization

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way business is done, but most organizations don’t always feel good housing data and hosting critical infrastructure in the cloud. Every company has to decide what kind of computing infrastructure is proper for them. Many modern organizations have decided to spread their technology investments around as they attempt to find solutions for all types of operational 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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What You Need to Know About Hosted Solutions

What You Need to Know About Hosted Solutions

Hosted solutions are utilized in current business practices for several reasons, but by far the most common reason is because the business doesn’t have the staff or resources to take care of the solution in-house. The process of implementation will vary by business, but Macro Systems can walk you through the process nevertheless, including creating the solution, renting the solution, and purchasing the hosting space.

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Some Ways Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

Some Ways Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

Cloud computing is a significant player in the way that businesses are tackling their daily operations. This mAY bring into question whether or not your business is actually using the cloud in the first place, but one thing is clear: if you haven’t implemented the cloud yet, it’s hard to not do so, especially considering how great it can be for your business.

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The Advantages of Centralizing Your Infrastructure and Data

The Advantages of Centralizing Your Infrastructure and Data

Technology helps organizations of all kinds keep their operations running effectively, but depending on the way that it’s managed, it could have harmful effects on your business. For example: if you have all kinds of solutions hosted on specific servers or workstations, you’re preventing them from being accessed by devices that aren’t connected to that specific network. Wouldn’t it be better if everything was centralized so that all of it could be accessed at a moment's notice?

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Cloud-Based BDR

Cloud-Based BDR

The cloud has changed the game for business technology, but perhaps its most important contribution has been to the backup and disaster recovery process. Businesses no longer have to suffer due to unforeseen circumstances such as hardware failure or cyber attacks. Instead, a cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solution, also known as BDR, can provide a considerable failsafe for your organization.

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A Cloud Provider Hosting Your Company’s Data Should Care as Much as You Do

A Cloud Provider Hosting Your Company’s Data Should Care as Much as You Do

By now you’ve heard about the cloud and all that it can do for businesses, but not all cloud providers can claim equal levels of availability and overall quality as others. Therefore, one of the most critical considerations you have to make when rolling out a cloud service regards who will be managing your company’s cloud computing platform.

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We Bust 3 Common Myths About Cloud Computing

We Bust 3 Common Myths About Cloud Computing

Are you still hesitant to adopt cloud computing for your company’s IT needs? For the cautious business owner, adopting new technologies isn’t a move that’s to be made lightly. However, cloud computing is much more than a passing fad. In recent years, the cloud has become such a reliable and efficient tool for businesses that it deserves your attention. Take for example these three misconceptions about the cloud.

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Keeping All of Your Company’s Technology Up-to-Date is a Chore... that You Can Outsource!

Keeping All of Your Company’s Technology Up-to-Date is a Chore... that You Can Outsource!

Updating your company’s software is a big responsibility that shouldn’t be overlooked. When it comes down to it, applying security patches and updates are some of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure the safety of your company’s data. Do you have a plan in place to handle all of your technology updates, or are you going about it haphazardly?

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