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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.

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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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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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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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 Software as a Service

What You Need to Know About Software as a Service

The cloud has offered businesses exceptional remarkable capabilities and opportunities, but let's take a moment to focus on one in particular: software as a service (SaaS). What exactly is SaaS, and how can it assist you in your operations? 

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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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Different Types of Cloud Computing

Different Types of Cloud Computing

If you asked the layman on the street about cloud computing, you would probably get some surprising answers, including some who believe that the computing resources are stored in the clouds in the sky. Clearly, that isn’t the case, but one thing is certain: not all cloud strategies are comprehended by the people that use them. Below is a look at the different types of cloud computing and how they can actually work for business.

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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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Cloud-Hosted VoIP Offers Your Business Numerous Benefits

Cloud-Hosted VoIP Offers Your Business Numerous Benefits

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has become increasingly more popular with businesses recently. The number of benefits that it offers to businesses (small organizations especially) makes your traditional telephone system look outdated and amateurish. 

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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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Should Your Business Put HR and Payroll in the Cloud?

Should Your Business Put HR and Payroll in the Cloud?

Cloud computing can be utilized for many purposes, especially in the business environment. Businesses of all shapes and sizes utilize the cloud to keep operations moving smoothly. Some have even moved their entire human resources and payroll departments into the cloud. Macro Systems can help you decide if this is the right approach for 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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