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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.

Start Planning Your 2023 IT Budget Now

Start Planning Your 2023 IT Budget Now

Somehow, it’s December. Can you believe it? 

2023 is almost upon us, and hopefully by now you’ve started to put some thought into how your business will maneuver through the next 12 months. It’s important to establish an IT plan and budget, so that your technology can actually be a value center as opposed to an expense.

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Why Are So Many IT Projects Unsuccessful

Why Are So Many IT Projects Unsuccessful

Digital transformation is projected to make huge waves in the business environment, with an anticipated value of approximately $767 billion by the year 2026. It’s clear that businesses have big ambitions and expectations for their digital transformation initiatives, but there is a shadow that is cast on this number that holds many companies back: many of these initiatives fail, and fail hard. Why is this the case? We explore these reasons in this month’s newsletter. 

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What Your Business Requires to Keep it Secure

What Your Business Requires to Keep it Secure

Your business is your livelihood, so it only makes sense to invest in its protections so that your livelihood is secure. This will require a strategic approach. Listed below is what your business needs to remain sufficiently secure, and what you should look for from each to get the best, most secure option. 

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5 Advantages of Proactive Managed IT

5 Advantages of Proactive Managed IT

Technology is one part of your business where you would rather take proactive measures than react to problems that arise. After all, preventing some of the disasters and problems which surface could save you so much time and resources. Listed below are five of the best reasons why you should take a proactive approach to your business’ technology infrastructure.

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Tips to Ensure Your Desktop Remains Maintained

Tips to Ensure Your Desktop Remains Maintained

Maintaining your organization's technology can be a lot to handle, especially if you don’t have any IT staff members on hand to dedicate to its management. Managed services make this process a lot simpler, ensuring that, amongst other key benefits, your desktop solutions remain up-to-date and prepared for anything. Listed below are three basic tips to follow to ensure your desktops remain maintained.

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Two Ways Managed Services can Help Your Business

Two Ways Managed Services can Help Your Business

It’s not often that something profoundly alters the landscape of business technology management as much as managed services has. When implemented correctly, managed IT services can completely replace the traditional methods of technology management within a business, and it all starts with changing not just your budgeting practices but also your maintenance practices.

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Spot Technology Issues Before They Become Major Problems

Spot Technology Issues Before They Become Major Problems

Issues with your technology can often be spotted long before they become significant time-consuming difficulties, but the catch with this statement is that you have to actively be looking for them. If you want your organization to remain profitable, you have to make sure that your technology is not wasting your business time or resources, and one way to do this is by actively monitoring your network for these problems.

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Managed IT Services can Reduce the Need for Computer Repair

Managed IT Services can Reduce the Need for Computer Repair

How often do you find yourself in this situation: You're typing on your computer pushing through your day-to-day tasks, and communicating with your employees when suddenly, your computer freezes up, which forces you to perform a hard reset just to get your computer responsive again. Sound familiar? 

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How Managed IT Services Benefits Your Business

How Managed IT Services Benefits Your Business

When you walk into most new businesses you’d be hard-pressed to think that IT has only been utilized in business for a few decades. Most modern businesses use a variety of workstations to handle scheduling, inventory, procurement, payroll, and a list of other business functions. With that in mind, it stands to reason that keeping that IT working is the only way to efficiently run your business. Listed below is a look at how to keep your IT support costs low while keeping your technology managed properly. 

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The Process Our Clients Follow When They Need IT Support

The Process Our Clients Follow When They Need IT Support

You’re busy working, when suddenly your computer crashes…what do you do? Of course, your first response should be to reach out for support. Listed below is an explanation about how your acquisition of support may go, even if your problem cannot be resolved remotely.

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How Managed IT Services can Limit Computer Repair Costs

How Managed IT Services can Limit Computer Repair Costs

When you read the articles available on our blog, you may see the phrase “managed services” a lot. That’s because we firmly believe that managed services are the solution to a lot of problems that small and medium-sized businesses have with technology management, maintenance, and acquisition. How can managed services help your business push past its limits and establish itself as a powerhouse in the local market? 

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Why Managed Services Work

Why Managed Services Work

Businesses have always relied on technology in at least some capacity, whether it’s hosting an email server or platform or using a word processor for various tasks. However, many struggle with technology procurement, management, and maintenance for a variety of reasons. Listed below is a look at what some of these reasons are, as well as how managed services can relieve these pressures to create a better experience for your organization as a whole.

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Common Misconceptions about Technology in the Workplace

Common Misconceptions about Technology in the Workplace

When you invest in a new technology solution, you might be wearing your rose-tinted glasses and expecting too much from the solution right out of the box. We all have expectations for what we want the solution to accomplish, but sometimes these expectations just are not realistic. Listed below are some common misconceptions people have about technology in the workplace, especially in regards to implementation.

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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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What Exactly are IT Best Practices?

What Exactly are IT Best Practices?

We use the term “best practice” a lot… enough that, without an appreciation for what the term actually means, it can start to sound like just another buzzword that the IT guy is using to sound more impressive. We assure you that this is not the case, and that the term “best practice” actually does mean something.

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3 Important IT Processes Essential for Modern Businesses

3 Important IT Processes Essential for Modern Businesses

With businesses relying so much on technology to accomplish just about everything, IT undoubtedly has an imperative role to play. It makes sense that you would want your organization's IT to deliver as much value as possible. Listed below are three IT-centric processes that are primed to help your business accomplish this.

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Outsourcing IT

Outsourcing IT

Companies often struggle with finding talent, and a variety of factors can contribute to this. Some are limited by their geographic location, although this has been made significantly less of a factor thanks to remote technology, whereas others might be limited by budget. Fortunately, outsourcing is a great way to shore up weaknesses in your organization’s operations, particularly for finding IT talent.

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The Right Technology Can Enhance the Customer Experience

The Right Technology Can Enhance the Customer Experience

Whether you refer to them as customers or clients, the people who act as patrons to your business are essential to its success and survival; you need to keep them as happy as possible. While there are many aspects of maintaining a high level of customer service, we wanted to take a bit of time to examine how deploying the right technology can assist your business in doing just that.

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How Managed IT Services Can Benefit Help Your Business

How Managed IT Services Can Benefit Help Your Business

For many businesses, despite the incredible benefits that technology can offer, it is often a source of significant stress. This is especially true for the small business owner, who often has much more restrictive parameters to work with, such as a limited budget, workforce, and even the workspace or office. How can businesses like yours stay competitive against companies that have so many more resources available to them? One answer, in terms of technology management, is managed services.

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Revelations that Businesses have had in the Last Year

Revelations that Businesses have had in the Last Year

With so much tragedy, confusion, and conflict happening over the past year, businesses of all sizes have turned to technology as a required means of remaining open. As a result, the perspective that many of these organizations have of their IT has changed significantly. Listed below are some of the revelations that businesses have had, and how they’ll impact operations from this point on.

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