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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Cybersecurity is a massively critical consideration for modern businesses, and as a result, managing it is often given a considerable amount of time. However, recent developments suggest that this time can potentially be reduced by the use of “self-healing” security software. This may sound a little out there, but stay with us! We’ll explain.
Your business’ technology is the best tool for its success… or it can be, at least. In order for you to see the type of value from your technology that you’d expect of it, you need to approach it by making good decisions. Listed below are a few ways bad decisions to make in this regard; hopefully this will help your business avoid undesirable situations.
We live in an era of upgrades. For example, how often do you upgrade your smartphone? Do you give the same care and attention to your business’ technology? Oftentimes users ignore the signs that it is time for an upgrade even when they are crystal clear, just saying to themselves, “I’ll get by just fine.”’ This is not the correct mentality. You need to be able to recognize when older devices are holding you back and take steps toward replacing them with better, more powerful ones.
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.
For most of the past years small business owners have been raked over the coals; dealing with sudden economic and political shifts isn’t great on the budget and in fact, many businesses haven’t made it this far. If yours has, you are almost certainly looking for value in every business investment that you make. There are few investments that you can make for your business that carry more value than managed IT services.
Working in technology can be illuminating: we are constantly coming across situations that we’ve never seen before. Sometimes this is the result of how fast technology moves, and sometimes it has to do with a business’ IT strategy but, regardless of the problems we are asked to fix, we realize that without our clients, we’d be nothing. That’s why we decided to discuss some of the variables that every business owner should know about managed IT services.
Your business needs its technology to fuel its day-to-day operations; that means they need to be maintained. Companies that don’t have an IT department will often look to utilize different strategies to ensure their IT is up and running. However, without the proper expertise, keeping this technology maintained can be a significant problem.
Technology has made its way into nearly every business, especially this year with the Covid pandemic. There really is no choice, but with the commitment to technology there comes risk. If technology fails, your business takes a step back. Below we discuss how managed IT services work to manage your risk and keep your IT running effectively.
Once December 31st ushers in 2021, support for the once-popular Adobe Flash Player will officially end. Naturally, it isn’t every day that a 24-year-old software is taken out of commission, so it only makes sense to wonder how much this will impact businesses.
If you’re trying to limit your operating costs to give you more capital to build your business, it is imperative to keep in mind that sacrifice isn’t your only option. Instead, you also have the option of streamlining and minimizing some of your larger expenses by enlisting a managed services provider (MSP) and the more sustainable business model we adhere to.
Business relationships, especially between you and a service provider or you and a coworker, are imperative to a business’ success. On the other hand, maintaining these relationships can be difficult when there’s a good chance that your actions might create more work for another person. Listed below are some reasons why your relationship with IT may be strained, and a few tips to help fix it.
Businesses are beginning to reopen as stay-at-home orders are lapsing. Remote solutions have gotten many of those businesses through this ordeal and for many others they continue to deploy a remote workforce. For businesses still promoting telework, monitoring your local IT environment is something that you need a solution for. Listed below are some of the best practices you can use to monitor your IT while out of the office.
It’s safe to assume that your business relies on some technology in order to operate - after all, you are reading a blog on the Internet. As a result, it is probable that you will require some level of IT support at some point. While this may sound like something that's easy enough to find, you need to keep in mind that not all IT service providers will necessarily provide the same quality of service.
The people that support a business’ information systems are widely renowned as nerds sitting in a basement office waiting for someone that matters to call them upstairs. Naturally, we think this characterization is at the very least inaccurate, but since our jobs are so technical, it can be hard to relate with clients all the time. Luckily for us, the most helpful tool we have in our repertoire is excruciatingly simple. To fix your computer problem, have you tried rebooting it? Turning it off and then back on again?
Macro Systems is always trying to get our message out, sharing how our services can add value to just about any kind of business - including nonprofits and municipalities - seeing as just about every modern business relies on technology to some degree. We wanted to demonstrate below how that value can present itself through managed services.
Fact: Windows 7 is still one of the more popular operating systems. This is concerning since Microsoft is shutting off support for this operating system on January 14, 2020.
The information technology solutions that are available for businesses to utilize are continually improving. While these enhancements are beneficial to your operational abilities, you do need to make sure you are staying up to date; a managed service provider can help with IT Procurement.
It wasn't too long ago that we had to haul a computer into the shop to get it fixed if there were problems. However, with the pace that modern business is conducted, this approach just isn’t effective for businesses any longer. Today, with the support of a managed service provider, support is available much more efficiently and affordably than ever.
Your employees appreciate when you provide them with all the tools they require to accomplish their day-to-day tasks. If you take the time to give them everything they need to do their jobs, then they will, in turn, provide you with a higher rate of productivity and work quality. One way you can make this happen is by providing them access to the technical assistance they require to succeed.