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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.

What a Recent Study Reveals About Knowledge Workers and the Remote Workplace

What a Recent Study Reveals About Knowledge Workers and the Remote Workplace

You might think that remote work for specific positions is taking off, and while this is true for some companies, it’s not the case for all. For instance, Knowledge workers are seeing fewer and fewer new job postings, as evidenced by a report from Braintrust. This report analyzed 150,000 new job postings and had some surprising results on the remote work front.

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Why Content Filtering is Necessary for Your Business

Why Content Filtering is Necessary for Your Business

The Internet might be a great resource for today's businesses, but it can also waste a lot of time and expose your organization to more risks than you’d think. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to take action against these threats and do what must be done to protect your organization from them. One of the best ways you can do this is by implementing a content filter for your network traffic.

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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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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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Reasons Why Your IT Projects Could Fail

Reasons Why Your IT Projects Could Fail

The process of implementing new technology for your business can be a grueling, irritating, and confusing process. This is especially the case when you implement a new technology solution only to find that it was absolutely not worth the effort. Listed below are some of the reasons why your IT project deployment might not go according to plan, as well as how you can make sure this does not happen for your business.

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3 Technology Decisions Your Business Should Not Make

3 Technology Decisions Your Business Should Not Make

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.

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How to Tell You May Need to Upgrade Your Device

How to Tell You May Need to Upgrade Your Device

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.

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How Businesses Have Survived During the Pandemic

How Businesses Have Survived During the Pandemic

With productivity being a massively critical metric for every business, situations like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic create a lot of fear and uncertainty, especially with businesses having to find new ways to go about doing things so that they can keep revenue coming in. Below is a look into how businesses have made it this far and how each element of a business has had to react to the ongoing crisis. 

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Why Proper Disposal of Connected Devices is Critical

Why Proper Disposal of Connected Devices is Critical

It is a well-known and unfortunate fact that technology does not last forever, and in today’s era of upgrades, no time has this been more true than in the modern day. Thus, it makes sense for businesses to have a plan in place for when it does come time to replace older devices. This, naturally, involves the proper disposal of connected devices, a practice that could very easily be done in a way that is both destructive to the environment and devastating for data privacy if done improperly. We’re here to make sure this doesn’t happen.

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The Difference between Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives

The Difference between Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives

When you’re looking for some new technology, you have to sort through the options available to you to find what’s best for your use case. One of these decisions is what type of hard drives are installed in new workstations, laptops, and servers. Listed below are the two main types of hard drives and what they are good for. 

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4 Dated Office Conventions that Should be Replaced

4 Dated Office Conventions that Should be Replaced

The office environment has evolved a lot over the years with technology being the impetus for such change. In your years doing business, how much has changed? How much of that change was driven by technology? Many of the traditional conventions of conducting business have been changed for the better as a result of these technological developments; listed below are just a few of them.

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Basic Technology Maintenance Practices

Basic Technology Maintenance Practices

If you are one of the many small businesses out there that does not have reliable technical support for the numerous devices on your network, it might be hard to imagine a world where your technology gets the maintenance it needs to thrive. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Here are some basic technology maintenance tips that anyone can implement, plus one at the end that we think small businesses, in particular, will benefit from!

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Considering the Potential Impacts of Big Tech Antitrust Legislation

Considering the Potential Impacts of Big Tech Antitrust Legislation

There are now five bipartisan bills being considered in the United States House of Representatives, strictly intended to help put some checks on the power that modern technology giants have. Below we consider what these bills are, and why the current business environment has inspired them.

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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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The Inevitable Compromise: The Hybrid Workplace

The Inevitable Compromise: The Hybrid Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a change in the way people worked very suddenly. As more people are being vaccinated, offices are starting to reopen. However, workers who gained substantial flexibility by working from home are now expecting some of that flexibility to continue. Employers who, up until mandated shutdowns were not enthusiastic that they could make the remote workforce work for their companies, are now set up to manage them proficiently. Listed below is a look at the inevitable compromise that is being reached: the hybrid workplace.

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3 Ways IT Services can Enhance Your Business

3 Ways IT Services can Enhance Your Business

Efficiency is King in the business world. In order to reach optimal productivity, businesses are always looking to prevent operational issues, terminate unnecessary costs, and cut down on anything that keeps them from reaching their goals. Technology is a major tool in this effort, providing solutions that can increase productivity, automate processes, facilitate collaboration, and maintain critical systems. All of this and more can be done by working with a great IT services provider.

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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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Financial Challenges Your Business will have to Deal with

Financial Challenges Your Business will have to Deal with

Over the past year millions of businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, it may not surprise you that you will have to adjust your budget to accommodate the massive amount of changes that we will see as everyday life begins to normalize. Listed below are some of the financial challenges your business is sure to have to deal with when social distancing is a distant memory.

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Three Technology Tools a New Small Business Needs

Three Technology Tools a New Small Business Needs

Deciding to start a business is a big shift in a person’s life, but it can be extraordinarily rewarding. Regardless of what business you plan on opening, there are some technologies that can work to make your new business easier to manage and can help you transition into the world of entrepreneurship. Listed below are three technology tools the small business startup needs. 

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How COVID Affected Businesses

How COVID Affected Businesses

The pandemic gave businesses a reason to innovate that cannot be disputed, although many have let the opportunity pass them by. Consider how technology has assisted businesses in various industries in their operations as they have needed to adjust to this COVID-19 era. 

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