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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.

Remote Work has a Positive and Negative Impact on the Environment

Remote Work has a Positive and Negative Impact on the Environment

Remote work is often praised for its various benefits; there are certainly plenty of them to account for. On the other hand, it must also be noted that remote work is not perfect. Take the environmental impacts it can have, for example. Listed below are tips about how working from home can prove better for the environment, while also addressing the serious issues it has contributed to, and how we can help minimize some of them.

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Modern Tools and Solutions that can Help Your Business

Modern Tools and Solutions that can Help Your Business

With every business having at least some revenue generation as a priority, it is critical that businesses comprehend how technology can help eliminate inefficiency via improved collaboration and productivity. Consider a few modern tools and solutions that can help a business as it strives towards its goals.

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Artificial Intelligence Can Help in Business

Artificial Intelligence Can Help in Business

Some of the topics discussed here may seem to be inaccessible to modern small and medium-sized businesses, bordering on science fiction. For example, consider the topic of artificial intelligence in business.

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Is This the Era of the Desktop Computer Ending?

Is This the Era of the Desktop Computer Ending?

Is the era of the desktop computer coming to an end? Is it time to rip the bandage off and trash the traditional bulky tower, cables, and monitors for something sleeker, lighter, and more specialized?

Maybe!

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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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Three Best IT Practices for Any Sized Business

Three Best IT Practices for Any Sized Business

Seeing as technology is a critical component of most modern business processes, it is basically guaranteed that it will benefit your operations to abide by a few particular best practices. These practices are reviewed below so you can move forward and utilize your technology to its highest capabilities.

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How Evolving Technology is Affecting Human Resources Departments

How Evolving Technology is Affecting Human Resources Departments

Human resources (HR) may not get the attention that many other areas of your business do, but it remains critical. HR plans and coordinates most of the administrative issues of a business, deal with onboarding and offboarding personnel, are a big part of a business’ strategic planning, and function as a bridge between a business’ workers and its decision makers. With all that responsibility, HR can sometimes get bogged down with work, putting a business behind. 

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Explaining IT Buzzwords

Explaining IT Buzzwords

Nothing will irritate tech-savvy people more than listening to someone that essentially doesn't know what they are talking about, but uses technology jargon to seem like they do. It’s confusing for the non-technical too. This annoyance is largely due to the gap between using words and understanding complex and detailed technology processes. So, while there is some respect given to people who work to comprehend the terminology, most of the time, it’s just too much.

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The Fundamentals of a Successful BDR

The Fundamentals of a Successful BDR

As much as you hope it will not happen to your company, a disaster could strike at any time; statistics have shown as much to be true. To remove some of the risks associated with disasters and the data loss they lead to, Macro Systems recommends that you implement BDR into your business continuity strategies.

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Enhancing Society Via Technology

Enhancing Society Via Technology

Ask someone what they think social media has accomplished for society, and you will probably hear a series of complaints about how it is the driving force behind the most divisive period in our history. While their perspective is interesting, it is also incorrect. Below is a look at how some of today’s most controversial technologies are working to enhance society. 

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Some IT Changes Can Have a Negative Impact on Your Company

Some IT Changes Can Have a Negative Impact on Your Company

The past year have made some organizations look to adjust their operational strategies and look to technology deployments as a way to make these adjustments. However, If the deployments don’t go as planned, it can have a significant effect on business operations.

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A Look at the Workplace After COVID-19

A Look at the Workplace After COVID-19

With numerous vaccines now being administered, it finally seems that there is an end to the COVID-19 pandemic in the near future. While we still have some ways to go, it would be helpful to look ahead and plan for how we can implement some of the lessons this period has taught us, especially in the workplace.

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Best Practices to Prevent You From Losing Technology

Best Practices to Prevent You From Losing Technology

People working remotely has been on the rise even before the COVID-19 pandemic made it the safest way for a business to operate. Of course, this makes organization a particularly important thing to consider, especially as public areas reopen as workspace options.

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IT Trends for Small Business We Expect in 2021

IT Trends for Small Business We Expect in 2021

Small businesses are facing one of the toughest periods in decades. The COVID-19 pandemic and many other problems have made them change the way they approach operations, sales, and other aspects of their operations. They need to explore more strategies that can support customers who also have had to adapt. Listed below are a couple of the trends we expect to see in IT in 2021. 

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2021 Business Technology Resolutions

2021 Business Technology Resolutions

2021 is nearly here, and if your business isn’t utilizing technology to its fullest capability, you’re missing out on some significant opportunities. Listed below are a few winning strategies that you should adopt in the coming year.

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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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Technology that Failed in 2020

Technology that Failed in 2020

2020 has been hard for a lot of people. With so many problems arising this year, technology wasn’t immune. Let's look back at some of the technology that failed miserably as the world changed abruptly. 

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Less Expensive Smartphone Options from Samsung, Apple, and Google

Less Expensive Smartphone Options from Samsung, Apple, and Google

With smartphones becoming more costly every year, the top offerings from major manufacturers price some out of the market. This offers a chance for these companies to provide budget smartphones to a growing market of people who don’t want to drop $1,000 on a new phone. Listed below are options from Samsung, Google, and Apple that can be had for a fraction of the cost of today’s flagship smartphones. 

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Need Help Keeping Track of Your Technology?

Need Help Keeping Track of Your Technology?

Do you know when the last time your copier was serviced? Do you know if the software your business relies on has been updated and patched? If you have no idea about the answers to these questions, you may be staring disaster in the face. Below we discuss how you can ensure that your technology is managed and how you can keep your business from being jeopardized by a catastrophic operational issue. 

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Five Ways to Maximize Your IT Benefits

Five Ways to Maximize Your IT Benefits

As the businesses all over continue to be restricted in their operations, costs have been a consideration that they need to put some serious thought into. Luckily, there are many ways that you can invest in technologies that significantly benefit your business operations without breaking the bank. Listed below are five ways to maximize your benefits, without maximizing your investments.

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