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Bytes & Brews: Fall Into Budgeting Season with a Solid IT Plan

Fall is officially here bringing cooler temps, colorful leaves, and trips to the pumpkin patch.

Bundle up with us for a new webinar series, “Bytes + Brews”, as we head to our local coffee shop to chat all things technology.

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Summer Series: Things to Consider When Purchasing Computers

Keeping your team up-to-date with their technology is critical to your success. Your organization needs computers that help your team get their work done efficiently and contribute to their happiness at work.

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Fast and Thorough PC Deployments with Windows Autopilot

As an IT partner, keeping our clients running smoothly is our priority. That commitment starts from the very beginning when you first unbox your device.

Computer setups are super impactful. It’s the primary tool that your employee relies on to get their work done. This means a new computer needs to be installed quickly and thoroughly, whether it’s a replacement or for a new team member.

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Marissa Explains IT All: Managed Solutions vs. Outright Purchases

When it comes to managing your hardware and software, you have a few different options. You can outright purchase everything on your own, or you can go through a managed service provider.

There are a few pros and cons that come along with both options. Check out Marissa’s 60-second explanation below to learn more.

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Choosing the Right IT Partner for Your Business

First impressions make all the difference. That’s why, beginning with the first call, you’ll have a consistently excellent experience with WorkSmart.

We strive to be a strategic partner. As an extension of your team, we can work together to build an IT strategy that truly supports your business.

Establishing a collaborative relationship from the start leads to better long-term results. These opening conversations are essential to creating an enduring relationship. Let us explain why this helps in choosing the right IT partner.

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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Managed IT Service Provider

As technology and threats evolve, hiring a managed IT service provider to support and manage your organization’s technology is a great investment. The right partner can simplify IT, helping your team get their work done while keeping data secure. In other words, they’ll offer peace of mind that technology is fueling your operations and allow you to keep focused on business results.

But what exactly should you be looking for when screening potential partners? Whether you’re already working with one or looking to hire for the first time, here are the top 5 things to look for in a managed IT service provider.

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Plan on IT: Building a Strategy

With the end of the year approaching, it’s the perfect time to review your IT strategy.

Technology drives growth when it aligns with the organization’s goals. That’s why it’s important to check in on what went well, identify what needs improvement, and create a plan that continues to help your team get work done and reduce risks.

Join us for a webinar on IT strategy planning

In this webinar,  we’re focusing the discussion on planning IT for your current and future needs. More specifically, we’re talking about building a roadmap to leverage technology and tips for improving how technology supports your operations.

Topics covered:

  • Now and Then: Reflecting on the Current State of Your Technology
  • To Infinity and Beyond: Planning for the Future (and What You May Need to Consider for 2022)
  • On the Road(map) Again: IT Planning to Make it all Happen
Meet our guest:

Jim Rappl, Senior Business Advisor, Executive Management, at WorkSmart

After building and running a successful Managed IT Services provider for 13 years, Jim sold his company (Exceptional IT Services) to WorkSmart and joined the team in 2015.

As a Senior Business Advisor, Jim’s primary responsibilities include identifying strategic growth opportunities and forging new relationships with partners to identify how WorkSmart can help them to reach their fullest potential.

Jim also serves as an active executive management team member, helping to determine and implement business direction, gauge effectiveness, and adjust regularly using the EOS methodology.

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Business IT Support Services that Make Sense for You

They say first impressions count for everything. While we believe it’s important to establish the tone of a great relationship from the outset, we know that maintaining excellent support and customer service is just as significant.

This is where we take the relationship from ‘transactional vendor’ to ‘strategic partner’.

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Purchasing Computers for Your Organization

PCs are trending at the moment. Hitting their highest level since 2014, PC sales surged during the pandemic. Worldwide sales increased by 32% over the course of just one year! It’s not surprising as many businesses needed to buy computers that better enabled remote work. And all the households that added computers for remote learning and entertainment.

Building on this success, Microsoft recently introduced Windows 11 (to be released later this year), which has a streamlined design similar to a smartphone. With a cleaner start menu and more ways to interact with windows, they’re making it easier for you to stay in the flow of work.

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Back to the Future: Planning Your IT Strategy


Free Webinar! Back to the Future with Planning Your IT Strategy

Join WorkSmart’s President & CEO, Clay Harris, for a discussion on how the right plan, policies, tools, training, and practice can help your organization take advantage to the changes in our ever-evolving workplace.

In the last episode in our Remote Office Series, we:

  • Recap lessons learned from the abrupt workforce shift
  • Provide stats from our executive leadership surveys on current business trends
  • Share tips to keep your data secure
  • Provide insights as a small business leader on the future for personal connections, cloud technologies, continuity and disaster preparedness, and cybersecurity

Planning for the future in the new “normal”.

The pandemic challenged small businesses to find more flexible ways to work. Within days, many teams became fully remote for the first time. That meant a lot of energy focused on a smooth transition. 

Now, with the dust settling, it’s time to get back to looking forward. Knowing how to update your IT strategy in the face of the unknown can be hard. That’s why we’re bringing you this webinar. You’ll gain actionable insights to help you stay nimble in the modern workplace.