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Prevent the ultimate break/fix nightmare

Have your IT problems become chronic? Is your break/fix contractor hanging around your office so often that he’s on first-name terms with the maid? If you’re starting to think about an alternative IT solution that can clear up your chronic IT issues for good, Managed Services may be just what you’ve been dreaming of. Even better, they could just prevent your ultimate IT nightmare from coming true.

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4 things to consider before selecting an MSP

Incorporating technology into business operations can be a challenge, because technology is always on the move, and many businesses simply can’t keep up. Small businesses often put their faith in a single IT guy to look after their tech needs but, chances are, he won’t have the time or expertise to be able to deal with wide ranging issues. As a result, many businesses look to Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to provide IT services and handle all IT issues. Here are 4 things to consider before selecting an MSP.

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Why cloud hosts work for business continuity

Businesses rely on an effective business continuity plan to carry them through the storm of disasters. Good continuity plans secure your critical data and keep your company up and running through interruptions of any kind. But having your in-house IT department manage data backup could spell disaster for your business – there’s a good chance that the data backup process will be misconfigured or insufficient. That’s where cloud hosts come in. You can offload key infrastructure components to a cloud hosting provider to simplify data backup. Here are some reasons to consider cloud backup over internal backup.

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WorkSmart acquires Triangle managed IT services provider

WorkSmart, the leading managed IT services provider in the Carolinas, has announced that it acquired Exceptional IT Services, a premier IT provider based in Cary, NC. The deal was finalized at the end of June. “WorkSmart saw an opportunity to expand its presence in the growing Triangle market, and Exceptional IT’s service philosophy, clients and team members were a perfect cultural fit,” said Ron Unger, WorkSmart President and CEO.

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Most common IT challenges in Small Business

It’s annual planning season! Review IT’s role in your business to help you work smarter towards next year’s goals. Since business technology evolves rapidly, it’s essential to prepare for the future. To help you get ahead, let’s look at the most common IT challenges small businesses face (and how you can solve them).

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How much will managed IT services cost?

You need help with IT and want the most cost-effective IT support and management. For this reason, most small businesses go to a Managed IT service provider (MSP) for help.

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Managed IT: the benefits of proactive IT support

Not all small businesses want to manage or can afford their own internal IT team, so they look to outside help. Some have a “guy” they call or one tech-savvy employee to react to minor problems. More often, small businesses turn to Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs) to solve problems and provide proactive support. Curious about the benefits of proactive support? Let’s look at how it differs from reactive support.

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A Guide to Managed Firewall Pricing

If you’re shopping for managed IT services, you’ve likely heard about managed firewalls. As the frontline of defense in protecting your network, your future IT partner wants to ensure you have a robust firewall to stop threats from entering or spreading across your network. You know that you need a firewall, but does a managed firewall fit your business? To help you make a decision, here’s what you need to know about managed firewall pricing.

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A Guide to Managed Firewall Pricing

If you’re shopping for managed IT services, you’ve likely heard about managed firewalls. As the frontline of defense in protecting your network, your future IT partner wants to ensure you have a robust firewall to stop threats from entering or spreading across your network. You know that you need a firewall, but does a managed firewall fit your business? To help you make a decision, here’s what you need to know about managed firewall pricing.

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How to Choose the Right Cybersecurity Provider

Small and medium-sized businesses often don’t have the budgets to account for in-house cybersecurity and IT management. A more affordable and less time-consuming option is to hire a third-party cybersecurity vendor. They make implementing and managing security easy for you.

With a lot of options available, it’s important to know how to spot a great cybersecurity partner that can fit your business’s priorities. There are several factors you can keep in mind as you search for a vendor that checks all your boxes.