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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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Benefits of Using Single Sign-On and Why It’s Important for Your Business

The use of the cloud is growing with software-as-a-service making it easy for small businesses to adopt technology without managing and maintaining any infrastructure. Plus, in the ever-changing hybrid workplace, cloud apps give your team access to what they need from anywhere.   

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Cheat Code: How To Master Secure File Sharing

Secure file sharing is crucial to being able to collaborate with others – especially in the hybrid workplace. We’re not always working in the same brick and mortar space, yet we need to be working on the same project.

The process of secure file sharing through Microsoft 365 is simple, but there are a few settings you should take notice of to make sure that your files are staying secure and not getting in the wrong hands.

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How to Use Microsoft Planner for Managing Tasks

Managing tasks with due dates can get chaotic, especially in a team atmosphere. Juggling multiple projects with varying deadlines and dependencies can overwhelm even the most organized employees. 

With multiple files, documents and notes being created by each member, a task management software is an essential tool in managing these processes. 

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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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Marissa Explains IT All: What is the cloud?

In today’s world, the phrase “the cloud” appears pretty regularly. But, do you actually know what it means? Or how the cloud can benefit your business? Check out Marissa’s quick explanation on what is the cloud. Oh, and in under 60 seconds.

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New and Improved: Upgrade to Windows 11

Over the past year and a half, PCs have become more of a necessity than ever before to stay connected and get work done. Microsoft said it best with, “we went from fitting the PC in our lives, to trying to fit our whole lives into the PC.”

In developing the next generation of Windows, Microsoft focused on improved ways to create, learn, and connect with others. Raising the standard for security was also at the top of their to-do list.

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Marissa Explains IT All: What is an MSP?

You hear the acronym all the time, but what actually is an MSP? And what do they do in the business world? 

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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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Why Shutting Down Your Computer May Be A Security Risk

Forget everything you know – at least when it comes to shutting down your computer. With Windows 10, ‘shut down’ and ‘restart’ no longer do the same thing, so if you only shut it down, your computer may be a security risk. Here’s what you need to know.