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Is Microsoft Office 365 Right for 501c3 Nonprofits?

A low-cost cloud solution. It’s an attractive concept, and one Microsoft has been working overtime to promote in the form of their Office 365 services. It’s a smart business move on their part: historically, Microsoft’s revenue has been tied directly to their product upgrade cycles—what better way to supplement the

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Chris Abel Talks Growth and Technology with Home Care Magazine

In the wake of an aging baby boomer generation, the home health care industry will be seeing tremendous growth in the not-so-distant future. That’s why Home Health Care Magazine turned to Chris Abel to talk about how technology can help support this growth, and what questions home health care organizations need

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How to Extend Battery Life on Smartphones

I had a nightmare the other night. I was pinned down by shiny white cords. They kept coming out of the ground like weeds, trapping me. When I finally broke free, I could see that the cords had been plugged into outlets. Then the alarm on my iPhone rang.

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How Much Does Email Encryption Cost?

Let me ask you something: how many emails would you say you send within one week? Now, of those emails, how many of them contain sensitive information of some sort? Last question: if one of those sensitive emails were intercepted, what would happen? It’s no secret that cybercrime has reached

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How Much Does Strategic IT Planning Cost for 501c3 Nonprofits?

We know how difficult it can be for 501c3 organizations to prepare an IT budget. When funds are limited, it can feel like you’re stretching to cover just your basic technology functions, never mind when you’re venturing out into more advanced services like strategic IT planning. But, while a well-crafted

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Optimal Named Top Managed Service Provider by CRN

Company Recognized for Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services   Rockville, MD – Optimal Networks today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. This is the second year Optimal has been recognized

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