​Why a CIO Might be Overkill for Your Business

Do I really need another executive running around the place just to oversee my technology? Don’t I already pay people to do that?”
 
After 25 years in the IT support business, this is a sentiment I’ve heard over and …

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How Virtual Desktops Give Outsourcing A Whole New Meaning

Outsourcing your technology support is nothing new. In fact, some argue (not unfairly) that traditional IT services are a commodity at this point.
 
But just as technology itself has made incredible strides over the past few decades, outsourcing is …

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Do We Actually Need to Care About Net Neutrality?

You’ve probably been hearing “net neutrality” pop up in the news, just like it did a couple years back. You’re probably hearing a lot of outrage right along with it, too.
 
So what’s all the fuss about this time?…

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Do You Need a VPN to Keep Your Personal Information Safe?

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I’ve dedicated a lot of articles to the dangers of the World Wide Web.
 
Our personal information – credit card numbers, bank account information, social security number – will sell for a pretty penny online, and hackers are …

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Does Your Business Need Cyber Liability Insurance?

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We’ve all heard about the various security measures our businesses should have in place to defend against cyberattack. We know this is something we need to invest both time and money into if we want to remain safe.
 
We …

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Will Your Remote Workers Cost You Thousands in Overtime?

There’s some trouble lurking beneath all this remote access technology.
 
Thanks to advancements in cloud computing and solutions like virtual desktops, it’s increasingly easy for us to “work anywhere.” This level of mobility has serious appeal across industries – …

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Virtual Offices: Is it Time for Your Company to Forego Office Space?

For many of us, our two biggest business expenses are, far and away: (1) our people, and (2) our rent. Would be nice to eliminate one of the two, right?
 
No, I’m not here to talk a robot takeover …

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How (and Why) to Shush All Those Phone Notifications

Think of your last meeting. Was everyone checking their phone before it started? Then, once it began, did they leave their phone on the table and throw it a furtive glance every now and then? Did they snatch it up …

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3 Reasons to Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016

In late 2015 – to much fanfare – Microsoft released the latest version of their productivity suite: Office 2016.
 
Most of us were not compelled to rush into a relationship with this new platform; we were content and comfortable …

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Top 10 Lessons in Running Your IT Right

After 25 years in the IT industry… I’ve seen some stuff.
 
While there is certainly nothing cookie-cutter about technology solutions, there are some tried-and-true lessons about technology management that will help get (and keep) your business on the right …

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