Most modern professionals have probably heard the term ‘vCIO’ being thrown around different business and technology circles lately. While the vCIO experience is being celebrated as the leading managed IT service arrangement, many professionals are left scratching their heads, trying to understand vCIO and searching for a more personal service experience.  

Do you know what your internal IT employees do all day? It’s more than likely that they spend their days putting out fires and dealing with tech questions and emergencies. Would outsourcing your IT support give you any pro-business advantages? Check out these 10 reasons to switch.

If you are a fan of smart devices, then you may already have an Echo device – Amazon’s line of smart speakers that connect to other devices using Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant Alexa. These Alexa-powered speakers from Amazon hit the market first before the likes of Google, Lenovo, and Apple followed suit with their own […]

It’s effortless for an IT Security Consultant to blurt out the answer, “It’s for your protection!” But does that answer the question often asked? Too often a simple question like this comes up due to other discussions the consultant may not be aware of, such as budget cuts, internet access, cloud service platforms, or the company is rethinking their IT strategy and needed some clarification.

What is Microsoft Office Lens? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to send someone a handwritten piece of paper or an illustration on a whiteboard? Microsoft has developed an app called Office Lens that works like a portable scanner, taking pictures of hard copy documents and then converting them to […]

Looking for quick tips to optimize your Microsoft Outlook experience? Check out this article that includes all you need to know to get the most out of Microsoft Outlook. With over a billion users worldwide, Microsoft Outlook is the preferred email program for business owners. Though other email programs have some of the same features, […]

This chat-based meeting application for agile teams – but only if you know how to use it properly. So many things have changed in business circles. From lighting fast computers to programs that allow you to accomplish any task, today’s technology makes almost anything possible. One of the big changes in America’s corporate culture is […]

Are you using Outlook to its fullest potential? If not, you’re missing out on a valuable tool that will make your work so much easier. Not only will it incorporate everything you need to do with emails, like make appointments and set “Quick Steps,” it can save you a lot of time. We have 9 […]

“Hey Cortana, remind me to contact Bill at Acme to set up that sales meeting.” More business people are relying on their voice assistants and AI chatbots to help them save time and effort, according to market research firm Spiceworks. After surveying more than 500 technology professionals throughout North America and Europe, they found that […]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is truly an important part of marketing for any business. Businesses that rely solely or largely on online marketing must understand the concepts of SEO marketing in order to be successful. If you’ve been doing this a while, then you probably know that it’s not as easy as it seems on […]

Many design firms start out by handling various aspects of their operations in-house, including accounting, marketing, human resources, and information technology. However, once you’ve grown to a certain size, you’re likely to start entertaining the idea of outsourcing.

Excel Like A Pro Part III  This is the final of a three-part series about using Microsoft Excel 2016. It will cover some of the more advanced topics. If you aren’t great with numbers, don’t worry. Excel does the work for you. With the 2016 version of Excel, Microsoft really upped its game. Excel’s […]

At nearly $1 Trillion in earnings a year, hacking is now at record proportions. Your data is a valuable asset, not only to you but to criminals as well. Don’t get hacked. Here’s what you need to know. 1 in 3 Americans has been hacked. A hacker attacks someone every 39 seconds. 61% of small […]

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 4 Tablet some time back in 2015. It replaced an older model called the Surface Pro. Soon after the release of the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft’s social media pages were flooded with complaints about a flickering screen. The Redmond Washington-based company responded to these complaints by promising that they would […]

According to a recent survey, around 29 percent of companies named security as the major problems in the upcoming years. The current percentage is a ten percent increase from last year’s survey results. While security is the biggest problem, efficiency and workflow was a close second, at 26 percent. Apart from cybersecurity and problems pertaining […]

This article will cover a quick overview of the Microsoft Office 365 for June 2018 updates. The first step to making use of monthly or periodical updates is knowing that they exist. Updates simply provide new capabilities to your software or make improvements on the already existing ones. The challenge is thus having the knowledge […]

The information technology tools used by Architect and Design firms have evolved throughout the years. Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software has become user-friendly and features rich, computers have become faster, and new patterns for consuming IT services (such as cloud computing) have emerged.

One of the hardest things we come across when meeting with small-business owners and managers is to convince them that the lowest cost IT provider isn’t always their best choice. Relying on a break/fix company that doesn’t focus on proactive management, or a single tech to maintain their workforce’s productivity and data protection is unwise.

Your company is busting at the seams. Staff is piled on top of each other. You’re growing, but the building isn’t. The time has come to move your office and your technology. Where do you begin?  If you stick with us, we have it all sorted out for you, with our “Top 5 Easy Technology […]

17 Product Groups Named-Their Production Halted and Update Support Ended After Irrefutable Evidence Uncovered Flaw in Intel Chips. The information about the Spectre attacks came to light back in January 2018. Intel and other technology firms and vendors were made aware of research findings by Paul Kocher from Spectreattack.com and Jann Horn from Google Project […]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are scary for both patients and caregivers. Right now, there is no cure. Scientists are trying to find ways of prolonging patient’s lives and delaying the onset of the disease. IT Technicians are finding ways to make lives better and caring for patients easier. Some remarkable work is doing things for these […]

An efficient and secure running IT system is essential for any organization, and especially so for today’s law practices. Your work relies on secure and ready access to your data when you’re in the office, courtroom or when on the road. You need the ability to interface your Line of Business applications with other IT […]

Orbitz has disclosed that a recent data breach could have exposed extensive information of up to 880,000 of their customers. It’s so often these days that hacks hit big-name companies that consumers are becoming numb to it. The latest to get hacked? Orbitz. The travel booking company recently announced that they may have been hacked, […]

The new Outlook 2016 has incorporated some cool features, designed to be helpful and make your work day a little smoother. It can look a bit different depending on what version of Outlook you’re using and how your admin sets it up.  What’s New in Outlook 2016? When you open Outlook, you’ll see six […]

What would happen if the power went out at your office just as you started reading this post? Or a fire alarm sounded? Or you learned you were in the path of a fast-moving hurricane or snowstorm? Any expected or unexpected event that interrupts everyday operations and prevents people from doing their work can bring […]

With today’s mobile workforce, employees in businesses of all sizes and in all industries want – or actually demand – remote access to business-critical apps and data to help them achieve work-life balance. They’re working from home offices, collaborating with customers and colleagues, working with stakeholders in different time zones, and using a variety of […]

Did the launch of Windows 10 this past summer get you thinking again about adopting the latest OS and desktop for your business? Did you get a slight feeling of dread at the thought, even though you’d love to take advantage of all the new features and benefits? If so, you’re not alone. Staying current […]

Stop Doing Costly, Manual Desktop Setups and Updates and Start Saving with Virtualization Every time someone from IT manually updates an employee’s desktop in your organization, it makes a distinctive sound. Ka-ching. It’s the sound of unnecessary IT spending on manual efforts to keep individual PCs up to date with the latest patches or the […]

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