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    Get a handle on Document Management with SharePoint

    At some point, you don’t realize how convoluted your document management system has become until your bring on a new hire and watch them struggle through labyrinthine folder structures. Or perhaps ping-ponging the working version of a file (v.4 final FINAL) as an email attachment is getting ridiculous, with duplicated versions sitting on the network drive and local machines.

    But fortunately, like most things in IT, there is a better way.

    Four Common Misconceptions about Hiring a Managed Service Provider

    More and more companies are making the decision to work with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) to meet their IT needs, and for good reasons. Consider the following assessment of today’s corporate IT departments:

    Testing Your IT Security and Compliance

    Does your business have cybersecurity measures in place? If so, when were they deployed, and how long has it been since they (the measures, not your antivirus software) have been updated? Have they ever been put to the test, or have you been fortunate to avoid an attack up until today?

    IT security is never a set and forget deal – as threats evolve, it’s important to periodically review and test the measures your organization has put into place to protect your networks, data, and daily operability.

    How to Hire an On-Demand CIO

    When you consider how integral technology is to today’s businesses, it’s understandable that the ability to hire and support both a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Security Officer (CSO) is something many companies aspire to – both to remain up-to-date, competitive, and secure. 

    Managed Services & Cloud Computing Defined

    It's a bit of an understatement to say there are a lot of acronyms and terms when it comes to technology. Terms like WPA, LAN, WAN, MPS, MSP, SaaS, IaaS, Cloud, VPN, and Virtualization make up only a small sample of today's IT vocabulary. While many of these acronyms and terms are mainly used by IT professionals in the know, others are becoming more commonly used by C-suite executives, business owners, operations managers, and others who need to make informed decisions on how to make the most of their IT budgets.

    Manufacturing IT and the rise of Industry 4.0

    Manufacturing IT: Kept Safe and Siloed 

    While the nature of corporate IT has developed at an incredible pace, offering an unprecedented level of workplace connectivity and integration, the same cannot be always said of the manufacturing sector. In this environment, IT is often focused on ‘islands’ of production, with groupings of machinery and hardware working independently from an organization’s main network. 

    How to Prepare for a Cyberattack with Disaster Recovery

    Did you know a recent study found that nearly half of all cyberattacks target businesses with less than 250 employees, and that it’s been reported that 60% of small businesses close within six months of a cyberattack? Whether large or small, every organization should be developing and updating an information technology disaster recovery plan.

    How to get the most from your Managed IT Services Provider

    Outsourcing your IT needs to a Managed Services Provider (MSP) can be a cost-effective way for your business to obtain the expertise and resources required to develop and maintain a secure and flexible internal technology network that meets your needs.

    While one of the key benefits of an MSP is freeing up internal resources to focus on your core business, there are a few things you can do to ensure you are selecting the right partner and getting the best value for your dollar.

    Choosing the Right Barcode Printer for Your Business

    Barcodes can be found almost everywhere you look. From the packaging of the food we consume to the everyday products and services we use in our daily lives.

    Barcode printers are primarily used in organizations that require a large number of  labels to be printed such as for shipping goods or asset tracking. While you could print barcodes using your inkjet or laser printer, these devices aren’t designed to print a high volume of labels. In fact the operating costs to maintain an inkjet or laser printer for such tasks are extremely high. Barcode printers are much more cost effective and require low maintenance in comparison. There are 2 types of barcode printers in the market today, ‘Direct Thermal’ and ‘Thermal Transfer’.

    How to Make Your Office a Little More Environmentally Friendly

    We've come up with some tips and tricks on what you can do to save the planet from your office. Or, at least help your workplace save money and reduce waste. You may not realize it, but it’s the little things that you can do that will make a difference.

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