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Hiring IT Subcontractors

Hiring IT Subcontractors

In April, I wrote about the importance of working with a local IT company.  But there’s another side to working with local companies – IT subcontractors. Living in a global community means that we are often working with people from all over the world. Whether that means getting a product...
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What Happened to Digital Business Telephone Systems?

What Happened to Digital Business Telephone Systems?

These days if you are hearing or reading about telephone systems you are probably hearing about VOIP, or even more likely, cloud. But what about digital business telephone systems? For decades they were the only game in town. What happened to them and can you still get one? Well, digital...
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Are Cloud Telephone Systems Safe?

Are Cloud Telephone Systems Safe?

One of the most common questions asked about the cloud is "Are Cloud Telephone Systems Safe?" The answer isn’t straight forward. There are different definitions of “safe” and there are different schools of thought for each of those definitions’ answers. Like most questions and answers it’s not yes or no....
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does local IT service matter today?

does local IT service matter today?

Determining if Local IT Service Matters As a business owner or manager, every thing you do is about making decisions. And every decision affects your bottom line. Not every choice is monumental but they all add up. You weigh them out: the pros and cons. Will they fit into your...
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Getting the Technology You Need (without What You Don’t)

Getting the Technology You Need (without What You Don’t)

Getting the Technology You Need (and Avoiding Killer Robots, etc.) Science fiction has an entire (arguably dominant) subgenre of stories about technology that has gone too far.  Think Terminator, Blade Runner and most recently, Severance. Severance follows the story of employees at a fictional corporation who have had their work...
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Make Cybersecurity Easy

Passwords – can’t live without them, can’t remember them. But you can make cybersecurity easy, or at least easier. The video below is a great routine by British comedian Michael McIntyre on passwords from his Netflex stand-up special. You should check it out but I’ll sum it up non-funnily for...
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4 Top Benefits of Local IT Services

4 Top Benefits of Local IT Services

What Are the Benefits of Local IT Services? IT services are notoriously varied in both scope and quality. That’s why everyone from your “tech savvy cousin” to national corporations offer their own take on IT. And because IT is so varied in its variety and definition, it can be difficult...
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The Future of the Metaverse for Business

The Future of the Metaverse for Business

What will be the effect of the metaverse for business?   It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. - Yogi Berra   So let’s start by saying this is not going to be a very useful blog. I’m writing here about the metaverse the meaning of the metaverse...
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Be Smart! Get Preventative Maintenance for IT Solutions

Be Smart! Get Preventative Maintenance for IT Solutions

Does your business enroll in preventative maintenance for IT solutions? If you’re like most businesses, the answer is probably no. But why? You get a physical once a year. You go to the dentist every 6 months. You get your oil changed every three to ten thousand models (depending on...
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Automation for Small Business – 3 Easy Ways to Start Using it Now!

Automation for Small Business – 3 Easy Ways to Start Using it Now!

Automation for small business is often regarded as something to be feared. Prognosticators suggest that in the not-too-distant future, soldiers, doctors, and customer service reps will largely be replaced by robots and automation. Now that sounds like bad news, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of...
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