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Category Archives: Technology in Your Business

Companies are embracing Next Gen firewalls, should you?

In today's technology landscape, everything is connected. Thus, everything is vulnerable to cyber threats if the necessary security measures are not in place. If you're a company with an IT solution, you're likely already using a firewall. However, is it effective? Do you know what firewall solution your company uses? Do you know what the technology protects against? Firewalls are standard security protocol among companies, but even firewalls can vary…
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Does your business need remote access technology?

    Remote access technology is an ambiguous term in today's technology marketplace. What would you say  if someone asked you, “How do you access your work email from your phone?” You may know exactly where and how your company's email is stored, but most of us would be confused by the question and even more confused as to why this caveman doesn't know how to download an application and…
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Exchange Online vs. in-house Exchange

Microsoft Office 365's debut in June 2011 forever changed the IT capabilities of small to medium size businesses. However, it also presented thousands of companies with the questions, "Should I switch from an on-site Exchange server to Office 365's cloud-based email solution?" and, "How do I compare Exchange Online and in-house Exchange?" It can be a comprehensive task to accurately compare Exchange Online and in-house Exchange. We have worked with…
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HubDoc: Application of the month

HubDoc is a software as a service (SaaS) tool that eliminates the headache of managing recurring bills and monthly statements. Essentially, HubDoc allows businesses to avoid wasting time entering data and focus their efforts on more strategic, proactive tasks. The cloud-hosted application allows businesses to securely store and access their financial documents from one central location. HubDoc automatically extracts key data from bills, statements, invoices, and receipts and is available…
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Application of the month: Bill.com

Bill.com is an application that allows businesses to receive, enter, approve, and pay bills all in one place. This application can be useful for any organization and is especially beneficial for small to medium sized businesses looking for an easier way to manage their accounts payable (APs) and receivables (ARs). Bill.com is a cloud-hosted application, which means your business can access all of the information stored on the application from…
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What are VoIP systems and what can they do for my business?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) can provide your businesses with the mobility and synergy necessary to enhance your organization’s communication. VoIP services can be easily integrated into your IT environment in a few different ways. What are VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems? VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a communication method gradually replacing traditional phone and legacy PBX (Private Branch Exchange) systems. VoIP converts the analog audio signals you…
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Data after delete

Previously, we wrote a blog called Data after death that asks the question: Where does all your personal and professional data go after you’re gone?  But what about the everyday disappearance of data? We sometimes treat our delete button like a magic wand, uncertain of the back story but sure that our words are gone forever once we click the X. But where does it really go and is it…
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Data after death

What happens to your data when you die? Learn more about data after death right here. Four years ago, Domo, a leader in data aggregation, created a telling infographic  on how much data is generated every minute.  Since then, they’ve updated the infographic three times to display the most accurate information.  Here are just a few statistics from Domo’s August 2015 edition of Data Never Sleeps: Every Minute – Amazon…
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10 Things You Need to Know About Windows 10

It’s Not Time to Upgrade Yet On July 29, Windows released its latest operating system as a free upgrade for existing Windows users. It is a more simplified system than Windows 8 and brings back familiar features, like the start button. It’s not ready for prime time, though! Here are ten things you need to know about Windows 10: If you haven’t upgraded, hold off for now. Like any new…
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Tech Acquisitions Raise Integration Issues For Channel

Channel companies such as VARs, consultants and MSPs are in acquisition mode. But how should they go about integrating the firms they have purchased? Patrick Wiley has management of the post-merger-and-acquisition environment down to a science. That's due in no small part to the fact that Wiley, president and COO of Aldridge, a managed services, consulting and outsourcing firm, has done 11 tech acquisitions in the past few years; two so far…
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