Aug 23 2017

What Is the Best Anti-Virus Strategy?

Hearing about scary big-corporate data breaches has become part of life. Financial institutions, large companies, entertainment giants, and even hospital systems continue to be targeted. And we are all aware of the incessant identity theft attempts on us regular folks who use e-mail and the Internet for work, education, and fun. Perhaps not as much […]

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Jul 24 2017

What’s the Smartest Choice in an IT Service Provider? (Part 4)

In this series, after hearing about the positives and negatives (okay, mostly negatives) of both managed (service contract) information technology (IT) services and time-and-materials (break-fix) IT services, you may be asking yourself, is there a smarter choice? Yes, there is. You have the option to choose an IT service provider who values relationships. They are out […]

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Jul 18 2017

What’s Your Smartest Choice in an IT Service Provider? (Part 3)

In part three of this series, we continue to explore the pros and cons of managed (service contract) information technology (IT) services and time-and-materials (break-fix) IT services. We are seeking the smartest choice for small businesses. So far we have seen difficulties with each IT service provider model. Problems include paying for services when no […]

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Jun 26 2017

What’s Your Smartest Choice in an IT Service Provider? (Part 2)

As explained in part 1 of this series, hiring a vendor for your information technology (IT) services on a time-and-materials basis means you pay for exactly what services you need—no more and no less—with no long-term commitment. With managed IT service providers, you sign a contract, typically for one year at a time, to receive—for […]

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Jun 13 2017

What’s Your Smartest Choice in an IT Service Provider? (Part 1)

In this four-part series, we will look at two options for small businesses seeking to support a key element of infrastructure: information technology (IT). What’s the smartest choice for an IT services provider for your business? Paying for your IT services on a time-and-materials basis means you pay for exactly what services you need—no more and no […]

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