How to Set an IT Budget

Budgets are difficult things. At their hearts, budgets are about allocating resources – determining what expenditures will provide the most value, and then planning to make them. That can be

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How to Choose IT Services in Frederick

Many businesses will eventually experience the point in their growth when an IT service provider becomes necessary. Whether you’re handling large amounts of data or you need a network that

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5 Trends for IT Services in Frederick, Maryland

Today’s business world is constantly changing, and that impacts the local business environment in Frederick. The context: Frederick, Maryland is a small-to-medium sized city with a lot of

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Lessons Learned from the Atlanta Government Hack

A cyberattack on your business is something you don’t realize the devastating effects of until it actually happens. Having a proactive plan in place is the most important step when dealing with a

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Top 10 Collaboration Tools in 2018

Collaboration has officially replaced teamwork as the word to describe how people work together to accomplish amazing results in less time. While personal relationships obviously still matter,

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Don’t Put the Fate of Your Business in the Hands of a Helpdesk

One of the biggest issues with cheap IT solutions is that they rely heavily on offsite support. Most of the time, that’s okay. An offsite approach is good – even great – for minor fixes

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The IT Recipe that Gets Proven Results

Crafting dependable IT systems is a lot like being a chef. Chefs work with an end goal in mind: a finished dish, delivered to taste and high-dining standards. There’s a clear recipe toward getting

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How Secure is the Cloud in 2018?

Let’s take a moment to be grateful for this fact: the cloud doesn’t sound as mysterious in 2018 as it did five years ago. Flashback to a few years ago, and the cloud was a major business

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How to Calculate the True Cost of Downtime

Unplanned downtime costs businesses an average of $2 million over the last three years. In 2014 the average downtime cost per hour was $164,000. By 2016, that statistic had exploded by 59% to

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10 Reasons Managed IT Services Make More Sense

The old model of IT is broken. What do we mean by the “old model”? Traditionally, IT help has taken two forms: Outsourced, hourly help, paid based on how long something takes to fix

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The Owner’s Guide to Lean IT

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