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Important Questions to Ask of Your IT Vendor

Important Questions to Ask of Your IT Vendor

Anyone who spends a significant amount of time on the phone each day knows the value of speaking with someone who is knowledgeable and respectful.

When your business or organization has an IT issue that involves a vendor (you need a software license, a new laptop for an employee, a quick fix for some equipment, etc.), you might dread that phone call. “Will the person on the other line understand what I need?” you might wonder. “Will they care about getting me the right solution? How much of my day am I going to waste with this?”

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Protect Yourself from Malware and Scams

Protect Yourself from Malware and Scams

2019 saw $3.5 billion in cybercrime losses for individuals and businesses, the FBI reports. Over the last five years, the losses total $10 billion. The biggest contributor by far was business email compromise (BEC).

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Freedom of Operations

Freedom of Operations

How many times has this happened at your business or organization? A computer slows down or goes offline entirely, the email server goes on the fritz, the main website has an issue impeding customer traffic, the printer breaks, a hard drive crashes, or you can’t access the right files—maybe even the wrong people can access those files. The list goes on. The point is, any one of these problems is not only annoying but potentially disastrous.

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New Technology and Comparative Advantage

New Technology and Comparative Advantage

We heard a story recently about two neighbors duking it out in the most neighborly way possible. The first homeowner, after saving up some money, decided to convert the shed in his backyard to a multimedia man cave. Situated next to his pool, it featured a 70” TV built into the wall that flipped outward so he and the family (or, more likely, he and his friends) could watch football from the pool.

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Cost Savings and Efficiency

Cost Savings and Efficiency

What do you do when the check engine light comes on in your car? How about when a pipe bursts in your home? When the roof starts leaking?

(Hopefully, your answer isn’t to break out a roll of duct tape because, “How hard could it be to fix?”)

No, when these things happen, you talk to an expert.

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