2020 has been filled with challenges and many small and medium-sized businesses have been put through the ringer. With everything going on, and many things causing obstructions to business-as-usual, getting out in front of the things you can control can pay great dividends for your business. Today, we’ll take a look at how the managed service provider can help you stay on top of everything.
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While remote work has been possible and somewhat popular for some time now, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it indispensable for many businesses to survive. Nevertheless, as it has spread, it has become apparent that remote work isn’t likely to go away as our immediate need for it does. Let’s look at how remote operations are influencing businesses to see why.
Remote collaboration has now become a necessity for the workforce to continue their productivity, so many businesses have adopted the modern pinnacle: video conferencing. With this widespread adoption, widespread eccentricities have also arisen. Let’s take a deep dive into one of the most noticed eccentricities that have come about: waving goodbye at the end of a video conference.
Businesses of all sizes have budgetary considerations to observe, so it is crucial that any investments into their operations are optimized to meet each business’ individual goals. With the assistance of a managed service provider, this process is simplified. Let’s go over a few ways that a business can push its IT investment further, especially if it has subscribed to managed services.
Information technology is an incredibly important facet to any modern workplace, which means that your team needs to know how to properly handle the IT you have in place. Here are a few key practices that you need to ensure your team is up to speed on:
We’re just shy of halfway through 2020, and it is already apparent that this will go down as one of the most challenging years for businesses around the world for some time. With many businesses facing extensive and continued pauses in their operations, many will be looking for opportunities to get more out of their investments. Managed IT services are one such opportunity.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak businesses have been trying to find ways to keep revenue streaming in without having to suspend operations. This week we thought we would take a look at some of the cybersecurity you will need to get through this difficult economic point.
With many businesses having to close their doors for the time being in response to COVID-19, many have started to see remote work as a preferable alternative to stopping their operations completely. Of course, as this is the first time that a sizable portion of these businesses have ever used remote employees, communications have suffered somewhat.
To help prevent this from being the case in your business, we wanted to share a few practices that will help you to more successfully integrate remote work into your organization.
Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, from the public at large to businesses of all shapes and sizes. While the impact of COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on small businesses, corporations and enterprise businesses have also felt these changes. However, unlike small businesses, larger companies seem to be able to do much more than just survive.
Environmentally-friendly business practices are a fundamentally good thing for a business to implement. Not only is it better for planet Earth for businesses to adopt green practices, doing so might even save your business a little green in the long term. We’ve put together a few ways that you could start:
Companies around the world have or are finding the need to send their workers home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. For many business owners, managing your staff remotely is a brand new paradigm. Here’s what you need to know.
As the old saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” The question is, how much do you really want a “dull boy” doing all of your business’ important work? This concern isn’t uncommon among businesses nowadays, which helps to explain the rise in gamification that has happened lately. Let’s explore what gamification is, and if it has any benefits that interest you.
Every business owner or manager has to weigh the risks and the rewards of any decision. Whether to hire an internal IT support team or to outsource that responsibility is just one choice that has to be made eventually. If you are in the market for IT management resources, we’re here to tell you that managed IT is as valuable a service as you can get for your business.
Make no mistake about it, your business relies on information technology. For that reason it is important to have reliable and efficient IT support. Finding the right support fit for your business can go a long way toward keeping these systems working as intended. In order to accomplish this, business owners may have to lean on their IT support provider. Let’s take a look at what IT support can do for your business.
Fortunately, businesses are doing more to secure their data. It wasn’t always so, but with the current threat landscape the way it is, it is essential that business owners do what they can to protect their data. A critical part (but not the only part) of this is to back it up. Today, we will take a look at data backup and explain how it has to be an essential part of your business’ cybersecurity strategy
In order for a business to succeed, it needs to create the proper relationships with a variety of parties. From their clients and customers, to their vendors, to other businesses they work with, the average business has a lot of contacts they need to manage - which is why a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application is so valuable.
As a managed IT services provider, we are constantly trying to find the most effective ways to communicate just how much value our services can bring a business, nonprofit, or municipal organization. Since almost all organizations rely heavily on their technology, it stands to reason that getting the most value out of their IT support should be a priority. In many ways, managed IT services are the answer to this issue. Let’s look at some of the most valuable parts of using managed services.
In a very real way, the Internet has spoiled us, to the point that we fully expect an order to be in our hand in 72 hours - oftentimes, far less than that. Shipping speeds like these are now possible thanks to the use of advanced logistics. If you’re starting to incorporate ecommerce into your business, or distribution has proved troublesome, you may want to consider a fleet management system.
Have you ever sat through a meeting thinking to yourself, “Wow, this meeting is such a waste of time and resources”? I’m going to guess you have, and as a business owner you should never support unproductive processes, and meetings are no exception. So, what do you need to do to make sure that your staff isn’t diligently waiting for a useless, unproductive conference to end? You need to adopt better conferencing solutions.