SSDs for Business

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 by Julian Lombardi
  Small to medium sized business users are already used to working off the cloud and virtualized systems, perhaps not even knowing it. Likely your database, CRM, and webapps are all part of this decentralized ecosphere. As a result, we have seen a significant decrease in the average local storage footprint as large disk space is now available but not needed. Virtualized workstations have numerous advantages from both the user and administrative standpoint. However, adoption has not been picking up as fast ...Read More

Office 365: What’s With All the Buzz?

Posted on: February 17th, 2016 by Julian Lombardi
It seems these days that no matter where you go someone is mentioning Office 365. While Office 365 has been out for a number of years, it still gets a lot of attention. You may be wondering what is it and why should you care; in this post, we are going to go over what Office 365 is and what makes it so popular. What is Office 365? Office 365 is a suite of office productivity software that is accessible online. Microsoft ...Read More

In-House IT vs. Outsourced IT: How do you decide?

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Julian Lombardi
As a business, there are many departments that require a manager’s attention; for example, marketing, accounting, and customer service. Just like the other departments in your business, IT requires attention as well. When managed correctly, IT should be a crucial asset to the business as opposed to a hindrance constantly sucking in resources. In order to correctly choose who will handle your IT, you need to outline your business requirements and your IT budget. Based on your requirements and budget, you ...Read More

Quick Tips: Keeping your Computer Usage Secure

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by Julian Lombardi
With the New Year upon us, this is the time when people try to get rid of bad habits and pick up good ones. Some might aspire to exercise more, read more, or travel more. We wanted to put together a list of three easy steps that can make you a more aware, security conscious computer user. The following will outline three simple steps that you can start today to decrease the likelihood that your information will be stolen or accessed ...Read More

Getting Down to Business, All you need is Internet (Part 2)

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Julian Lombardi
We'd like to start off by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and we hope the holiday season was enjoyed by all. We will close off part 2 of how technology and the Internet can transform your business operations. More and more, companies today are working towards allowing their staff to work from home or remote locations. This can help save overhead costs for office space and allow staff to eliminate stressful elements like long commutes. One way to accomplish this is through ...Read More

Getting Down to Business, All you need is Internet (Part 1)

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 by Julian Lombardi
  With the holiday season fast approaching, we wanted to take some time to discuss the many ways that you DON’T need to be at the office to get work done. This is possible with the myriad of options made available to small businesses today. Some of the technologies that help accomplish this are the cloud, voice over IP (VOIP), and virtual private networks (VPN). The Cloud What is it? You probably hear this word get thrown around everywhere when talking about IT and ...Read More

Choosing the Right Computers for your Small Business

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by Julian Lombardi
  Oftentimes small businesses and non-profits end up with dissimilar hardware, meaning different models of computers and usually different versions of software acquired at varying dates. While it is understandable that sometimes this is unavoidable due to budget or urgency it is still important to keep in mind the following points when it comes to choosing the right computer for your small business needs. Where to start? Decide how many computers need to be purchased Decide what type to purchase (Desktop or Laptop) Desktops are ...Read More

How Meraki Devices Helped a Café Manage their Network

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Julian Lombardi
  Back Story: Our client found themselves faced with a common issue in the café and coffee shop industry; guests that would visit their location, make one small purchase, and spend 5+ hours sitting down using the free WiFi that was made available. Customers with potential to buy more were purchasing less because of the lack of seating which was being taken up by some guests abusing the free WiFi access. On top of that, due to the nature of guest ...Read More