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The Best Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in DC, MD, VA (Reviews/Ratings)

After being in business for almost 30 years, we at Optimal aren’t strangers to the IT industry. We’ve seen many Managed Service Providers (MSPs) come and go in the local area, and many of the companies we’ve worked with over the past few decades have...
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Review of Slack Communication Tool for Business

If you’re like many organizations, you might find yourself juggling a whole host of different communication tools. You have your email, an instant messaging application, a separate video conferencing tool, another platform for virtual water cooler talk…...
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How to Choose the Right EMR System for Home Health Care

For the home health care industry in particular, properly and intelligently managing your clients, caregivers, and medical records is absolutely critical to the success of your mission and the quality of the care you’re providing.   This, by extension,...
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How to Choose the Right Email Marketing Platform

Despite any trends toward replacing email with things like instant messaging or video conferencing, mass emailing remains a staple when it comes to marketing tactics.   Choosing the right platform for these email marketing campaigns, however, can start...
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How to Choose the Right Donor Management Software for Nonprofits

For nonprofits—of the 501c3 variety especially—properly managing your donations, the life of each donation, and your donors themselves is absolutely critical to the success of your organization and the advancement of your mission.   This, by extension,...
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How Much Does Outsourced IT Cost for Law Firms?

Outsourced IT, or managed IT services, means placing some or all of your information systems in the hands of an outside technology consulting firm (or Managed Service Provider). In many cases, law firms will opt to outsource when they don’t want to...
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