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How to Choose the Right Phone System for Your Business

On the surface, replacing the phones at your office probably seems like a fairly straightforward project; in the grand scheme of technology projects, this one is pretty simple, right? There are of course far more complex initiatives for your business to...
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Should You Have a Team Full of Slackers? (Infographic)

Are you considering Slack at your organization?   It's a smart question to ask. Slack, an incredibly popular communication platform, now boasts: 500,000 organizations on board (70,000 paying) 8 million daily active users (3 million paid) 10 hours of...
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How to Choose the Right Cyber Liability Insurance Plan for Business

Not long ago we published an article that discusses what cyber liability insurance is, what it covers, what it doesn’t, and whether or not it might make sense for your business to invest in. In this piece, we touched briefly on the matter of working with...
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How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider for Small Business

More and more, businesses are getting rid of the servers in their office and migrating their entire technology infrastructure to the cloud. In fact, according to a Technavio report, the global virtual desktop market is expected to grow at a pace of 11%...
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Is the Cloud Secure?

It's very common for organizations to avoid cloud computing out of legitimate concern for their data’s safety. "What if someone gains access to my environment?" "Since it's not in my control, what if something goes wrong?” "Wouldn't my data be more...
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Microsoft Office 365 vs. Hosted (Cloud) Desktops for Business

A cloud is a cloud is a cloud, right?   Absolutely and positively not. Especially not when what is being advertised as a "cloud" solution is really only partially rooted in cloud computing.   When it comes to really digging into Microsoft Office 365 and...
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What Are the Problems with Cloud Computing?

You can’t step into the tech world without hearing something about the cloud. “It’s so cheap!” “You can access your data from a submarine!” “All you have to do is sign up!” “Once you’re there, you’ve made it to Valhalla!”   The conversation is certainly...
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How Much Should Associations Spend on IT Security (Trade/Professional)?

Here’s an unsettling statistic for you: according to The Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cybercrime, 2014 cybercrime incidences increased by 10.4% over 2013 numbers.   Another from IBM: after a breach, an organization loses, on...
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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 Much Does Hiring a CIO Cost for Associations? (Trade/Professional)

Where C-level executives are concerned, “CIO” is one of the newcomers in the game; not many associations were concerned about aligning their overall strategy with their technology resources back in the seventies.   But as organizations become more and...
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