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How Today’s IT Can Help Your Business Operate More Sustainably

How Today’s IT Can Help Your Business Operate More Sustainably

In 1987, the United Nations defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Today, almost 40 years later, businesses have various options to help promote their own sustainability. Let’s discuss just a few options and how we can help you enact them. 

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What Does the Windows 10 End of Life Mean for Your Business?

What Does the Windows 10 End of Life Mean for Your Business?

After the major flop that was Windows 8 and the 8.1 Update, Microsoft hit a home run with Windows 10 in both the personal and professional contexts. However, Windows 11 is now in a position to succeed Windows 10, and Microsoft is making plans to end support for Windows 10. Here’s what you’ll need to know.

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How Business Management Styles Influence Your Operations

How Business Management Styles Influence Your Operations

No two leaders will have the exact same approach to the considerable task at hand, but it can be remarkably helpful to see what others do so you can make better decisions regarding your own management style. Let’s take a look at some specific leadership styles and whether they work well (or don’t).

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How to Install APK Files, and Why You Might Not Want To

How to Install APK Files, and Why You Might Not Want To

When you download a program or application to your computer, you must install it through its operating system. The same is true for your Android smartphone, but the file names are a bit different, and the process is a little more convoluted… and for good reason. Today, we want to walk you through how APK files work and why it might not be a good idea to install them on your device in the traditional sense.

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Devalue your Employees and It Might Be the Last Thing Your Business Does

Devalue your Employees and It Might Be the Last Thing Your Business Does

You don’t need us to remind you that running a business can be incredibly stressful. This stress comes from all kinds of factors, whether it concerns your staff, your management, or even your customers. However, if left unchecked, friction between your various internal forces can have negative consequences on your operations.

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It’s Important to Track All of Your IT Infrastructure

It’s Important to Track All of Your IT Infrastructure

When evaluating your business assets, it's essential to prioritize technology. Let's briefly go into the reasons why this is important and explore effective management strategies your business can roll out to improve your operations.

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Tip of the Week: How to Make Good Investments in Your IT

Tip of the Week: How to Make Good Investments in Your IT

With technology being such an important part of doing business, making the right calls on how to spend your IT budget is important. Before diving into any technology purchases, take a step back and assess your business’ specific needs. What are your goals, challenges, and pain points? Understanding these aspects will help you narrow down the technologies that truly add value to your operations. Let’s take a look at a few technologies that can help a business spend wisely on their IT. 

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Why Your Business Needs 24/7 Network Monitoring and Surveillance

Why Your Business Needs 24/7 Network Monitoring and Surveillance

Do you have the time to monitor your networks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year? If not, you’re like every other business owner out there, and if you’re not monitoring your network, you’re potentially leaving it open to a lot more threats than you should feel comfortable with. 

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Introducing Microsoft Copilot

Introducing Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft is constantly innovating to maintain its status as one of the world's largest and most well-respected technology companies. One of its prize projects is Copilot, an operating system-integrated artificial intelligence. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss some of the major changes coming to Copilot and how they can improve people’s lives at work and at home. 

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AI Can Be the Technology That Puts SMBs Over the Top

AI Can Be the Technology That Puts SMBs Over the Top

Artificial intelligence's transformative potential is no longer just available to enterprise businesses. Now small businesses are increasingly using the technology to enhance efficiency, improve customer experiences, and drive innovation for the betterment of an organization. Today, we start to explore three popular ways in which small businesses use AI to refine the way they do business. 

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