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February 19th, 2015 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out The “this” that I’m talking about is the practice that I’ve seen MSPs and IT consultants repeat many times. Tragically, each repetition costs the MSP and/or IT consultant a ton of cash. The behavior that I’m talking about is the result of success that the MSP has had. Ironically, the more successful small MSPs are, […] - read more
 
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February 19th, 2015 | CompTIA
Pushing for innovation can be hard, especially when slow and steady work is often what pays the bills. As those who have been around the tech industry for any length of time understand, the mundane work feeds the base needs of IT firms, bringing in the income required to run operations and meet payroll. That said, few prosper and thrive over the long-term without a steady flow of new activity. - read more
 
Article
February 13th, 2015 | Carolyn Heinze
Best-practices advice on creating, maintaining, and deepening mutually beneficial relationships with other IT pros. - read more
 
Article
February 13th, 2015 | Martin Sinderman
There's no secret recipe that enables small IT shops to get large clients, but there is one thing channel pros must do to succeed. - read more
 
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February 9th, 2015 | Ken Thoreson
As an Eagle Scout, I can discuss the topic of “Be Prepared” easily. “Boom’s Day,” the largest fireworks display in the U.S., occurs each Labor Day weekend in Knoxville, TN, – so what does that mean? An estimated 400,000 people flock to the river front to watch the event; boats on the river, people lined up on the docks,  roads and every home, parking lot, and condo packed with friends and neighbors. - read more
 
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February 9th, 2015 | Colleen Frye
Love it or hate it, golf is often part of doing business. But with smart gadgets, techie bling, and now crowdsourcing, even geeks can find something to love. - read more
 
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February 9th, 2015 | Manuel W. Lloyd
#3 - Poor partnership controls - "Trust, but Verify..." Extranet is a term many do not use or do not know. In layman's terms, it's simply one partner/supplier sharing data across a transport; usually the Internet, to another partner/supplier. If either partner is guilty of reason #1, its not a matter of if a data breach will happen, it's when. - read more
 
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February 6th, 2015 | Manuel W. Lloyd
Data Breaches Causes More Than Downtime How Much Does Downtime Really Cost Your Business? - read more
 
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February 6th, 2015 | Manuel W. Lloyd
The ONLY way to completely protect your data and guarantee that you could restore it all after a major disaster is by maintaining an up-to-date copy of your data offsite in a high-security facility. Cloud Backups, also called offsite backups, online backups, or managed backups, is a service that allows you to maintain a secure copy of your data in a different location than your office. - read more
 
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February 4th, 2015 | Manuel W. Lloyd
Spending money on IT solutions can be a costly outlay for small and medium businesses, so it's easy to understand why you might want to cherish what you already know and love. But failing to keep up with the times by using outdated technology could be putting your business in danger. Believe it or not, 22 million of SMBs are still using Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and countless others suing Microsoft Office 2003. - read more
 

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