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IT Managed Services: What They Are, and What They Can Do for Your Business

January 20th, 2015

Ever since the early 1990s, when computers were first used on a wide scale, there have been efforts to improve network protocol, security, and management in business' computer systems. This network management protocol may have been the first-ever example of managed services in IT!These days, everyone in the tech world is talking about IT managed services -- but do you know what they really are, or what they can do for you?Unlike the traditional break-fix mentality in IT -- which only brings in an IT maintenance professional when something isn't working, and results in huge inefficiencies -- IT managed services are a continuous monitoring of your computer systems' health that can often prevent problems before they have a chance to happen, keeping risk and uncertainty at bay.

North Korea Among Suspects in Recent Sony Hack

December 10th, 2014

The new James Franco and Seth Rogen film "The Interview" is set to hit theaters later this month, but not everyone was happy about it.

Because the movie centers around Franco and Rogen's characters setting up an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in order to carry out a CIA plot to assassinate him, the government of North Korea spoke out against the film's release.

New Study Finds Men Overcompensate…When Describing Their Computer Repair Skills

November 25th, 2014

A new survey reveals that the men in your life who say they are skilled computer repair technicians might not be as good as they think they are at fixing computers.According to a November 17 CNet article, a Crucial.com study that examined 1,001 men and women between the ages of 35 and 70 found that approximately 46% of men say they are confident or very confident about their knowledge of computer repair tips and tricks.

Why the Biggest Threat to Your Company’s Network Security Could Be Coming From Within

October 22nd, 2014

Despite all the network security systems and IT consulting services your company invests in, there might not be much to stand in the way of the latest threat to network security management.

Because according to the Department of Homeland Security, your biggest network security threat won't be coming from an external source -- it will likely be from angered, disgruntled current and former employees.

Watch Avaya Collaboration Services Advance Productivity

October 20th, 2014

Are you leveraging the power of today's technology to stay ahead of the competition?

Watch these short videos to learn more about how Avaya IP Office™ can help you empower your small to medium workforce to connect, engage and succeed in today's fast-changing, mobile world.

How to Establish and Maintain a Successful Partnership Between Your Business and its IT Consulting Firm

October 7th, 2014

Investing in an IT consulting or IT compliance service for your business is a great way to ensure your onsite technology is running as efficiently and effectively as it should be.

But how can you tell if the onsite computer services your IT firm is providing are streamlining and improving your business' technology like they should be?

Experts typically advise businesses to choose an IT or onsite computer services provider according to both the current and future needs of your business.