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Our number one goal is to take care of the complexities of your technology, so you don’t have to! Part of that mission includes educating your team and providing an easy-to-access source of information so your business can focus on thriving. We hope you enjoy our tech blog and turn to it as your go-to source for the latest technology news and advice.
June 24, 2024
Explaining Google’s Back-end Operations
Billions of people who find themselves on the Internet depend on the use of Google Search to find what they are looking for. What actually happens when you click on the “search,” though? Today, we want to discuss how the search engine works so you can get a better idea of what goes on behind the scenes.
June 21, 2024
Technology Has a Significant Role in Company Culture
Your business’ IT is not just a minor component; it’s deeply woven into the fabric of your business. Today, we’ll briefly explore how technology and culture converge inside today’s businesses.
June 19, 2024
How to Learn from Your Technology Misfires
Dealing with failure can be tough, especially in workplace projects. However, it is crucial to see these failures as opportunities for growth and improvement.
June 17, 2024
AI Can Dramatically Improve Your Business Operations
AI has infiltrated the zeitgeist in a way that few technologies have. It’s rare to hear about anyone who has no opinion on how it should or should not be used. Businesses, however, can take full advantage of the situation and capitalize on the use of AI in operations and products. Today, we want to explore the opportunity businesses have to use AI to add value to their offerings.
June 14, 2024
Don’t Let Tech Troubles Bring You Summertime Blues
With the summer months comes the promise of fun… why would you want to stress about your technology during that time? To help prevent this, we’ve put together some tricks to protect your devices… both from cybersecurity issues and from the weather.
June 12, 2024
The State of the IoT for Businesses in 2024
The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It's here, and it's transforming the way businesses operate in 2024. From manufacturing to healthcare, IoT applications are making waves. They're enabling real-time data collection and analysis, leading to smarter decision-making. 
June 10, 2024
Smart Devices on Your Network? Here's How to Deal with Them
Businesses everywhere are adding smart devices to their IT, and for good reason. They offer convenience and efficiency but can pose a significant network security risk. These devices, part of the Internet of Things (IoT), often lack robust security features. This makes them an attractive target for cybercriminals.
June 7, 2024
Co-Managed IT Can Help Alleviate Some Technology Troubles
If your organization has an internal IT department, chances are they're managing a complex infrastructure while being understaffed and overworked. This isn't a criticism; it's simply the reality for many SMBs (we understand this well). We can ease the burden on your IT team and streamline your technology management.
June 5, 2024
The 3-2-1 Rules Over Data Redundancy
We cover data backup and disaster recovery quite a bit, and you might be familiar with some of the terms and strategies we discuss. Today, we’re taking a deeper dive into the 3-2-1 rule and its crucial role in your business’ disaster recovery plan. Let's explore how the 3-2-1 rule can strengthen or weaken your data infrastructure.

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