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Benefits of a VoIP System for a Small Business

The lifeblood of any business that offers a service to the public is communication with its customer base. Providing new and existing customers with a reliable way to get in contact with your business leads to increased revenue and an overall better customer...

Network Security & Workforce Mobility

Mobile devices are changing not only the way we operate in our private lives but also the way we operate in our business lives. Workforce mobility has never been more prevalent.   Mobile phones are like minicomputers these days, but if they aren’t enough to get...

7 Things to Include in your BYOD Policy

While BYOD may be a hotly debated topic in the tech space, it is generally a shared belief that if you’re going to empower employees to use the mobile device of their choosing you need a policy. It’s important to give employees choice in the workplace but there also...

5 Reasons a VoIP System is Right for Your Business

In our ever-changing world, communication and technology have never been more important to a business, large or small. The ability for a business to get their message out and communicate with their customer base can be the difference between success and failure....

5 Costs of Operational Inefficiency

Inefficiency costs companies anywhere from 20% to 30% of their revenue every year, according to research firm IDC. Are you losing revenue because of inefficient back-office operations? Given the statistic above, it’s a good bet you are. You’re not alone. Most, if not...

Hogland/PaperVision

Easy, Effective Information ManagementHogland and PaperVision make it easy to securely organize and protect your information.Are you worried about loosing your data? Need to streamline business procedures? Loosing sleep and money on current filing system? Access your...

Got Sealit?

Recently one of our staff was sitting at their desk opening all the incoming mail for the day. On this particular day more than half all the envelopes weren’t sealed at all! For us this could have been a catastrophe since most of our incoming mail contains checks....

How Technology Can Offset Rising Costs

One record-breaker we know all too well is the soaring cost of gas! As of June 13, the national average per gallon is $5.01. In California alone the cost was $6.42…ouch! To make matters worse, inflation is at 8.3%, an all-time, 40-year high. For most people,...

USPS Rate Change Effective July 10th, 2022

On June 9th, 2022 the PRC (Postal Regulatory Commission) favorably reviewed the new price changes that will take effect on July 10th, 2022. The most notable change, is the rise in cost for First Class Letters to $0.60 along with some additional changes which can be...

5 Reasons a VoIP System is Right for Your Business

In our ever-changing world, communication and technology have never been more important to a business, large or small. The ability for a business to get their message out and communicate with their customer base can be the difference between success and failure....

Network Security Checklist

With all the cybercrime reported in the news, you already know that your company needs strong network security. But what does that really mean? Cybercriminals will target any weakness in network security that they can. As the saying goes, your company’s network...

How Secure is Your Office?

No business is too small to evade a cyberattack or data breach. Look at your IT landscape from a security viewpoint to identify potential threats. This blog points out possible entry points of cybercriminals to help make sure you have the proper security assets in...

CyberSecurity

Cyber Security For You and Your Business ENTERPRISE-CLASS IT PROTECTION FOR THE SMALL – TO MID-SIZE COMPANY Nearly every company in operation today runs the bulk, or entirety, of its workflow on computerized systems. Those IT systems allow companies like yours to...

URGENT: 60 DAY NOTICE for SCAN TO EMAIL

Urgent, Effective May 30th, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign into your Google Account using only your username and password. Instead, you will need to sign in using Sign in with Google or other more secure...

Microsoft 365 Price Increase

Microsoft recently announced a worldwide price increase for its M365 product line. If you are receiving this mail thread, you currently have a Microsoft M365 subscription with us. As your Microsoft Partner, we are here to help you navigate all ongoing changes around...

3 Signs Your Company Has Been Hacked

Small businesses are targets for corporate cybercrime as much as the big corporations that garner all the headlines. In fact, small businesses are often hacked because they lack the robust network security of their bigger competitors. Network security is one of the...

Enable Your Business to Thrive in a Disruptive World

Digital Trust is a make or break for your businessIn today’s digital world where most business is done online, and data breaches are becoming more common, digital trust has become a valuable commodity for those companies that earn it. This phenomenon – where trust has...

Benefits of Contracting IT Services

It’s an interesting paradigm: the more companies try to simplify things for customers, the more complicated business gets. With increasingly complex technologies and services come increasingly complex infrastructures to develop and maintain them. At some point,...

7 Critical Reasons for Office 365 Backup

Introduction Do you have control of your office 365 data? Do you have access to all the items you need? The knee jerk reaction is typically, “Of course I do,” or “Microsoft takes care of it all.” But if you really think about it – are you sure? Microsoft takes care of...

Data Security

Unquestionably the age of technology has vastly changed the way businesses operate with increased speed of communication, document production and replication. Similarly, security issues have grown well beyond the need to throw away a carbon copy. In fact,...

Solutions

Many have laughed about the 1001 uses for Duct Tape. And, some have found a solution to a difficult problem or situation, contained within. However, usually, these were more of a quick fix, rather than a permanent solution. I don’t think that you should...

Today’s Business

Lubbock Texas, according to Wikipedia, is the 11th largest city in Texas out on a list of 68 cities. It is hard to think that Lubbock is 13 places above Midland and 2 places above Irving Texas! Many have called Lubbock home for a long time, and...

Time is Money

“Time is money.”                                    -Benjamin Franklin, Advice to a Young Tradesman This is such an important thing to consider and I am not sure that this is a phrase that we can totally embrace. What a tremendous task to cover within this...

Am I Responsible for Shipping?

  When it comes time to end the lease on an office copier, I am often asked,   “What do I need to do, now?”   We get excited when we can purchase something and get FREE shipping. It is one of those things we have come to expect when we order...

Kick the Tires

There was a phrase some time ago… when people were looking to purchase a new car called “kicking the tires”. This was figurative language meant for evaluating the quality of the car. It was highly important when buying a car, because it was a major...

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