Top Five IT Improvement Resolutions for 2017

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It's that time of the year when you reflect on your business, set goals and begin the march toward achieving those new goals to grow your business. Don't forget to take stock of your IT and plan to make improvements so you operate your business more effectively.  

Reinforcing the Need for Preventative Maintenance and Monitoring for Your Network

Networking

In our last post on the basics of preventative maintenance and network monitoring solutions (MMS), we indicated we would share a case study to illustrate how a MMS service could have saved a recent client thousands of dollars and eliminated significant headaches. We’ll refer to this company as ABC Co.  

The Basics of Preventative Maintenance and Monitoring for Your Network

Networking

"An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure". Cliché – but true. And when it comes to your own IT, nothing could be further from the truth.   

Seven Practical Steps for Small & Mid-Sized Business to Improve IT Security

Best Practices

Is a small/mid-sized business (SMB) more vulnerable to IT security threats than a large corporation? Taylor Amerding of CSO Online (a quality IT publication), states.  

Custom Business Apps Can Cut Costs

Best Practices

With the price of oil flirting around the $40/barrel mark, Calgary-based companies are increasingly looking for ways to cut costs to manage the downturn.  

Seven Intelligent Ways to Reduce IT Costs with Plunging Oil Prices

Best Practices

Turbulent times can create pause for business owners to crack out the spreadsheets and find ways to become a leaner organization and pare back expenses.  

Cloud Security – Basics for Business Owners

Cloud Services

In our previous article we discussed the basics of Cloud computing and identified several popular apps being used. Without knowing it – many businesses are making use of the Cloud. But few companies have moved all their applications and only utilize IT via cloud services. Most are using a hybrid solution.  

Cloud Basics for Business Owners

Cloud Services

Do you remember the early days of the “internet”? It was this cryptic term but everyone was talking about it. It didn’t take long for it to pick up so much steam that it flipped our worlds and how we do business.  

Why an IT Retainer Relationship Just Makes Sense

IT Support

For small business owners, setting up a retainer relationship is a smart way to make sure your business has the IT services and support it needs, whether you have in-house IT support or not. With a retainer in place, your business receives the benefit of an entire team's skills and know-how at a fraction of the cost that it would take to hire up the personnel. It also means that when you do need IT help, you receive it quickly; reducing downtime and increasing confidence your IT needs are always taken care of.  

Successfully Relocating Your Network During an Office Move

Best Practices

Moving an office is stressful. This stress is compounded if IT problems occur during the move. Tech To U has created a checklist of activities to plan and execute your move to ensure a smooth transition. Before you review the check list – consider our five recommendations to avoid IT complications during the move.