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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.  

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

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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

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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.  

Cloud Security – Basics for Business Owners

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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

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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

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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.  

IT Support Best Practices

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Creating a high performance IT support culture for your organization is a critical component of any business, large or small. Whether you hire in-house IT staff or utilize an outsourced IT services provider, there are key characteristics to look for in IT support resources.  

Developing Custom vs. Out of the Box Software – Part 2

Custom Business Apps

In Part 1 of this discussion, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of developing custom software versus purchasing Out of the Box Software (OTBS). Now that you have a sense of the pros and cons for each approach, how do you go about deciding which way to go? What are the key considerations?  

Developing Custom vs. Out of the Box Software – Part 1

Custom Business Apps

Your business needs software to enable your staff to perform their jobs efficiently and to achieve a competitive edge with technology. Staying ahead of the competition means offering features and advantages to your customers and partners your competitors are not. Enter the vaunted discussion: should we build or buy software?