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Why You Should Invest in a Good Keyboard

You can buy a keyboard for next to nothing, and it will work for years. But if you spend any large amount of time on a computer, you need more than something that just works. A bad keyboard could do long-term damage to your wrists. Aside from that, you want something that will be comfortable and let you type fast and accurately. Divide the cost of a good keyboard by the number of hours you’ll spend using it, and you’ll see it’s an inexpensive investment. Keycaps and switches The keys of a keyboard are, in effect, contact switches, but the way a typical keyboard does them puts cost savings first. Under the… Read More

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Small Business’s IT Department

Operating and maintaining an in-house IT department can be time-consuming and stressful for small business owners. For this reason, more small and medium-sized businesses than ever before are choosing to outsource their IT needs to an IT management firm. The fact is that outsourcing your IT needs can not only save your small business time and money, but it can also give you access to superior resources and technology, and it can help to increase the productivity of your business. If you have yet to outsource your business’s IT needs, here are just a few of the primary reasons you should consider doing so. Qualified Doesn’t Mean Experienced Even if… Read More

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4 Reasons For Outsourcing Your Website Hosting

Here in the digital age, it’s a simple fact of life that every business needs a website. Even if all your customers come to you in person, even if you have a hefty list of local clients, any business that wants to stay competitive in the modern world should have an online presence. Your clients need a way to know what hours you are open, what services you offer, how to find you if they’ve never visited your location before, and how to reach you if they have any questions. While there are hundreds of things a website can do for you, these basics are non-optional. The good news is… Read More

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Managed Network Expansion for Your Growing SaaS Business (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second half of our two-part article on why every growing Saas business needs to keep network expansion in mind. There are many small online businesses that need very few resources for visitor bandwidth because they have very few visitors. However, if your popularity, online presence, and number of customers are rising, then naturally you will want a much more fortified website to go along with all this increased traffic. Last time we talked about how a successfully growing SaaS can create more traffic than their own website can handle. This results in a self-inflicted DDoS which is what happens when a website can’t handle any more visitors. We also talked… Read More

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Managed Network Expansion for Your Growing SaaS Business (Part 1)

In order to provide online services, every SaaS business needs an infrastructure that can support the kind of traffic, bandwidth, and data handling created by constant user connections. Most SaaS programs are completely or almost completely cloud-based, accessible through control panels, live dashboards, platforms, and mobile apps that are constantly sharing data back and forth between the client devices and your central service servers. Because most SaaS programs are keyed for B2B use, you are not only handling all of your clients, but the majority of their clients as well creating a truly massive amount of data handling. This means that your infrastructure needs to have an impressive capacity, connectivity speed, and… Read More

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The Top Reasons to Outsource Your IT Department in 2018

  With a new year comes new opportunities to help your business continue to grow; one way in which you can help your business to grow is to outsource your IT department in 2018. If you own a small business then this is likely not the first time you have considered outsourcing some aspect of your business as a way to save money. Not only can outsourcing help to cut costs for your business, but outsourcing can also help your business to run more efficiently overall. However, if you have yet to outsource your IT department, you should take a moment to consider the benefits doing so could bring to… Read More

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Why Outsourcing is Economical for Everyone Involved

In the last fifteen years, what it means to be an online business has changed a great deal. Where once all you needed was a fairly nice website, basic SEO, and a few banner ads, now the requirements have drastically shifted and expanded. Banner ads are out but inbound marketing through online blogs is in. Most companies have stopped cold-emailing people and instead have built up an active and growing social media community. Not only do you need a strong online presence, but any company in the public eye is also immediately expected to have an online app and, these days, it should probably connect to a smart home. No… Read More

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Tech Products You Can Take With You When You Go

In this modern age, everything is connected. You can order and pay for just about anything online and then pick it up at the store without waiting in line or even have someone bring it to your house. Just when you’re starting to wonder how much more interesting this can get, there it is – another new tech to try out. Today we’re going to look at a few of the latest, greatest products on the market. Products that will work just about anywhere. 1. iPad Pro. Yes, tablets and other portable smart devices have been around for a while, but Apple continues to raise the bar with their latest offering.… Read More

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The Top 7 Reasons to Outsource Your IT

Outsourcing continues to gain popularity across the globe as business owners recognize the value and cost savings that outsourcing offers. In particular, IT outsourcing is expected to increase by approximately 31% across all functions in the near future. In addition to helping business owners save money, IT outsourcing enables businesses to receive an unparalleled level of expertise. Below are the top seven reasons to outsource your IT. 1) Outsourcing your IT enables you to focus on growth and revenue. When you enlist the support of a trusted outsourcing firm to handle your IT needs, you can direct your attention to critical priorities. For instance, you can devote more time to core business… Read More

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How to Improve and Fix Your Old Computer

If your computer is getting elderly you may want to start thinking about a replacement. However, it’s often possible to improve and upgrade an old computer. Here are some things to think about: 1. Free up hard drive space. If your drive is full or nearly full, then your computer will slow down dramatically. Delete files you do not need and uninstall applications you never use, and then run CCleaner, a free program which cleans up old internet files and file fragments that might be clogging your drive. Finally, defragment your drive – the command varies by version, but it is Optimize Drives in Windows 8 – this consolidates fragmented files… Read More

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