How to Identify IT Services in Los Angeles That Make Sense for Your Business

A few years ago, research by SMB Group revealed a startling statistic—27 percent of small businesses have zero IT support. In this case, zero means no part-timers or full-timers, no contracted workers, no managed services, and no dedicated person to handle any technical duties on top of other responsibilities. Nada. Zip. If something goes wrong in such a business, it is likely that somebody will volunteer (or be drafted) to Google search 'how to reset the server' or 'how to recover lost data'. Valuable time is wasted, and more often than not, the IT problem goes unsolved.

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Does Your Business Really Need Cloud Solutions?

Remember the last decade, when cloud computing was touted as the wave of the future for businesses? We’re well past the point of talking about a “future” technology—the cloud is firmly entrenched in the modern IT landscape. According to IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud solutions will reach $162 billion in 2020, and that number doesn’t include any sort of private cloud infrastructure or applications. Cloud solutions have clearly become an integral element of the IT operations of organizations of all sizes.

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If Your Data Backup is Missing This Critical Element, You Could Be Putting Your Infrastructure at Risk

Many small and midsized businesses worry about their data and servers, and rightly so—data loss, particularly the loss of customer data, is expensive, and many companies never recover from a catastrophic incident. Keeping software and hardware in tip-top shape is a good guard against threats, but it’s not foolproof. A bulletproof backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity solution is the key. A 2016 survey by UK-based Databarracks found that almost a quarter of data loss events (23 percent) were caused by human error, as opposed to just 16 percent attributed to hardware failure. In other words, a random non-IT employee innocently messing around with your systems or using a password of “123456” can cause a problem as easily as a cyberattack or a server that goes kaput.

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3 Reasons Your Organization Should Consider Switching to a VoIP Solution

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP (sometimes pronounced “voyp”), is a technology that Los Angeles-area businesses are becoming increasingly familiar with. Essentially, VoIP is a telephone system using the internet instead of traditional land and cellular lines. But VoIP is more than an interesting technology and a funny name—it’s an opportunity to transform your operational processes.

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Microsoft Redesigns Office 365 Web App Launcher for Quicker Access to Key Tools

Microsoft is improving the way Office 365 users access their apps and files and collaborate with colleagues. With Office 365’s redesigned web app launcher, users get quicker access to the tools they use the most and useful snapshots of their recent activities. Learn how it can make you work more efficiently.

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Maximize Efficiency with These Hidden Android Oreo Features

If you’re a long-time Android user, chances are you already know that your device (or devices) are chock full of features just waiting to be discovered. If you’re unsure where to start, you’re in luck. We’re here to discuss Android Oreo’s useful hidden features that help you work more efficiently.

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Power Considerations for Computers and Workstations

Considering that computers won’t be able to run without one, it’s a shame that power supply units (PSU) rarely get as much attention as RAM or graphics cards. When it’s time to install a new workstation, business owners do not fully understand all the variables that go into choosing the correct PSU, and often select a product that is inefficient and more expensive than what was expected. To avoid this, we’ve listed some power supply considerations.

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