Los Angeles IT Managed Services Blog

What To Do if You Get Crypto Ransomware - Part 1

Part 1 - Prevention is the best medicine.

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Professional Los Angeles Hosted VoIP Installation

Should we try to setup Hosted VoIP on our own? If you're a Los Angeles small business, consider a professional.

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Los Angeles Managed Services Provider Pricing vs. Hiring In-House IT

To outsource or not outsource IT? For Los Angeles small businesses, that often is the question.

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Having Network Reliability Issues at Your Office? See These Top 3 Common Problems

Read this scenario common to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and see if it sounds familiar: You and/or your employees arrive at work, energized to take on the day, tackle new projects, deliver excellence for your customers, and be the pinnacle of productivity. Alas, something gets in the way of your enthusiasm: slow computers—or, more specifically, a slow network.

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What Is the Biggest Threat to Your Los Angeles Business's IT Environment?

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in Los Angeles may think that because their organizations are small or midsize, the IT threats that plague larger companies won’t be an issue for them.

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Cloud Solutions in Los Angeles Present Great Opportunities to Local SMBs

Market intelligence expert IDC made a bold prediction a couple of years ago: By 2020, two-thirds of all IT infrastructure and software spending will be devoted to the cloud. Los Angeles small and midsize businesses, as well as SMBs all over the country and the world, are turning to cloud solutions to transform their operations, improve productivity, and enhance the customer experience.

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We All Need Experts

In both my personal and professional life, I seek help from experts on a variety of issues and I'm sure you do too. Here at Be Structured we outsource our HR, we outsource our tax preparation, our legal needs, our low voltage cabling, and more. Personally, I have a business coach and mentor, a physician, an estate planner, and even an online running coach. I'm sure there's many others I missed too. It simply isn't possible for us to be experts at everything and part of modern life is learning where your passions and skills intersect, focusing on building specialization in that area, and hiring others to take care of the other aspects of your life.

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5 of Our Favorite Los Angeles Technology Trends

Technology trends come and go. Some last for a long time; others fizzle quickly. Consider some major IT events from 20 years ago (compiled by Computer Hope):

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Three Questions SMBs Should Ask Themselves When Looking for Los Angeles IT Services

In a survey conducted by Salesforce, 83 percent of small businesses do not have IT staff. The number is high but not entirely surprising. Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) often operate on tight profit margins. Hiring an expensive technology expert to work in-house cuts into the bottom line. This leaves these organizations with two options: Try winging IT on their own or outsource to a third-party IT services provider.

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The SMBs Checklist to Choosing the Right MSP [Infographic]

If you’re tired of network downtime or a non-responsive IT vendor, it’s probably time to reevaluate your current resources. Whether your team is understaffed and you’re looking for extra support or your business already has an IT partner, it’s never too late to reassess your agreement and ensure you have the correct MSP to fit your business. We’ve developed an infographic to serve as your process checklist for evaluating and choosing the right MSP to fit your business and culture.

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