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7 things your IT provider should be doing regularly

To have the best relationship with a managed IT provider, your expectations and their scope of service must be aligned. An ideal IT partnership is based on mutual understanding. That's why it's important to know what to expect from an MSP from the very start.
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Your IT budgeting cheat sheet

The recipe for an IT budget includes careful planning, aligning expenses with business goals, understanding the business, learning from the past, and looking to the future. Remember, an IT budget reflects your IT strategy — it’s not just about the numbers.
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5 things to keep in mind when creating an IT budget

Do you know how much money ends up in your business IT infrastructure and how it gets used up? Developing an IT budget is the only way to predetermine IT funding and formulate an IT strategy at the same time. IT budgeting entails so much more than just crunching numbers.
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When's the last time you updated your data protection plan?

This article will introduce the subject of data protection and why you should invest your time and money to create a data protection policy. The article will then delve into the circumstances that may force a business to create a data protection policy.
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The beginner's guide to cryptocurrency

This article introduces the subject of cryptocurrencies and how they work. It also lists the major cryptocurrencies and why more people and companies are investing in them. Finally, the article tries to explore the pros and cons of investing in cryptocurrencies.
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Why cybersecurity and disaster recovery are necessary for your business resiliency

Some businesses think that a strong defense is all they need to protect their business against external attacks. Other businesses believe that powerful disaster recovery strategies will always protect them. This article shows why both approaches should be used.
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5 things you need to make sure your managed service provider is doing

It’s all too easy to fall into a hands-off mentality with your MSP. After all, that’s why you hired them, right? But just because everything is working doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check in from time to time to make sure you’re technology is ready to grow with you.
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Is your MSP maturing as a business? - Because being “good enough” isn’t

Is your MSP maturing as a business? To become a truly helpful partner for business growth, you’ve got to ask the questions to uncover the truth of your MSP.
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My New Managed Service Provider Just Told Me I Need a Bunch of New Technology

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When you start talking to a new managed services provider, you may experience some sticker shock. They may want to make some pretty big changes to your network setup. It’s natural to wonder if they’re shooting straight with you. The truth is, a good MSP will likely insist on some pretty big changes.
Don't Forget Your Managed Services Provider!

Are You Wasting the Help of Your MSP?

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Good managed services providers want to deliver on their promises. They made a commitment to your management to keep end-users productive and happy. Sometimes the smallest annoyance can become the biggest complaint. Just tell us and we’ll fix it. After all, you’re paying for that computer support. Use it!