Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Office 365

While almost everyone has heard of Office 365, there are still a surprisingly large number of people who don’t know what it is.  As software-as-a-service becomes more mainstream and employees become increasingly more decentralized, having email and Office applications available anywhere and anytime makes more sense than ever. What Is Office 365? Good question! It’s

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Video: Disaster Recovery Planning for Small Businesses

Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning Business Continuity is a Serious Concern for Small Businesses Today I had the honor of being the featured speaker at the BNI Summit of Success networking group meeting in Chatham, NJ.  In the audience were a number of small business owners and sole proprietors, and the message is simple.  Disaster recovery

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Libraries and Technology: At the Forefront of Digital Life

Haven’t Computers Replaced Libraries? Who Even Goes to Libraries Anymore? My name is Rachel Burt and I’m a Youth Services Librarian at the Sussex County Library in Sussex County New Jersey.  I know what you’re thinking (because people ask me this all the time).  “Wow, do people still use libraries?”  The answer, which you might not

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Differentiators Between Managed IT Consulting Firms

Managed IT Services Become a Part of Your Business Choosing the Right MSP Is Critical One thing that makes IT Managed Services so sticky is that it’s a pain to switch vendors.  This is especially true if your MSP is also providing your cloud-based IT solutions; such as cloud backup, remote help-desk, hosted email and

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Hosted Exchange Email Solutions are Key for New Businesses

Cloud-based Email Gets You Up and Running Quickly Efficient Communication Is Essential for New Businesses More so than ever, email is the most essential communication tool for you and your employees.  In most cases, an email solution needs to be in place previous to the launch of a new business.  This leaves business owners and

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Beware of Unscrupulous Managed IT Service Providers

IT is Too Important to be Taken Lightly The Knowledge Gap IT outsourcing is a common practice with business owners and CEOs.  Increasingly it has become less expensive to put your vital IT processes in the cloud and hire an outside IT firm to manage your systems and networks.  Usually, the knowledge gap between a

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Technology Must-Haves for New Entrepreneurs

The Basics of New Business IT If you are starting a business, you’re going to want to know about some technology must-haves for new entrepreneurs.  After all, you have enough to worry about, and there’s no time to waste on stuff that doesn’t work.  Creating an inexpensive, appropriate and scalable information technology plan before you

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How to Get a Computer Virus

You know what really gets our goat?  It’s the blissful disregard for IT security displayed by many business owners, IT managers and employees.  While it’s true that there is no such thing as an entirely secure computer or computer network, there are steps that can be taken to significantly reduce the likelihood of contracting a

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Windows 10 to be Free Upgrade

Microsoft announced this week that it’s new, Windows 10, operating system will be a free upgrade for all Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.  There’s only one catch: it’s only free if you upgrade within the first year of release. So how to do you get your Windows 10 free upgrade? While the release date

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