A SALUTE TO SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS EVERYWHERE

If you’re a business owner who made it through quarantine thanks to your Managed Service Provider (MSP), there’s no better time to put your hands together for the IT professionals who kept your team in touch for the past few months than July 31st. This date marks the annual holiday known as System Administrator Appreciation Day. And to celebrate, we’re …

THE REMOTE WORKER’S BLUES

WHY IS “ZOOM FATIGUE” ZAPPING ALL YOUR ENERGY? Although many of us initially might have thought we’d never tire of skipping our morning commutes and sipping tea in our home offices, it seems a new form of exhaustion is starting to set in as of late. Known as “Zoom Fatigue,” it’s a special type of tired, requiring no physical exertion …

HOW MANAGED IT IS HELPING SOLVE THE CONUNDRUM OF CORONAVIRUS

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created immense uncertainty about what lays ahead, one particular aspect of our future couldn’t be more apparent: The remote workforce is here to stay.  Even as some states move to reopen portions of their economies we all need to be prepared to move back and forth between a traditional office setting and a home office …

CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF WORKING FROM HOME

As the Coronavirus updates roll in and uncertainty mounts about what our new normal will look like, one thing is clear; social distancing means remote work is going to be a big part of every workforce’s foreseeable future. Here are a few tips on how to stay secure, motivated, and sane while shifting your day-to-day duties to a home setting. …

ACHIEVING COMPLIANCE WITH KARI’S LAW AND E911

A 2013 tragedy in a Texas hotel room could have been averted if the family member who tried to call for help knew that they needed to dial “9” to get an outside line before reaching 911 on the hotel’s multi-telephone system (MLTS). This senseless tragedy sparked a petition, to require businesses to make it easier to connect with 911 …

The Value of Outsourcing IT

The importance of IT (information technology) in modern business cannot be overstated. With connectivity linking almost every core business aspect to a piece of technology, it might seem to make sense to keep such an important primary business function in-house. But more and more small and medium-sized business are finding that outsourcing IT service through a Managed Service Provider (MSP) …

The Advantages and Disadvantages Of BYOD

No one wants to be that person. You know the one. The “Three Phone Peter” who needs an extra briefcase to lug around the various devices they need every day. To avoid this excruciating burden, modern workplaces are rapidly evolving towards “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies that conveniently allow employees to utilize their own personal smartphones and tablets both …