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5 signs that your business needs a managed service provider

There comes a time when almost every company should partner with a managed service provider to support its IT needs, but how do you know if it’s the right time for your organization? If you spot any of these 5 signs, it’s time to consider an IT upgrade and the support of an MSP.

Easy ways to continually assess your IT service

Continuous IT monitoring is one of the best ways to make sure your systems operate at peak efficiency. Additionally, you can keep cybercriminals at bay and identify flaws in your system. Although it may sound tricky, it’s a task that’s easier than you may think.

The cost of downtime by the numbers

Often, downtime occurs in micro-outages as opposed to a single, major outage. In these cases, you may not be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in one fell swoop, but these micro outages occur more regularly and can quickly add up. Most businesses report a single hour of downtime costs them $100,000. But did you know that downtime is more than just network outages?

Having a well-designed ERP can maximize your ROI

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is not just for large companies with highly complex IT needs. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways for any company to maximize its ROI in the long term. But what actually is ERP, and why is it such a vital profit-making tool? Let’s take a look.

3 features of cloud ERP that trump QuickBooks

Cloud ERP solutions help improve business efficiency while driving costs down. But doesn’t accounting software like QuickBooks serve the same purpose? No, but this is a common misconception — here’s what you need to know about cloud ERP tools and why you should choose them over QuickBooks.

4 Things You Can Do Now to Save Money on Your IT

Better IT planning starts with a better IT plan. IT budgets break down exactly where all the IT funding goes. The ideal plan should serve as a centralized guide for your expenses and should provide a clear link between your technology and business goals.

3 managed services to drive business productivity

Many businesses do not completely understand all that managed IT services include. What are managed services, and what do they do? We’ve put together a list of three managed services that will raise your business’s productivity, along with brief explanations of how they do it. The results might surprise you.