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Oh, Deer!

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Oct 8, 2018 12:08:54 PM

Often, when I ask telecommunication providers who they use for their CALEA compliancy, I usually get that deer in the headlights look. Most remember hearing the acronym CALEA, but aren’t familiar with what it stands for, or they say, “I remember approving the bills, but not sure with who or why.”

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Topics: CALEA, Telecom Industry

Quick Tips: 3 Features in Windows 10

Posted by Tech Quick Tips By Nex-Tech on Sep 27, 2018 8:57:46 AM
  1. The Start Menu

 

For you Windows 7 users, rest easy, because this is here to stay. For the Windows 8 users, the start menu is back with its full functionality – and then some. The aesthetics of the new start menu combine the basics of the start menu from Windows 7 with the sleek tiles that were a part of Windows 8. The customization of this helps you to access what you need much faster and boosts productivity. Open the Start Menu, click on Settings, Personalization, and then Start. Make the Start Menu work for you. Microsoft created a helpful onboarding resource for this feature as well.

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Topics: Windows Operating System, Technology, Business, Nex-Tech, Tips and Tricks

Why You Should Ditch Windows 7 – ASAP

Posted by Kris Fair on Sep 26, 2018 6:04:42 PM

It’s time for a good old conversation about operating systems. Rarely do we form such an emotional bond with any software as we do with our favorite OS. It makes sense, of course. It manages everything you do. It is either is your best friend making life seamless and easy, or a consistent fiend irritating you every time you try to find or do something.  

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Topics: Windows Operating System, Upgrades

5 Myths About Managed IT Services

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Sep 26, 2018 5:48:15 PM

Not all Managed Services Providers (MSP) are created equally – sure, they may all provide IT services for a monthly fee, but beyond that, there are vast differences. Today we want to look at some of the myths surrounding what “good managed IT services” look like, debunk them and give you some ideas of what to really look for in a great MSP. The industry is moving fast and what may have been best practice or top-of-the-line 5 years ago could be ineffective by now.

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Topics: Business, Managed Services Providers, Managed IT

5 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Get Your Business Noticed

Posted by Peggi Axelson on Sep 26, 2018 5:32:35 PM

The news says the economy is getting better, and it might be the nation’s best economical year since 2007. Unfortunately, businesses are still feeling the budget crunch and are continuously looking for inexpensive, yet effective ways to push their products and services. The good news with that is, there are a lot of marketing ideas you can push out without spending your whole budget. Take these five tips and implement them any time of the year. However, since I love Halloween, I added my own little timely tips in the list. 

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Business, Marketing Tips

How to Claim Your Google Business Listing

Posted by Daniel Schwindt on Sep 18, 2018 6:02:55 PM

Google is best known for providing its standard text-only search results in the style you see below:

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Topics: Business Technology Watch

Lessons Learned Mowing the Lawn

Posted by Steve Riat on Sep 10, 2018 9:21:27 AM

Mowing the lawn

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Topics: Coaching, Training

Are You Purposeful About Your Customer Experience?

Posted by Steve Riat on Jul 30, 2018 3:12:42 PM

Recently it feels like I am always thinking about my customer experience.  Let’s face it, it is not because I am having a good customer experience.  When I look at some of the companies that are growing exponentially, they almost always have an amazing customer experience-for example, Zappos.  Super fast shipping, free returns and an amazing corporate culture that can be felt through any interaction.  Others might include;

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Topics: Customers, Business

Backup – When All Else Fails

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Jul 30, 2018 1:03:55 PM

Everyone would probably agree at this point that you should have backup. For your personal data and even more so for your business. Still, the backup landscape seems to be a bit like the wild west with a multitude of options out there and cloud file sharing that seems to blur the lines between file storage and true backup. In addition, backup has shifted from a solution to protect from hardware failures or fires to your very last line of defense when it comes to cybercrime. With all these things in mind, let’s take a look at what to consider when choosing a backup solution for your business:

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Topics: Business, Backup

How to Budget for IT

Posted by Shannon Rothchild on Jul 30, 2018 12:46:06 PM

IT is becoming so prevalent in our businesses that it is thankfully earning its place in many budgets with its dedicated resources. If you’re not budgeting for your IT, here’s your wake-up call; you’re definitely spending money on it, so you might as well include it in your business plan. For those who do budget, many still struggle with spending money ad hoc as they react to issues and failures as they come up. IT can be a monster that’s tough to tame. Today I would like to share a few tips that will help you budget for the long run and stabilize your IT spending. None of these are quick fixes, but they will pay off over time and allow you to scale, so that as you grow your business, your IT helps that growth by enhancing productivity instead of becoming a cost inhibitor to that growth.

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Topics: Technology, Business, Managed IT, Budget