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5 disasters your business should plan for now

January 24th, 2019 by admin

Does your business have a disaster recovery plan in place? While you hope it never happens, having a plan in place before disaster strikes can be the difference between resuming business operations or closing forever. “Roughly 40 to 60 percent of...

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What is the 3-2-1 data backup rule and why do you need it?

January 10th, 2019 by admin

Data backups make sure your important data is kept safe in case of data loss or disaster. Backing up your data should be part of any solid network security plan. It can be more complicated when you need to back up data for multiple computers connected...

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4 reasons you need VoIP security

December 27th, 2018 by admin

Businesses adopt VoIP technology because it offers many advantages over traditional phone systems. With VoIP, you get an integrated system that gives you access to email, voicemail, and contact lists. You can also use VoIP for video conferences and communicating...

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4 ways unified communications is revolutionizing business

December 13th, 2018 by admin

Building a network of unified communications is an art as much as a science. For sure, there's not a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, your unified communications system can meet the unique demands of your small business. To define terms, a unified...

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4 top EHR security concerns and how to address them

December 3rd, 2018 by admin

Keeping data secure is a concern for businesses in all industries, but securing electronic health records (EHR) presents a unique set of challenges. When you are part of an industry that combines constantly evolving technology with the need to safeguard...

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What is a Firewall, and Why Do You Need It?

November 22nd, 2018 by admin

Do you use the internet in your business? If so, you need a firewall no matter what you do. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it protect you from threats. What is a Firewall? In building construction, a firewall keeps a fire from spreading to different...

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How to Improve Your Business Wi-Fi Security

November 8th, 2018 by admin

Your business Wi-Fi is an extremely tempting target for cybercriminals. The cost of data breaches is significant, and the long-term effects of lost consumer trust can impact you for the rest of your company's lifespan. Here are ways that you can improve...

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Different Cyberthreats and How to Avoid Them

October 25th, 2018 by admin

There are quite a few types of cyberthreats that want your organization’s data. It really pays to educate employees about the what to watch for, and how to keep the network safe using some simple security best practices. Let’s start by looking at some...

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How to Create the Perfect Password (And the Importance of Having One)

October 5th, 2018 by admin

Have you ever complained about strict password requirement? Thinking up the right combination of words, numbers, special characters and capitalization can be annoying. However, it’s not a process meant to harm you. It’s actually very necessary. A perfect...

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What Are You Doing About Your Cybersecurity?

October 4th, 2018 by admin

It’s a fact: by 2019, the costs of cybercrime will reach an all-time high at $2 trillion. What does this mean for your business? It means that if you aren’t actively preparing a defense against cyberattacks, your business may not survive if one happens....

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11 Helpful Tips for Better Email Management

September 27th, 2018 by admin

Depending on your line of work, you may receive hundreds of emails each day. Most people reply via their desktop computer, a laptop, and their phone multiple times each hour just to stay on top of the influx of information. Managing the number of emails...

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Technology to Help Attorneys Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance

September 20th, 2018 by admin

It’s common for attorneys to work an average of 45 to 50 hours a week or more. As technology advances, it seems that the lines between the end of the workday and the start of the down time get blurred. We are accessible 24/7 through computers, tablets,...

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3 Fantastic Business Communications Applications

September 13th, 2018 by admin

Every business needs a great set of communications applications to help them stay organized, keep information in an easily accessible location, and improve the flow of information between departments and with clients. Apps are time-saving, low-cost,...

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4 Productivity Apps for Accountants

September 6th, 2018 by admin

Apps are making every area of our lives easier. Things like banking, dating, fitness, taking videos, and getting directions have all been simplified by a swipe and a few taps of our fingers. In order to stay on top in your career, it makes sense to keep...

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3 Office Technologies You Can Modernize

August 23rd, 2018 by admin

When it’s time to update office technology, many office managers and business owners focus on the expense, interruption of workflow, and the inconvenience of learning how to operate new equipment. They also understand that one of the major advantages...

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It’s Time to Drop Fax Machines for E-Fax

August 3rd, 2018 by admin

The year is 1980. Somewhere, someone with a mullet is headed to the Toto “Hydra” concert in their brand-new Pontiac Trans-Am. Once the rockin’ concert ends, this free spirit will end up back at their 9-5 office job. They’ll sit down at their desk and...

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4 Alternatives to Traditional Faxing

August 2nd, 2018 by admin

The traditional fax machine was a staple of office equipment for years, allowing employees to quickly get documents to another location and receive them as well. Before the fax machine, businesses had to rely on regular mail service or delivery services....

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How to Choose the Right Internet Speed for Your Business

July 26th, 2018 by admin

Here’s a phrase nobody can argue with: today's successful businesses must have access to the internet. The internet is largely used by them to access a large community of prospective buyers or to easily service existing clients and lower overhead costs....

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3 Ways Wireless Solutions Benefit Your Business

July 19th, 2018 by admin

It’s no secret that businesses can benefit from going wireless. Wireless solutions of all kinds have seen a significant adoption rate in business since they were introduced in the early 1990s. The impact they’ve had on companies has been astronomical....

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Why Good Network Cabling Matters

July 12th, 2018 by admin

If you rely on the Internet to run your business – both to connect to clients and customers in the outside world, and to operate within the walls of your office – the cables you rely on matter. In fact, they matter a whole lot. Good network cabling...

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3 Key Features of Video Conferencing

July 5th, 2018 by admin

Ah, nostalgia – most of us remember the frontier days of video conferencing. Clunky, complicated equipment which generated choppy, pixelated images and usually ended in a dropped connection. In general, it was rather unimpressive and ill-prepared for...

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Fantastic Apps to Boost Your Team’s Collaboration

June 28th, 2018 by admin

If you aren’t using applications to facilitate your team’s collaboration, you’re missing out. Luckily, there are many of them available on the market today to boost team collaboration. These apps help people work better together with their peers to get...

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The Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Business Communications with VoIP

June 21st, 2018 by admin

Communication is a vital factor in any successful relationship – both personal and business. But you should know that there are several ways to improve business communications both inside your company and outside. Putting new technologies to use, such...

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The Latest VoIP Trends and What They Mean for Your Business

June 14th, 2018 by admin

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has been the preferred solution for business communication for years. VoIP technology relies on the internet for telecommunication, and it offers a slew of benefits, including convenience and lower costs,...

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Does Your Phone System Help or Hinder Your Productivity?

June 7th, 2018 by admin

The digital age has changed the way we do many things in business. Sure, people are emailing and texting more than ever before. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of the business phone call. In fact, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts...

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4 Ways Effective Unified Communication Shapes Your Productivity

May 24th, 2018 by admin

Using unified communications at your business is a smart way to make communicating easier, more convenient and even more cost-effective. The numbers show that more and more companies are moving towards a unified communications solution; in fact, experts...

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The Beauty of UC: For Business and for Personal Use

May 17th, 2018 by admin

You’ve probably heard a lot about unified communications in business. If you’ve kept up with us, you’ll know we’re big fans of it. By know, you know by now that utilizing different tools that integrate with one another is highly beneficial. After all,...

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How to Introduce Internal Communications to Your Team the Right Way

May 10th, 2018 by admin

Adopting internal communications is becoming a necessity in the digital age. However, integrating a new strategy isn’t always easy. Dedicated employee communications departments are falling out of favor among companies around the world, and many experts...

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How to Make Unified Communications Work for You

May 3rd, 2018 by admin

Though it is at the forefront of any business, productivity is often hampered by a lack of tools that connect the different devices or capabilities an enterprise requires for efficient operations. However, unified communications (UC) provides a solution...

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3 Good Reasons to Consider Server Virtualization

April 26th, 2018 by admin

Companies which are able to virtualize their desktops and step into virtual environments tend to collaborate more effectively and efficiently. Server virtualization is the administrative process of dividing one physical server into multiple isolated virtual...

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3 Ways Process Automation Makes Your Life Easier

April 19th, 2018 by admin

Who doesn’t wish they had more time to focus on the little things? We would all love more time to do the things that we enjoy, but it’s difficult to squeeze more hours out of the day. Difficult, but not impossible. That’s what process automation is all...

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3 Benefits of Working Remotely Most People Don’t Consider

April 12th, 2018 by admin

Who hasn’t thought about kicking their feet up on a sandy beach, popping open a fresh Mexican cerveza, and diving into a hot batch of spreadsheets and work emails? You haven’t? As it turns out, nobody has. It was a trick question. That’s because your...

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What is Virtualization?

April 3rd, 2018 by admin

Virtualization is one of the most popular buzzwords in the IT industry right now, and for good reason. Virtualization allows businesses to get the most digital bang for their actual buck. As computers get faster and more efficient, virtualization will...

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Cost Saving Ideas for Your Business

March 29th, 2018 by admin

A few dollars here, a few dollars there. We’ve heard it our whole lives: “It adds up.” But how often do we ignore the little daily cost-saving measures by using the justification, “It’s only a few dollars more.” How many times per month do we tell ourselves...

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How to Free Up Space with Server Virtualization

March 22nd, 2018 by admin

“Virtualization”. It sounds like a word out of a sci-fi book, but it’s definite reality – and a quite useful reality, at that. Basically, all virtualization means is utilizing available data storage space to either free up space from a server or to gain...

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What to Expect from a Technical Support Specialist

March 15th, 2018 by admin

Do you think you are ready to handle constant supervision and proactive response times that protect your entire infrastructure? Because this is the essence of a technical support specialist. Performing the essential duties that provide technical support,...

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Why Having a Technical Support Specialist Matters

March 8th, 2018 by admin

Do you think you have the technical ability and expertise to implement, monitor, and maintain your entire IT infrastructure? How hard could it be to focus on a specific computer network, database, or administration of your entire system? Chances are...

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Innovating with Cloud-Based Healthcare Software

February 22nd, 2018 by admin

Cloud computing has taken the world by storm, and nowhere is that more evident than in the healthcare industry. Not only is the idea of embracing new technology baked into the industry itself, but the needs to switch from CAPEX to OPEX are extremely high....

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Say Goodbye to Giant CAPEX Bills

February 15th, 2018 by admin

When it comes to your business IT expenditures, budget efficiency will always be a strategic focus. After all, technology can be as expensive as it is crucial in optimizing your business operations. And in recent years the level of that technology has...

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OPEX vs. CAPEX: An IT Budget Title Fight

February 8th, 2018 by admin

It’s a conflict as old as time. Two can enter the field of combat, but only one will leave. Actually, that’s an exaggeration. Sorry. But with the rise in cloud computing in recent years, it is a common C-level discussion about IT budgeting. We’re...

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Cloud Computing and Your IT Budget: 3 Reasons OPEX Is the Path Forward for Your Business IT

February 1st, 2018 by admin

Regardless of the industry, every business’s budget comes down to the push and pull between CAPEX (capital expenditures) and OPEX (operating expenditures). Each has their place in the ledger. Each also has an effect on both your bottom line and your tax...

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In Healthcare, Regular Network Assessments are Critical Preventative Care Practices

January 25th, 2018 by admin

Your patients’ health probably ranks at the top of your daily concerns as a  healthcare provider. Which means you already know that preventative care is far less expensive than care after the patient is sick. Wellness checkups, healthy eating habits,...

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Poker "Tells" and Lessons in Network Assessment

January 18th, 2018 by admin

A good Texas Hold Em’ player is an expert at assessing risk and then calling, raising or folding based on the data they observe. Poker is all about information availability and analysis, but players must operate on limited information and assumptions....

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What a Good Network Assessment Can Tell You

January 11th, 2018 by admin

In weightlifting, it’s not uncommon to employ the help of a professional trainer to watch your form. While you lift the weights in various ways, the trainer will take note of the various things you’re doing – both voluntarily and involuntarily. For example,...

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When Was Your Last Network Assessment?

January 11th, 2018 by admin

Here in Texas, we have a saying: The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket. As a business, you already know it's difficult to increase revenue. Not to mention how important it is to maximize the revenue already...

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E-Fax Introduces Process Automation for the Healthcare Industry

December 28th, 2017 by admin

Medical practices are typically short on two important things – time and money. To allow them more space to operate successfully, technology providers have created a variety of tools for them to use. These tools often bring about streamlined ways to...

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Why You Should Kill Your Fax Machine

December 21st, 2017 by admin

In 1999, legendary actor/director/writer Mike Judge wrote and directed a film by the name of “Office Space”. In the movie, Peter Gibbons must slog through his day at a mindless and soulless software company called Initech. There’s lots of classic moments...

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Business Communications and BBQ Sauce

November 23rd, 2017 by admin

In America, BBQ is sacred. Many people enjoy eating flavorful barbecued meat that includes mouth-watering ribs, brisket, sausage, pork, chicken, and more. And right alongside that BBQ comes a healthy helping of homemade BBQ sauce. But for those out of...

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The Top 3 Benefits of Implementing Unified Communications in Your Organization

November 15th, 2017 by admin

Unified communications, also known simply as UC, is a way of pulling together all of your communication tools into a singular, unified stream. The popularity of unified communications is skyrocketing – its market size is predicted to reach $96 billion...

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With Unified Communications, Keep Your Office in Your Pocket

November 9th, 2017 by admin

If you’re wondering what this blog is about, here’s three words to describe it: Mobility, mobility, mobility. Modern workspaces rely on keeping their work processes fluid and open to new technologies. It would be unthinkable to have an office that ran...

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The 5 Most Important Features of a Team Collaboration Tool

November 2nd, 2017 by admin

Team collaboration tools can transform the way your organization communicates and boost your bottom line. Team collaboration tools are ideal if you’d like to: Keep workers connected anywhere, anytime, on any device Build stronger bonds with more...

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Know Your Data Is Safe with Enhanced Data Security from IPRO

September 21st, 2017 by admin

There’s a big difference between thinking your data is safe and knowing your data is safe. If you simply think your data is safe, we can safely assume two things. For starters, it indicates that you don’t know what measures are in place towards your data...

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Is a disaster recovery plan really necessary?

September 14th, 2017 by admin

In 1998, a crew of 30 dedicated employees had their souls collectively torn from their bodies. An animated film that they had been working on for over a year was almost completely lost in no more than 30 seconds. All because of a single deletion command...

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A Business Continuity Plan Is Not Simply Arranging for Data Backup

September 7th, 2017 by admin

Having an established data backup is a great asset for your company. When things go wrong, it’s a relief to know that there is a backup of your critical files. It’s not just helpful, but essential – simply having a data backup will not fully protect...

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For Hospitals, Telecom Services Are Paramount

August 31st, 2017 by admin

Every day, tens of thousands of patients make their way in and out of hospitals around the world. Each one of these people requires communication between them and their loved ones. Depending on the severity of their injuries, the patients could face dire...

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Carrier Services Are A Lot Like Fine Steak

August 24th, 2017 by admin

Filet mignon. Flat iron. Brisket. You’ve just entered into a premier butcher shop, and the butcher has just asked you what you want. You glance at the menu and start to peruse the steak selections, but you realize that you may be in over your head....

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Why Your IT Provider Should Handle Carrier Management

August 17th, 2017 by admin

You’ve moved up in the world, and you’re ready to purchase a brand new car. You know that you want a vehicle with a good safety rating, a gas-sipping engine, and a modernized interior. What’s the next step? Do you go and purchase the first car model that...

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The Modern Fax Machine Is Now E-Fax

August 16th, 2017 by admin

130 pounds – that’s around the average combined weight of a pug patiently sitting on top of a medium-sized dresser. It’s also how much the typical fax machine weighs. But unlike a pug and a dresser, the ‘ol fax machine sits in the corner of an office...

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What Are Carrier Services, Anyway?

August 10th, 2017 by admin

Sometimes, it’s easy for us to get carried away and forget that everyone isn’t an IT expert. You’re probably not a master of telecommunications, either. Heck, you’re statistically not even an IT technician (crazy, we know!). So, first off, an apology:...

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Data Centers Can Help to Stay Within HIPAA Compliance

July 27th, 2017 by admin

If you have to handle or access electronic personal health information (ePHI), then you also need to comply with HIPAA standards and regulations. There is an extensive list of requirements that your business needs to follow in order to fully maintain...

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What Cloud Computing Isn't

July 20th, 2017 by admin

While the term cloud computing may conjure up images of sentient thunder clouds that crunch numbers and organize spread sheets, the reality is much less fantastical (sorry to disappoint). Cloud computing is an important part of contemporary information...

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Cloud Migration – It’s Not as Big a Headache as You Think

July 13th, 2017 by admin

The cloud. A fancy word for a file hosting platform that operates over the ever-expanding global network that is the internet. Over the past decade, the internet has rapidly morphed from a repository for entertainment, news, and communication services...

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Why Businesses are Migrating to Data Centers in Droves

July 6th, 2017 by admin

Managing data is an intricate and crucial part of business that every successful company prioritizes today. It can be a seven-figure MES deployment checking their financial records. Or it can be someone meticulously managing the manufacturing information...

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The Biggest Threat to Network Security

June 29th, 2017 by admin

What is the biggest threat to your network security? Most people instantly picture someone from far away, holding a laptop computer and wearing a ski mask (seriously, why are they always wearing ski masks?). However, that’s rarely the case. Your employees...

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The Modern Necessity of a Network Security Specialist

June 22nd, 2017 by admin

There’s no way around it: If you’re running a business, you need to protect your data. Don’t forget that your clients are also relying on you to keep their data safe. It can be hard to keep everything totally secure, which is why you need a network security...

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Don’t Become Yet Another Victim of Ransomware

June 8th, 2017 by admin

You’re browsing your emails, like any other day. You notice that you received an email from an unknown sender, with an attachment. You’re intrigued. You open the attachment, but nothing happens. Moments later, your computer give you errors, saying you...

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Less-Than-Ideal Resources for Building Your Network Database

May 25th, 2017 by admin

Your network database is a bit like a football team, if you think about it. If everything is well organized and everyone knows the routes they’re supposed to run, your team stands a good chance at being successful. But if anyone plays out of position...

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Building Your Healthcare Network Infrastructure

May 18th, 2017 by admin

Building your healthcare infrastructure is no easy task. We know because we help customers of all sizes set up large projects and systems just like this all the time. While we hope our charm and Texas hospitality make it easy to work with us, we feel...

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What You Should Expect from an Expertly Created Network Infrastructure

May 11th, 2017 by admin

An expertly created network infrastructure is like a well-oiled machine. Or if you like steak and BBQ as much as we do, think of it like a top-notch steak house. The wait staff is professional and courteous. The chef knows exactly how to cook the steak...

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Harness the Power of a Custom IT Infrastructure

May 4th, 2017 by admin

Custom infrastructure offers growing organizations the flexibility to build the tech solutions that are best suited for their needs. Designing custom infrastructure gives the organization an incredible amount of control over the hardware, software, networks,...

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Improve Healthcare Communications Quickly and Easily with VoIP

April 27th, 2017 by admin

VoIP services are quickly taking healthcare communications to the next level. So it’s no surprise to see hospitals, clinics and medical practices all over the country jumping on the bandwagon. VoIP is changing the way healthcare practitioners stay...

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Welcome to VoIP – The Business Phone of the Future

April 20th, 2017 by admin

The “internet of things” is a term that describes the global connection that broadband internet brings to the world. More and more countries, homes, and businesses are gaining access to a network of possibilities. Literally, all connected devices – from...

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Collaboration in the Workplace: What Every Business Owner Must Know

April 13th, 2017 by admin

One of the main factors that contributes to business success is whether or not employees can work together as a team. As competition increases, it is imperative to encourage creativity among employees through teamwork. This allows individuals to boost...

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A Few Tips for Smart Cost Savings Around the Office

April 6th, 2017 by admin

Regardless of how well business may be doing, there’s always an opportunity to trim some of the fat. One of the best ways of doing so is by embracing modern technologies which reduce overhead and free-up manpower. This allows you to focus on other areas...

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Benefits of an Advanced Phone System in Healthcare

March 30th, 2017 by admin

There is nothing more important than the health of your patients and the care you provide to maintain it. So why do some healthcare providers still rely on old phone systems? Systems which continue to take time away from patients and their needs?...

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BBQ Innovations Remind Us of Phone Innovations

March 23rd, 2017 by admin

Every day we come into the office, we’re amazed at the innovations in our Mitel phone systems. Even the smaller adjustments add so much convenience and efficiency. As we love both Mitel and barbecue, we were bound to compare similarities in the innovations....

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Less Effective Methods of Office Communication than a Mitel Phone System

March 16th, 2017 by admin

If you’re looking for a fantastic way to boost both internal and external business communications, Mitel is definitely the way to go. The diversity of available features coupled with an incredibly healthy range of options makes it a no-brainer. But,...

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How to Find the Right Voice System for You

February 23rd, 2017 by admin

It’s become vividly clear that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the business phone of the future. Every day, more and more people are making the switch to VoIP. So now, rather than it being a question of “if?” it’s really a question of “what kind?”...

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Phone System Must Haves

February 9th, 2017 by admin

It’s pretty important to have a phone system these days. It’s absolutely necessary, actually. How many businesses have you come across that don’t have a phone system in place? Or people that don’t have a phone for their own personal use? Few to none,...

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Your guide to HIPAA and keeping your business compliant

December 15th, 2016 by admin

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a policy instituted in 1996 to ensure the protection of the health records of private citizens. It is most widely known for guaranteeing doctor-patient confidentiality. The law, however,...

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A Network Security Specialist Provides Old Fashioned Protection – with a Twist

September 29th, 2016 by admin

The practice of protecting people and things is so old and so important that, in some cases, it borders on being an art form. Banks, casinos, and billionaires spare no expense when it comes to protecting their assets and, in recent times, breaking through...

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Why you need a network security specialist

September 22nd, 2016 by admin

Security has always been important to successful businesses. No merchant would dare travel the Silk Road without hiring armed guards to fend off robbers during the journey. Caravans in the Wild West were often flanked by hired guns to protect people and...

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Network Security Specialist: A Technology Cowboy

September 1st, 2016 by admin

The street outside your office is quieter than usual as he rolls into town - a lone car cruising in from across town. He’s passed through before, usually on the way to some other business, though he never stays for long. They say when there’s a job to...

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Ditch the Old Hardline. Save $ with a New Soft Phone.

August 18th, 2016 by admin

When delving into the world of call center technology, one of the first things you need to decide is what kind of phone system will best fit your business. Software phones aka soft phones are quickly overtaking landlines as the preferred system of the...

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What are Wave 2 Wireless Networks?

August 4th, 2016 by admin

Look at your phone. You just got a notification. How did you get that notification so quickly? You can thank high-speed wireless network for that wizardry. Wireless networks might seem magical, but in actuality, they’re just computer networks without...

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Improve Your Quality of Life by Working Remotely

July 28th, 2016 by admin

Our journey begins with the hero, Mitel communications. How did a cloud communication system become the hero? Simple – Mitel combines business communications, mobility, and the cloud into something wonderful. Freedom. With their integration into the cloud,...

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The Benefits of Working Remotely

July 21st, 2016 by admin

Time is of the essence. You have 365 days, 52 weeks, 8,760 hours, and 525,600 minutes in a year – actually cut that in half, because we are halfway through the year. Have you accomplished half of what you planned on doing thus far? Don’t worry, if you’re...

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Don’t Settle for Less Than the Best Cloud Service

July 14th, 2016 by admin

We hear it all the time – “I did all the things that were expected of me, at the expense of my dreams.” Why should you settle for anything less than what you actually desire, just because of some precognitive thought about how you should live your life?...

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How the Best Cloud Service Works For You

July 7th, 2016 by admin

You’re the coach, and everyone that works for you is apart of your team. Your team is what drives your business goals, and as a leader, it up to you to effectively lead your employees. How do you build relationships of trust and loyalty, rather than fear...

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Don’t Go to Market Without a Technical Support Specialist

June 30th, 2016 by admin

An official sporting event in Texas is the American rodeo. It is a competitive sport that emcompasses the working practices of cattle herding in Spain and Mexico. The rodeo was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in...

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Get Technology Tips from a Technical Support Specialist

June 9th, 2016 by admin

When it comes to your technology, who are you going to trust? The tech busters! Don’t let the complexity of technology scare you away from seeking exceptional technical support. You can count on a technical support specialist to kick down doors and provide...

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Cost Saving Ideas to Enhance Your Summer with Technology

May 12th, 2016 by admin

There are certain times of the year people begin looking forward to with great excitement. One of the biggest is summertime. During the summer, kids and teachers are out of school, the days are long and warm, and there are so many fun outdoor things to...

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Deciding Between a Hard Line and a Soft Phone

April 28th, 2016 by admin

As technologies advance, it can be difficult to make the transition from one “old faithful” option to the newer alternative. Many questions naturally come up: “Is the technology ready?” “Are WE ready?” “Is this the right time for a change?” If you're...

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The Importance of File Sharing and Collaboration in Your Business

April 21st, 2016 by admin

It wasn’t too long ago that the only way you could collaborate with others on a project was to schedule physical meetings, and bring everything along with you. And if you didn’t get everything accomplished in that meeting, you had to plan another. And...

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The Top 3 Benefits of Hosted Voice Solutions

April 7th, 2016 by admin

Remember way back in the old days – circa 1985? (Yes, that’s a joke.) If you were a business owner and wanted to set up a new office, there was a ton of setup involved. Not the least of which was the new phone system. The wiring, the installing, the waiting,...

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Work Anywhere with Wireless Solutions

March 24th, 2016 by admin

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It seems incredible to us now that – up until about ten years ago – if you couldn’t sit at your office desk, you couldn’t be nearly as productive with your workday. But now, if you have a laptop, a tablet, or even a good smartphone, chances are you can...

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The Pros and Cons of Wireless Solutions

March 17th, 2016 by admin

The working world is moving towards widespread adoption of wireless solutions. While many offices are still implementing the standard Ethernet method of Internet, many more are taking a risk in pulling the plug on a wired connection entirely. But which...

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What Are Wireless Solutions?

March 3rd, 2016 by admin

In the quest for mobility, wireless solutions play a vital role in a company’s ability to move around freely while maintaining their productivity.  A 2010 study from AT&T found that 65% of small businesses depend on wireless solutions for the survival...

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Bring Your World Together Through Unified Communications

February 25th, 2016 by admin

Every day the world gets smaller and smaller. Through different types of media and unified communications, it’s only going to continue to shrink. Applications that were mere visions of the future twenty years ago are now available on every handheld device...

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When Internal Communications Go Wrong (and How to Fix Them)

February 11th, 2016 by admin

Internal communications are critical to running any organization. From non-profits to the largest enterprises – all rely on secure communications to remain in business. It goes without saying that when good internal communications go bad, your operation...

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Enhance Your Business Communications with VoIP

January 28th, 2016 by admin

There is nothing worse than poor business communications. Whether it’s not getting the information you need when you need it or having your calls dropped, strong businesses rely on good communication – and its methods - to be successful. Common Business...

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How IPro Provides You with the Best VoIP Service

January 21st, 2016 by admin

Have you thought about switching your phone systems over to Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP? You’ve probably done lots of research on what the best VoIP service is for your business. How can you be sure you’re really getting the absolute best? ...

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Turning Business Communications into Good Old Fashioned Hospitality

January 14th, 2016 by admin

To anyone who has ever visited states south of the Mason-Dixon line, the attitudes of the people may have stood out as exceptionally friendly. In fact, eight out of the ten friendliest cities are southern cities! Southerners take pride in having well-taught...

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Workflow Automation: Stop and Smell the Roses

December 24th, 2015 by admin

Have you ever found yourself wishing that there weren’t so many steps to get tasks completed at work? Maybe it’s hiring a new person or perhaps sending a document to a coworker electronically. Workflow is important in the aspect that all steps must be...

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Using Process Improvement to Improve Your Quality of Life

December 10th, 2015 by admin

You may already be aware that adopting a process improvement plan can drastically increase your work efficiency. By implementing the right technology, you’re able to free up the time spent doing daily tasks, allowing you to get projects done faster and...

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Process Improvement Helps You Work Smarter, Not Harder

December 3rd, 2015 by admin

Do you ever catch yourself wishing that you could just take a break from all your hard work and just sit on the porch with a tall glass of sweet tea? We’re always looking for ways to ease our workload so we can get back to doing the things we enjoy the...

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The Best IT Solutions for Southern Businesses

November 26th, 2015 by admin

There is nothing quite like living in the South.  There’s warm hospitality, delicious barbecue, sunny skies, dedicated sports fans, and thriving businesses. When you're running a business in the Southern US, it’s important to take into consideration what...

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How the Right IT Solutions Can Transform Your Business

November 19th, 2015 by admin

Give yourself a break from the computer maintenance and network. Your job is the business and your employees were hired to support your business goals. There is one thing holding you back, and it is your IT needs. Whether you already have an IT solution...

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How IT Support Can Simplify Your Business

November 12th, 2015 by admin

A majority of businesses rely on some type of computer system or network to handle their day-to-day tasks. Chances are you are one of those businesses, but what you aren’t is a computer specialist. Your modern business is complex and ever-changing, and...

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How We Built Our IT Support Website

November 9th, 2015 by admin

Down south, we are known for our hospitality and our rugged roots. In Texas, we are proof of the American dream, but we came by it with worn saddles, callused hands, and an unbreakable sense of American pride. When we designed the new website, we wanted...

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5 Ways Technology Has Improved Healthcare

October 22nd, 2015 by admin

Technology has changed the way we communicate, listen to music, exercise, shop, play games and much more. It is not surprising that we are seeing technology extend its reach into the healthcare industry. Healthcare technology is helping people live longer,...

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Must Have Smartphone Apps for Attorneys

October 22nd, 2015 by admin

Not so long ago, the most important tools for an attorney were a legal pad, writing implement, and great memory. These things are still integral to the profession but lawyers today are missing out if they aren’t also taking advantage of some of the great...

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SMB Advantage of a Mitel Phone System

October 22nd, 2015 by admin

If you are searching for a new phone system for your small or medium sized business, the systems available through Mitel should be on your list of options. Are you hoping to collaborate more frequently with out of town colleagues? Mitel has a solution....

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3 Problems Many Small Businesses Face

October 8th, 2015 by admin

Starting your own small business is an exhilarating endeavor, but it can also be a bit scary.   Many small business owners face challenges. The good news is that struggles are completely normal and you aren't alone. The three biggest challenges that small...

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Standards and Rules for Accountants

October 8th, 2015 by admin

The common rules and standard for accountants is referred to as GAAP. GAAP is necessary for companies that compile their financial records and statements. Most of the duties are passed down to the accountant, but any businesses that wishes to become more...

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Banks Move to the Cloud for Innovation

September 24th, 2015 by admin

Businesses today are constantly seeking new ways to simultaneously cut costs and increase their efficiency. The use of innovative technology has proven to be one of the most surefire way for businesses to see both of those results. All businesses have...

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Advances in Healthcare Technology

September 24th, 2015 by admin

Of all the industries benefiting from the ever-improving landscape of technology, healthcare is among those benefiting the most. Technological advances allow healthcare providers to care for their patients with greater efficiency than ever before, which...

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Law Firms Increase Efficiency through Unified Communications

September 24th, 2015 by admin

When it comes to tech tools, any business tends to operate more smoothly when everyone is on the same page. One of the most appealing benefits of improved technology, such as unified communications, is that it can businesses large sums of money. Even...

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How VoIP Can Save Small Businesses Money

September 24th, 2015 by admin

There’s no shame necessary for small businesses looking to save money. It’s a necessity for survival, and it’s just plain smart business. With technology continuously advancing, businesses of all sizes are finding new ways to increase efficiency all the...

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5 ways to keep healthcare data secure

September 10th, 2015 by admin

Healthcare data is a prime target for cybercriminals. While the bigger breaches are publicized, some of the more common intrusions are not. Right now, a breach is occurring and no one knows about it. Medical information is worth ten times more than financial...

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How to Become HIPAA Compliant

August 20th, 2015 by admin

If you are a medical practice or an organization that handles sensitive information about patients' health records, you must be familiar with how to become HIPAA compliant, or risk legal actions and fines. HIPAA security, privacy, enforcement and breach...

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Top 5 Challenges Faced by Accountants in 2015

August 20th, 2015 by admin

The Internet may be one of the biggest challenges accountants face, but it can also be the solution for many of the issues professionals face. As the latter part of 2015 comes to a close, it is important to look at the top challenges in 2015 to strategize...

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5 Key Benefits to Email Encryption

August 20th, 2015 by admin

With all the issues surrounding data security today, we are hearing a lot about “encryption”. Encryption is the process of changing information in a manner that makes it unreadable to anyone except those with the knowledge to change it back to its readable...

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4 Things Law Firms Can Do to Secure Their Information

August 20th, 2015 by admin

Lawyers have a treasure trove of sensitive information stored electronically that could be of interest to many hackers. Not only will a law firm have client payment information (credit card and PIN numbers) stored in their online network, but they have...

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5 Reasons Why a Business Should Conduct an IT Security Risk Assessment

August 6th, 2015 by admin

Your business is under attack; you just don’t realize it yet. Yes, you understand that hackers are ready and willing to get in, worms sit dormant in suspicious emails, but did you know Mother Nature herself and a clumsy thumb are out to get you as well?...

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Racehorse Care and Training

July 9th, 2015 by admin

Racehorses are athletes, and like any good athlete, a horse must be cared for, it must be conditioned, and it must be healthy. The process of caring for racehorses is thorough and complete, with the horse’s health being top priority. Racehorse care has...

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On This Day in Texas History

July 9th, 2015 by admin

On this day, July 9th, 1948, in Texas History a significant event took place for our military heroes in Texas. A groundbreaking ceremony for veterans center ensured that our veterans would receive medical care in return for the great sacrifices they made...

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Common Technology Issues for CPAs

July 9th, 2015 by admin

It is true that CPAs who embrace technology have access to tools that increase productivity, efficiency, and success, but a few concerns plague the industry. Technology requires a balance, proactivity, and discretion. To help CPAs navigate the industry...

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Late Nights at Dallas Museum of Art

July 9th, 2015 by admin

Dallas is rich with history and culture, and no place captures the essence of the city quite as well as the Dallas Museum of Art does. You can join hundreds of visitors from all walks of life and artistic backgrounds, but who all have one thing in common—a...

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Benefits of a Custom Network Design

June 18th, 2015 by admin

Your creative brain and ambition developed the company you have now. You are a singular service in an industry that demands your smarts and attention to detail, and you need a network that complements that commitment to quality and individuality. A catch-all...

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Get to Know the Technology Side of Texas’s Rich Culture

June 4th, 2015 by admin

Texas is one of the most culture-rich states in the nation. Forget about the Pacific Coast and East Coast, down South is where it’s at. Texas combines technology and innovation with its unique culture, art, and hobbies. From festivals to the iconic rodeos...

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Texas: It’s More Than Just a State – It’s a Way of Life

June 4th, 2015 by admin

As the second largest state in the Union, only surpassed in size by the state of Alaska, it’s no wonder why the slogan, “Everything’s bigger in Texas” came to be. In fact, if you were to pick up Texas and lay it on top of the Northeastern coast of the...

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Benefits of Partnering With an IT Managed Services Provider

May 21st, 2015 by admin

Healthcare environments present unique security and management challenges for IT Managed Services Providers due to compliance factors and industry standards revolving around HIPAA, PCI, and others. Finding the right Managed Services Provider can make...

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American Pharoah Going For The Triple Crown

May 21st, 2015 by admin

Not since 1978 has the horse racing world witnessed a Triple Crown Winner, when Affirmed became the eleventh winner of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Since Affirmed’s magical 1978 run there have been 14 other horses that have...

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5 Steps To Taking Your Business Paperless

May 21st, 2015 by admin

Going paperless will benefit your business in more ways than you’re probably aware of. Not only will your office become less cluttered, but you will also improve data security and save your company money. In just five simple steps you can take your business...

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Three Financial Benefits of Moving Business to the Cloud

May 21st, 2015 by admin

Do you want your business to be more successful and more flexible? Consider moving to the Cloud. Cloud computing let’s you focus on what is most important – your business. Save money and become more efficient simply by using cloud computing. Let’s take...

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Taking Advantage of Texas' No-Income Tax

May 7th, 2015 by admin

Texas is proud of its “big” image, but not everything is big in Texas—especially the taxes. The great state is one of only seven states without an income tax. When others fork over their dough to their state governments, Texans can use the no-income-tax...

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Importance of Disaster Recovery and Backup Plans

May 7th, 2015 by admin

Severe weather strikes, power goes out, business shuts down, and computer systems are inaccessible. Now what? Without a disaster recovery strategy or comprehensive backup plan, your “now what?” quickly translates to profit loss, cessation of business...

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Using Animals to Improve Healthcare

May 7th, 2015 by admin

Using Animals to Improve Healthcare  We assume people are the ones caring for animals and keeping them healthy, but the roles may actually be reversed. Animals provide a wealth of health benefits and they are transforming the healthcare system. Four-legged...

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Cloud Security for Law Firms

May 7th, 2015 by admin

Cloud computing is a popular method for law firms. Cloud computing is a way for firms to reduce costs, improve remote connectivity, adapt to the mobile business, encourage company-wide collaboration, and protect sensitive client data. The versatility...

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Benefits of Outsourcing to an IT company Like IPro Media

April 30th, 2015 by admin

When running a business of any size, the focus needs to be on its growth and success. If you get caught up in maintaining your own IT infrastructure, that is going to take away valuable time and money that could be spent nurturing your company. More and...

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Don’t Mess With Texas Culture

April 9th, 2015 by admin

The familiar expression “Don't Mess With Texas”, comes from people who have a huge sense of pride. In fact, Texas is considered to be the most patriotic state in the union by many. From oil barons to football to the Alamo, Texas is a state full of rich...

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How to Use LinkedIn for Business

March 19th, 2015 by admin

LinkedIn has over 347 MILLION registered members worldwide. According to the site, its members are in over 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn’s reach is phenomenal and growing every month, adding more than two members every second of the day. LinkedIn...

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How Hackers Can Use Customer Contact Information to Ruin Your Life

March 5th, 2015 by admin

Sensitive consumer information is bought and sold every day to be used for phishing, identity theft, online hacking, and bank fraud. Hackers can pool information retrieved from various sites to create an entire customer record. It does not take years,...

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5 Technology Tips to Improve your Business in 2015

February 26th, 2015 by admin

This could be YOUR year! In 2015, companies need to step up their game if you hope to remain competitive in today's market. Consumers are more informed, more mobile, and utilizing more technology than ever before. Businesses of all sizes, in all industries,...

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7 Tips for More Efficient Email

February 10th, 2015 by admin

Did you know that e-mail is actually considered one of the biggest ways to slow down productivity? That sounds crazy doesn't it? E-mail is much more effective than sending letters through the postal service. Unfortunately, most people do not know how...

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The Top 3 Ways Unified Communications Can Benefit Your Company

January 15th, 2015 by admin

Communication is a major part of our personal and professional lives. Can you say with full confidence that everyone in your company is on the same page at every moment of the day? Communication have evolved beyond the traditional verbal and written interactions...

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