Tech for SMB: Local Networks

In a previous blog, we discussed the importance of internet circuits – the actual internet connection to your business. If you need a refresher, click here! Moving beyond the internet circuit, your local network – switches, access points, and low voltage (data) cabling – provides internet and connectivity to all of your devices. This isn’t […]

Tech for SMB: Internet Circuits

Internet service is critical to any business – almost the equivalent of “oxygen” in most offices! If there’s no internet, people can’t work and your customers can’t reach you. Even most phone systems are internet or IP-based, which means if your internet goes down, so do all of your inbound and outbound communications! The importance […]

What You Should Look For in a Technology Partner

Forming a partnership with any business can be intimidating, especially if you’re looking to offload a large part of your daily operations, such as technology management and support. We’re here to help guide you through what to look for in a technology partner. First and foremost, your technology partner’s main priority should be to help move your mission forward. A […]

Technology for SMB: Meeting Rooms

Can’t I just do this myself? In our second installment of blogs that answer this question, we’ll take a look at a meeting room.   Meeting rooms are a critical part of any office environment. This is a space where systems need to work all the time, and the “time to connect” should be measured […]

The Importance of Quality Data

Poor-quality data cost businesses an estimated $9.7 million in 2017. Was your organization part of that loss?   Those costs manifested in many forms, all equally destructive to the businesses that incurred them: erroneous strategic and tactical decisions, lost operational efficiency, dissatisfied customers, and even employee burnout. Without accurate, clean data, businesses are repeatedly misled […]

Tech for SMB: Access Control

Can’t I just do this myself? We often hear this question come up, especially from small business owners that have the entrepreneurial spirit to just get things done! Let’s walk through one small piece of a technology deployment to see if you should take on this type of project yourself. A door with access control. […]

Why You Should Be Using Cloud Printing

Before we dive into why you should be using cloud printing, let’s first take a moment to understand what cloud printing is. It sounds like another “something” that we’ve added the word “cloud” to and now it’s only something that Silicon Valley knows what it is.   Cloud printing, in its simplest definition, is adding […]

The Importance of Heat Maps

Throw up a few access points, and done. Right? Wrong! This might work in a (very) small office environment but more often than not, a thorough WiFi heat map is a critical step in ensuring you have the appropriate WiFi coverage in your space. A heat map starts as a floorplan of your space. Actually, […]