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Posts from August, 2013

4 Crucial Benefits of a Managed Service Provider

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


Managed Service Providers – or MSPs – are tasked with the critically important job of managing IT to help businesses run smoothly. Information Technology is the foundation upon which businesses operate, communicate, and grow, and must therefore be well monitored and cared for. What many business owners do not know is that Managed Services are actually a cost-effective IT solution for many small and medium sized businesses.

For a set monthly fee, MSPs provide a reasonably priced solution to reliable IT support, productivity, business continuity, and complex technology pains, all while delivering greater peace of mind.

Managed Service Providers offer many benefits to small and medium sized businesses:


The Real Cost of IT Downtime

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

IT downtime

Downtime¬†– it isn’t always what you think!

When you think downtime, I’m sure you’re picturing the results of a total IT disaster – perhaps a flood destroying the server room or a malicious virus that hacks the network, forcing everyone to close up shop. This is the kind of downtime that may take days, even weeks to repair and costs your business thousands of dollars in support fees and lost business.

While this kind of disaster-induced total downtime is a very real threat that should be prepared for, it is by no means the most common or in many cases the most debilitating form of downtime. What do we mean? Let’s first get a better idea of what downtime really is.