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How Poor IT Could Be Costing Your Manufacturing Businesses Money

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Don’t let poor IT disrupt your supply chain or compromise your business’s reputation. Information technology has transformed the way that businesses work. It’s helped companies meet customer demands, streamline processes, improve quality, and increase production. The role of information technology in manufacturing allows businesses to conceptualize, create, and deliver products on time and under budget…. read more

IT Best Practices: Do you invest in technology or training?

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In information technology, best practices beat best products. Information technology is a field people often view in terms of things—hardware, software, networks, data. Organizations frequently disconnect these programs and devices from the way in which they implement them. According to this mindset, the job of the IT department is to set everything up, not determine… read more

4 Ways Managed IT Can Improve Manufacturing Efficiency

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How you can streamline your business by staying on top of manufacturing technology Manufacturing businesses know how critical a smooth production process is to a healthy business. In a competitive industry, where marginal improvements can translate to major gains on a business’s bottom line, business leaders are looking for the best means to improve manufacturing… read more

Why Server Security Updates Can Make or Break Your Business

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When was the last time you ran security patches on your servers? Businesses often ignore server patches or updates until they encounter issues. When it comes to server security best practices, regular server security patching is always at the top of the list. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most overlooked practices in server… read more

When do you need to replace computer hardware and networking systems?

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How Long Do You Expect Your Hardware to Last? Business owners invest in various computer hardware and networking systems and then forget about them until something goes wrong. Parts breaking down, disasters, and company changes are common reasons why businesses replace their hardware. To avoid major downtime and financial headaches, it’s important to know how… read more

Remote Work Management: Cloud Server vs VPN

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What network best supports remote work management? More workers than ever are working remotely. This could be a personal choice, or because they work for a distributed company. Many businesses, especially SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) are increasing their dependence on remote workers for the first time. And this means they’re also facing new networking choices. One of the… read more

When is it Time to Update Your Network?

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If you can’t remember the last time you did, you need to update your network. If you’re the usual small- to mid-sized business owner, you’ve probably grown your organization’s IT network gradually and organically over the past five to ten years since your last major overhaul (if you’ve ever had a major overhaul). Not only that, but… read more