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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

Is it time to upgrade your phone system?

Alyssa Sisco
Thankfully, phone system manufacturers have, overall, done a good job at creating a robust product that lasts for many years. But something to consider is that there's a difference between your technology still functioning and your technology working for you-- by saving time and making communication easier.For instance, you may still have a VHS player that functions, but that doesn't mean it's not time for an upgrade. Besides the generally grainy-quality of tapes and the inconvenience of having ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Phone Systems

Why your business needs unified communications

Emily Moulder
Regardless of the type or size of business you have, the one aspect that all companies cannot afford to neglect is the way in which they communicate with customers. Unified Communications (UC) is a solution for doing just that! It is not a product but rather a combination of different avenues which boost productivity in the workplace. With collaboration tools such as instant messaging, video, conferencing, mobile applications, integrations, and voice, businesses may boost their productivity and ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Phone Systems

Questions to think about when upgrading your business PC's

Vee Figueroa
Creating a Technology LifeCycle Management (TLM) Plan is good way to plan ahead for technology upgrades that work within your budget process and your company needs. While TLM encompasses all hardware, software applications, and renewals of each, a PC Lifecycle Management (PCLM) plan is an aspect of planning small to midsize businesses need to have a handle on. There is no one right way to go about technology upgrades.  Working with many different companies, I have found that it is not a “one ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases

Out with the old, in with the new: Is outdated technology impacting your business?

Megan Thiemann
Perhaps “good enough” isn’t really good enough. Is holding off on updating your technology holding your business back? What factors do you need to consider when holding on to outdated technology? Read on… Impact on Productivity So, your aging server crashed, again! Your employees are sitting at their desks waiting…all the while losing precious work hours. System downtime directly correlates to time and money lost. Updated technology and support allow you to focus on your business – not the ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Owners & Managers

I’m looking at new PCs & laptops at NFM and Best Buy. Is it okay to buy a consumer class computer for my business?

Joel Havenridge
Every now and then we have a client that for one reason or another ends up with a consumer class computer. They may be wanting to save money, or needed a computer for a new hire ASAP. So what's wrong with that? If it's an HP computer that should be good enough right?
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Topics: Equipment Purchases