Managed IT Services Blog

The Four Pillars of Outsourcing IT

28 Jul 2015

Most business owners and managers consider growth to be a good thing. And it usually is – until it pushes company resources to their limits. Nowhere is this more evident than with IT system management in small and medium businesses (SMBs).

In a 24/7 interconnected world, companies of all sizes depend on computers, software, and the infrastructure that together supports critical business activities. The business value of peak IT performance often means company IT expertise is stretched to its limits, putting companies at a tipping point in the business life cycle.

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The Role of a HIPAA Audit: Random vs. Formal

20 Jul 2015

Not many practices welcome a HIPAA or HITECH audit by the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) with much enthusiasm. They are intended to ensure that protected health information (PHI) stays protected, private, and in the right hands, but audits are now seen as an indicator your practice or organization has experienced a data breach.

Much like dreaded IRS tax audits, fear and paranoia are now a common reaction to word of impending OCR audits. But it doesn’t have to be that way! HIPAA audits aren’t intended to punish violators. Rather, they exist to ensure offices using or storing PHI cannot release or leak that data unintentionally. 

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How to Lower the Cost of IT Support Services at Your Office

14 Jul 2015

Ask just about any business owner if they’d like to save money, and chances are you’re going to hear a resounding “YES!” After all, no one wants to spend more than they have to on anything business related.

One way that you can fight costs throughout the fiscal year is to look at what you’re currently spending on IT. Costs related to IT support services can add up exponentially if you aren’t careful, but there are plenty of things you can do to help keep them low. 

Looking to stay frugal this year? Here are just a few ways to lower IT costs at your office.

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5 Ways Outsourcing IT Could Relieve Your Daily Headaches

08 Jul 2015

In many ways, dealing with IT in-house can be quite a headache. Handling your company's IT alongside your regular responsibilities can take quite a toll on your daily productivity.

Many business managers aren’t exactly versed in the finer points of IT, and it often becomes clear that there has to be a better solution. Fortunately, there is—outsourcing IT.

Outsourcing IT can be a great way to get rid of a multitude of different problems your company may currently be facing. Here are five ways in which it will help your business, regardless of what industry you operate in.

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