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Goodbye Microsoft Lync, Hello Skype for Business

Skype for Business

The long wait is finally over! In the latter part of 2014, Microsoft revealed that it will convert Lync into a new and improved service branded as Skype for Business. Lync is a business-centered communication service that Microsoft acquired in May 2012. The company planned to make the change to expand its VoIP user base. …

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3 Technologies that Improve Employee Productivity

Fifty-one percent of small businesses—businesses with between 3 and 99 employees—cite “increasing employee productivity” as one of the top issues they face, according to the 2011 Aflac WorkForces Report. It’s a common issue shared by many of our clients too, and we’re often asked for suggestions on technologies that can help improve employee productivity. While our …

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What to do When Your Internet Goes Down

A Small Business Technology Action Plan This is the first of our monthly blog series—Small Business Technology Action Plan—that centers on solutions for common small business IT challenges. Posts will outline actionable steps small businesses can take to resolve these technology issues. Subscribe to our blog to catch the latest post.   The Internet is …

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IT Management: To Outsource or Bring In-House?

Businesses with 50-100 employees are at a tipping point when it comes to IT management. Is it better to outsource, or bring it in house? On one hand, it’s likely your business is big enough to benefit from having a full-time, dedicated IT professional on staff responsible for the ongoing management of your technology infrastructure. …

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HP Exiting The PC Business: What Does It Mean?

As reported yesterday, HP (http://www.hp.com/) has announced their intent to exit the personal computer Business.  This move comes as the company struggles to stay relevant in the ever dynamic consumer products marketplace. For years, HP has attempted to build upon its successful printer business by acquiring other consumer product companies such as Compaq and (most …

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