Budget for EOL in 2019

It’s that time of year again. October is budget season. Advertising, hiring costs and accounting services may be high on your list, but have you factored system updates into your 2019 budget? It may not already be on your radar, but Microsoft Office has announced that Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 End-of-Life will be

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Every Effective Mobile Strategy Includes 6 Key Things

Employees using mobile devices at work is the new workplace reality, no matter what industry you’re in. This dependency on mobile devices means your company will experience the unique challenges and opportunities that “going mobile” brings. In the construction industry, you are already managing multiple job sites, remote employees and an ever-increasing amount of data.

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Dataworks consulting owner and CEO, Caroline Smith

Successful Woman-Owned Dataworks Consulting Celebrates 16 Years

Caroline Smith leads Seattle-based Information Technology company across gender barriers Newcastle, WA, February 2018 — a woman-owned leading provider of technology services and support throughout the Puget Sound region, is celebrating 16 years strong. Founded in 2002, the company employs a diverse team of professionals with nearly 150 years of combined industry experience and operates

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Female business owner is surprised to see the costs that having Managed IT services have saved her

3 Hidden Costs IT Managed Services Providers Uncover

As a business owner, you know recurring IT issues affect your bottom line. You may also know the benefits of switching to a managed IT services provider but are hesitant because of the cost and the lack of room for it in your budget. Maybe you worry that time spent switching providers won’t be worth

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man showing how technology can hurt productivity or technology can help productivity

Can Technology Increase Productivity?

Technology is now one of the key drivers – or detriments – of productivity. The reason is simple. Productivity is time. Time is money. Employees goofing off on Facebook, playing online poker or watching Netflix are wasting valuable company dollars. But that’s far from being the most common scenario where technology is causing a loss

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Meltdown sign showing the dangers of Intel Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities for businesses

Inside Intel Meltdown/Specter

Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of processors, has discovered a vulnerability in their processor design that could affect devices manufactured back as far as 20 years, according to GeekWire Magazine. The Problem Simply put, the processor of your computer is the brainpower that drives everything that happens in your computer.  Inside processors there is small,

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Fixing recurring IT issues in your business makes a great resolution this year.

New Year, Same IT Problems? Time to Fix That

Happy New Year! Are 2017’s IT issues still plaguing you? You know, your network still runs ridiculously slow. The printer keeps dropping off the network. Servers keep going down without rhyme or reason, and you keep having to call on your IT person to come and fix them. New Year’s Resolution: fix your recurring IT

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Businessperson calculating what they should spend on their comapany's IT

How Much Should You Spend on IT?

“How much should I be spending on my company’s IT?” This question comes to us all the time from people we talk to. They want to know if they’re spending too much or too little. Are they wasting their dollars? Well, the right amount to spend varies depending on your revenue and size. A recent

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Hand touching the cloud wondering if cloud services will work for their business

3 Things to Consider Before Going to the Cloud

A look at all of the 2018 tech trends says that every business needs to be using cloud services. With the promise of lower price points, operating expenses instead of capital spend, and features that a small business might not be able to afford otherwise, it sounds like the perfect solution. Whether or not the

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It’s that time of year again. October is budget season. Advertising, hiring costs and accounting services may be high on your list, but have you factored system updates into your 2019 budget? It may not already be on your radar, but Microsoft Office has announced that Windows 7 and Server...
Employees using mobile devices at work is the new workplace reality, no matter what industry you’re in. This dependency on mobile devices means your company will experience the unique challenges and opportunities that “going mobile” brings. In the construction industry, you are already managing multiple job sites, remote employees and...
Caroline Smith leads Seattle-based Information Technology company across gender barriers Newcastle, WA, February 2018 — a woman-owned leading provider of technology services and support throughout the Puget Sound region, is celebrating 16 years strong. Founded in 2002, the company employs a diverse team of professionals with nearly 150 years of...
As a business owner, you know recurring IT issues affect your bottom line. You may also know the benefits of switching to a managed IT services provider but are hesitant because of the cost and the lack of room for it in your budget. Maybe you worry that time spent...
Technology is now one of the key drivers – or detriments – of productivity. The reason is simple. Productivity is time. Time is money. Employees goofing off on Facebook, playing online poker or watching Netflix are wasting valuable company dollars. But that’s far from being the most common scenario where...
Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of processors, has discovered a vulnerability in their processor design that could affect devices manufactured back as far as 20 years, according to GeekWire Magazine. The Problem Simply put, the processor of your computer is the brainpower that drives everything that happens in your computer. ...
Happy New Year! Are 2017’s IT issues still plaguing you? You know, your network still runs ridiculously slow. The printer keeps dropping off the network. Servers keep going down without rhyme or reason, and you keep having to call on your IT person to come and fix them. New Year’s...
“How much should I be spending on my company’s IT?” This question comes to us all the time from people we talk to. They want to know if they’re spending too much or too little. Are they wasting their dollars? Well, the right amount to spend varies depending on your...
A look at all of the 2018 tech trends says that every business needs to be using cloud services. With the promise of lower price points, operating expenses instead of capital spend, and features that a small business might not be able to afford otherwise, it sounds like the perfect...