How Keyboard Failure will Crush Your Employees’ Productivity

By Tom McDonald | Jul 25, 2016 2:30:00 PM

With business operations more dependent on desktop computing than ever, the smallest glitch can bring productivity to a halt. Even the simplest computing problem can render your workstation useless and business stops. It’s like the old adage “For want of a nail… the kingdom was lost.” Let me share a recent experience that illustrates my point.

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How Remote IT Support Can Help Benefit Your Agriculture Business

By Tom McDonald | Jan 5, 2016 8:18:00 AM

Like any business professional, farmers have come to rely on computers to run their operations. In addition to dealing with cattle and crops, the modern farmer also has to deal with spreadsheets, analytics, data mining, and other business computing challenges. Farms are increasingly using cloud and mobile computing technology. That means they need IT infrastructure, and most farmers are too busy running their farms to worry about maintaining their computer systems.

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6 Red Flags That it's Time to Upgrade Your IT Support

By Tom McDonald | Nov 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Your business’s IT department is responsible for keep operations humming. It’s their job to maintain the computer systems behind the scenes so your team has access to the business-critical data they need to do their jobs. Unfortunately, you can’t always see what happens behind the scenes. Can you tell when your IT department starts to lose steam? Read More >

5 Lessons on Merging Your IT Departments After An Acquisition

By Tom McDonald | Jul 22, 2015 10:44:00 AM

You’ve been searching for a long time, looking for that extra special someone to build your future with. Now they are close, ready to join you for an exciting future and all that’s left to do is …. merge your IT departments.

Acquisitions are an exciting time for small businesses. Either the company is bringing in another partner to bolster their offering, hoping the sum is greater than the parts, or your company is the missing piece in a large company’s grand plan. 

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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Network Admin

By Tom McDonald | Jul 9, 2015 8:58:00 AM

The network administrator at your company wields a tremendous amount of power over your company’s information technology, but is that person doing a good job?

For a small business owner, staying on top of the latest in technology is likely not the top priority and can take a back seat to things like serving customers and hiring the right employees to help the business grow. 

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