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Tech Alert: 5 Critical Steps for CEOs When Moving to the Cloud

Moving to the Cloud isn’t really a trend anymore, it’s basically a part of daily work life. The hybrid method of having local and Cloud-based services has really taken a life of its own.

That being said, what do you, as the CEO, need to know about the Cloud?  

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. has been working with CEOs since before the Cloud became a buzzword. When we’re talking about the Cloud, a few questions always come up. Questions like “Will the Cloud work for my company” or “does moving to the Cloud mean my IT support costs go down?” These are important questions. 

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What’s a Technology Roadmap or Strategic Technology Plan?

Information technology (IT) exists to help us be more productive and to make life easier. Software tools are critical for businesses to stay ahead – or at least on pace – with their competition. The challenge is that many still see IT as an obstacle; a necessary evil that all-too-often finds itself in the wrong column of the company balance sheet.

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Topics: Tech Girl

Creating and Maintaining a Positive Company Culture

I was with a group of business owners a few weeks ago and the topic of company culture came up. 

As with any discussion of culture, it was an interesting and quite perplexing discussion. Some were curious what culture was all about, and others wanted to understand how to create a good culture at their organizations.

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IT Untangled: Do Water Districts Need Different IT Support?

Water districts play a huge role in everyone’s life. Thanks to them, we have clean water in our homes, offices, and schools. But when you think “water districts,” you don’t think of information technology (IT). Like any other office building or company, they still need phone systems, workstations, and Internet service. Plus, don’t forget security is a must no matter what industry you are in.

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Topics: IT Untangled

8 Best Value Computers & Laptops for Small Business 2017

Computers are the backbone of most, if not all, business environments. And while things are getting blurry between tablets, 2-in-1s, and laptops – the need for a high-functioning machine is in more demand than ever.

Finding the right business laptop for your needs is a serious investment. It’s always best to get the facts straight up before you make that large purchase.

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IT Untangled: What's Network Support and Why Does My Business Need It?

You have probably heard the phrase “the network” a lot of times. And the phrase that usually follows it is “network support.”  But what is the network, and why does it need support? It can be super overwhelming because there are so many kinds of support – software support, server support, hardware support – and they all sound the same. We get it.

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Topics: IT Untangled

Tech Alert: 5 IT Services Your Company Can’t Live Without

When your system is down or emails can’t be sent, who do you call? And no, the answer isn’t Ghost Busters. But, really: what do you do when something goes wrong?

Take a moment and think about how you do your job. How your employees do their jobs. How the company runs... Most of what you depend on is technology-based, right? 

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Topics: Tech Alert

Tech Minute: The State of Cyber Security – Ransomware

On September 7th, a nearly full room of 30 business executives and managers came out to the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce's Monthly Business Connection Network (BCN) Lunch.

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer, Derek Woolf, was thrilled to present this month speaker, Julio Martin from WatchGuard Technologies. Julio has been in the IT world for over 20 years. He specializes in the security of small to mid-sized companies.

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Topics: Tech Minute

Tech Alert: 5 Ways Outsourcing IT Leads to Faster Business Growth

Outsourcing to a local IT support company has become very popular with big and small businesses alike. Companies have improved efficiency and increased their bottom line using an outsourced partner.

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Ask an IT Guy: How Do IT Support Companies Know My Business Needs?

Outsourcing some or all of your IT support needs can seem like a huge leap of faith. You don’t know them; they don’t know you – how could this possibly work?

The onboarding process of a new IT support company makes a difference.

For an outsourced company to know your needs, better stabilize your business, and help you grow, they must understand where you are. We at Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. have a system in place that walks us through your entire process. This diagram enables us to find the single points of failure throughout your process so we can better support your business.

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Topics: Ask An IT Guy