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The ACCENT Learning Hub

The most educational business technology blog for Southern California executives, featuring insider tips, articles, and videos on how to get the best IT results.

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IT Support FAQs | Reducing IT Costs

Southern California Managed IT Services Cost & Pricing Guide: How Much Does Managed IT Services Cost?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
January 22nd, 2018

Note: The costs below are typical prices you can expect to pay for managed IT services in the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire areas.

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IT Support FAQs | Getting Better IT Results

What Does the IT Department Do? 7 Metrics Executives Should Watch

By: Courtney Casey
January 22nd, 2018

In today’s world, there are almost no companies that can function without Information Technology (IT). From sole proprietorships to Fortune 500s, EVERY successful business requires the right IT system implementation and management to truly thrive. 

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Learn how to develop an IT strategy book chapter

Do IT Right: It's Not About The Computers

Optimize your business's IT function, understand proper - and cost effective - IT staffing, and learn from the mistakes others have made.

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Tightening IT Security

What We Know Now About Meltdown & Spectre

By: Courtney Casey
January 5th, 2018

If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard about two new security threats, called Meltdown and Spectre. Your technology security is critical to us and we’ve been monitoring the situation closely since the news broke on Wednesday, January 3rd. Details are still unfolding, so we’ll keep you posted. Here’s what we know now.

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Tech Girl | Remote Working

Easy Ways to Make Remote Employees Feel Close and Connected

By: Courtney Casey
January 1st, 2018

It’s no secret that working remotely is the new normal for many business people today. Not only does it give employers a larger pool of talent, it also gives employees the flexibility they may need. But with everyone spread apart, how do you keep everyone on the same page? And how do you create a cohesive team when some of the team members don’t get to interact with each other on a regular basis? It's a common challenge; one that I face too.

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Executive Insights

2018 Planning for Opportunity

By: Marty Kaufman
December 27th, 2017

The holiday season is wrapping up quickly and I hope yours was full of joy. The last week of the year is a great time to focus on finishing up your business plan for 2018. For us, that means reviewing our 2018 plan one more time to make sure we didn’t miss anything. After further review, we made a few more tweaks, and then everyone agreed that we’re ready to go!

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Getting Better IT Results

Best IT Support Companies in California for Financial Services Firms

By: Mireya Fernandez
December 27th, 2017

One thing all financial services firms need is great IT support. Between the fast pace of the industry, strict regulations, and the need for super-tight security, working with an IT support company that has a deep understanding of the way your business works is critical to your success. Researching and selecting the right IT provider that best fits your company’s unique needs can be a challenge. A question we often get is: “If we don’t choose Accent Computer Solutions, who would you recommend?” We work hard to be the very best IT support company for financial services firms, but we know we’re not the only IT company in California. For executives who want to research all their options before selecting an IT support provider, we’ve compiled this list of the top IT support companies in California for financial services companies. And to assure complete transparency and honesty, this list was created based on CHANNELe2e’s Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list. We are thrilled to be a source of information for you, so without further ado, let’s talk about the best IT companies in Southern California for financial services firms.

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A Holiday Video Message from Accent Computer Solutions!

By: Accent Computer Solutions
December 25th, 2017

Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year from our team to yours!

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IT Untangled

Microsoft Office 2016 vs. Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365 vs. Office Online

By: Mireya Fernandez
December 21st, 2017

If you read the title of this article and thought, “wait – aren’t those all the same thing,” you’re not alone. Confusing as it is, Microsoft has created 4 different product lines with extremely similar names. Each software is good for its own scenarios, but figuring out which is best for your business can be a challenge. And to cloud the situation even further, each product also has different bundles, features, and services. Let’s take a closer look at how each option compares to the other.

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Executive Insights

'Tis the Season for Getting ‘Unstuck’

By: Marty Kaufman
November 30th, 2017

November is my favorite month of the year. And why wouldn’t it be?  The craziness of the holiday season hasn’t 100% kicked in, we spend time being very thankful, and football is in full swing! ‘Tis also the season for companies to begin their strategic planning for 2018. For me, I enjoy the activity, excitement, and optimism that comes along with planning for a new year. During this season, I also spend a lot of time with business owners and managers. Our goal is to figure out what they can do to improve the performance of Information Technology (IT) in their business.  These conversations almost always stem from three separate situations:

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Business Planning | Tech Girl

What to Do When Your IT Manager Retires

By: Courtney Casey
November 27th, 2017

You’ve had an IT manager for the last 15 years, and he’s (or she's) just told you that he’s retiring. He knows your business and your systems intimately – he might have even built them! So, how will you fill his shoes? How will you get what you need once when he’s gone?

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