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

Courtney Casey

In an industry dominated by men, Courtney Casey, Director of Marketing for Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., is making her mark on the world of information technology. Courtney has been immersed in the IT field most of her life and has been molded into the tech savvy expert she is today. She began working for Accent while earning her Bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach. Known in the Inland Empire as the "Tech Girl," Courtney is a regular columnist for the region's newspaper of record, The Press-Enterprise. Her columns address topical news trends, new technology products, and offer advice on how to embrace technology or avoid common IT pitfalls.

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CMMC Compliance

5 Reasons Why Internal IT Teams Work With CMMC Consultants

By: Courtney Casey
September 22nd, 2021

It’s tempting to think that just because business is rolling along as it always has been with your Department of Defense (DoD) customers that you can continue to delay getting started with CMMC compliance.

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Team Member Spotlight

Hungry to Learn – A Spotlight on Anthony S.

By: Courtney Casey
September 17th, 2021

For an eager hands-on learner like Anthony S., studying new material by reading book after book is the quickest way for him to grow bored and burned out. What he prefers is to learn on the job by solving complex computer problems and gleaning advice from mentors, and that’s exactly what he’s been able to do at Accent Computer Solutions.

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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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Managed IT Services

What Does the Professional IT Services  Department Do?

By: Courtney Casey
September 16th, 2021

When you work with a Managed IT Services provider, the bulk of their work for you will be to proactively manage your network and endpoints so that everything is secure and running smoothly. There will be occasions when you need to make improvements, major changes, or adopt new technology, and that’s where Professional IT Services comes in.

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CMMC Compliance | NIST Compliance

CMMC Gap Analysis FAQs

By: Courtney Casey
September 15th, 2021

Cybercrime and data theft pose threats in every sector of our lives, and the government and the military are no exception. That is why the Department of Defense (DOD) enacted the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program in January 2020, which requires all organizations in the supply chain with the DOD to have their posture audited by an approved assessor.

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Managed IT Services

How to Seamlessly Transition From an In-House IT Manager to Outsourced IT Services

By: Courtney Casey
September 8th, 2021

With the wave of resignations sweeping the nation in "The Great Resignation,"  many companies are being left in the lurch with their IT manager putting in their notice. This is leading organizations to consider outsourcing IT instead of replacing the departing in-house IT manager. Outsourcing some or all of the IT function typically gives companies broader expertise, an expanded team, and better business results. But sometimes, that transition can be rocky.

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Cloud Computing | Managed IT Services | Cloud Services

The IT Needs of Growing ‘Serverless’ Small Businesses (Hint: It’s More Complicated Than It May Seem)

By: Courtney Casey
August 26th, 2021

Cloud applications have removed the barriers to sophisticated technology tools for startups and small businesses. You can find an app for just about anything you need to run a business – Accounting, HR, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Logistics...the list goes on.

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Business Planning | Managed IT Services | Business Continuity

What to Do When 'The Great Resignation' Impacts Your IT Department

By: Courtney Casey
August 25th, 2021

The Great Resignation is upon us, and no industry or department is being spared. In the past few months, we've seen a massive increase in professionals leaving their roles and seeking new employment. This is a natural reaction to the rising pressure from the challenges of living and working through the COVID economic crisis. Now that we’re nearly two years into it, many people are looking to make a change. At the same time, there’s an incredible demand for qualified professionals to fill thousands of available positions across the US.

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Team Member Spotlight

Turning a Passion into a Career – A Spotlight on Corey S.

By: Courtney Casey
August 20th, 2021

Imagine landing an IT job that allows you to do what you love, follow your passion for computers, interact with coworkers who are an extension of your family – and get a paycheck for it. For Corey S., a systems administrator at Accent Computer Solutions, this is his everyday reality.

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Growing to Meet New Challenges – A Spotlight on Bradley

By: Courtney Casey
July 16th, 2021

For those who work in the rapidly evolving IT industry, the thought of stagnating and falling behind in their careers can produce reactions ranging from unsettling to terrifying. That’s not the case for Bradley and his coworkers at Accent Computer Solutions. With Accent’s many clients each offering their own unique needs in different environments, there’s never a shortage of challenges or opportunities to learn something new.

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Cyber Incident Response Plan: What Is It and Does Your Business Need One?

By: Courtney Casey
July 12th, 2021

Imagine that you’re an army out on the battlefield. As you face the enemy, your commander says, “Let’s go get ‘em!” Instead of moving together in a cohesive manner, everyone does whatever they can think of in the moment. The chaos you’re envisioning in this scene is due to a lack of strategy, planning, and practice.

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