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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.

Mireya Fernandez

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Ask An IT Guy

Ask an IT Guy: Why Does My Business Have So Many Email Issues?

By: Mireya Fernandez
October 26th, 2017

Emails run our daily lives. By a show of hands, how many of us check our email first thing in the morning? My hand is in the air too, so no judgment. It's just so easy with our pocket-sized computers, also known as smartphones, nearby. Slam the alarm and check your email, it’s a no-brainer. So when it doesn't work, or it keeps giving you problems, it's frustrating. One of the most common problems executives have when they come to us is about the functionality of their email. 

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Tech Trends

Tech Trends: Google Pixel Buds, A Cost-Effective Translator for Small Businesses?

By: Mireya Fernandez
October 24th, 2017

Companies have been announcing new products like their hosting an award show for a while now. Usually they’re announcing slight upgrades or changes to their products that we yawn through, knowing that it’s not that big of a deal. But this time around, Google introduced something that could change the world as we know it. Pixel Buds. With the introduction of the Pixel Buds, what can small businesses gain? Let’s explore what Pixel Buds are, and how a real-time voice translator could be BIG news.

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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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IT Untangled

IT Untangled: 3 Ways to Maximize Remote Employee Performance

By: Mireya Fernandez
October 19th, 2017

Remote employees are only growing in popularity in the business world. Working from home gives companies the opportunity to hire people outside of their immediate area. It’s really a win-win for business and employees alike. Having greater access to talent means better business overall. And working from home is a SUPER perk for employees. Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. is no stranger to remote employees. Most of our employees are Southern California locals, but several are completely remote, spread as far as Louisiana. While others are what we call “flex-remote.” They split their time between working from home and coming into the office. For some, that means being in the office a few times a week; for others, it means coming in weekly or monthly.

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The Cloud | Tech Alert

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

By: Mireya Fernandez
October 13th, 2017

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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IT Untangled

IT Untangled: Do Water Districts Need Different IT Support?

By: Mireya Fernandez
September 21st, 2017

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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8 Best Value Computers & Laptops for Small Business 2017

By: Mireya Fernandez
September 20th, 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

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

By: Mireya Fernandez
September 19th, 2017

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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Tech Alert

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

By: Mireya Fernandez
September 18th, 2017

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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Tech Minute

Tech Minute: The State of Cyber Security – Ransomware

By: Mireya Fernandez
September 14th, 2017

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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Tech Alert

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

By: Mireya Fernandez
September 13th, 2017

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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