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Mireya Fernandez

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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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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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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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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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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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