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Technology Planning | Business Technology

The Two Biggest Mistakes You Can Make with Your Windows 10 Upgrade

By: Courtney Casey
June 10th, 2019

As we move closer to the end-of-life date for Windows 7, Microsoft support for this popular operating system will be going… going… gone before we know it. January 14, 2020 might seem like it’s a long way off, but hopefully you’re already convinced that you need to upgrade. Here at Accent, we’re feeling a sense of urgency to get the word out that the transition process to Windows 10 needs to begin ASAP, and here are the two biggest mistakes that we don’t want you to make.

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Technology Planning | Cyber Security | Tech Tips & Trends | Business Technology

How to Fit IoT into Your IT Strategy

By: Courtney Casey
May 6th, 2019

Do you have an Alexa or Google Assistant at home? How about a fitness tracker? Does your doorbell have a security camera that lets you know when someone's on your front porch? Will you get an alert if there’s a water leak in your basement? Will your window shades automatically close when the sun reaches a certain intensity? Does your car parallel park by itself? All of these technologies are a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and, as consumers, we’re jumping on the IoT bandwagon because of the conveniences and new capabilities this emerging technology provides. It’s only natural that we want to utilize IoT technology in our businesses, too. Before you start plugging a myriad of devices into your network, make sure that IoT fits into your IT strategy to ensure it's a good investment.

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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 Support FAQs | Business Technology

7 Ways to Minimize Unexpected IT Costs and Expenses

By: Courtney Casey
April 5th, 2019

“It seems like every time I turn around, I have to write another huge check for IT.” Have you ever said that? While technology costs cannot be eliminated, unexpected IT-related expenses can be minimized. With the right technology planning and budgeting process, you should have a clear idea of what your IT spending will look like for the next few years. What Are Some Things to Consider When Budgeting for IT?

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Cyber Security | Business Technology

The Dumb Thing About Smart Devices

By: Peter O'Campo
December 11th, 2018

The security cameras at your office are recording and transmitting what they see inside and outside your building, but they’re doing something else, too. Their computing power has been harnessed into a botnet slave group that’s in the process of attacking a target website.

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Cyber Security | Company News | Business Technology

Accent Computer Solutions Recognized for Cyber Security Expertise

By: Accent Computer Solutions
November 16th, 2018

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. has been named a top Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) by Channel Futures, an IT industry organization. The criteria for this designation reflects the company’s aggressive investment in cyber security, as well as a commitment to meeting the needs for IT security and IT management on an ongoing basis.

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Technology Planning | Business Planning | Business Technology

What Is Business Intelligence (BI) for Small Business?

By: Peter O'Campo
May 4th, 2018

    Keeping up with technology these days feels impossible, or is it just me? It seems like every day there is a new acronym, or a term that has taken over a new identity, like the Cloud. With advancements happening so rapidly, it can be overwhelming, leaving your business hanging in flux. Trying to define what actually gives your small business a competitive edge and what's fluff is a full time job.

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Tech Girl | Business Technology

Easy Ways to Make Remote Employees Feel Close and Connected

By: Courtney Casey
January 1st, 2018

    Working remotely is the new normal for many business people today. 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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Business Technology

Accent Computer Solutions Joins ShoreTel Champion Partner Program

By: Accent Computer Solutions
September 6th, 2017

Local IT Firm Enhances Cloud Phone System Capabilities RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (Sept 6, 2017) -- Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading Southern California information technology (IT) consulting and cloud services provider, announced today that it will begin selling and delivering ShoreTel unified communications (UC) solutions as a Champion Partner.  

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Accent Computer Solutions Ranked Top IT Company in Inland Empire

By: Accent Computer Solutions
June 23rd, 2017

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading IT service and support provider in Southern California, announced today that it has been named to Penton’s Technology’s global MSPmentor 501 list for the fifth year in a row. 

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Accent Computer Solutions Named a Top IT Support Provider to Financial Services Companies

By: Accent Computer Solutions
June 14th, 2017

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading Southern California information technology (IT) consulting and cloud services provider, announced today that it has been named to After Nines Inc.’s ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list.

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