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Slow Internet Causing Problems For Your Business?

Slow internet can be a big problem for many businesses, especially in those where operations are dependent on cloud technologies or hosted applications. Not only is it frustrating when things don’t run quickly, but it’s also a drain on employee productivity.

Your IT provider and internet service provider surely did their due diligence before recommending the amount of bandwidth that you’d need to run smoothly. They likely evaluated the number of regular users, how many devices that would be connecting, what kinds of applications your business uses, and many more items to determine the right amount of bandwidth for your operations. So why does it still run slowly?

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3 Tips To Reduce The Amount Of Spam That Makes It To Your Inbox

According to Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, a division of Cisco Systems, 86 percent of emails sent worldwide are unwelcome junk mail, or spam. Not only is spam annoying, it can also be dangerous if you or one of your employees accidentally succumb to one of their schemes.

With the prevalence of spam today, not only do you need the right technology in place to keep it under control, you also need to educate your users on how to reduce the amount of spam that you may unintentionally be inviting in.

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Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. Ranked Top Managed IT Services Company in Inland Empire

Local IT Firm Ranked Top 5 Total Service Provider in California

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (June 8, 2016) — Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading information technology (IT) and cloud computing firm in Southern California, has been ranked top managed IT service provider (MSP) in the Inland Empire by Penton Technology’s global MSPmentor 501 list for the fourth year in a row.

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Calculating the True Cost of Your Information Technology

For those who may not know, I travel all over Southern California, and a good part of the United States, consulting with executives regarding IT Department performance.

At some point during these executive discussions, the subject of cost comes to the forefront of the conversation. I really enjoy discussing the cost of the IT Department because it is usually a highly sensitive area and tends to be lumped into one number.

The CFO of a distribution company in Los Angeles recently engaged me to help him with an IT department cost comparison.

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10 Things You Must Do Now To Prevent A Costly Data Disaster

In less than 60 seconds, you are about to learn 10 things that could save you days – or even weeks – of downtime, not to mention the undue stress on your company, and potentially thousands of dollars lost, due to a data disaster…

Use this article as your checklist in a conversation with your IT company to assure that your business has the right plan in place to get back up and running quickly if and when disaster strikes.

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Is Your IT Department Destined For Failure?

Executives and Information Technology personnel historically have a difficult time seeing eye to eye. Many executives see the IT department as a necessary evil – you need it to keep the business running, but it’s just expensive and doesn’t add value to the organization.

IT professionals frequently get a bad rap, which is unfair because in many cases they are destined for failure.

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Dreaming Of IT That "Just Works"

I was approached by an executive at a local manufacturing facility a fews days ago. He actually said the words “I have a dream” and proceeded to tell me how he dreamed of an Information Technology process that “just worked”.

For many years, I’ve been on a mission to educate business leaders around how executives view Information Technology and the people who manage it (like us and/or internal IT).

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How Expectations vs. Possibilities Affects IT Support Results

This month, I've been kept busy consulting with business executives that are less than thrilled with the first quarter results they’ve achieved, as it relates to Information Technology (IT).

My business connections over the past 25 years give me the luxury of knowing a lot of very smart people who run incredibly successful businesses. At least once a week – if not more – I get a call from one of them asking me to get together for coffee or lunch. The meetings are frequently technology related, but not always.

This month it seems that issues are consistent across many companies – business executives are trying really hard to understand how they may be able to get better technology results than they have in the past, and they are beyond frustrated.

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Relying On A Good Luck Charm?

Carrying a four-leaf clover might work for leprechauns. But when it comes to Internet abuse by employees, you’re gonna need more than sheer luck…

Did you know that…

  • 70% of all web traffic to Internet pornography sites occurs during the work hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Non-work-related Internet surfing results in up to a 40% loss in productivity each year at American businesses.
  • According to a survey by International Data Corp (IDC), 30% to 40% of Internet access is spent on non-work-related browsing, and a staggering 60% of all online purchases are made during working hours.
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Guide To Backups: Image-Based Backups, Archive Backups, and Cloud Backups

In today’s fast-paced, data-driven world, backups are mission critical to your company’s survival and success.

Yet your data may be just one damaged drive, lost laptop, natural disaster, accidental deletion, malware attack, equipment failure, power spike or petty theft away from a profit-sucking, heartbreaking disaster.

So what measures must you take to keep your data safe, secure and where you need it, when you need it?

While there’s no one-size-fits-all-guns silver bullet, there are some general principles to be aware of.

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