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Inland Empire IT Support Company Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading information technology (IT) support and managed IT services provider in Southern California, today announced that it has been named to CRN's 2017 Managed Services Provider (MSP) 500 list.

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IT Untangled: How to Find the Right IT Support

If you’re like most business executives, IT is at the bottom of your to-do list. You don't start looking for alternatives until you are already frustrated. If you’re here, you’re probably at that point.

There’s no magic in IT – it’s all planning, process, and follow through. So why does it seem so hard to find a good IT company to support your business?

Not all outsourced IT management providers are created equal. Take your time doing research to understand your options. That's the best way to find the reliable, cost-effective, “it just works" support you want.

No magic – only solid game plans for your future.

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Warning: 3 Signs That Outsourcing IT Support is a MUST

Just like when you out grow your favorite pair of shoes as a child, you’ll reach a point in your company’s lifecycle where IT outsourcing becomes a must. Sometimes the tell-tale signs are hard to identify. But for companies with 30-500 employees, trust me, they’re there.

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IT Basics for CEOs: Who What When Where & Why

Whether it’s simply who to call for support, or as complex as how long it takes to get your files back in the event of a virus, knowing your own IT needs is CRUCIAL.

As the CEO, you’re not expected to get into every technical detail – that’s why you have an IT provider in the first place - but every CEO should know enough about IT to make solid IT decisions. You should know how to get the most out of your IT even though it is always evolving. With the help of a few general specifications in each category, you will be on your way to understanding IT.

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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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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing IT Services

In today’s digital business world, it’s rare to find tasks that don’t require the use of a computer, tablet, or smartphone. This means that delighting your clients and keeping your employees productive depends heavily on the efficiency and competency of your company’s Information Technology department processes, whether it’s internally staffed or outsourced to a third party.

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Clearing the Fog

As many of you know, I spend the majority of my days chatting with Business Executives and Managers. It is my true passion to help these folks get better results out of the hard work they put in every day.

The funny thing is that most of the time in these meetings, we are not talking about Information Technology or computer stuff. 

The truth is, I am most certainly not, and never was, the smartest computer guy around. I started Accent Computer Solutions and was a working owner and technician for several years. I was good at finding answers to technical issues for sure, but I was better at communicating with customers and helping find creative ways to solve business problems.

Over the years, the process has been the same. When I get the opportunity to spend a few minutes chatting with business owners and leaders, we end up diving into the business, and the opportunities and challenges of the individual.

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5 Things To Consider Before Bringing Tablets Into Your Business

On June 27, 2010, the world of computing changed.

For most of us, this was just another day at the office, but for Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs, it was the day he announced “the next big thing.”

This was the day that the world got its first glimpse of the iPad.

Skeptics downplayed its importance, saying that it was just a big iPhone, while Apple “fanboys” proclaimed the end of the traditional computer.

While this was far from the first tablet computer, it was undeniably the first to convince the world that tablets were a viable option for mainstream computing.

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Types of Outsourced IT Support Services: Which Model is Best for Your Business?

Whether your company has 15 employees or 50,000, it is imperative that your technology consistently works how it’s supposed to. You need a clear vision of where technology is going in your business, and you need to get rid of roadblocks that are holding the company back from achieving its goals.

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Video Tip: 3 Tips To Secure Your Mobile Devices

Want to make sure your smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are as secure as possible?

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