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The most educational business technology blog for Southern California executives, featuring insider tips, articles, and videos on how to get the best IT results.

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Getting Better IT Results | Reducing IT Costs | IT Support FAQs

Looking For a Managed IT Services Price List?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
October 9th, 2018

If you are looking for a managed IT services price list, we might assume that you either know that you need to make a change in how you’re resourcing IT support or you’re wondering if you should be making a change. Either way, frustrations with IT are probably the catalyst for your research. If you’re like a lot of business owners and executives, you’ve lived with your IT problems for longer than you need to because you aren’t sure if there is anything better out there.

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IT Support FAQs | Tech Tips | Tightening IT Security

Video Tip: 3 Tips To Secure Your Mobile Devices

By: Courtney Casey
October 4th, 2018

Want to make sure your smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are as secure as possible? Check out this 90-second video tip from Chris, one of Accent’s vCIOs, with 3 tips to secure your mobile devices.

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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

Getting an IT Support Quote: What Does An IT Outsourcing Quote Involve?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
January 24th, 2018

Southern California business executives call our office daily asking for a quote for IT support services. It generally sounds something like, “We’re considering changing IT providers and I’d like to get a quote for your IT services.”

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How Are Most Companies Handling IT Support?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
January 23rd, 2018

If you employ between 20 and 500 employees in today’s competitive marketplace, you recognize that your IT department is not what it used to be. A seasoned staff, legacy equipment, and yesterday’s processes will no longer support your business into the next generation.

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IT Support FAQs

Benefits and Advantages of IT Outsourcing: Why Would A Business Outsource Their IT Support?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
January 23rd, 2018

When someone starts exploring the idea of IT department outsourcing, they generally want to figure out why they would outsource your IT support, what IT services can be outsourced, and the advantages of outsourcing IT technical support.

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IT Support FAQs | Reducing IT Costs

2018 Southern California Managed IT Services Cost & Pricing Guide: How Much Does Managed IT Services Cost?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
January 22nd, 2018

Note: The costs below are typical prices you can expect to pay for managed IT services in the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire areas.

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Getting Better IT Results | IT Support FAQs

What Does the IT Department Do? 7 Metrics Executives Should Watch

By: Accent Computer Solutions
January 22nd, 2018

In today’s world, there are almost no companies that can function without Information Technology (IT). From sole proprietorships to Fortune 500s, EVERY successful business requires the right IT system implementation and management to truly thrive. 

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IT Untangled | Getting Better IT Results | IT Support FAQs | Improving Productivity

IT Untangled: Can I Use Dropbox as my Business Backup?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
July 7th, 2017

Toy Story 2 was a major hit for Pixar Animation Studios. Woody and the gang were back in the mix solving life’s little adventures, but it was almost lost forever. Pixar Studios suffered a now infamous data loss, the biggest data loss in the company’s history and it included a significant portion of Toy Story 2. How could this happen you ask? Because their out-of-date backup method failed them.

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Business Planning | IT Support FAQs | Getting Better IT Results | Tech Alert

Tech Alert: How to Plan a Successful Corporate IT Support Transition

By: Accent Computer Solutions
July 3rd, 2017

Let’s just be honest, switching vendors for almost any reason can be a distraction and a time snatcher. But sometimes it’s the right move for your company long term. Changing IT vendors doesn’t have to be that hard if it’s planned out in advance. Perhaps your contract is up, or you’re not getting what you need from your current arrangement. Either way, moving to a new IT provider should be about adding value to your company. But value can be lost in transition if your processes, needs, and expectations are not planned and communicated beforehand. The transition might be the hardest part of your new IT services contract, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Ask An IT Guy | Business Planning | IT Support FAQs

Ask an IT Guy: How to Create a Business Disaster Recovery Plan

By: Accent Computer Solutions
May 31st, 2017

Whether you call it a plan, template, checklist or strategy, your  disaster recovery document(s) is your key to success when disaster strikes.  And no, a disaster recovery plan is not the same as your backup – think of it as your backup’s bodyguard.

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