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IT Untangled: 8 Direct Questions to Uncover Cyber Security Gaps in Your Business

By: Accent Computer Solutions
October 23rd, 2020

You probably know of an organization that has been the victim of a cyber attack because according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Report, 28% of all data breaches involved small businesses.

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IT Untangled: 3 Ways to Maximize Remote Employee Performance

By: Accent Computer Solutions
February 28th, 2020

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.

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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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3 Realities When Transitioning to a New Work Computer

By: Accent Computer Solutions
April 20th, 2018

I have a son with a birthday coming up, and we were discussing getting him a new remote-controlled car. Thankfully, someone remembered the batteries.  I can still remember being a kid on Christmas morning. I had finally gotten that remote-controlled car I’d been waiting for. I happily opened all the packaging and got ready for the beautiful day awaiting me, only to find...

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Social Networking Safety Tips - The IT Help Desk

By: Accent Computer Solutions
April 4th, 2018

An article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2010 estimated the average teenager consumed nearly 11 hours of media per-day, with one and a half hours spent on social media.  A follow-up article by online marketing firm Mediakix showed social media usage had jumped in 2016 to 1 hour and 56 minutes after studying statistics gathered from YouTube, Facebook and industry analyst. 

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3 Questions to Ask for Faster (and Safer) Office WiFi

By: Accent Computer Solutions
February 14th, 2018

Ever asked yourself this question: “What are people doing on my Wifi?” I think about this at home with my kids all the time, but have you asked it about your business environment? Do you have a good idea of what's going on with your network, including wireless activities?   I imagine you’re like me and Pinocchio – We all dream of being free of the things that bind us, and this definitely includes the wires keeping us at our desks. 

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Microsoft Office 2016 vs. Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365 vs. Office Online

By: Accent Computer Solutions
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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IT Untangled: Do Water Districts Need Different IT Support?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
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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IT Untangled: What's Network Support and Why Does My Business Need It?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
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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IT Untangled: What Do IT Managers Do?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
August 31st, 2017

We all know what doctors do, right? If you don’t feel well, you make an appointment, and they help you figure out what’s wrong. What an IT Manager does seems vague to business owners for two reasons. One, it’s a lot of behind the scenes work. And two, they don’t know how to measure performance, so the IT Manager keeps “doing what he does.”

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IT Untangled: What Is Hybrid IT?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
August 23rd, 2017

To Cloud or not to Cloud, that is the question… Or it WAS the question. Hybrid IT is challenging this idea and it’s changing the conversation entirely. Business executives come to us at Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. to help them figure out the best path for their IT environment. Deciding where your equipment should be and which services you should use are big decisions. There’s a delicate balance between needs and budget. The infrastructure also needs to be adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the marketplace. That’s where hybrid IT comes in handy for some businesses. Let’s explore what hybrid IT is and how it’s working for some  businesses.

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