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IT Untangled: What is Managed IT Services, or Outsourced IT Services?

The term “managed services” gets thrown around a lot these days. Many providers in varying industries – from HVAC to uniform services – have some sort of “managed” product. Not surprisingly, the IT industry has a managed service as well. This article helps define what managed IT services is. 

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4 Reasons You Might Be Wasting Good Advice

Have you benefited from all the good advice you’ve received over the years? Have you experienced times when you got great advice and it didn’t work?

Don’t we all want good advice from whoever can give it? There are times when even the best advice doesn’t pay off. Here are four reasons you might be wasting good advice.

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Time Almost Up For XP

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 software suite will end on April 8. According to Microsoft, “there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft” for those two products after that date.

Over the last couple of years, most businesses have worked with their IT providers to plan for this change and move away from running Windows XP on their servers and workstations, yet there are still many businesses that have not made the transition to Windows 7 or 8.

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Accent Recognized for Forward-Thinking Approach to Meeting the Needs of Today's Businesses

Accent Named One of the Top 250 IT Providers in North America

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (Feb. 21, 2014) — Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading information technology support and managed IT services provider in Southern California, today announced it has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs, and speed time to market for their own products and services.

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9 Ways To Kick Off Your New Year By Disconnecting From Technology (At Least A Little Bit)

The New Year brings renewal in our lives. It is a time that many people vow to make changes to correct certain behaviors in their life that are causing them pain or harm. With technology improvements, it has rapidly become difficult to disconnect from technology, which can cause harm in our health and sanity.

Here are 9 simple steps you can take this year to disconnect from your technology, even if for just a little while:

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Don't Let It Happen Again This Year...3 New Year's Resolutions To Make In 2014

2014 has arrived! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet?

Besides resolving to spend more time with family and friends, getting fit and getting organized, have you made any New Year’s resolutions for your business?

Looking at your current computer network and reviewing your past year’s network support and services, are you saying to yourself, “I’m not going to let this happen again in 2014!” Do any of your New Year’s resolutions include dealing with continually pesky computer network issues?

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Accent Recognized as Region's Highest-Growth Managed IT Service Provider in 2013

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – December 20, 2013 – Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., leading managed IT services and support provider in Southern California, today announced it was named Growth Award winner in the North American South West region by N-able by SolarWinds®, a global leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) and service automation software.

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Accent Computer Solutions Named One of the Top-Performing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 – Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., leading IT service and support provider in Southern California, today announced it has been named to the SMB 500 list. Unveiled at the 2012 “Turn the Tables” Fall SMB Invitational in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the inaugural list celebrates the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners focused on small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Ranked at number 394, Accent Computer Solutions grew its business with Ingram Micro by more than 79 percent growth between June 2009 and June 2012.

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The NFL Draft and IT Management

A few weeks ago, I tuned in to watch the NFL Draft. For those of you who may not know, the NFL Draft is an annual event where college football stars sweat bullets waiting to find out if they’ll be chosen to play in the Big Time next fall.

Coaches, scouts, and team analysts spend countless hours reviewing their line-up, evaluating their team’s strengths and weaknesses and determining who would be a good fit to take their team to the next level. They know how much they can afford to spend and what they can expect to get for their money.

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Client Spotlight: Price Manufacturing Company

“As we continue to use Accent, I have found that we are more interested in expanding our use of their services."

Written by Ively Schiffmacher from Price Manufacturing in Corona, CA

Dear Marty,
Price Manufacturing has been in business since 1980 and our technology advancements have come in baby steps. Our first network provider was a two person operation and we were one of their minor accounts. When we had any problems, our company was last on their list of priorities. We learned to live with technology frustrations and our office efficiency was hampered by our inability to get timely improvements or corrections.

I found Accent Computer Solutions from one of their mailings. They responded promptly and we were able to keep our existing network server while implementing improvements to the operating system and methods. This proved to be a cost effective transition, since our server was relatively new. My “computer language” might not reflect the correct wording for all that Accent did for our company. However, since our transition, we are now able to function like a modern corporation with complete offsite access to our computers, email exchange, offsite backups, and we get instant support. With their different levels of support, we can customize our service for our unique needs.

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