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Computer repair or MSP? What’s right for your business.

Customer service representative helping with computer repairAs technology evolves many computer repair and management companies have gone the MSP (managed service provider) route. Traditionally companies could compete selling hardware and software and would make additional income fixing computers or other network components, technology has evolved however and companies have moved their I.T. infrastructure onto the cloud, that and the rise of competition and lower hardware costs have eliminated profit in the hardware sales industry.

The change has also lead to more complex IT infrastructures as technology itself has become more complex and the need to leverage the cloud with onsite or on premise equipment needs are on the rise as well as implementation of new regulatory laws and requirements that struggle to keep up with the adherent risk of online and network based security concerns are applied, so technology companies adopted and moved on. Read More →

Selecting the right router

I’ve had conversations before where friends, family or even customers have asked my opinion on a certain type of router, I’ve been asked, what kind of router should I buy? Should I replace my router? and of course, whats a good router brand? All this in an effort in selecting the right router.

I really don’t like answering these questions since their vague. They also assume that a specific brand makes 100% of their routers better than others. Also that one type of router can fit any user’s needs, this is like asking what the best car or car brand is and you cant really give a definitive answer. One brand may make a specific type of vehicle or model more reliable than their competitors while the competitor offers better reliability in another vehicle type. We haven’t considered the type of use, minivans are better at one thing while trucks have the advantage elsewhere.

Comparisons aside lets talk routers, due to the large quantity of manufacturers and models we wont touch on any one specifically and there are plenty of sites out there that provide user reviews on specific models anyway, but instead mention the differences between home use and business use so you can make an informed decision on your next purchase. Read More →

DIY vs. professionally developed websites

 

Coffee shop owners

There are many companies advertising do it yourself (DIY) websites and most offer these sites at a substantially low price range when compared to professionally developed websites. Hiring a developer or a company to create a custom built website for you may not seem appealing in comparison however like most things in life you get what you pay for. This isn’t to say DIY websites are bad however and what option is right for you really depends on your needs. This post will do a comparison and provide some examples on when one might work better than the other. Read More →

Tips for expanding your business

woman sewing clothing can grow business with tips for expanding

In an article on fox business they offered six tips for expanding your business, this included things like adding new products and services which will broaden your customer base, up-selling to existing customers, expanding into new territories, tap into new sales and delivery channels and so on. We’re going to touch the topics of expanding into new territories and delivery channels on this post as it pertains to technology. An easy and cost effective ways of expanding if you sell products is moving your business online, this can include selling your products on sites Read More →