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Stop Paying Outsourced IT by the Hour!

Too many organizations hire outsourced IT companies and pay them by the hour. If you pay an hourly rate, what is the IT company incentivized to do? If you said, “take longer,” then you are exactly right.

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Does the Touch Pad on Your Laptop Make You Crazy?

If you are like me, when I type on my keyboard, the touch pad detects my thumbs and the cursor inexplicably jumps to somewhere else on the screen. That slows down productivity and increases one’s propensity to use profanity. There is a better way…

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Plan for Disasters in Three Steps

The entire DRP Disaster Recovery Planning process can quickly become overwhelming and, if you aren’t careful, very expensive. To make things easy, follow these three steps:

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When a Surface Pro Computer is Better than an iPad

Not all, but many executives use Microsoft Office programs, and other programs that run in Windows. Microsoft Windows programs don’t run on the iPad. So, we tend to use applications that hinder us.

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