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Upgrade Your Business to Office 365

What is Office 365? Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based solution for your Microsoft suite products. It includes software and services held in a monthly subscription, with high storage capacity, collaboration tools, document creation apps, and a revamped email/calendar system.   As Email and Collaboration are two large components of any business, we’re going to [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:27:23-06:00December 26th, 2019|

6 Signs Your Business Needs Help with Connectivity

The Internet has increasingly dominated the way the world operates since its inception. It's interwoven into nearly every corner of our existence, and it can no longer be overlooked as a critical component in every business function. If your relationship with your internet provider is less than you dreamed it’d be, that thought might be [...]

By |2019-12-26T10:28:31-06:00December 26th, 2019|

Simplify Construction with Blockchain

If you’ve heard of Bitcoin, then you’re sort of familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is the online secure ledger for Bitcoin. But Blockchain has more versatile uses than simply keeping a ledger for cryptocurrency, and with it, the possibility for whole new opportunities for the construction world.   Blockchain is a technological ledger for a community [...]

By |2019-12-16T13:40:37-06:00December 17th, 2019|

Maslow’s Digital Needs for Your Construction Jobsite

Have you met Maslow? He’s the guy behind that triangle diagram that refers to human needs. While this relates to people in their personal lives, it also applies to the Internet of Things (aka IoT) and businesses. The construction industry is where business and the IoT intersect. Turns out, your jobsite has a hierarchy of [...]

By |2019-12-09T09:10:57-06:00December 10th, 2019|

How to Scale Your Business Technology Budget

Tech budgets can be unwieldy. Here are ideas to wrangle yours. Technology is leveling the playing field between businesses of all sizes, but it’s also creating a steep curve for ones that don’t understand how tech adoption is now crucial to an organization's continued growth and success. But “adopting technology” [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:27:44-06:00December 9th, 2019|

10 Reasons to Migrate Your Business to a Cloud-Based Solution

Thinking about migrating your business to the cloud? Here are 10 ways cloud computing improves your business strategy   1. Lower cost-of-entry When it comes to software, businesses have grown accustomed to the up-front costs associated with adopting a new platform: licensing, server space, training, etc. With cloud services, licensing is spread over a [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:27:54-06:00November 26th, 2019|

In-House IT vs. Managed IT Services

IT by the Numbers Small business owners face a number of challenges, but one of the biggest is the struggle to contain operating costs. What’s more, one of the most difficult expenses to manage is often the IT budget.   We know that infrastructure is essential to business operations, so that becomes priority #1 [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:28:08-06:00November 21st, 2019|

Using Big Data to Boost Construction Productivity

There’s a lot of talk in the industry about why businesses should leverage big data, but what’s the best way to approach the process?   What is Big Data? You’ve seen it everywhere – big data is a big buzzword in the construction industry (among others). But what is it? Big data refers to massive [...]

By |2019-12-09T09:51:46-06:00November 20th, 2019|

How to Create a Tech Disaster Recovery Plan

Planning gets a bad reputation for being boring and tedious, but when disaster strikes, your plan for recovery will make or break your company's ability to bounce back. Creating a technology recovery plan one of the most valuable things you can do for your business.   Why is Having a Recovery Plan Critical? A recovery [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:28:19-06:00November 20th, 2019|

Break/Fix vs. Managed Services: Choosing the IT Solution That’s Right for Your Business

Break/Fix vs. Managed Services – What’s the Difference? If you don’t have the right in-house resources to manage all the IT needs for your business, you may be considering enlisting some help. It can be challenging and confusing to step into the world of third-party providers. There are various business models in the industry [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:28:30-06:00November 18th, 2019|
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