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    5 FAQs About Sourcewell, Answered

    By: Jason Boutwell
    October 11, 2019

    Whether you're the head of a small nonprofit, the superintendent of a school district or the director of a government agency, it's important for you to know about Sourcewell. Sourcewell is an organization that helps not-for-profit entities secure the equipment and technology requ…

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    What Is a Client Business Review and How Does It Benefit My Business?

    By: Trevor Akervik
    September 11, 2019

    The client business review forms a very important component of a managed services partnership. It provides an ongoing, inside look at not only what services we’re providing, but a clear picture of how those services are being provided. So, let’s start at the beginning…

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    Reduce Down Time in Your Business with Managed Services

    By: Dustin Bonn
    July 31, 2019

    For most businesses, down time equals waste. Whether down time is the result of natural disasters, software failure, human error or hardware failure, it's time spent not serving customers, making money or achieving business initiatives. Wasted time is a big business expense with …

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    IT Security Best Practices for Today’s Businesses

    By: Trevor Akervik
    June 18, 2019

    It’s true. Technology is always changing. Sometimes, technology changes in small, incremental ways, and at other times, it makes big shifts in what can seem like the blink of an eye. With technology in a constant state of change, it can be difficult for businesses to know they’re…

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    You Might Need Managed IT Services If… (Thanks Jeff Foxworthy)

    By: Steve Knutson
    January 15, 2019

    A friend recently asked, “What are key ways you know you need Managed IT Services?” Instantly, a rendition of the Jeff Foxworthy redneck one liners started running through my head. They were not insults, but rather statements that reflected how far we’ve come.  I’m not a stand-up…

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    Our Managed Services Partnership is Different; It’s a Business Relationship, Not a Vendor Relationship

    By: Trevor Akervik
    November 14, 2018

    When I work with prospective Managed Services customers, one of the things we always talk about is what the level of interaction they can expect. This typically leads into a bit of a discussion on vendor relationships, partner relationships, and the difference between the two. Yo…

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    Calendaring Your IT Investments? Follow These Steps.

    By: Trevor Akervik
    November 8, 2018

    Budgeting for IT investments isn't something all businesses look forward to, but whether or not you plan for them, the need for business technology persists. Instead of signing off on invoices as they come, business owners are taking a proactive approach and calendaring out their…

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    Break/Fix vs. Managed IT

    By: Dustin Bonn
    November 6, 2018

    Before making the switch to Managed IT Services, many businesses follow the legacy model of procuring IT support, which is known as break/fix. In working with customers, what I find interesting is that many of the businesses consuming support in a break/fix model aren’t necessari…

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    Myth Series #15: IT Issues Will Get Missed [Video]

    By: Trevor Akervik
    November 1, 2018

    IT issues that get missed are a pain, and the longer they go unaddressed, the more painful things can get. I know some companies worry that making the switch to a managed services provider will result in more missed IT issues, but in my experience, it’s just the opposite. In this…

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    Myth Series #14: There are Better Options [Video]

    By: Trevor Akervik
    October 18, 2018

    When it comes to considering managed services for your business, there are a few myths that come up time and time again. This myth, the idea that there are better options for your business, typically comes from comparing managed services pricing to big box pricing. But what those…

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