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Monday, February 18th, 2019

Downtime is a huge problem for businesses of any size, especially when it comes to technology. Your productivity is put on hold while you wait for your systems to reboot or update. Downtime costs companies thousands of dollars every year. In fact, according to a study by ITIC, 98 percent of entities report that a single hour of downtime can cost a company over $100,000 in losses.

Friday, February 1st, 2019
managed services provider

If IT isn’t a core operation in your business, it is probably one of those services that you “set and forget.” Unfortunately, that is one of the worst practices you can have with your managed services provider (MSP) because technology is rapidly changing. Only a few years ago, cloud computing was breaking into the consumer market and now it is one of the main file storage methods. You need a managed services provider that can adapt to new technologies like this, with current and fluid processes. In short, IT cannot be a one time service. The following will go over six questions you should ask about your managed services provider.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
managed IT services in Amarillo

Businesses and organizations of all sizes rely on technology to operate efficiently. Information technology and computers help organizations to expand their reach and reduce operating costs. Technology enables smaller companies to compete with large, established corporations.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
data security and manage IT services

If you are running a business, data security should be one of your top priorities. Studies show that CEOS and employees are among the worst offenders when it comes to putting businesses at risk. For a business to have a secured network, it should have impenetrable security protocols set in place. The following can help you keep your data secure.

Monday, December 31st, 2018
managed network services in amarillo, texas

Regardless of the size of your business, you should develop a formula that ensures your business is spending the right amount on IT services. IT is one of those services that you know you need but may not understand. The following can help you find the right IT services for your company without spending too much.

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
mobile IT issues and solutions

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are exploding throughout companies in the United States. According to one study done by Tech Pro Research, 59 percent of U.S. businesses had a BYOD policy. Many also had plans to start one within the next year. As mobile devices reach further into business operations, you should be aware of potential security threats.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
UCI Managed Services - Should you get managed IT services?

If you are trying to grow your business, your two concerns are minimizing costs and increasing your sales. IT may sound like one of those services that you can afford to keep in-house. However, don’t fall into that trap. Keeping IT problems in-house depends on your computer literacy and how much time you can afford to devote to solving issues. These problems can quickly spiral out of control, consume hours of your time, and still leave the problem unresolved. You can calculate your IT overhead by considering two factors: expenses for headcount and hardware as well as the losses and operational costs if your business suffers an IT disaster. Below is a guide to help you determine when and how you should outsource.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
UCI Networking keeping your business's software up to date

One tried, and true method to reduce business costs is to use your equipment for as long as possible. However, you should not do the same for your business software. New versions and updates are released all the time that improve efficiency, speed, security, and functionality.

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Outsourcing IT services can help save your small business money

If you are a small business owner – you probably started handling all (or most) of your IT issues on your own. You sourced the hardware, installed it yourself (or found someone to install it), you manage your database, your electronic records, and other systems management. However, as your business continues to grow, you probably noticed that the management of your system has been consuming more and more of your time. If you find yourself more as an IT systems manager, rather than a business manager, it might be time to hire external IT support.

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Managing your IT services with multiple offices

As your business grows, so does its infrastructure which places you further and further from managing the back-end processes. Your first thought might be to set up computer infrastructure at each location. However, that would be a mistake. It is far more efficient and cheaper to centralize your computer infrastructure and enable your locations to remotely access. The following are some suggestions on how to centralize your computer infrastructure securely and cheaply.