Is IT an investment or a cost for your company?

There’s a great difference between investing in IT and seeing it as a necessary cost. Learn what questions you should ask to know if you see IT as an investment — and make better financial and operational decisions.

4 Signs Your IT Staff Needs Help

4 Signs Your IT Staff Needs Help It’s common for Internal IT teams at small and medium businesses to constantly juggle between tasks. Whether it’s performing backups, resolving downtime, implementing cybersecurity practices, maintaining the company website, or upgrading/transitioning to new technology, there is always something to do. With so much on the list, your small […]

How IT Departments can Leverage an MSP

How IT Departments can Leverage an MSP Many small businesses believe they can efficiently manage their technology needs with an internal IT team. While having an in-house IT department has its benefits, the growing complexity in responding to cyber-attacks, transitioning to new applications, maintaining compliance standards, and leveraging new technologies—like automation—can leave a small IT […]

Maximizing Security for an SMB

Maximizing Security for an SMB Organizations can put a lot of money into cybersecurity protection. The truth is, even after having the best protection systems in place, sometimes virus intrusion may occur. An effective cybersecurity solution should provide tools for basic protection and detection and include an immediate response plan. Without a detection mechanism, users […]

Ransomware Attack: What Should My Business do?

Ransomware Attack: What Should My Business do? Ransomware continues to be the most prominent malware threat, with over 4,000 attacks happening daily in the US alone, since 2016. This translates into 1.46 million attacks annually! Having said that, businesses continue to suffer from ransomware attacks because of a lack of awareness about the best cybersecurity […]

Should SMBs be Concerned about Ransomware?

Should SMBs be Concerned about Ransomware? What do Colonial Pipeline, JBS, and most recently, Kaseya VSA all have in common? They all fell victim to elaborate ransomware attacks; however, this does not mean attackers only go after big fish. While many of the attacks that make the news are on multi-million dollar companies, it does […]

The Benefits of Having a vCIO

The Benefits of Having a vCIO Maybe you’ve heard someone talking about it, or maybe you’ve come across the term online: vCIO. Let’s talk about it. What is a vCIO? There are significant differences between IT Support and IT Support with a vCIO. In this blog, you’ll learn what a vCIO does and how this […]

How Startups Benefit from Outsourcing IT in Eugene

How Startups Benefit from Outsourcing IT in Eugene Starting a business is a lot of work. It requires determination, learning, and most importantly, the right resources. Improving your product, and managing marketing, sales, client relationships, accounting, IT, and everything else can be difficult. Handling it all by yourself is even more difficult and can leave […]

Switching IT Providers in Eugene

Switching IT Providers in Eugene Switching IT providers or moving to a different Managed Services Provider (MSP) is a decision that you may have delayed for a long time. The complexity of your IT infrastructure may have you believe that making the switch will be daunting and disrupt the workflow of your business. If you’re […]

Why Choosing a Certified Microsoft Partner in Eugene is Important

Why Choosing a Certified Microsoft Partner in Eugene is Important Microsoft technologies and solutions are trusted by millions of users around the world. The wide range of offerings from Azure, Office 365, OneDrive, Teams, and other cloud solutions offered by Microsoft has helped businesses modernize their workforce and streamline IT processes. To help SMBs take […]

How Outsourced IT Can Boost Your Firm’s Growth in 2021

How Outsourced IT Can Boost Your Firm’s Growth in 2021 Growing a company takes a lot of effort – you have to coordinate with employees on projects, work on cost minimization, increase sales, and so on. Managing all this together can be difficult. It can become even more challenging if you don’t have dedicated resources […]

How MSP Services are Purchased

How MSP Services are Purchased Your company has decided to partner with a local Eugene-based MSP in order to handle its growing needs in the IT department.  Great!  But, how do you choose the right Managed Services Provider for you?  First we have to understand our needs and wants. Understanding the pain points in IT […]

Considerations When Selecting an MSP in Eugene

Considerations When Selecting an MSP in Eugene Partnering with a managed services provider is a big step for any business, especially when it comes to small businesses who may lack internal IT expertise. However, the good news is that there are many MSPs to choose from, but do they all offer the same thing? Well, […]

What is the ROI of Managed IT Services in Eugene, OR?

What is the ROI of Managed IT Services in Eugene, OR? We often get asked, “Isn’t an MSP more expensive than hiring an IT Manager?” Then the immediate calculation is to compare the potential manager’s salary to the annual invoices of the MSP. A better question is about return on investment; which approach wins over […]

How do Co-Managed IT services benefit companies in Eugene?

How does Co-Managed IT Benefit Companies in Eugene? A common misconception among business leaders is that there are only two options for IT management: hiring an in-house team or outsourcing to a provider. We have great news! There is another option. We call it, Co-Managed Infrastructure (Co-Managed IT, for short). We are seeing more and […]

Microsoft Teams Setup Tips for Eugene Businesses

Microsoft Teams Setup Tips for Eugene Businesses Microsoft Teams Setup Tips for Eugene Businesses As businesses in Eugene and throughout Oregon adjust to the hybrid “office and home” work model, workers and managers alike are trying to figure out what tools are available and how they can maximize their benefits. Microsoft Teams is now a […]

Microsoft 365 Post- Migration Considerations

Microsoft 365 Post- Migration Considerations Were you one of the organizations in Eugene that migrated to Microsoft 365 in a hurry last year? Have you been unimpressed with the results? If the answer is yes, running a post-migration check-up could help you identify the areas that are making your experience sub-par. A post-migration check will […]