It’s Time to Start Your 2018 Budget

It’s that time of the year where we start thinking about the next year; making lists, creating plans, and working on budgets. Make sure your 2018 budget includes items for technology. Whether you want to believe it or not, technology plays a vital role in your business activities. You store your electronic data, send emails and invoices to customers, and need to call and receive calls, just to name a few. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when preparing your budget. Review Last Year’s Expenses The best …

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Joint Development Associates

Joint Development Associates (“JDA”) might not ring a bell for you, but the work they do overseas advances the lives of thousands of people. The non-profit organization’s creation happened in 1994 by Bob and Cathy Hedlund. It started out by drilling thousands of clean-water wells in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan and now has grown to improve community health and farming techniques for the northern population in Afghanistan. When the organization first started working in Afghanistan in 2001, Bob spoke with the elders to ask what they needed most.  The elders answered that …

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Networks Unlimited Recognized on 2017 CRN Next-Gen 250 List

Next-Gen 250 Annual List Features Trailblazing Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies Networks Unlimited, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Networks Unlimited to its 2017 Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list recognizes standout IT solution providers who have successfully transformed their businesses to meet the demands of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, IoT, virtualization, mobility, business analytics and business intelligence. These solution providers, all in business for fewer than 20 years, have adapted to an evolving marketplace with a notable penchant for …

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What’s the Deal with the Free Network Assessment?

Usually, when you see that something is too good to be true, it is, but not in this case! We offer a Free Network Assessment, and it is, indeed, free of cost. Here is how it works. You Call Us and Ask for the Free Assessment. These calls or emails get routed to our Sales team. Someone from our Sales staff will be contacting you to set up a time to complete the assessment. We schedule around you to make sure this is a stress-free process that is convenient for …

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Active Directory: What it is and Why you Should Want it

Even if you don’t know what Active Directory (“AD”) is, you’ve probably seen it in action at some point in your career. You’ve also, perhaps wondered how specific tasks occur. There are many benefits to implanting Active Directory in your office, even if you don’t think you are big enough to utilize it. Company Security Policy Management Precisely, with Active Directory, employees must adhere to password security protocols. These include the complexity, length, and how often they must update their password within the system. By setting this at a system-wide level, …

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Bassett Home Furnishings

Before Bassett Furniture opened in February 2005, owners Rick and Susan Wise were approached by Bassett Furniture Industries to open a store on the Western Slope of Colorado. From 1993 until 2004, they had owned and operated a smaller store called Home Front Interiors in Montrose, Colorado. By analyzing the market potential, they realized that Grand Junction would be the perfect location for their new store. They purchased the old roller rink building at 325 W. Gunnison Avenue in 2004. Bassett furniture is different from other furniture stores because their …

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Common Technology Pain Points, and Solutions!

Technology pain points. Every business has them, and they are usually small issues that people just tend to work around and not even realize it is happening. Technology is no different. There are lots of little things that can cause you and your employee’s pain (and productivity!). A lot of these issues can be solved with Managed IT Services. Managed IT Services are all the small things you don’t think about updating or doing in technology. These services are done for you by a service provider (Networks Unlimited). These can include …

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Five Rings of Security: Get the Business Network You Can Trust

People are always looking for a one-size-fits-all approach to their technology security needs. While some companies might provide that, we do things a little differently. We like to have a conversation with organizations to determine what they do, how they use technology, how much data they store, what kind of data they store, and what their biggest concerns are, just to name a few. An in-depth conversation gives us a larger picture of the customer’s wants, needs, and budgetary constraints and helps us determine the best solution for that business. …

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Best IT Practices for Employees to Avoid Cyber Security Threats

We all have heard about cyber security concerns and hackers breaching networks and compromising data from millions of people, but you also might be thinking that it only happens to big firms. In fact, 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees. Data breaches happen to businesses of all sizes – but we usually only hear about the large ones. Small businesses are much easier targets for hackers, and they often keep a lot of personally identifiable information in one place. This makes it easy for …

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The Five Must Haves for Network Protection

The threat landscape is ever changing, and you need to make sure your network is keeping up with those changes. A secure system includes knowing where your data is, who can access it, and what types of devices are used. Business models have changed from what they used to be with the implementation of cloud computing, a mobile workforce, and bring-your-own-devices (BYOD). Hacking is no longer a distant concern. It is industrialized, and targets are more customized and sophisticated. These are the must-haves to keep your system secure. Protection across …