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5 Signs That Your Business Needs an MSP

You might not be sure if you need a Managed Service Provider (“MSP”), like Networks Unlimited, but here are five signs that your business might want to start looking for an MSP. Your existing staff are fighting fires, not focusing on preventative maintenance If your current IT staff is so overwhelmed with fixing items constantly, they might not be getting the chance to work on preventative maintenance. Without preventative maintenance, your business network will get worse, and problems will get bigger. Partnering with an MSP means your staff will be …

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Doehling Law

Doehling Law is a boutique civil tort litigation firm founded in 2007. They specialize in personal injury, automobile accidents, and oil field related accidents on the Western Slope of Colorado. Managing Partner, Gary Doehling, has been practicing law for over 35 years and he has specific knowledge of the inner working of insurance companies, as he defended them for 25 years of his career. This intimate knowledge of their Managing Partner is just one factor that sets Doehling Law above the rest in civil tort litigation. Doehling Law was fortunate …

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How to Use Answer-IT to Improve Your Business Technology

Our Answer-IT service is our version of tech support and can be an immense benefit for your company! We have a staff of local, friendly techs who can help your employees through technical problems, software shortcuts, password resets and more. If they are unable to complete the problem remotely, our dispatcher will escalate the call and send an engineer to your office building quickly, making sure that you have as little downtime as possible. Here are the three main benefits of Answer-IT. Pricing We can price this service two ways. The …

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Make Office 365 Products Immediately Work for You

By now, most people have heard about Microsoft Office 365. It is a subscription-based model that provides office applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Office 365 also includes email and the desktop sharing and collaboration tool, Skype for Business. Our customers often mention the same three benefits that they enjoy the most by having this service. Customers only pay for the number of seats they use Since Office 365 is billed monthly, your business can adjust the number of seats every month, depending on the addition or subtraction of employees. …

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Outsource Your I.T. – What are the Benefits?

Why in the world would you need to outsource your I.T.? Outsourcing doesn’t always mean what you think it does. Here are a few scenarios we see all the time, where having an outsourced I.T. team can give your business the edge. Scenario 1: You’ve got a tech-minded person in the office who is doing a great job fixing things when they break, right? They might not have been hired for that position, but things are going fine. Why change something that isn’t broken? That person who happened to know …

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Why Update Your Computer or Office Equipment?

We’ve all been there; seeing that little pop up that something or other has an update for installation and ignoring it. We are all guilty of neglecting it for a while too. It just seems like SUCH an inconvenience, but it has a perfect reason to be pesky. Those updates are fixes to the software or hardware installed on your computer. Those repairs keep hackers from easily entering your system and wreaking havoc! Here are a couple more reasons to convince you just to click the update button already! Reduced …

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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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Trend Micro Imposters!

Last week we received a call from one of our customers. They said someone claiming to be from Trend Micro contacted and stated Trend Micro was out of date.  The caller named Akeem gave our customer the phone number 817-386-4921. Some of our clients do have Trend Micro installed on their computer as their antivirus, and this was one of the customers. However, the software on their computer was already current and up-to-date. First of all, Trend Micro (or any of our vendors) would never call our customers directly. If …

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Countermeasures for Ransomware – like WannaCry

You may have seen the news this weekend. Criminal hackers have released a new strain of ransomware that spreads itself automatically across all workstations in a network, causing a global epidemic. If you or a co-worker are not paying attention and accidentally open one of these phishing email attachments, you might infect not only your workstation but immediately everyone else’s computer too. As more information comes in regarding this strain of ransomware (also called WannaCry, WannaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or WanaDecrypt0r), we know that it is infecting computers based on someone in …

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Ways Your Employees Compromise Data Security

Last week’s blog included tips on how to be proactive in your network security. One of those ways was to train your personnel. This week we will discuss why it is so important to have a trained staff. Here are five ways employees can compromise your data security. Inside Job Thinking this is an inside job is the worst one to bring up, but we will just go ahead and get it right out of the way. Yes, sometimes your employees can be so mad about something that they will …