General IT

3 fundamentals of an IT department

Three fundamentals to look at when you are an IT person, or a department, or a managed service provider. These are as follows: (1) Data Security, (3) Data Redundancy and (3) Data Consistency. Data Security consist of external and internal protection of your data from human and software (malware) intrusion. Data theft, and data destruction,…

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Merit Technologies is improving our toolset!

remote monitoring and maintenance

Merit Technologies is About Making Things Better.   We are changing the way we do Remote Monitoring and Maintenance (RMM). Soon, Merit Technologies will be using some new tools for our Remote Monitoring and Maintenance service offering. We have selected the premium tools from Kaseya for this service. The reason for our shift is that…

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Tech Tips for Your Information Technology Success

Information

Your information’s security is incredibly valuable to you and your company. So much that it may cost real dollars if you ignore this fact. To help with keeping your information secure, we have created a few quick tips to help you in your business and technology journey. #1 – Back up your computer   It’s been said before, but…

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Features in the newest Windows 10 Update

Windows 10 Update

It is becoming increasingly easier to be distracted by technology in the workplace. With cell phones, notifications, email and many other things begging for our attention, it is hard to focus on the important task at hand. The new Windows 10 Update is adding a bunch of new features that will greatly increase your focus…

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Three Pillars: More Than Just a Concept

pillars

Merit Technologies has three core business units we  call “pillars.” These pillars are our primary focus areas, which define what we do as a company. Merit Technologies’ focus areas are important to the growth of our company. They also help us serve our customers incredibly well. Our entire business is based on these three core…

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INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE error in Windows

INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

There has been an error floating around that is caused by a Windows Update release in January 2018. It causes blue screens and is fairly fixable. Please see below for steps to perform the fix: 1. You have to run setup.exe from the most recent Windows 10 ISO. I have created a DVD for each…

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Safeguard Your Business with Microsoft Office 365

Data Security

Businesses today face a constantly evolving set of potential threats, from data security breaches to downtime from unexpected events. Businesses are asking questions like: ” With growing use of the cloud and mobile devices at work, how can we keep business data protected?” ” As my data grows, how can I make sure it is…

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Failover – Why it is so vital to Business Continuity

Failover is reasonably straightforward. The term failover is mainly used in the case of your Internet connection, but can be anything that is a backup solution in case your primary system goes down. This could be anything from a Cradlepoint 4G LTE backup internet device, to a server at a remote location that spins up…

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3 Things You Need to Consider With Your IT Budget

Merit Technologies LLC

Technology Budget. By now, your fiscal year for 2018 may have already started. However, it is not too late to change the game on your technology budget. Consider the three things below before putting the seal on your 2018 budget. Outsourcing Outsourcing your technology spend to a Managed IT company, such as Merit Technologies, can…

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Business Continuity – What is Redundancy?

Redundancy is as important of a cog in the wheel of Business Continuity as any. It guarantees that when something happens, interruption of service and software is minimized. Having two or more solutions in place for the below can help keep your business running and free of worry and excess cost in the event of a…

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