General IT

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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Business Continuity – What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster Recovery can mean many things to different people. In the technology realm, it is the plan you need to have in place to be prepared for disaster, either human-induced or natural disaster. Disaster recovery is often overlooked for small- to mid-sized business, but the importance is paramount nonetheless. 3 things (at minimum) your Disaster…

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5 Important Aspects of Business Continuity

Business continuity. Maybe you’ve heard the term recently. What it means in technology is the ability to recover from disaster scenarios with minimal fallout and cost to your IT budget. The following five aspects of this practice will help you determine if you are ready for a disaster scenario.   -Disaster Recovery Plan A disaster…

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Apple Having Issues with Office 365?

Outlook

So I spent all day trying to figure this out–at 8:30AM my Outlook stopped updating completely. I was able to get into the Office 365 Portal and access my email, so nothing was wrong with my account. Very frustrated, I began to look around for solutions. Our MSP Director suggested a full uninstall of Office–Who…

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Tips for an Easier Install of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and Up

Are you ready to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and up on Windows 10?  Use this quick hack guide to avoid headaches and problems!  What is Microsoft .NET Framework? Microsoft .NET Framework is a set of libraries that are used in Windows applications.  Microsoft releases regular updates and service packs to provide fixes and security updates…

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Backup versus Disaster Recovery – Why a Good Recovery Plan Needs Both

Major disasters like hurricanes and security breaches remind us why having a great IT company is important. It’s not just for the everyday. Our purpose is to protect and secure your most valuable work. Our task is to create a recovery plan that allows you to recover and restore any damage or lost assets as quickly as possible, as well…

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When Cloud Fails

cloud

Even the big guys make mistakes from time to time. Fortunately, I’m not talking about us. I’m referencing a memo issued concerning a Cisco product called Meraki, which is used for setting up security networks backed with cloud technology. The memo addresses a system policy change that deleted some information stored to the cloud. This…

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We are all targets!

We all have digital lives these days even if we never wanted to.  The Internet has disrupted the way we live.  The Internet and connectivity of everything is great and creates numerous advantages, but unfortunately with everything meant for good, people do use it for bad.  Yes, believe it or not we all have to…

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