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  1. Volume Licensing Reduces Software Audit Pain

    In an earlier blog entry, we discussed the different types of software licenses and the benefits and drawbacks posed by each type.  In light of the heavy volume of software audits experienced by small and midsize companies, however, it’s worth revisiting the value of volume licenses. With traditional licensing, such as OEM or retail licensing,…

  2. Moving Applications to the Cloud: Measure Twice, Cut Once

    Cloud applications have become more and more prevalent in the last decade; each year, more companies are using cloud applications and more are building their own private clouds.  Despite its increasing prevalence, however, a poorly planned cloud migration can lead to slowdowns, security threats, and unexpected data loss.  Here are a few things to consider…

  3. Three Signs Technology is Disrupting Your Productivity

    When a technology failure causes a big drop in productivity, it’s obvious. For instance, you can’t get invoices out because the print server dies, or the phones sporadically disconnect.  But many technology failures aren’t instantaneous, and technology “uptime” isn’t a black-and-white issue.  Without regular proactive maintenance, the efficiency of your servers and workstations will decline…

  4. Three Benefits of Proactive Technology Support

    In a previous blog post, we explained why healthy technology partners should be spending time learning about your business goals, allowing them to prepare for major needs many months in advance.  Proactive technology support is important for a very obvious reason – it’s far cheaper to prevent technology failure than it is to clean up…

  5. The Goals of a Healthy Technology Partner

    When you meet with your technology partner, what are their goals? If you have a healthy partner, their goal should be to gain an understanding of what your business is planning to accomplish in the coming months, and what it hopes to accomplish in the coming years. If you have an unhealthy partner, their goal…

  6. Does Fiber Make Sense For Your Business?

    The cost of fiber-based internet decreases each year, but it remains more expensive than traditional cable or DSL internet.  With lower speeds of business-class fiber now available for less than $500 a month, however, it might be time for your business to consider a transition away from copper-based connections.  Here are a few scenarios where…

  7. Could Your Small Business Benefit from Mesh Networking?

    One of the major new trends in home technology right now is mesh networking.  But while it’s a new technology for home users, a more reliable form of mesh networking has been used for years by businesses to improve the reach and reliability of their wireless networks.  With prices coming down and the technology becoming…

  8. Password Managers Protect Data and Save Time

    Experts recommend long passwords with uppercase and lowercase letters, preferably with a symbol or two. They recommend that each password be different from all of your other passwords, and that all of these passwords be changed regularly. While we’ve covered why all of this is valuable and can prevent data theft, there’s one major problem…

  9. Why Extended Warranties Are Important For Your Business Computers

    It seems like you can’t buy anything these days without someone offering you an extended warranty for it.  Last week, I was offered an extended warranty on a handheld vacuum.  But while extended warranties may not make sense for most items, they’re important for business computers, and critical for servers or other hardware that’s required…

  10. Three Ways to Improve Your Business’s Efficiency and Productivity

    Although WingSwept is a technology company, one of our major points of focus is helping organizations find more efficiency and productivity.  Technology is a great way to do this – if you’ve noticed an inefficient process at your organization, odds are that hundreds of thousands of businesses have faced the same problem, and a technology…