Summit Business Technologies Blog

Your computer is wiped clean. Get back up with backups.

Imagine walking into the office on a Monday morning and seeing that your computer has nothing on it. That weeks’ worth of complex excel calculations? Gone. Your client project that needs to get out the door today? Disappeared. The long list of unread emails? Poof. (Even though you might not be so upset about that).

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Dogfooding: Why We Use Our IT Products First

Ever heard of “eating your own dog food” or "dogfooding” for short? The expression means using your own products to test them in a real-world environment before you introduce them to customers.

It’s thought the term originated with a 1970s TV commercial in which actor Lorne Green endorsed Alpo dog food by pointing out his own dogs eat it. Since then, companies large and small have adopted this...

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What do bell bottom jeans, mullets, and Windows 7 have in common?

One Year Until Microsoft Sunsets Windows 7

Don't let your operating system become the next fashion faux paus. The world has moved on. It's officially outdated. Microsoft has announced it is going to stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. That means you have one year to modernize your operating system by moving to Windows 10. 

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Finding the Right IT Security Company for your Business

Unless your organization is the last business on U.S. soil that does not require computers, applications, or the Internet, IT security has become your new cost of doing business. Reliance on technology has made IT security essential in keeping your organization free from disruption. 

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5 Ways to Make Better IT Decisions: Use a Virtual CIO

 

Have you ever heard the phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”  

In the evolving world of operating and information systems, that attitude can ultimately lead to disaster. For many small organizations, the limited IT staff or department is usually focused on the tactical issues. Fixing servers, troubleshooting phone systems, and maintaining websites are all time-consuming issues that...

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8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life

It’s that time of year again! Allergy season. The dust from your stuffy, slow, and overworked technology is finally getting to be a problem. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to address all the clutter in your life. But before you tackle the garage, take some simple steps to freshen up your tech. After all, we’re here to help with that one! (Good luck with the garage though…)

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What does a Managed IT Services Provider Do?

Remember not too long ago when IT was regarded as a limited support function? In just two decades, technology has become the critical infrastructure that runs your business. As a result, it’s important that business owners and executives understand the best way to manage it.

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Part I: Costs & Risks of Outdated Technology

You know that TV show, The Walking Dead, about the zombie apocalypse? Your organization may have unwittingly joined the ranks of the “zombie-net”—infected computers used by hackers to unleash attacks on a much larger scale. Organizations with outdated and obsolete hardware and software are responsible, to some extent, for the rise of the zombie-net, because they are easier for hackers to...

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5 Technology Pitfalls for Businesses

IT Nightmares for Small to Medium Sized Businesses

Technology is an integral part of business today, potentially leaving networks, personal information management (PIM) and intellectual property vulnerable.  Here are our top five cost-effective technology recommendations to protect your business:

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Cloud Computing - Revolutionizing Business, Security & IT Support

Cloud Computing has revolutionized the way businesses acquire their technology solutions but many business owner still have questions about how the cloud can benefit their company.

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