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Scale IT Managed Services to Best Suit Your Business' Changing Needs

Scale IT Managed Services to Best Suit Your Business' Changing Needs
No matter the industry, every business goes through cycles. Some months you can feel like you're run off your feet and scrambling to keep up with all of the new clients, orders and calls, while at other times of the year it can feel like you're doing a lot of thumb twiddling during business hours. It makes sense, then, that there are times of the year when you need the peace of mind that round the clock IT support provides, while having to pay a full-time employee to provide the same level of support when business is slow just isn't cost-effective. Last time, we talked about IT managed services, and specifically, the many ways a business can save money by choosing to go this route rather than having a full-time IT department or using a break/fix approach to manage the technology they rely upon. Well, another advantage is that IT...
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Need Onsite Support for Your Franchise or Big Box Retail Store? IT Horizons has You Covered

Need Onsite Support for Your Franchise or Big Box Retail Store? IT Horizons has You Covered
At one time or another, you've probably heard someone say that it's hard to find good help. Maybe you, too, have uttered these words. Well, it gets even harder to find the help you need when the place where you need it isn't located in the same postal code or even the same country. For owners of franchises or big box retail stores in the Peace Region, in or around Grande Prairie, finding quality, affordable technical support and other IT solutions just got easier. The highly trained and experienced team of people at IT Horizons are equipped to satisfy all your IT needs, while our reputation as a dependable leader in the local IT industry provides the peace of mind you need to know that the job will be done right, the first time. Comprehensive IT Solutions Tailored to Suit Your Needs Working with a consultant from our company will...
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Network Installations: Ensure Your IT Infrastructure is Capable of Meeting Your Business' Technology Needs Today and in the Future

Network Installations: Ensure Your IT Infrastructure is Capable of Meeting Your Business' Technology Needs Today and in the Future
There are few things more frustrating than investing your money into something that will no longer be relevant in a few years. In the ever-changing world of technology, it doesn't take long for something to become redundant, or at the very least, incompatible with the other systems and devices that your business relies on, daily. Whether your company uses a single network or depends on a highly complex IT environment to get things done, a well designed strategy is at the foundation of every successful network installation project. Save Money with a Well Designed IT Infrastructure Like most things in life, carefully planning your IT infrastructure is an essential step if you want to avoid needless spending. Many IT companies, like our own, offer planning or design services to ensure tech installations are performed in a way that's not only best for meeting the needs of a business or even...
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Planning Your Cabling & Physical Installations: The IT Horizons Difference

Planning Your Cabling & Physical Installations: The IT Horizons Difference
At IT Horizons, we're not only equipped and certified to handle the installation of any commercial, residential or field cable job, but we also have the training and experience necessary to help you plan the cabling and physical installations that your business or home depends on. From environmental controls and security systems to server racks and wireless access points, IT Horizons takes the time to ensure every installation is performed cost-effectively and efficiently, and is geared to provide real lasting value. When you choose our highly skilled and experienced team for any installation, we'll begin the project by learning about your business' goals, and from there, will perform an analysis that takes budget, resource planning and policy development into account. If you're ready to get started planning the IT installation that's going to revolutionize the way you work, today and tomorrow, get in touch with us for more information.
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Purchasing New IT Solutions? Consider a Training Program and Your Business will Benefit in More Ways than One

Purchasing New IT Solutions? Consider a Training Program and Your Business will Benefit in More Ways than One
Last time, I talked about some of the ways businesses can use technologies like Office 365 to optimize their workflows. The first step is choosing to implement the IT solutions that will make it possible to collaborate on projects from any location, securely store data in the cloud, share documents, sync everything between the devices you use daily, and more. Learning how to leverage these technologies so that growing your business is less fishing in the dark and more of a highly strategic and well-executed plan of action, however, is of equal importance. In far too many instances, businesses invest in IT solutions only to choose not to receive training from an experienced IT consultant who can, and will, teach them how to use these tools for maximum results and return on their investment. When you fail to learn the ins and outs of these technologies and how they can...
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