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Choosing the Right Tech for Your Business

Choosing the Right Tech for Your Business
We all rely on tech to help run our business, and it’s great when it’s running smoothly, but it can be horrible and expensive when it isn’t. Hiring the right tech company to look after your technology will keep your systems functioning effortlessly, and can make the difference between just surviving and powering ahead in full growth mode! What to look for: A good IT firm will start by having a consultant sit down with your leadership team to listen and learn all about your business before recommending anything. They should provide unlimited computer support to you and your staff for a fixed monthly fee. A technology strategy plan will be offered and created for your business, with at least one year planned. Every business is different and has different technological needs. A custom tech solution is part of every successful business. Experience! Hire an IT company that has experience...
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Organizing Your Data With SharePoint.

Organizing Your Data With SharePoint.
Breakdown of File Structure
Folders suck at making your data and documents easily searchable and they’re slowing your business down. That’s a pretty bold statement isn’t it? After all, file folders have been used since the early days of enterprise to store documents and information, why all of the sudden do they suck? I’m going to answer that for you with a quickly conjured example of your typical folder, letting you down when you need it the most. I’ve always thought accounting was sort of a neat field, so I’m going to create a fake accounting firm called ‘Horizons Accounting and Bookkeeping Company’ (HABCO). Here is what a folder structure for a company such as HABCO might look like. You can see we have: Duplicate sub-folders such as invoices, taxes and year end. A complicated amount of folder/subfolder nesting. Folders are containers. They describe what is inside of them. The invoices folder holds invoices, straightforward...
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The Technology You Need, an Affordable IT Solution You Can Depend On

The Technology You Need, an Affordable IT Solution You Can Depend On
You know you need technology to run your business, but you don’t know where to start, or don’t have the time or money to do it. You're not techy and your company is behind in the technology realm. Just getting your office printer, or your email to work is a challenge. Investing in technology, learning new software, getting new computers and a network means learning new processes and it seems terrifying. It doesn’t have to be, it can be simple when you hire the right IT team to help take your business to the next level! The days of keeping customer information in paper phone books, and invoicing by paper are long gone. You need technology to get things done, to keep your client information safe, and to get systemized. Before investing in the latest-and-greatest gadget that promises to turn you into a computer whiz and make your business the...
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Microsoft Office 365 is the right choice for your business

Microsoft Office 365 is the right choice for your business
Modernize your business You’ve got big plans. That’s why you need technology that can grow alongside with you, offering power, agility, and protection, all the while giving you the freedom to work how you and your team work best. ModernBiz: Making technology a business advantage With Microsoft and Office 365, you can choose your own path to becoming a modern business with flexible, complete, and trusted solutions. Office 365 offers a range of opportunities to reduce costs, embrace the cloud, and use powerful business-ready tools across desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Everything you need to get your job done is in front of you and accessible from wherever the day takes you. And because it’s Microsoft, you gain peace of mind knowing that everything works together seamlessly and provides the security you need to protect your business. ModernBiz gives you the ability to: Grow efficiently with Office 365. Take advantage...
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Need a Team of IT Experts? IT Horizons is the Cost-Effective Solution You're Looking For

Need a Team of IT Experts? IT Horizons is the Cost-Effective Solution You're Looking For
Not every business has the luxury of having an in-house IT department, but that's not to say that they don't need IT support, from time to time, or someone to run an online backup, perform software updates, provide network solutions or a whole host of other services. When your budget or IT needs don't make it practical to keep qualified and experienced technicians on staff, IT Horizons can step in as the full-service IT department you require, when you need it. Getting the Most from Your Technology When you've invested in technologies that are vital to your business' operations, it makes sense that you would want to maximize your return. But, all too often, companies lack the knowledge or the time to learn how to leverage these technologies or to design a strategy for how they can best work together to deliver results. Through a wide range of IT solutions,...
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