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IT Horizons Blog

We are IT Horizons - an IT company that strives to provide the ultimate solution for all your technology needs. We are blogging to help educate businesses in our community and keep them informed of current trends and opportunities.
Alex Saltman

Get Relief with IT Managed Services 

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Once a business hits 5 or 6 computer stations, managing IT can become a demanding task. Your business relies on its IT infrastructure to function optimally. As technology continues to change, it’s time-consuming (and often costly) to keep up. That’s why IT Managed Services has become an increasingly popular solution for businesses looking to outsource the management and maintenance of their IT systems. Here are a few ways that IT Horizons relieves the burden of managing IT for our clients: Access to a Team of IT Professionals Our Managed Services clients get 24/7 access to a team of IT professionals right here in Grande Prairie. We take care of the day-to-day management of networks, servers, computers, and other IT infrastructure. These services eliminate the need to hire, train, and manage an in-house IT professional, all for less than the cost of a junior IT professional’s salary. And, because this is...
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Alex Saltman

Why Businesses Hire IT Consultants

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So you’re thinking of hiring an IT consultant? Coming from our totally unbiased position (Note: we’re totally biased), we think that’s a great idea!

 

 

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Alex Saltman

How Can IT Management Help My Business?

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IT (Information Technology) is an essential component for most businesses these days. Thanks to the Internet and computers, it’s far cry from the old days of pens, papers, and floor-to-ceiling filing systems. We can do tons more than we used to, but taking care of this technology brings some challenges.

In broad terms, modern IT management involves managing all the tech stuff at your business. Large corporations will have entire departments to handle this. While IT Horizons does help large businesses set up components for these kinds of setups, the bulk of our business is providing IT support and management for organizations that don’t need a dedicated department.

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Alex Saltman

All About Hybrid IT Management

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Do you remember the olden days, when an office would have a big monitor at each desk, under the desk everyone had their own chunky tower, a big noisy server sat in the back office, and a stream of cords connected everything together to make a ‘modern’ office? It’s almost crazy to try to imagine doing business that way now!

Of course, if you have an office (and you may not even need one of those anymore), you’ll still have some on-site equipment. But now you’ve also got cloud-based ‘equipment’—services that are accessed from anywhere and provide an essential link to co-workers, customers, projects, and data.

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Angie Saltman

Why You Want to Spend More on Business Class Hardware

Why You Want to Spend More on Business Class Hardware
When helping our Grande Prairie clients plan their hardware lifecycle I’m often asked about the price difference between consumer and business class devices. If you can go down the street to Costco or Best Buy and pick up the latest back-to-school-special laptop for $500, why on earth would you spend two or even three times that amount for a business-line laptop from Lenovo or Dell? Here are some important points to consider when purchasing computers to make sure you’re getting the best return on your investment. In the Windows PC market, inexpensive home lines come with whatever low-cost surplus components are available to the manufacturer on the factory floor at the time. Because of this, the specifications change month-to-month or even faster and there can be wide differences in the nuts and bolts even within a single model of PC or laptop. This means that not only are you often...
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