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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

Managed IT Services Will Save Your Company Money. Here's How

Managed IT Services Will Save Your Company Money. Here's How
If you've lost sleep worrying about the technology your business relies on, you're not alone. When a system goes down or security is breached, getting the situation sorted as quickly as possible can be stressful, not to mention costly. For many companies, the solution has been to employ in-house IT support, but as more and more organizations are discovering, the peace of mind that in-house IT affords doesn't always balance the cost of having one or several full-time IT people on the payroll. Some businesses want the peace of mind and someone to perform the updates and monitoring but just can't or don't want to pay a full-time salary. In some cases, internal IT departments spend so much time sorting issues that there's little time left to devote to keeping their skills and knowledge up to date with current best practices. The solution is managed IT services, and this post...
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Alex Saltman

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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IT Services Industry Study Features Expert Input from IT Horizons

IT Services Industry Study Features Expert Input from IT Horizons
In the 21st century, technology rules. There’s no way to get around it, or away from it, regardless of the industry you’re in, or the size of your business. But, just how important is technology to businesses today, and how are they addressing their technology needs? Clutch wanted to find out, so they conducted a survey of more than 400 small businesses to glean their insights. The results support what we already knew: demand for IT services is on the rise, with more companies both hiring more IT support internally and turning to outside vendors and contractors to help meet their needs. Most (69 percent) of small and medium businesses (SMBs) have hired at least one type of IT service provider. And, momentum is continuing to build; 39 percent of SMBs plan to boost their spending on IT services in 2016. The market is moving to more of a managed...
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Angie Saltman

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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Alex Saltman

The Weak Canadian Dollar Makes it Just that Much More Advantageous for International Oil Companies to Hire this IT Company for Onsite Field Support

The Weak Canadian Dollar Makes it Just that Much More Advantageous for International Oil Companies to Hire this IT Company for Onsite Field Support
Believe it or not, there is a silver lining to the Canadian dollar's current volatility and overall dismal performance. Okay, if you're a Canadian business owner with US suppliers, the silver lining might be a little difficult to make out, but for international oil companies with operations in northern Alberta, that silver lining is blindingly bright because you're able to score a great discount on industry-leading IT support and solutions from us, at IT Horizons. Let Our Loss Be Your Gain! Oil companies with offices in Calgary, across Canada, the US and around the world often need hands-on IT support in the oilfield in northern Alberta, something which IT Horizons is trained and qualified to do. While oilfield companies with local or foreign headquarters will benefit by aligning themselves with our highly qualified team, many international oil companies have even more to gain now that the Canadian dollar is so...
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