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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

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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Angie Saltman

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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Alex 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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IT Horizons Team

The Surveillance Cameras that Are Going to Protect Your Business, No Matter When or Where

The Surveillance Cameras that Are Going to Protect Your Business, No Matter When or Where
In my last post, I talked about the rise in crime that's occurred in the last little while in Grande Prairie and the surrounding areas. Whether it's the holiday season that's prompted the wave of break ins at local businesses, or an unfortunate new trend, companies that don't have quality surveillance systems in place are vulnerable. As I mentioned, we at IT Horizons install surveillance cameras from Ubiquiti Networks, in addition to the many other information technology services we provide. Today, I'd like to give you a sneak peek at some of the awesome features that the UniFi Video Camera Pro has to offer. UniFi Video Camera Pro Highlights: Crystal Clear Footage: The downside of lower quality surveillance cameras is that the footage they provide may not be clear enough to make out faces or other details that are crucial to catching the culprits, should there be a break in....
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Angie Saltman

Protect Your Business this Holiday Season: Surveillance Camera Installations from IT Horizons

Protect Your Business this Holiday Season: Surveillance Camera Installations from IT Horizons
With all the fun and excitement of the holiday season, it's also a time of year when the number of break ins tends to rise. This year, in the Peace Country, it's no exception as there's been an alarming amount of crime in the last little while. Businesses have been particularly vulnerable and those without security systems or systems that are robust enough to provide quality security footage are left with little recourse. At IT Horizons, we install surveillance cameras, in addition to the range of IT security services we provide for small and mid-sized businesses and even households. Choosing quality cameras that are installed by a trained and experienced IT consultant can make the difference between catching the people who steal from you and leaving your business vulnerable to another break in. The Difference an IT Consultant Can Make When you entrust us with installing your surveillance cameras, you...
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