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The global pandemic put a big emphasis on the need to run a business from anywhere. Enabling employees to work remotely requires cloud solutions. This includes collaborative platforms like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems have also become critical.

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BYOD programs (bring your own device) is a concept that took hold after the invention of the smartphone. When phones got smarter, software developers began creating apps for those phones. Mobile device use has now overtaken desktop use at work.

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Have you ever bought a new computer and then had buyer’s remorse a few months later? Maybe you didn’t pay attention to the storage capacity and ran out of space. You may have glossed over memory and experienced constant freeze-ups.

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How Often Should Your Business Replace Desktop Or Laptop Computers

Business owners often face a battle between productivity and cost efficiency. This is especially true when it comes to the question of replacing their employees’ desktops and laptop computers. At the end of the day, you want to get the most out of these expensive devices. However, if you don’t upgrade your hardware regularly then you actually run the risk of your older devices costing even more than brand new ones due to the expenses of downtime, repairs and maintenance. There is also the intangible losses of harmed employee productivity to consider. 

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Features to Look for When Buying a New PC to Avoid Post-Purchase Regrets

As a small business owner, you know that every penny counts. When it comes to making a large purchase like a new PC, you want to be sure that you’re getting the best possible value for your money while also offering the performance you need to keep your operation running.

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Do you have a certain computer replacement strategy in place at your company? Or do you just replace PC’s as they become impossible to use any longer?
It can be difficult to know exactly when you should replace business computers because they may seem fine and have not had a hard drive crash. However, that does not necessarily mean that they are not costing you money.
Lost productivity due to older computers slowing down and increased data security risk can mean bigger costs for your business than the price of a new PC.

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In April 2020, about 50% of surveyed businesses had 81% or more of their employees working remotely. That meant buildings were sitting empty while companies were being run completely remotely.
Now that re-openings are occurring around the US, many small and large business owners in Connecticut and the rest of the country are contemplating what it would take to keep their business remote and close their physical office to save money on overhead.

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Has your company hit a technology sticking point? That is when it seems like things are in a rut with your IT infrastructure and you know there are ways to improve but you are not quite sure how to get there.
According to a study by Google, 80% of small businesses are not taking full advantage of technology optimizations. This means they tend to make half as much revenue per employee as firms that are more digitally advanced.

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This era has put every single organization in the whirl of technology so now most enterprises are utilizing computer technology to run their businesses. In fact, a recent case study shows that we have over 2 billion computers in the world as of 2019. Moreover, we have 5.11 million unique mobile users too! Many companies have entire IT departments while others hire a professional or two to cater to digital needs.

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It is an overwhelming decision to change traditional methods in business. But is it worth it? Most of the time, yes!
Reaching new levels in your business might mean there is a need for improved technologies to excel in this modern world. This is the case in implementing an ‘Enterprise Resource Planning’ system which is commonly known as the “ERP” system. As the name suggests, it helps businesses to resolve complex issues. It is advanced software that has now been adopted by more than 40% of corporations to increase their productivity.

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