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Promoting Five Employees to Key Positions to Support Expansion

April 30th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Reinvests in Top Talent to Improve Customer Experience SUGARLAND, TX -Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently announced that they have promoted five employees...

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What Happened to My Data? We Explain the Dangers of Insufficient Backup Procedures

February 15th, 2021 by Function4

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SUGAR LAND, TX - Today's businesses are operating at a blistering pace and IT infrastructure has become the backbone of small to mid-sized businesses across the nation. The complexity and strain placed on networks has exposed SMBs to greater security...

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3 Reasons Managed IT is Right For You

January 14th, 2021 by Max Queen

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Managed IT services provide countless benefits that help improve efficiency, budget-friendliness, and morale across any company—but what can it do for your company? Here's a quick look at just a few reasons why managed IT is right for you. A Crash-Course...

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The Financial Burden of Inadequate IT Services and Security Data Breaches

January 12th, 2021 by Max Queen

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How much will it cost your company to recover following a data breach? New research from IBM Security paints a sobering picture, with costs increasing by 450,000 on average from 2019 to 2020. And here in the U.S., businesses can expect to pay even more...

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Why Hardware Support Organizations are Properly Prepared to Provide IT Services

December 17th, 2020 by Brad Yocum

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When many technology companies are broadening their scope of services, one of the most common is hardware organizations providing IT Support Services. At first thought, this may not seem like an easy transition. The technical requirements may appear to...

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Benefits of Serverless Printer Management

December 10th, 2020 by Brad Yocum

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In today's environment of remote workforces and shuffling of staff to different locations throughout the office, supporting employee's technology needs can be very challenging. One of the biggest ongoing challenges for the IT department is the print...

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It’s the Last Mile That Counts: Valuing Customer Experience When Selecting a Solution Provider

December 1st, 2020 by Taylor Bucher

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Businesses know that customer experience (CX) is quickly becoming the key differentiator among brands. In fact, according to Gartner, when it comes to making a purchase, 65% of people find customer experience more important than price. So when a business...

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Considerations When Approaching a Digital Transformation

September 16th, 2020 by Brad Yocum

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For many years now, we have all heard the term “Digital Transformation.” .” What does that mean to our organization? Can we survive without paper? What is the cost, and can my staff even adopt the concept? There are so many questions that must go thru...

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3 Managed IT Services Benefits You May Have Overlooked

March 25th, 2019 by Function4

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You may be familiar with the core benefits of a managed IT services partnership, but some advantages aren't as well known. Managed IT services providers have valuable solutions to offer your company that could make a big difference in productivity and...

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Is Your Business Prepared for Emerging IT Security Threats?

March 13th, 2019 by Function4

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IT security issues are on every business leader's mind, or they should be. For every high profile cyberattack, there are thousands more that never make the headlines. Where does your company stand? With small and midsize businesses (SMBs) now a favorite...

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Cybersecurity: 6 Best Practices for Small Businesses

March 11th, 2019 by Function4

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If you’re a small business owner, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about cybersecurity. After all, don’t most cybercriminals focus their efforts on big companies with deep pockets? The truth is, cybercrime presents a genuine threat to your...

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Streamline Your Digital Makeover with Managed IT Services

February 20th, 2019 by Function4

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Is your company adopting more digital processes in the coming year? Forward-thinking leaders recognize the inevitability of digitization and are doing everything they can to update their business processes. While the benefits of switching from paper-based...

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AI Attacks May Be Your Organization's Next IT Security Concern

February 13th, 2019 by Function4

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Mass-scale AI-driven cyberattacks could be headed your way soon. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already effectively deployed as a way to detect malware and combat spam, so it stands to reason that AI will soon be a favored tool for hackers. With AI...

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Managed IT Services - a Financial Win for SMBs

February 4th, 2019 by Function4

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Not sure whether you should handle your IT responsibilities in-house or outsource them to a managed IT services provider? Tech researchers like IDC have run the numbers for you, and the managed approach is the clear winner. Here's a look at four financial...

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5 Reasons to Shift Your IT Responsibilities to a Professional

January 14th, 2019 by Function4

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Should you outsource some or all of your IT responsibilities to a trusted provider? For many small and mid-sized companies, outsourcing to a managed services provider is an excellent way to access benefits not ordinarily available for smaller organizations....

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Gain Affordable Access to Expertise With Managed IT Services

December 31st, 2018 by Function4

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Have you considered outsourcing the management of your IT infrastructure to a managed IT services partner? Small and medium-sized businesses are among a growing group of organizations recognizing the value provided by partnerships with advanced managed...

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3 Reasons SMB Leaders Prefer Managed IT Services

December 3rd, 2018 by Function4

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As a small or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you wear many hats. One of those responsibilities may be IT security, although you may have a nagging suspicion that your company is not adequately protected. With cyberattacks continuing to escalate,...

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The Benefits of a Mobile Device Management Solution

November 26th, 2018 by Function4

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Allowing your employees to use personally-owned mobile devices for work doesn't mean that you have no say in how those devices are used. If you're too hands-off, a simple mistake by an employee could give hackers access to your company's confidential...

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Get Relief from IT Hassles with Managed IT Services

November 19th, 2018 by Function4

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If you've been handling all of your IT needs in-house, you may be wondering if it's time to consider outsourcing to a professional Managed IT Services provider. For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), outsourcing may seem like a risky financial...

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Professional IT Security Services - Your Most Affordable Choice

November 12th, 2018 by Function4

Should you keep a technician on staff or outsource to a professional IT security company? For many companies, the latter is the most cost-effective choice. Here's a look at how an IT security company can provide you with 24-hour protection at a cost that's...

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Which is Better, Break-Fix or Managed IT Services?

October 29th, 2018 by Function4

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manage [man-ij] to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship. (Dictionary.com) How well are you succeeding at managing your IT infrastructure on your own? Are you killing it or are ongoing issues plaguing your...

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Protecting Your Company From Social Engineering Attacks

October 8th, 2018 by Function4

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Social engineering has been around since the first traveling hucksters pitched miracle cures from the back of horse-drawn wagons. Today's social engineering schemes may be a little more sophisticated, but they have the same result—very embarrassed victims...

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Do You Need a Mobile Device Management Partner?

October 1st, 2018 by Function4

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Personal mobile device usage is now so prevalent in company work environments that few question the practice. As more and more BYOD employees enter the workplace, Mobile Device Management professionals provide a wide variety of services to protect confidential...

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Choosing Managed IT Services for Healthcare

September 24th, 2018 by Function4

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Is your healthcare facility in the process of choosing a Managed IT Services provider? Well, there's a lot to take into consideration. From the level of support to specific services, it's critical to do some advanced research and take your time before...

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Mobile Device Management Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

September 10th, 2018 by Function4

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Mobile workers are expected to comprise nearly 75% of the workforce in the U.S. within the next two years. The healthcare sector can expect to see a similar trend, and controlling data access will become even more complicated than it is today. While...

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3 Considerations When Choosing a Managed IT Services Provider

August 27th, 2018 by Function4

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Access to expert tech support is essential for the modern small business, and you'll need to spend some time researching your IT options. Your organization can't afford to waste money, but cutting corners in critical areas is not a good choice, either....

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The Price You Pay for Inadequate IT Security Strategy

August 20th, 2018 by Function4

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How much will it cost your company to recover following a data breach? New research from the Ponemon Institute and IBM paints a sobering picture, with costs increasing by 1.8% in 2017. And here in the U.S., businesses can expect to pay even more than...

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Should You Outsource to Managed IT Services?

July 30th, 2018 by Function4

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Developing an in-house IT solution means you'll be starting from the ground up. Here's a look at the primary considerations when deciding whether to outsource to managed IT services. The In-House Solution One of the benefits of an in-house IT solution...

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Increase Your Peace of Mind with IT Security Services

July 23rd, 2018 by Function4

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Owning and operating a business can be all-consuming, with little time left over for distractions; an IT security solution that isn't performing is a distraction you can live without. Allowing someone to manage your system for you may be a perfect solution...

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Managed IT Services or an In-House Solution?

June 25th, 2018 by Function4

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As a business leader, you're tasked with keeping your company moving forward without going over budget. Today's digital economy makes it more critical than ever to keep pace with technology. If you're struggling to keep up, increasing your IT investment...

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Data Security with Document Management

June 18th, 2018 by Function4

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If you're worried about data security (and who isn't these days?), a document management system can give you the peace of mind you're seeking. Document management also increases efficiency, saves time, and reduces operating costs. When added to the built-in...

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Managed IT Services: Keeping Up With You

May 21st, 2018 by Function4

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It might feel like your company has a lot to keep up with--technology, customers, the business world at large--but when it comes to managed IT services, there's only one thing to focus on: you. This innovative solution was designed to move at your pace...

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3 Reasons Managed IT is Right For You

April 30th, 2018 by Function4

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Managed IT services provide countless benefits that help improve efficiency, budget-friendliness, and morale across any company--but what can it do for your company? Here's a quick look at just a few reasons why managed IT is right for you. A Crash-Course...

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What Mobile Management Looks Like

April 23rd, 2018 by Function4

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Do you remember reading textbooks in school and not being able to imagine any of those things happening in real life? The same is true when it comes to business solutions like mobile management. If you can't visualize the processes and their benefits,...

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