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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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How to Win at Mobile Device Management

December 17th, 2018 by Function4

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The predictions were accurate—mobile workforce numbers continue to grow as companies realize the value of an agile staff with 24/7 access to business data. Here's why the most successful among these business leaders look to mobile device management to...

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Get These Four Benefits with Document Management

December 10th, 2018 by Function4

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A great document management solution can speed up your existing business processes, with time savings as high as 40% to 75% depending on your current processes. Since time is still money, you can count on some significant improvements to your bottom...

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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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Tips for How to Approach Your Document Management Transition

November 5th, 2018 by Function4

If you're adding a document management strategy to your business, it's important to realize that it won't be a one-step process. You'll need to decide which department could see the most immediate benefits and also understand that company-wide deployment...

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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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How Mobile Device Management Solutions Give You More Options

October 22nd, 2018 by Function4

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Your employees probably use their personally-owned mobile devices for at least some of their work. They may use them to check email, text co-workers about projects, or put meetings on their calendar. Rather than risk security issues when employees devise...

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Banish Paper Clutter With Document Management

October 15th, 2018 by Function4

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Look around your office and make a mental list of the things that bother you the most. For many people, it's paper clutter, lack of space, and constant reminders of how behind they are that causes the most frustration. Moving to a roomier office may...

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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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3 Essential Protections Provided Through Document Management

September 17th, 2018 by Function4

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While most efforts to protect information have to do with stopping outside intruders and malicious attacks, information is vulnerable from the inside as well. Is yours protected? Protection Through Your Document Management System Document management...

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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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Slash Your Paper Storage Costs with Document Management

August 13th, 2018 by Function4

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Are rising operating costs putting a dent in your ability to grow your business? You're not alone, but a growing number of companies have found a way to reduce how much they spend on day-to-day operations. The High Cost of Storing Paper Those filing...

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4 Mobile Device Management Strategies for Your Business

August 6th, 2018 by Function4

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Want to get more value from each workday? Mobile device management can help by providing strategies for managing your company's BYOD (bring your own device) and COPE (corporate-owned, personally enabled) mobile strategies. Here's how mobile device management...

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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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Accomplish More with a Document Management System

July 16th, 2018 by Function4

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Fitting more hours into a day is impossible. However, by working smarter, we can almost always fit more tasks into the day's available hours. One of the most effective ways to get more from your day is through technology. Work Smarter By leveraging the...

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Protect Your Data with a Mobile Device Management Solution

July 9th, 2018 by Function4

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A recent international survey by Check Point Software Technologies made it clear that businesses must step up their game when it comes to mobile device management. Their unsettling research of 850 firms revealed: No business was left untouched—each...

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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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The IT Security Threat Right Under Your Nose

June 11th, 2018 by Function4

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With security breaches continuously on the rise, SMBs have been unable to escape the fallout. In fact, more than 60% of small businesses were the victim of some form of cybercrime in 2017. Since you would rather be in the 40% of companies who didn't...

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Mobile Device Management: Enabling Mobile Printing

June 4th, 2018 by Function4

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When it comes to managing your mobile devices, you've got a lot to focus on--but one thing you definitely won't want to overlook is mobile printing. This solution is innovative, flexible, and efficient, and it makes a great addition to any mobile fleet....

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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 Processes Streamlined by Document Management

May 7th, 2018 by Function4

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Document management can help your company in countless ways. It saves time, money, and stress, all by streamlining and strengthening the ways you deal with paper—but that's a pretty general statement, isn't it? Today we'll look at three specific...

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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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