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5 Reasons Why Companies Fire IT Guys

The IT industry is brimming with so many IT guys and experts with various specialties these days. You would think it's an easy task hiring one for your company. Finding an IT guy is not the problem. Finding a competent, reliable, and affordable IT professional can be challenging for many businesses. When you think you have found the right person, issues start to come up, and you have no choice but to fire them and start the search again. There are several possible reasons why companies end up firing their IT guys. Here are the Top Five issues most commonly…
OXEN Technology
January 17, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged Services

Your IT Guy vs. a Managed Service Provider

There is no question that reliable IT support is a necessity for all of us, including small businesses. The reason is that most transactions and business functions are completed online. Business owners need to decide on the type of IT support they need. Whether that be an internal IT department or a Managed Service Provider. Let’s take a look at some typical IT scenarios. Internal IT Support This protection means keeping an in-house IT person on your regular payroll. It’s straightforward, but this is a practice that is not frequently considered unless your business uses a lot of technology. For…
OXEN Technology
January 9, 2022
Managed Services

The Top 5 Red Flags in the IT Industry

All businesses today rely heavily on IT support. Some have their own in-house IT experts, while many others choose to hire managed service providers, or MSPs, to perform specific IT functions for their company. These services are needed to oversee the office hardware and software and stay ahead of the competition. Like all industries, the IT industry has a few red flags that need to be addressed. With all the available services, you wouldn’t think that it would be that difficult to find reliable IT support for your business. We live in an almost entirely digital world, so tech services…
OXEN Technology
January 3, 2022
Managed ServicesSecurity

Cybersecurity Insurance to Protect Your Data

Cybersecurity is one of the foremost concerns of many companies today. Especially for small and medium businesses that utilize online sales. To face these unforeseeable attacks, you can prepare ahead of time by taking out a dependable cybersecurity insurance plan. This coverage gives you a chance to recoup what you might potentially lose in the face of a cyber-attack. The risk of cyberattacks gets higher each year as online criminals continue to improve in their craft. They work around the clock, devising new and innovative methods to supersede whatever security software IT companies create. As a business owner, you must…
OXEN Technology
December 26, 2021
Managed ServicesSecurityTech Tip

Disaster Data Recovery: Are You Prepared?

Most businesses have now gone digital, taking their processes online and storing data in the cloud and whatnot. While speedier transactions and greater portability make this technique very convenient, it also poses some risks. One of these is the risk of digital disasters and possible security breaches from all directions. In other words, if you aren't vigilant, all of your company's data can be stolen or encrypted. Do you have a disaster data recovery plan in place that meets all of your requirements? Unforeseen Disasters and Breaches in 2021 In recent years, there have been numerous disasters that have affected…
OXEN Technology
December 19, 2021
Tech Tip

AI (Artificial Intelligence): Where It’s Going?

Artificial intelligence for most people today began with some very fantastical notions of computers taking over the world, largely due to the depiction of AI in motion pictures of decades past. Yet many of us have not realized that this innovative technology is already in use. Many are, in fact, already part of many aspects of our day-to-day lives. For small and medium business owners, there are now several AI SMB automated business processes that are used to expedite and ensure the growth and success of the business, which we will discuss further in this article. A Brief History of…
OXEN Technology
December 8, 2021
Business ProductivityInfrastructureLeadershipTech Tip

A Second Look at your Hybrid Workforce

In the last two years, companies worldwide have transitioned from a traditional office setup towards a hybrid workforce model as a part of a solution to the pandemic situation. While many employees are going back to the office, physical capacity in the workplace is still limited, and many companies need to make adjustments to accommodate everyone. Many businesses are finding that using a hybrid workforce is a solid long-term solution. Connecting Everyone through Teams In a hybrid workforce environment, employees get divided into teams where some complete work at the office while others do their job from remote locations, usually…
OXEN Technology
December 1, 2021
ConsultingEducationTech Tip

Section 179 Deductions That Business Owners Can Use

When you're a small business, it's critical to get your taxes right. Many small business owners look for ways to maximize deductions to minimize how much tax they pay. One tax-saving loophole not everyone knows about that could help is the tax code Section 179 deductions. If you're unaware of what Section 179 deductions is, this blog will help define it for you. We'll explain tax 179 deductions and how you can take advantage of them with the help of your MSP. As usual, we need to let you know that these offers may not apply to your business. To…
OXEN Technology
November 17, 2021