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Business Productivity

Technology – Out with the Old, In with the New

For your business to grow and develop, there is one thing that absolutely must happen, and that is change. If things remain the same, there will be no growth. A business needs to be dynamic to evolve and continue the path toward long-term success. Technology is the key to such growth. Depending on the nature of the change, it can come with a lot of excitement, hope, anticipation, or perhaps worry and dread. In any case, a business change brings several challenges, especially now when we are still amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the world hostage. Let’s look…
Kelle White
February 14, 2022
Business Productivitye-MarketingManaged Services

The Impact of Technology on Business Growth

Information technology has advanced tremendously in the last couple of decades. This growth has led to countless innovations in different areas, particularly in our businesses. Technology makes our daily office routines easier and more efficient. But how exactly can technology help businesses to grow? Here are some of the most useful and versatile tools commonly used by business owners today. Cloud Computing Technology Although some business owners are still hesitant to use cloud storage. There is no doubt that cloud computing has become the choice of most business owners because of its numerous benefits. Better resource management, higher efficiency, business…
Kelle White
February 8, 2022
Business ProductivityInfrastructureLeadershipManaged ServicesNotificationsSecurityTech Tip

Use Technology For Onboarding and Offboarding

Technology plays a crucial role in the smooth operation of your business, regardless of the industry you are in. Even the most old-fashioned business owners have accepted that they need to utilize technological innovations to keep up with the competition and deliver the best service to their clients. Indeed, technology contributes to almost all aspects of operating a business. However, to this day, many companies are still not maximizing the benefits that automation can give, particularly in the onboarding and offboarding process. How Technology Helps with Recruitment and Offboarding It is common for employees to come and go in any…
Kelle White
January 30, 2022
Managed ServicesTech Tip

How To Interview An IT Provider

Companies rely on technology for different aspects of their business. From sales and marketing to purchasing and payroll, just about everything is done with online systems. If any of these systems fails, the business flow is disrupted, leading to a loss of customers and profits. This issue is why you must have a reliable IT service provider to fix and prevent such mishaps. Interview and hire the right team. Awareness of the Red Flags in the IT Industry Before you start looking for an IT managed service provider, you must learn about the red flags in the IT industry so…
OXEN Technology
January 23, 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
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