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Why Should I Choose a Technology Solutions Provider Over a Managed Service Provider?

By Micah Longmire | Dec 2, 2017

What makes technology solutions different from managed services? In today’s technology-centered world, there is a need for a certain group of workers that keep your business afloat and help you in the times where you need it most. You call us the “IT guys” or the “computer guys”. We don’t mind what you call us…

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Alert : ATI Windows 10 Dual Display Quits Working

By Jay Longmire | Nov 27, 2017

A recent windows 10 driver update breaks dual screen on some ATI Radeon cards. You can fix it by rolling back the driver. Type control panel in the search bar. Click on System and Security then System. You will see Device Manager on the left click it. Click on display Adapters.     Right Click…

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What Exactly Is “The Cloud”, And Does Your Business Need It?

By Chris Chamberlin | Nov 12, 2017

Ah, the cloud. Alluring. Mysterious. Trendy. Every few months or so, I get this question: “Do I need to be in the cloud?” This always takes me aback. I don’t know if you need to be in the cloud or not. What do you mean by “the cloud”, anyway? Generally the answer goes something like…

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4 Risks of Relying On Facebook To Be Your Website

By Ashley Longmire | Oct 29, 2017

Have you ever said, “We don’t have a website, but you can find us on Facebook!” You’re not alone. Around 30% of businesses (that do not have a website) count on social media for their web presence. And why not? It’s free, right? Why pay for a website when you can use Facebook or Instagram…

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3 Reasons Your Tech Solutions Fail, And How To Fix Them

By Jay Longmire | Oct 21, 2017

I have answered my phone for the last 20 years with “This is Jay. How may I help you?” Many clients go on to tell me their issues, and allow me the opportunity to help them. Occasionally, they bring a problem that is completely new to me, and other times it’s something as simple as adding a…

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Are You Trying to Offer Everything to Everyone?

By Ashley Longmire | Oct 4, 2017

“Who fixes hot water heaters?” Our Saturday morning started out pretty calm and positive. Jay and I hit Walmart before 8am to pick up a few supplies for our weekend: needle and thread to fix some clothing issues, notebooks to start tracking our food and fitness better, and a hula hoop because we could all…

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Do These 4 Things To Ensure Backup Success.

By Jay Longmire | Sep 15, 2017

Your company produces based on information whether it is stored in a database, in documents stored on a server or in someone’s head. Backups of this information is essential to your business’s survival. Here are some basic survival points to help you in building a workable backup plan. 1. Test your backups Stop right now…

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Is It Worth It To Make Your Own Website?

By Ashley Longmire | Mar 1, 2017

Anybody who knows me will tell you that I am pretty stubborn. It’s in my blood, the “I can do that myself,” or “I’m the only one who can be trusted to do that right,” streak that pops up at the most inconvenient times. I see this in lots of business owners, and it probably strikes a…

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The Truth About Your Computer Hardware

By Jay Longmire | Feb 13, 2017

Be proactive: plan your hardware replacement cycle. Replacement cycle plan sounds intimidating, but it shouldn’t. It’s simply making sure that you have a general idea of how long your devices will be used. “Devices?” you might ask, “I don’t use ‘devices’. I have a server and workstations.” You may be using PC’s and servers, but in the…

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