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8 Signs You Need More IT Staff and 4 Alternatives to Hiring

The world of IT is becoming more complex, isn’t it? We have gotten to the point where it is so complex and multi-faceted that it is almost impossible for a small IT team to be experts on everything, and that can cause many recurring problems. Businesses that are faced with technology challenges often view them as their indicator that it’s …

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2 Critical Planning Tools and 2 Technologies to Invest in for 2020

It’s that time of year again.  You’re trying to finish up this year strong while planning for next year–worrying about this year’s financials and developing budgets for next year.  In other words, budget season.  Technology spending is a huge part of business planning.  According to a SpiceWorks survey of over 1000 businesses, 88% of businesses will increase or stay the …

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4 Secrets Top Employers Use to Attract and Retain Employees

It seems superficial, but people will notice whether your front office or sales team has the latest computers, smartphones, tablets and gadgets. Technology is more than a platform for work, it is also one face of your company to the world.   Old hardware and software can send the signal your company isn’t evolving with the times. Potential employees will wonder …

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Is Your Technology Driving High Employee Turnover?

You probably can’t remember the last time you left home without your phone. On those rare occasions where you do venture out without technology, it feels like you’re missing a key element of life.   Of course, this wasn’t always the case. Life wasn’t based around technology 20-30 years ago. The consumerization of technology has changed expectations in our personal and …

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7 Ways Applied Tech Helps Businesses Embrace Digital Transformation

Helping businesses succeed has been at the core of what Applied Tech does since we opened our doors in 1999. Over the past 20 years, our company has evolved to meet the needs of the Wisconsin business community. Applied Tech started by fixing issues for small- and medium-sized businesses who were underserved by technology. From there, we branched out into …