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3 Ways to Detect and Fix Costly Technology Processes 

Unlike the famous cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, most people cannot become famous or make a living taking a simple process and making it so complicated it defies definition.  Almost all of us that have worked at an organization for more than a few months can identify a few processes that are followed diligently every day wasting tremendous amounts of time and …

How Secure is Your MSP?

The cybersecurity landscape continues to rapidly evolve. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, bad actors were ramping up the sophistication of their attacks by subverting a target’s supply chain to gain access their ultimate target. A recent Department of Homeland Security alert cited managed IT service providers (MSP) are among those in the supply chain that hackers are attempting to …

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Managed IT Services – How a Co-Managed Partner Can Help You

Co-managed IT services are rapidly becoming a smart option for many mid-sized businesses. With multiple strategic demands around driving business growth, improving workforce productivity and increasing profitability, in-house IT groups are feeling the pressure to demonstrate their contribution toward these objectives. And in today’s ever-changing technology landscape, it’s unrealistic to ask a small IT group to both possess the necessary ...

Releasing the Tourniquet

Email to our customers on May 29, 2020 Summer finally feels as though it has arrived, right? We hope you all had a chance to enjoy an extended weekend with some much-needed outdoor time and activity. The economic loosening throughout the state is continuing as many state officials also warn about tightening up our hygiene practices – physical distancing and …

Let’s Figure It Out As We Go

Customer email May 15, 2020 Dear Applied Tech Customer, Well, we’ve gone from Bouncing Badgers to what is now termed the “Wild West.” As you know by now, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court overturned Governor Evers’ statewide Safer-at-Home order. In effect, the decision to continue on with the policy or open up business is left to each county and municipality. …

When Will We Badgers Bounce Back?

Email to our customers on April 30, 2020 That’s the question our state, country and indeed the world is asking right now – when and how can we get back to some sort of normal work and lifestyle routine? We don’t have that answer. The state of Wisconsin did, however, identify the gating criteria by which they will determine the …