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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 …

2021 IT Budgets – How to plan for the year after COVID

Developing a 2021 IT budget for the year after COVID will be one of the most important planning cycles of the past decade. 2020 was a turning point for companies. The rapid spread of COVID-19 forced the lockdown of much of our economy forcing businesses to send their employees to work from home, or worse, lay them off. For many …

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. …