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The Next Big Thing for Your Business Is….

At Applied Tech, we aren’t satisfied with being the guys who “keep the lights on” in your IT department. We are always looking at “business as usual” and seeing what could use some improvement. With the speed technology changes it is always important to have a guide to show you where the “Next Big Thing” is, and how it can …

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How a Preventable IT Issue Turned Catastrophic

According to research by the Business Continuity Institute, cyber-attacks, data breaches and unplanned IT outages are once again the top three threats perceived by businesses. Consider the following scenario. It’s Tuesday afternoon at a busy manufacturing company. Close to 150 employees are answering emails, responding to clients and reviewing reports. Suddenly, the email server malfunctions. The internal IT person tries …

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Waiting Too long to Invest in IT Costs 3 Times as Much

While IT has been getting less and less expensive, many companies still don’t want to invest money into a data recovery strategy. This mistake can result in much higher costs as soon as disaster strikes – often more than 3 times the cost of a disaster recovery strategy. Many companies never recover from disaster if they fail to have an …

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Is Your Technology Hurting Your Non-Profit?

Like it or not, technology is the backbone of your mission, especially as a nonprofit. It doesn’t matter if you’re a food bank, an animal rescue organization, the United Way or a community care clinic. You need technology to run, and you need your technology to work reliably, quickly and securely. Board members, donors and employees have different technology needs, …

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Is Your Mission at Risk? 8 Ways to be More Secure and Compliant

In your organization, there’s no doubt that technology has changed the way you do your daily business.  From e-commerce initiatives to mobile capabilities, the expanded visibility and access afforded by technology is quite significant.  With every advancement in technology, though, there are inherent security risks.  Data breaches are making international headlines, clients are worried about personal information and compliance requirements …