Hardware

Are Your Vendors Giving You the Run-Around?

frustration_reliefNot too long ago, we went into an accounting practice to get their systems working more smoothly. When we asked about the phone systems, the manager told us, “Well, you can try calling those guys, but they always take forever to get back to us.”

Now there’s a red flag if I ever saw one.

We soon discovered their phone system was a “Band-Aid” solution that barely kept itself together. And one of ...

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3 Reasons In-House IT Teams Love Us

thumbs upWhenever Edge Solutions Group begins working with a new client, it takes a little time for the in-house IT team to get used to us being around. Sometimes they see us as a threat at first because we are asked to take a look at what needs to be “fixed” with regard to their IT infrastructure, or sometimes they fear their jobs are about to be outsourced. Once they realize we’re ...

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Five Things Your IT Guy Isn’t Saying – And How They’re Hurting You!

red-tape-covered-mouth-250x250“We need to talk” might be the best thing someone can say to me if they want to get my attention and let me know that this would be a good time for me to brace myself for a harsh dose of truth (particularly if this is said by a woman). Well guess what? We need to talk.

I appreciate a diplomatic approach to delivering sensitive ...

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Laserfiche for Lawyers

You want to increase efficiency and reduce costs. You want to simplify everyday tasks and eliminate paper-based processes. But you need to do it all at a price that makes sense.  Laserfiche is a powerful document and business process management software that fits the way you work, at a price that fits your budget—regardless of your industry. It provides the ability to establish and deploy information management standards while giving individual businesses the tools to customize its system to meet ...

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Geo-IP protection is here

No business appreciates getting spam e-mails, but more harmful are network vulnerability probes and attacks. And while these can strike at a network from anywhere in the world, most small U.S. businesses rarely even make use of their Internet access to distant countries. Despite this, according to Deutsche Telekom, an organization with 97 sensors around the globe that track malicious network traffic, most of the spam and cyber attacks they encounter originate from foreign countries. For instance, they have found ...

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The Five Most Costly Misconceptions About Computer Maintenance and Repair

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There’s no shortage of horror stories about fly-by-night computer repair shops causing problems as a result of their unethical or incompetent behavior. I’m sure if you talk to your own friends and colleagues you will get an ear-full of the unfortunate experiences they have encountered in this area.

The computer industry, along with many other industries, has its own share of unethical businesses who will always try to take advantage of uneducated buyers. Sometimes this is out of greed for your ...

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21 Questions You Should Ask Your Computer Consultant Before Hiring Them To Support Your Network

 

Customer Service:

 

Q1: Do they answer their phones live or do you always have to leave a voice mail and wait for someone to call you back?

Our Answer: We answer our phones live from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Coast time, and we give all clients an emergency after-hours contact they may call or email if a problem arises, including weekends. Why? Because many of the CEOs and executives we support work outside normal hours and find ...

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3CX delivers in the clutch

 

One of the biggest reasons why Edge Solutions Group is rapidly expanding over the last several months is our commitment to deploying, delivering and maintaining for our clients, cutting edge technology that saves money. Topping the hot list this week is our newest managed service that all of our newest clients are raving about: The 3CX VoIP phone systems.  3CX is a software based PBX that enables extensions to make calls via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. It’s essentially ...

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Interview With IT Expert Reveals 3 Ways to Cut your Network Upgrade and Support Costs

If you are the owner or IT manager of a company with 10 or more workstations and you’re planning to upgrade your computer network within the next few months, it’s extremely important that you read this excerpt from an interview with technology expert, Michael Kamen, President of Edge Solutions Group located in Santa Monica, California.

Thanks to a major new advancement in computer hardware and technology, the team here at Edge Solutions Group is now able to offer an alternative to ...

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When Should A Business Owner Upgrade Hardware or Software?

Upgrading – When Should You Do It?

Our technological landscape is always changing.  Every single day, we hear an announcement about some new piece of software that will change our lives, or breakthroughs in developing hardware that is 100 times faster and 100 times more resilient than ever before.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the constant barrage of new technology that hits us in our globalized, science-oriented world.

One of the decisions many of our clients are faced with is when the ...

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