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Category: Managed IT Services

Customer Immersion Experience Test Drive

Most people don’t even know the Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (MCIE) exists, including over 635,000 Microsoft Partners. If you’re a business decision maker, it’s the best way to learn the technology […]

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Recommended Server RAID Configuration

There are only two goals when configuring server disks: risk avoidance and best performance. Regardless of usage or application, some best practices are universal. Risk Avoidance Separate system and data. Discrete containers for the […]

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QuickBooks 3 Year Lifecycle Support

Starting April 2010, Intuit implemented a new QuickBooks Service Discontinuation Plan. While older versions may continue to function, the issue is protecting the security and privacy of customer financial information with […]

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Managed Services First Bootstrap Website

77% of mobile searches are in a location where a PC is available, according to the Google 2013 Mobile Search Study. Amazingly, most of the technology industry (including Apple) has not […]

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5 Tips to Eliminate Technology Grousing

Allowing staff to grouse about technology is terrible for business. Fish smells from the head down and excessive employee technology complaints and grumbling are a growing cancer of poor morale and awful customer […]

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7 Things We Don’t Do

There are so many organizations offering IT services that customers often have a difficult time finding the right fit for their business. We think it’s important to identify your likes […]

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Matrixforce Leaves Facebook and Google Plus

We recently deleted all previous posts from our Facebook and Google Plus business pages. We’re not disgruntled with Facebook or Google Plus, but feel that: Our target customers are not […]

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Do You Have a Spare?

Everyone has a spare in their car trunk. It’s often forgotten until you need it, but it gets you going until you can get a new tire. So do you have a […]

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Apple April Fools

On April Fool’s Day, 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs released the Apple I computer and started Apple Computers. Eight years later in 1984, the Apple Macintosh (Mac) was released. The […]

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Don’t Tread on Our Trademarks

Out of approximately 40,000 Managed Service Providers in the United States, only 25% are profitable. The main reason is the lack of business acumen and the corresponding inability to offer […]

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Two Domain Controllers Required

Every business owner understands mitigating risk by not having “all your eggs in one basket” or having a single point of failure. However, we see far too many customers that […]

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What Does End of Support Mean?

Manufacturers cannot keep supporting old hardware or software and still move forward creating new and better products. It is not feasible to provide modern features for legacy software or maintain […]

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Windows XP Upgrade Options

As of April 8 2014, your XP computer will no longer receive automatic updates that help protect your personal information. Even if you have anti-virus software, your computer may not be […]

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Guidepoint Insight

A prospect recently asked, “What’s the one thing that sets Matrixforce apart from its competitors?”. If only there was that one silver bullet, like our Delta proprietary methodology. However, the query really wasn’t […]

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Leveraging 20 Years of Microsoft Competency

In 1994, Matrixforce joined the Microsoft Solution Provider Program. The era was defined by IBM mainframes and Novell networks. NetWare was a solid file and print platform, but maintenance was […]