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247 Managed Network Solutions has been serving the Iowa City area since 2014, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford to Make

Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford to Make

Entrepreneurship and business ownership are lofty goals to strive for. Unfortunately, there are a few pitfalls that could easily send an enterprising new owner tumbling down to earth like Icarus. Here, we’ll go over six of these errors so, if you happen to be starting a business, you know what you need to avoid.

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7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Your IT

7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Your IT

Are you looking to get your current IT situation under control? Whether you are dealing with repeat issues, slow response times, or you are simply looking to grow and upgrade what you currently have, it’s important to know what you are up against and have an idea of where to go next.

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How to Make Your Workday Simpler

How to Make Your Workday Simpler

Look, we get it… work isn’t always the most fun thing in the world. In fact, it can often be downright stressful - especially when distractions get in the way. Fortunately for our sanity, there are plenty of ways to help reduce - or even eliminate - this stress. We’ll go over a few of those ways here.

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Tip of the Week: 4 Steps to Determine Your Needed Data Storage

Tip of the Week: 4 Steps to Determine Your Needed Data Storage

In order for your business to effectively use its technology, you need to consider your data storage capabilities. You need to make sure that you’re in the Goldilocks zone (not too much, not too little, just right) in terms of your storage space in order to avoid issues. For this week’s tip, we’ll review some of the things you need to ask in order to optimize your business’ data storage.

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How Employment Levels are Balancing Out

How Employment Levels are Balancing Out

For many years, there have been occupations and careers that are largely occupied by either males or females. These discrepancies have been declining, thanks in part to the greater adoption of technology solutions in businesses. As a result, today’s workforce has shown a greater level of inclusivity than has been demonstrated in the past.

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Tip of the Week: How to Use PEARS to Mitigate Your Organization’s IT Risks

Tip of the Week: How to Use PEARS to Mitigate Your Organization’s IT Risks

Implementing technology solutions for your organization always comes with a risk, and if your business is blindsided by it, risk can derail productivity and get in the way of success. As a business owner, understanding this risk and planning for it is critical to your organization’s continued success. This week’s tip is dedicated to helping you identify risk and the role it should play in your decision making.

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An Introduction to the Gig Economy

An Introduction to the Gig Economy

Business owners have a lot of trouble finding top talent--especially some that are limited by certain geographical factors. Rather than go all-in on finding the much-coveted full-time job, many professionals are instead opting to provide expertise as a service. This is essentially freelancing, and the number of workers who partake in this “gig economy” has increased substantially. It has quickly become the norm for a lot of organizations.

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Are You Backing Up All the Data You Need?

Are You Backing Up All the Data You Need?

When we map out a network for a business, a huge factor that goes into the decision-making process is about the data that travels across the network. Your organization’s data, and it’s security and continuity, is extremely important. In fact, we feel it’s one of the most important aspects of your business.

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How Retail is Starting to Need IT

How Retail is Starting to Need IT

Of all industries, retail has probably escaped the dependence on technology that many others have developed over the years for the longest span of time. However, it has become clear that there are many ways that IT solutions can assist the retail sector that just weren’t present in the past. However, this shift is proving challenging for many of this industry’s leaders.

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Retain Key Employees by Investing in Technology

Retain Key Employees by Investing in Technology

A lot of good can be accomplished by making a change to your business’ technology. On the other hand, if you don’t properly implement technology it can be a devastating blow to your business; and, not in the way you may think. With today’s employees getting more and more computer savvy, if you don’t feature the right technology, it could be a reason that your employees leave your company.

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What About Managed IT Confuses You?

What About Managed IT Confuses You?

Do you understand what a managed service provider does for businesses just like yours? Some of what a MSP does can be a bit confusing if it’s not explained properly, leading to misinformation spreading. We wanted to take a moment to clear up what it is we help our clients with, as well as what we can accomplish for your business.

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Productivity in the Age of Distraction

Productivity in the Age of Distraction

Let’s face it, we live distracted lives. More people than ever have difficulty focusing on tasks due to the prevalence of continuous distractions. Whether the distractions are self-inflicted or not, workers today have to develop a strategy to ensure they are able to be as productive as they need to be. Today, we’ll look at some of the biggest distractions for employees in the workplace, and how people stay productive.

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How to Form Better Business Relationships

How to Form Better Business Relationships

“Even the Lone Ranger didn’t do it alone.” - Harvey MacKay

In business, there’s a good argument to be made that the most important capital is your social capital. In other words, your relationships with those around you hold quite a bit of value. Below, we’ll review some ways to form positive relationships with those that you have connected with as a result of your business operations.

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Are You Utilizing IT Services to Your Full Advantage?

Are You Utilizing IT Services to Your Full Advantage?

Do you know what an IT provider is really capable of doing for your business and its technology? Chances are, it’s likely more than you think. Below, we’ll review a few benefits that any IT resource worth their salt is capable of providing to a business like yours, and call it this week’s tip!

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Why (and How) SMBs Should Strategically Adopt Technology

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There is no question that a small business can benefit from technology, as has been proven time and time again. However, an issue can arise if a business bites off more than it can chew, so to speak, and ultimately creates a spike in costs. A responsible business owner will resist this temptation and prioritize the solutions they need over the ones they want - building profitability and generating capital needed to make other improvements.

In this blog, we’ll examine some of the implementations that can deliver a good return on investment to a small business.

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