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3 Pillars of Technology Planning

Posted by Jason Kline  Jul 23, 2015 3:48:00 PM

You just ended second quarter, the year is only half over, and you have plenty of time to think about next year, right? Nope. Now is the time to start thinking and planning for 2016.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, ERP Software, IT Outsourcing

How to Avoid Being Lost When Your Data Is

Posted by Geoffrey Whidden  Jul 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most people don’t think too much about data recovery, until they have a problem, at which point it might be too late. Have you thought through your organization’s strategy for protecting data against inadvertent loss? Have you tested this process lately? How much confidence do you really have in the ability to recover if something went wrong?   

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Topics: Blog Posts, Services, Cloud Computing, Recovery

(Real) QuickBooks in the Cloud: Why You Should Go Serverless

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Jul 15, 2015 1:32:00 PM

If you’re like most small to medium sized businesses, you’re probably utilizing some type of on-premise accounting software. Most likely, it’s QuickBooks Enterprise, a simple, easy to use accounting application that spans a company doing $100K to $10M in revenue.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, QuickBooks

Tech Tips & Tricks: Free NetSuite SuiteApp Bundles

Posted by Tanya Weatherholt  Jun 29, 2015 10:52:40 AM

Often organizations using NetSuite are unaware that there are optional bundles developed by Netsuite Professional Services that can be installed in your account for no additional cost.  When we start working with a new client that is using NetSuite, we find that a lot of these bundles are underused. We’ve even discovered companies paying to replicate programs that are a FREE, simple one click installation to their existing NetSuite account. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Technology Tips, NetSuite

What Are Windows 10 Universal Apps?

Posted by Ken Klika  Jun 25, 2015 2:13:13 PM

With the Windows 10 debut about a month away, techies out there are drooling over the idea that they may finally have the opportunity to utilize universal apps with this OS update. This means that a developer can write a program once and it will run across a variety of devices with a common core code and common interface. As it stands now, different code has to be developed for a program to work with certain devices. Thus causing the problem of apps not running the same (or at all) on different platforms.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Windows Operating Systems

Windows Server 2003 Support Ends Next Month! Are You Ready?

Posted by Tara Custer  Jun 18, 2015 5:00:51 PM

Support for Windows Server 2003 is coming to an end. The typical lifespan of a server is usually 5-7 years. For those of you still using 2003, you’ve had a good run! End of life is set for July 14th, 2015. Do you have a plan?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Windows Operating Systems, IT Support

Questions to Ask Before Going Serverless

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Jun 17, 2015 10:28:12 AM

A lot of businesses are facing a tough decision these days: to cloud or not to cloud? Their servers are at the end of a lifecycle and they must choose to replace the old server with a shiny new one, or… move their precious information up in to the cloud.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, Cloud Computing, Office 365

Disruption at SuiteWorld 2015: NetSuite Feature Updates and New Partnerships (Microsoft – Yeah!)

Posted by Tara Custer  Jun 10, 2015 3:54:41 PM

Cloud-based business management software company, NetSuite, really played in to their theme this year at SuiteWorld 2015. “Disruption” is just what they did with exciting updates and valuable partnerships. SuiteWorld is the largest convention for NetSuite users and partners. With high attendance rates and high temperatures in San Jose, BCG Systems was present and eager to get home and share the excitement with our users.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Services, NetSuite, NetSuite Consulting

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

Posted by Mike Kowalski  Jun 7, 2015 7:00:00 PM

There has been an age old battle between Microsoft and Google for your business email. Ok, so maybe it’s not that old, but it is a viable decision that businesses need to make when it comes to choosing a productivity suite. It’s not just email anymore. In today’s technological world, the ability to be mobile and efficient is critical.


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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Office 365

OneDrive vs. SharePoint: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Jason Kline  Jun 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Microsoft has created some pretty neat tools to increase efficiency and just make things easier for you and your business. Office 365 is the ultimate cloud-based business productivity suite and includes services and applications such as Exchange for email, Office for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations, Skype for Business (formerly Lync) for communication, and etc., etc., etc. Two services that don’t receive as much recognition and are commonly mistaken for one another are OneDrive and SharePoint.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Products, Office 365, SharePoint