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IT Support – Break-Fix or Managed Services?

BEI knows that deciding which type of IT Support firm to hire is a big decision. We review the pros and cons of Break-Fix and Managed Services so that you can pick the best option for your organization.
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Is it Time for a Telecom Transformation?

There’s a lot going on with telecom right now. Between working from home and the dramatic shift to online meetings, having enough bandwidth in the right place has never been more important. And, if your phone system won’t accommodate these new needs, it may be time to reevaluate.
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Managing Expenses for Businesses

Many of us have been working at home since March and are starting to evaluate next steps. For some that means continued working from home and for others it may mean a mix of returning to the office and from home. This post evaluates the WFH options and provides pros and cons.
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What Does It Cost? Input for Your IT Budget

What does it cost…?? Always a complicated question, but one we all get in any line of work. Many businesses are working on their budgets right now, so we thought we’d put together some IT common bundles for your staff and your office. There's a laptop for every budget!
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Microsoft 365 Suites - So many choices!

Microsoft offers many options for their subscription licensing - Microsoft Office 365. This table summarizes the options, features and pricing.

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Windows Virtual Desktop – a Game Changer!

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a game changer. As a replacement for Citrix or Remote Desktop, WVD saves money and provides a greatly improved user experience.

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Technology Refresh – Buy or Lease?

Here at BEI, We are happy to get you a quote from Dell or another leasing company. They are often willing to roll in the professional services also – so our fees can be included in the lease. Let’s take a look at the most common options.

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Windows 7 End-of-Life – what's next?

Microsoft will stop issuing security updates/patches for Windows 7 and Server 2008. These security patches address vulnerabilities that Microsoft has found or that hackers have discovered. If you are in a regulated industry (e.g. HIPAA or FISMA) you will be considered non-compliant. So what should you be doing now?
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Essential IT checklist for new office setup

IT relocation may seem stressful and overwhelming at first, but with a little planning and forethought, the process can be quick and pain-free.
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How to protect your network while allowing BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are changing the business world for the better. With fewer overheads and greater working flexibility for employees, it may at first seem as though you cannot find fault with this approach. With our advice, you can adopt a BYOD policy and strengthen your network against attacks.