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Best Practices for Working Remotely
Watch this pre-recorded webinar featuring Chris Chirgwin of Lanspeed, to learn more about best practices for working remotely or from home. 20200430_EconAlliance Resiliency Webinar_Best Practices for Working Remotely from EconAlliance on Vimeo.
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IT To Manage Remote Work
Successfully Managing a Remote Workforce
In the span of a few unprecedented and chaotic weeks, millions of workers around the globe found themselves having to work from home.  Organizations are just now starting to fully grasp that this could be the new normal for at least the foreseeable future.  
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Strategic IT Initiatives
Performing Quarterly Business Reviews On Your Own Company
Experienced MSP’s generally invest in performing periodic business or technology reviews for their clients but often don’t apply the same disciplines or consistency on themselves. The impact on your business from being disciplined in performing the QBR each quarter can have an enormous impact on how you plan for the future.
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6 Tips for Working from Home
Many workers transitioned to a work-at-home arrangement almost overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although technology provides the means, this may not be an easy transition for everyone. We hope the following tips can help you find success from your home.
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IT Recruiting
5 Steps To Recruiting & Building An Awesome Team
A bad hire can be a disaster. Here are 5 surprisingly easy steps to building an amazing team while keeping your turnovers at an all-time low.
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Planning Your Business And Personal Legacy
It might seem out of place to come across an article on legacy planning in a tech magazine. It’s not a topic that is typically front of mind and often gets put on the back burner. Yet, it’s a topic that we all eventually must face that requires us to make important decisions that impact our life and the lives of those around us.
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Transforming Your Company Through Core Values
Defining, communicating and living out our core values daily have had a significant impact on our business. Our growth, employee retention and productivity have all improved since we made living out our core values a high priority.
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Protect your Home Computers, Too
The importance of securing your home computer cannot be understated. The price of having your personal information exposed can and will be a costly headache that is something each one us of can avoid.
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IT Checklist for Offboarding Employees
According to Forbes, approximately 2 million Americans leave their jobs every month.  Make sure you're prepared when yours do.
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Lanspeed Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services
CRN's Managed Service Provider 500 list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel.
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Managed IT Services for Schools
The ever-increasing need for technology in schools is driving greater demand for a wide range of IT support.  Similar to a growing business, schools need IT experts to help plan, architect, deploy, support and manage their IT environments. 
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How Quickly Can You Recover from an IT Disaster?
It's not always possible to avoid disaster but there's always room to be prepared. Is your information infrastructure prepared for the next big emergency?
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Why Local Governments Should Rethink Their IT Plans
Technology is outpacing government entities and their ability to face tough challenges. Without the right strategy in place, the struggle to keep up will continue and their ability to effectively meet the demands of their constituents will continue to diminish.
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4 Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Businesses and organizations depend on information to survive and to ensure business continuity. However, in I.T. protecting information from an ever-growing array of potential disasters is an ongoing challenge. It’s not enough to simply have a backup of your data – there are some critical steps that should be taken to effectively prepare your organization…
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Why Multi-factor Authentication is So Important to Your Security
Multi-factor authentication is the most effective defense to assist an organization against remote attacks and when implemented in the right way.
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Top 4 Reasons Why the Network Is More Important Than Ever
A robust and well-architected network can be a competitive advantage for your business by ensuring higher levels of productivity, performance and security.
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10 Questions To Help You Get Started With Defining Your Legacy
Do you find yourself living a day to day existence with no intentional thought of what impact you want your life to have? This article provides 10 questions to help you get started with defining your purpose and legacy.
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6 Questions About Managed Services You Need To Be Asking
So you’ve decided managed services might make sense for you and your organization. You’ve started talking to a few managed service providers, but you’re worried you might make the wrong choice. Here are some tips to help you select the right provider for you.
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The Importance of Strategy
Having a clear and focused strategy is critically important to the success of your business, and without a well-defined strategy, yours may stall or even fail. If you can take the emotion out of your decision-making process, you’ll have a business and a team that is more focused, more productive, and more profitable.
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