Demystifying Microsoft Server Licensing

There are many aspects to licensing with regards to Microsoft…Microsoft 365, Azure Cloud Solutions, Operating Systems, and others. But today we I would like to focus on Windows Server and related licenses and demystify some of the verbiage that you are likely to see in your server licensing purchases.

At its core, a Windows server must be licensed in a similar way to any Windows-based workstation. It uses an operating system which must be purchased in order to legally use it. ...

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Webinar – Certified CIO and 3CX: Save Money on your Phones!

On Tuesday, Nov. 17th Certified CIO and 3CX teamed up to present to our customers and selected prospective customers the 3CX phone system model—disruptive pricing, competitive features, and value that can’t be beat! 

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend! If you missed it, please check out how you are leaving money and value on the table with your business/organization’s phone system! 

 

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One of the Easiest Ways to Save Money…

As we continue dealing with the effects of COVID-19, we remain hopeful that the economy is recovering and will remain steadfast against any further turmoil. Still, as caretakers of our businesses we must always be looking to make sure we are getting the best value from our investments and services.

When is the last time you performed a valuation on your phone systems? Did you know you could cut your phone bill significantly and quickly? By switching from traditional providers to ...

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Why Should SMBs Pay For an IT Assessment?

From time to time, as an Managed IT Services Provider (commonly referred to as MSPs in our industry), we encounter into a prospective business partner who has hesitation with regards to paying for an up-front IT assessment. They may have had two other parties willing to do it for free, so why in the world would they pay for it? I’d like to take a few minutes to run through the nature of these assessments and the advantages you gain, ...

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Celebrate Cybersecurity!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great time to educate yourself and your users. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! We’ll send you a set of resources that you can use to help your users make smarter security decisions every day.

Here is what you’ll get from our partner KnowBe4:

– A sample Cybersecurity Awareness Month training plan PDF containing recommended bite-sized training content to share with your users through the end of October
– A free training module ...

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Why IT Causes You Headaches, pt. 8

Someone Clicked a Bad Link! 

There are several common issues that we see as a Managed IT Services Provider. 

At times we identify issues within our processes and use it as an opportunity to improve. Often we will find a new and better tool solution via a webinar, conference, or vendor product demo. But the most common issues we see relate to pain points we hear by talking to prospective customers—and we hear many of the same things repeatedly. ...

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Why IT Causes You Headaches, pt. 7

Your Tools Don’t Work Well Together! 

There are several common issues that we see as a Managed IT Services Provider. 

At times we identify issues within our processes and use it as an opportunity to improve. Often we will find a new and better tool solution via a webinar, conference, or vendor product demo. But the most common issues we see relate to pain points we hear by talking to prospective customers—and we hear many of the same things repeatedly. Through this ...

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Why IT Causes You Headaches, pt. 6

You Are Not Addressing the Root of the Problem!

There are several common issues that we see as a Managed IT Services Provider. 

At times we identify issues within our processes and use it as an opportunity to improve. Often we will find a new and better tool solution via a webinar, conference, or vendor product demo. But the most common issues we see relate to pain points we hear by talking to prospective customers—and we hear many ...

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Why IT Causes You Headaches, pt. 5

Your Employees are losing patience! 

There are several common issues that we see as an IT Managed Services Provider. 

At times we identify issues within our processes and use it as an opportunity to improve. Often we will find a new and better tool solution via a webinar, conference, or vendor product demo. But the most common issues we see relate to pain points we hear by talking to prospective customers—and we hear many of the same ...

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