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Out of the Box Solutions has been serving the Michigan area since 2002, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses

How Working with a Managed Service Provider Helps Your Operations

In today’s highly competitive business environment, any advantage that you can claim will be useful to you. One big advantage you should seek to have is a trusted and reliable resource you can turn to so they can help you manage your IT solutions, consulting you on your business’ future in terms of its technology.

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Most Noteworthy Data Breaches in 2019

With data starting to be treated more like a commodity, companies are spending more time and money attempting to secure the data they have. Some organizations aren’t successful. In 2018 over 446.5 million records were exposed, even as data breaches dropped by 23 percent to 1,244. Today we take a look at some of the most noteworthy data breaches that have happened in the first four months of 2019.

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IT Services Bring Businesses Substantial Value

Technology isn’t always a simple thing for small businesses, and in a world where every implementation either hampers or benefits your bottom line, there is a lot at stake. Implementing a better way of managing your IT will come with a considerable improvement to your organization’s operations. With the right method of management, you can optimize efficiency and productivity, but not before asking yourself these questions.

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Checking Up on Medical IT

One industry that is particularly well-known for its technology troubles is healthcare. It has the unique issue of trying to make the jump to digital after having been a strictly paper-based industry for a long time. Electronic Health Records, or EHR, have provided this opportunity to providers that want to update their practices to match those of 2019.

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What Exactly is the Gig Economy?

For the business owner, it can sometimes be a struggle to find the right talent to fit in with your existing staff. Today, more individuals are forgoing the stability of a full-time job and contracting their expertise out as a service. With the amount of freelancers growing by the day, we’ll take a peek at the Gig Economy (as it’s called) and how it has become the new normal.

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Celebrating Women with Technical Jobs

March is Women’s History Month. Historically, there have been many industries where women haven’t traditionally played a role. Fortunately, roles are changing, and with the use of technology today’s workforce has become more inclusive and dynamic.

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Having Experts On Your Company’s Side Makes a Big Difference

There is an inherent value in approaching experts regarding any services you need, whether it’s building maintenance or your technology. It really helps to have IT professionals to turn to for any and all questions or concerns you might have regarding your computers, servers, and any other technological asset your organization might need to succeed.

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New Technologies You’ll Soon See in Smartphones

The smartphone has changed the world as much as any physical product over the past decade-plus. Today, people have near-ubiquitous access to the riches of the Internet. They can communicate in a multitude of ways. They have applications that can help them live the life they find most fulfilling.

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Breaking Down Collaboration’s Levels

If there’s a single concept that modern businesses are being built around, that concept would have to be collaboration. Group effort and communication are increasingly central to the workflows of today - but there is more to collaboration than just these features. Here, we’ll review what the term collaboration really means, and how it can be leveraged in all its forms.

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Get Yourself an IT Help Desk

How much does your business rely on technology? Chances are that there is at least one solution your business can’t get by without--and where there is a technology solution, you can bet there will be users who need help with it. We’ll discuss how a help desk solution can help your business avoid downtime and general technology problems.

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Giving Your Employees Too Much Time Can Also Hurt Productivity

“Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.” - E.W. Howe

Do you know how much time is wasted in your business? Despite the appearance your employees may have of busy productivity, a study from the Harvard Business School strongly suggests otherwise. How is this possible, and how can it be fixed? Let’s find out.

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SMBs That Embrace Technology Move Faster

Businesses can’t view the right technology solutions as a privilege--not any longer, when the modern business should look at technology as a necessity in order to remain competitive. Your business can benefit considerably from making use of the right technology solutions, but it’s not always easy to identify what your business needs. We’re here to help you make that choice.

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Protecting Your Business is Easy with Managed Security Services

Security threats are unfortunately common in the business world of today, and these threats are only getting more sophisticated. In response, more businesses and companies are turning to security professionals to help protect them. We’ll dive into some of the tools that a managed security service provider leverages, and how it can incorporate into a business’ IT strategy.

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Whose Side is Human Resources On?

Businesses rely more and more on human resources to keep the workplace civil and functioning. However, many employees are often too intimidated to approach HR for fear of reprisal. How can this dissonance be fixed, and can technology help?

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3 Reports Every Business Should Run Consistently

The analysis of data is important for every business. Some data is more important than others, but ultimately, if you want your business to thrive you will want to know exactly how your business is doing so that you can make educated decisions that won’t waste your organization's time and money. Today, we will look at three reports that every business, no matter what size or what industry it operates in, should be running.

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Stress Makes Your Employees and Business Suffer

While the hope is that the office will be a haven of productivity and collaboration, it is also a prime breeding ground for huge amounts of stress. While different people may react differently to stress, it ultimately will hold a business back if left unchecked. In this blog, we’ll explore different kinds of stress, and how you can reduce it in your business.

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Why Managed Services Make More Sense

Businesses need a lot of services to stay ahead of the competition. The “as a service” model allows businesses to save a lot of money in the long run by making previously inaccessible services much more affordable for the average small organization. We’ll walk you through the value you can take advantage of thanks to the “as a service” model.

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High-End Tech Suggestions for the Small Business

There is certainty in that the small business can benefit from new technology. A problem sometimes rears its head when a business wants to improve their technology all at once and the costs associated with both implementation and downtime start to spike. For the responsible business owner, it has to be a matter of putting need over want, and instituting solutions that will work to build profitability, which will ultimately provide the capital needed to institute new technology. Today, we will look at some technology implementations that many small businesses consider, and how the implementation will bring the best return on investment.

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Why You Need to Know the Difference Between “Value” and “Cost”

There’s no denying that the numbers on an IT invoice can be intimidating, to say the least. However, when making important decisions about your IT, you need to also look deeper than the numbers, to what you are actually going to gain by making one investment over another. This is the difference between comparing cost and comparing value.

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