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One Up Solutions Northwest has been serving the Oregon area since 2003, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How Much Do You Need to Spend on Technology?

How Much Do You Need to Spend on Technology?

It’s no secret that technology is a big part of today’s business, but how much money should your organization really expect to spend on your IT? Of course you need to stay competitive, but can you justify dropping huge chunks of capital on solutions that may or may not come with a visible ROI, or is that total cost of ownership (TCO) going to affect your ability to spend elsewhere? This month, we’ll talk about what technology your organization definitely needs, and go into the corresponding cost of that technology.

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Businesses Turn to Collaboration Technology to Build Efficiency

Businesses Turn to Collaboration Technology to Build Efficiency

Business has changed dramatically over the past decade. Costs have been rising. That means that businesses, just like everyone else, have to pay more for everything. This creates a situation where they may need to scale back on some things and not be as aggressive as was once possible. One way that most businesses can get around this is by investing in collaboration. Luckily for them, technology has been getting more collaborative. Let’s take a look at three ways collaboration has found its way into business.

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The DBMS Is a Big Part of Your Business Whether You Know It or Not

The DBMS Is a Big Part of Your Business Whether You Know It or Not

For the average business, the database plays a big role. How big of a role? Your business won’t function the way you want it to function without it. In order to manage your databases correctly, you need a solid database management system (DBMS). This week, we thought we would discuss the DBMS and how it works to assist your business computing.

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How Penetration Testing Works to Build Secure Business Technology

How Penetration Testing Works to Build Secure Business Technology

If you become the victim of a hacking attack today, how would the hackers go about it? Would they try to find vulnerabilities in your network and infrastructure? You need to do what you can to answer the questions surrounding the strength of your existing network and infrastructure so you don’t have to deal with potential hacks. This month, we will talk about one really great way to find out where your security is light: by getting a penetration test completed on your business’ IT.

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The IT Spending Telethon: What Type of Business Do You Have?

The IT Spending Telethon: What Type of Business Do You Have?

When you buy into any idea, you need to ask yourself, “how much money am I willing to spend?” The same goes for your business’ IT. Of course, your business isn’t a public television telethon, but today, we’re going to pretend it is by going through the levels of investment you can make and how it can impact your business. 

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Effective Project Management Is Made Possible By Having the Right Tools

Effective Project Management Is Made Possible By Having the Right Tools

Project management can be an exceptionally tricky part of implementing any new solution or service for your business. While technology can help with this process, you’ll want to understand how its implementation helps in the grand scheme of things. We’ll help explain how value-based managed IT services can help you ensure projects are completed with minimal downtime and technology hiccups.

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Explaining Zero-Trust Pros and Cons

Explaining Zero-Trust Pros and Cons

With countless threats out there waiting for IT professionals to slip up, it’s no small wonder that many of these professionals are opting into what is called a zero-trust policy for their security standards. So, what exactly is a zero-trust policy, and more importantly, how is it so effective at mitigating security problems in organizational computing? 

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How to Tell If an Upgrade is In Order

How to Tell If an Upgrade is In Order

In all aspects of society, upgrades and updates have become part of life. For instance, consider how often you’re prompted to update your software—and how often some people may ignore these prompts, assuming that everything will be just fine.

As you might imagine, this is not the mindset that will allow your business to advance. Instead, it’s important that you can identify when your technology is no longer helping and is instead holding you back so that you can implement that which will help your business advance.

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Technology Can Help You Reinvent Your Inventory Controls

Technology Can Help You Reinvent Your Inventory Controls

Businesses that sell goods have always used inventory management, whether using pen and paper or a spreadsheet. In the information age, inventory management is more complex and with a lot of businesses operating on the Internet, it is more important to manage well. This month, we will discuss what modern inventory management entails and how technology can provide the efficiency your business needs to be successful.

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What Leads to Failure in a Business Project?

What Leads to Failure in a Business Project?

Digital transformation is projected to make huge waves in the business environment, with an anticipated value of approximately $767 billion by the year 2026. It’s clear that businesses have lofty ambitions and expectations for their digital transformation initiatives, but there is a shadow that is cast on this number that holds many companies back: many of these initiatives fail, and fail hard. Why is this the case? We explore these reasons in this month’s newsletter. 

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Gain More Opportunities with VoIP

Gain More Opportunities with VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol phone systems, better known as VoIP, has completely changed the way that businesses communicate both internally with their teams and externally with their clients and customers. It’s not difficult to see why, but to understand the value that it brings to the table might require you to examine a hard truth about traditional business telephone systems: they are not designed with the consumer in mind.

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What is an Inventory Management System?

What is an Inventory Management System?

Most businesses rely on keeping a certain amount of goods and resources in stock. For manufacturers and retailers, controlling your business’ inventory is essential to the success of their whole business. Today, there are inventory management tools that can give your business the confidence to know that you will have the resources and products in stock when you need them. This month, we’ll take a brief look at the modern Inventory management system. 

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Your Staff Can Help Gain Perspective About How Your Tech is Working

Your Staff Can Help Gain Perspective About How Your Tech is Working

Technology can often be a bit of a pain point for businesses, especially during the rollout of new solutions that are supposedly designed with productivity in mind. Many of the stressors associated with new technology can come from your employees and their reactions to these new solutions.

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Effective Communication Drives Productivity

Effective Communication Drives Productivity

For a business, communications take several forms. You have the telephone, instant messaging, email, and other collaboration mediums. On top of that, most businesses have some way to communicate with customers outside of the main options. That’s a lot of communication tools to manage and keep working effectively. This month we thought we would talk a little bit about the benefits of unifying your communications platforms for added benefit.

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Where Workflow Automation Comes From, and How It Helps

Where Workflow Automation Comes From, and How It Helps

One of the primary ways that modern companies work to boost efficiency is to ease the workloads that their employees have to contend with through automation. Automating certain processes frees up the time these processes would otherwise take to devote to revenue generation. This approach has worked for decades—and today, businesses have access to more automation-focused technology than ever.

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Make Smarter Technology Investments in Six Steps

Make Smarter Technology Investments in Six Steps

Technology spending is an issue that every business has to confront. There are a lot of options out there and a lot of promises made of which many won’t ever come to fruition, so it’s important to know exactly what it is that your business needs before committing to any technology investment. This month, we discuss six variables to consider when deciding on your next technology move. 

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How to Ensure Your Technology Remains Maintained

How to Ensure Your Technology Remains Maintained

Maintaining your business’ technology can be a lot to handle, particularly if you don’t have any IT staff members on hand to dedicate to its management. Managed services make this process a lot simpler, ensuring that (amongst other key benefits) your desktop solutions remain up-to-date and prepared for anything. Here are three basic tips to follow to ensure your desktops remain maintained.

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Investing In Your Business Means Innovating More Effectively

Investing In Your Business Means Innovating More Effectively

There are many ways that you can invest in your business. You can hire additional people with a strategy to get more done; you can diversify and try to cultivate different types of revenue; and you revitalize your business through the use of technology. This month, we thought we would discuss how deploying certain technologies can help grow your business fast. 

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The Pros and Cons of Utilizing the Internet of Things

The Pros and Cons of Utilizing the Internet of Things

A lot has been made about the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past couple of years. People have been purchasing technology they can control from their phones or from centralized smart hubs and it has resulted in a shift to the way people interact with technology. For modern businesses this can bring several pros and cons to the table. This month we thought we would take a brief look at some of the pros and cons of deploying IoT technology in the workplace. 

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Limit Your Hardware Refresh Costs with this Simple Technology

Limit Your Hardware Refresh Costs with this Simple Technology

Businesses often struggle with the hardware side of running a business, whether it is finding the right solutions or taking care of them. Hardware like server units, workstations, and networking components are what keep your business functioning, and without it, you don’t have much of a business. How can you make sure that your organization is addressing this important aspect of running a business? How can you keep hardware from breaking your budget? We recommend starting with a network audit.

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