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May 11, 2021 ParksideTech

Co-Managed IT Support Services

Could your IT person use help sometimes? We have seen that many companies are in a precarious situation: You’re busy enough to need a full IT team but can’t afford to add the overhead in IT tools, employee management and staff – particularly IT specialists with the skills and tools that are only needed part-time. […]

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January 8, 2020 ParksideTech

Why use a Managed IT company for your business?

More companies are using IT managed services instead of individual IT guys, and it’s not hard to see why. Every business uses technology and when that technology isn’t working right, people are frustrated, and work gets delayed. So many leaders are realizing that they can save on cost while having a whole IT support team […]

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March 14, 2019 ParksideTech

Building a Strong Social Media Strategy

Over on the AZ Big Media website, Aditya Narula, from Kabbage, has a post from late 2018 that provides some great insights into how a company can establish an effective social media strategy. He breaks those insights into digestible, and easily-understood “steps” that anyone can use. However, a few of them could use a bit more info, especially […]

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September 17, 2018 ParksideTech

Online Security Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

A common strategy of hackers, especially new, young or even unimaginative hackers, is to scour the “Dark Web” for password lists. These are lists of user accounts and passwords that more enterprising hackers get ahold of and then post online for sale. Someone will buy that list, then blanket the email addresses with scary emails […]

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July 8, 2018 ParksideTech

Outsourcing IT Don’ts and Do’s

Partnering with a company to provide IT services is a big decision. As a business, you need to ensure you’re making the right decision when you talk to companies as everyone seems to do things a little differently. Below are some things you should definitely avoid, and things you should definitely do, when making the […]

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July 3, 2018 ParksideTech

No Free Rides

A recent article on The Verge uncovered an apparently not-too-secret practice that affects users of ‘free’ email services: third-party developers can, and DO, read your email. This really should not be terribly shocking to people: Google was reading users’ emails for years, gleaning information to ‘better provide services’ while, at the same time, gathering data to […]

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May 2, 2018 ParksideTech

Business vs Consumer Networking

As a business owner, it seems like a simple task: get the network set up at your office. You’ve already had an ISP come out and get your office wired and the modem set up. So, the next step is buying a router and getting your network set up and ready for your co-workers. After […]

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April 18, 2018 ParksideTech

Why We Considered Deleting Facebook

Facebook is under criticism yet again for their disregard of user data and privacy, and this time, people are taking notice. We recently learned that in 2014, researchers from Cambridge Analytica created a Facebook app for a personality quiz, which gathered participation from over 270,000 users. However, due to Facebook’s loose restrictions, this third-party app […]

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