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How Does Your Current IT Support Resource Stack Up?

Posted: 04/12/2019 in: Business Planning, IT department, Top Lists

How can you tell if you are receiving substandard service from your IT support resource? How do you know if your current IT support person or team is doing what is necessary to secure your network from down-time, viruses, data loss, and other frustrating, expensive, and potentially catastrophic situations? Take the below “quiz” to find…

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Intelligent Manufacturing Trends and Challenges

The term manufacturing often triggers a thought of the 1913 introduction of Henry Ford’s assembly lines. This brought mass production, standardization, and reduction of production time to manufacturing everywhere. Thanks to this, production went up and prices could go down: A win-win for all parties involved. Existing ideas about manufacturing were mixed with some invention…

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How To Decide Whether To Repair Or Replace Hardware

Small and medium businesses are constantly under pressure to maximize their resources. In instances of damage or breakage, is it most cost effective to repair or replace hardware? It is so important to consider the contribution that the actual hardware in question is making to your operations as well as the guarantees on performance and…

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Do Not Overlook Your Physical IT Security

Posted: 02/14/2019 in: Business Planning

IT security is more than your cybersecurity protections. Are you skipping past perhaps the most obvious form of security? Don’t open the door for data thieves! There’s a stereotype of computer hacking where someone types frantically for a few minutes and suddenly gains access to control a target’s digital life. This is looking more out…

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IoT For Manufacturing

Interested in learning how enabling IOT for manufacturing can benefit your operations? IOT, also known as the Internet of Things, is revolutionizing the way businesses across many industries operate. It helps them work smarter with efficiency. Access to data is at the core of the insights that will help your operation streamline operations, but you…

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January 28 Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day 2019

Cooperative Systems joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the global efforts to support Data Privacy Day (DPD) by becoming a 2019 champion! This is an internationally recognized effort made each year on January 28. It is intended to empower people to protect their digital footprint, highlighting and escalating the protection of data and…

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IT Readiness During Holidays And Breaks

Everybody deserves a break once in a while – no exceptions! After working hard day after day it is important and necessary. During the holidays or any time you or members of your team take some deserved time off, good cheer or relaxation can go out the window in a moment if your business suffers…

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Blockchain For Business Optimization

Posted: 12/21/2018 in: Business Planning, New Technology

Companies who ignore the potential of blockchain for business optimization may fall behind the competition more quickly. Cryptocurrencies may have fixated everyone with their insane valuations that have hogged the limelight over the past few years, but as the hype dies down the focus has rightfully shifted to blockchain. This really is the technology concept…

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Cybersecurity Tips for Business

7 Critical Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Business

Technology in your office that’s not secure is a sure gateway for nefarious hackers and unscrupulous technology-thieves. Your software, laptops, desktops, and other connected devices, when not protected and monitored, can do way more harm than good for your company. What do you do when you know you have assets that are not secured? Are…

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Microsoft Azure To Make The Most Of Your Data

We are seeing a huge, definitive shift toward more technology-driven businesses in the modern IT world we are coming into now. More and more businesses are bringing in cloud as a component of their operations strategy, using web capabilities,leveraging business intelligence, and engaging with their employees to get better results. As we have seen for…

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