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Six Practical Reasons for Hiring a Managed IT Services Provider

Your business relies heavily on technology to operate efficiently and effectively. From communication to data storage, technology plays a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of any organization.  However, managing and maintaining IT infrastructure can be a complex and time-consuming task. This is where a managed IT services provider comes in.  A managed IT services […]


What Is a Managed IT Provider and Why Does a Business Need One?

As your business strives to stay competitive, the demand for reliable, efficient IT solutions continues to grow. Enter managed IT service providers.  In short, an MSP manages IT and all connected devices at a facility. However, many businesses need help understanding the differences between these providers and their internal IT departments and what working with […]


How to Retrofit Your Older Facility Into a Smart Building

Retrofitting an older commercial facility into a smart building may appear daunting. But with the right knowledge and strategic planning, this substantial upgrade can bring about an array of benefits, from energy efficiency to improved security. Read our systematic guide on the process of upgrading an older commercial structure into a modern smart building. Understanding […]


Seven Ways POE Lighting Systems Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line

If you’re like most business owners, you’re probably seeking innovative ways to enhance efficiency and reduce the operational costs of your facilities.  Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems are one way to accomplish this.  These systems go beyond just essential lighting. PoE is gaining traction because of the countless benefits that contribute to substantial business […]


Understand the Differences Among POE vs. POE+ vs. POE++

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology has revolutionized how we power and connect smart devices, including lighting and appliances, in commercial buildings.  These standards have eliminated the need for traditional electrical cords by delivering power through Ethernet cables. If you’ve researched PoE technology, you might’ve come across the terms PoE, PoE+, and PoE++.  Each “+” [...]


5G vs. Fiber Optics: Everything You Need to Know About These Communication Methods

You’ve seen a lot of headlines in the past few years about fiber optics installation (“fiber”) as more cities expand their fiber networks. You’ll also read headlines about 5G networks rolling out with wireless companies. While both offer reasonable transmission rates and speeds, both offer different ways of communicating that gives companies an advantage when […]

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