Monday, November 20, 2017

Natural disasters are scary. Losing your business may be scarier. #prepare https://datto.amp.vg/pb/cg1mkn46rhveh
Oops you just deleted your #GoogleApps data...now what? #saas #backup https://datto.amp.vg/pb/cbmfom3xa0s1a

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nature and technology don't always get along, but one we can control, the other we can't. Be #prepared https://datto.amp.vg/pb/bf18ae724h2rn
How to lose #cloud data, tip 1: accidentally delete your files, it happens all the time! https://datto.amp.vg/pb/c1d6c8se5f3ih

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches can directly and indirectly affect business #prepare https://datto.amp.vg/pb/bu4nhxdh47mzn
Ask the 32% of companies who lost data from SaaS applications according to a recent survey if they #backup #SaaS https://datto.amp.vg/pb/bl39u4lfn0elh

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tornados leave a trail of devastation. Protect your family, friends, and business #prepare https://datto.amp.vg/pb/b9suvehfvxkou
How to lose #cloud data, tip 3: make an employee angry...really really angry https://datto.amp.vg/pb/db3j9wwlswtz8

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Flooding comes with little notice. Don't let your business drown in #downtime be #prepared https://datto.amp.vg/pb/c2wof11i7y5i0
How to lose #cloud data, tip 2: over-write data in #GoogleApps or #Office365, it's not uncommon https://datto.amp.vg/pb/bi3fmcvli764z

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Are you in a hurricane or coastal storm area? Make sure your business is #prepared https://datto.amp.vg/pb/be345lrphqgwx
Would you rather retain your #GoogleApps and #Office365 data forever, or for a few months? https://datto.amp.vg/pb/c0lzjyk0rx6y8

How Can a Managed IT Network Provider Benefit My Business?

As your business grows you may find that you are having difficulty keeping in step with that growth in the area of networking and communications. Whether you are currently a small business or a more well-established company you may find yourself feeling the pinch and constantly investing to build your network assets. A managed IT network provider is the logical next step for businesses that have outgrown the capabilities of their in-house IT department.

What is a Network Maintenance Plan?

A network maintenance plan is a contract that outlines the services that the provider assumes responsibility for. By signing a managed services contract, you get the services that you need without the HR headaches that you can do without. Instead, the managed IT network provider provides all services for a monthly fee, which often is much less than you would have to pay to maintain and staff your own network.  

What does it mean to set up Network Support Services?

The main aim of signing in with a managed network is to improve the overall functionality of your business and free up resources that you had been investing in your own network. Ideally, this should not only be a seamless transition but also improve your overall network performance by allowing the managed network to worry about the engineering and maintenance of the network to include troubleshooting problems, debugging, and upgrading the network when new software and hardware solutions become available.

How would a Managed Network Provider benefit my business? 

Managed network providers aren't just for tech companies, but can benefit a wide variety of businesses including manufacturing, retail, and financial services. Any business that relies on computers, networks, or data can benefit from managed services.

You may need a managed IT network provider if:
   You are in 24/7 operation and always need to provide service to customers
   Your principal personnel are focused on critical functions that IT distracts from
   Your business depends on remote workers or outsourced services
Is the Initial Network Installation part of the ongoing Network Maintenance plan?

The first step toward having a managed network is setting up a network maintenance plan with the provider. This plan will clearly outline what services and equipment the company will provide and what the monthly cost will be. This may include costs for initial installation of the network (routers, switches, terminals, and cabling) as well as consultation and long-term maintenance services. Often the installation fees are either waives or included as a part of the initial quote.

What services does a Managed Network Provider offer?

Once a network management plan is in place the client will not only receive services similar to what you could expect from an in-house provider but will also have those services optimized for the workload that your company expects. The Managed Network includes routers, switches, and firewalls that meet the complexity requirements of your network capacity.

Will Network Management improve the functionality of my business? 

As you begin your contract, you will begin to realize some of the benefits of outsourcing your IT network solutions. There will be less stress on your personnel and a single point of contact whenever anything goes wrong. The burden of responding to emergencies will be shifted to the provider, who has the resources to quickly and efficiently respond. You will have flexibility in determining the scalability of your network and have dedicated personnel to upgrade or downgrade the network as appropriate. The extent to which network management can improve processes within your business is in direct proportion to the challenges that you are currently facing in the IT department. 


Robert Blake
Bit by Bit Computer Consultants
721 N Fielder Rd. #B
Arlington, Texas 76012 
Direct 817.505.1257
Mobile 972.365.7010



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Approximately 10,000 commercial building fires in the US per year, are you #prepared? https://datto.amp.vg/pb/bnp7nfiqvbmjp
Think #SaaS products back up your data? Think again. Learn why you need business continuity https://datto.amp.vg/pb/bi17wro03782j

Monday, November 13, 2017

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Nature is a force beyond human control but your business isn't. Be #prepared https://datto.amp.vg/pb/dmsjn09uriuuf
#GoogleApps and #Office365 may host your data in the cloud, but how do they back it up? https://datto.amp.vg/pb/bpen0pl21pb8t

Can you benefit from Section 179

Section 179 and how it can save your company a significant amount of money if you’re looking at any technology purchases in the near future. There is a little less than 2 months left in the year to take advantage of the Section 179 Deduction for 2017. We’ve seen a large uptick in activity with clients seeking to take advantage of this government “gift” and literally locking in thousands of dollars in savings before expiring at year end. For example, a $200,000 purchase this year could actually only cost $130,000 after the tax savings!

If you’re looking to deduct the full price of the equipment from your 2017 taxes, it must be purchased and put into service before year end.

 What is Section 179:

  •  Section 179 Explained: This IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software leased/financed during the 2017 tax year. That means that if a corporation leases/finances a piece of qualifying equipment, they can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE (The deduction limit for 2017 is $500,000) from their gross income. It's an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to lease/finance equipment and invest in themselves.

Below are a couple of examples of how much of an impact this deduction can have on your bottom-line:


 2017 Section 179: Example Calculation
Equipment Purchase Amount:
$650,000
Section 179 Deduction
$500,000
50% Bonus First Yr. Depreciation
$75,000
(50% CAP in 2017)
Normal First Year Depreciation
$15,000
Total First Year Deduction
$590,000
Cash Savings on your Purchase
$206,500
(Assuming a 35% tax bracket)
Actual Cost of Equipment
$443,500
(After Tax Savings)
2017 Section 179: Example Calculation
Equipment Purchase Amount:
$200,000
Section 179 Deduction
$200,000
50% Bonus First Yr. Depreciation
$0
(50% CAP in 2017)
Normal First Year Depreciation
$0
Total First Year Deduction
$200,000
Cash Savings on your Purchase
$70,000
(Assuming a 35% tax bracket)
Actual Cost of Equipment
$130,000
(After Tax Savings)

Please let me know if we can help you in anyway, 

Robert Blake
866-391-1566 

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