Blog: All Things Nortec

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Everything You Need to Know About Azure Pricing

Azure’s pay-as-you-go model means you won’t spend money on resources you don’t need. But if Azure isn’t properly managed, costs can wildly fluctuate or spiral out of control, playing havoc with your budget. It’s deeply frustrating for anyone trying to estimate monthly Azure pricing for their company. Even after moving to the cloud, businesses wonder[…]

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5 Digital Transformation Takeaways From COVID-19

Businesses Can’t Ignore These if They Want to Succeed COVID-19 dealt a swift, forceful blow to daily life. It interrupted every industry and reset how we work. To navigate the pandemic and thrive in a post-pandemic world, businesses need to fully embrace a digital transformation. Fortunately, the biggest barrier to change – not wanting to[…]

7 Signs You Have Outgrown Your IT Provider

Whether your company is relying on an outsider or utilizing an in-house IT person, red flags will present when you have outgrown your IT provider. It’s simple: when businesses grow, your IT needs will change and the person running your IT will need to understand your goals and have the expertise to promote your growth.[…]

Network Security

The Shockingly Low Cost of High-End Network Security

Microsoft users – your best security options are inexpensive and right under your nose. Yet, we keep running into businesses that aren’t using them. If you’re an Office365 user, you’re probably already paying for security and not using it. Here’s why: Nobody is telling you about the new features in O365 You acquired Office365 and[…]

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Skype for Business Cost Savings

What’s All the Hype About Skype for Business? With the number of fully featured phone systems on the market, businesses have a unique ability to base their decision on price above any other factor. And for businesses under 400 users, Skype for Business should be on the short list of phone solutions. Until recently, surprisingly[…]

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Get The Most From Your Cloud Services

The cloud is complex.  Getting the most from the cloud – and your investment – means understanding a myriad of configurations, instance types, storage options, availability zones, and pricing plans. And they’re constantly changing. Here are 3 essential things to keep in mind in order to maximize your cloud services: Bridge the Knowledge Gap There is an underlying[…]

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9 Must-Have Office Phone Features

There is no denying we’re a society that likes to meet and communicate. Monday staff meetings. Emails. Instant messages. Phone calls. PowerPoint presentations. Webinars. Until recently, all of these had to be done across multiple communications tools and was complex and disparate. Skype for Business brings it all under one affordable, scalable, all around easy[…]

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What the Evolution of Phones Means for Your Business

Within this decade, we’ve ushered in a new era of mobile and voice communications. For better or for worse, voice over IP (VOIP) evolved to offer companies a way to eliminate infrastructure requirements, by getting rid of phone lines and allowing the Ethernet cable to control all communications. Since that time, things have continued to[…]

4 Tips for Choosing a Cloud Services Provider

Cloud services is one of the fastest growing sectors in the business technology landscape today. Accounting firms, law firms, professional services organizations – small and mediums sized businesses in every shape, scope and market – are turning to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) for Cloud Server Instance, Cloud Backup, Cloud based Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, and a[…]

3 Clear Signs that it’s Time to Move to the Cloud

So you’re a smaller business and aren’t sure whether it’s time to move to the cloud, now what? You’re also wondering how the heck you are going to get there, you feel overwhelmed, and you don’t want to spend oodles of capital dollars. Yet, you want to change the way you operate, and stay current[…]

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