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Any small business that handles sensitive personal information needs to make sure it’s taking the proper steps to protect that information. Given that “personal information” extends to employee Social Security numbers, customer credit card numbers, and bank account numbers, it’s hard to think of...
If you’ve noticed that Outlook has slowed to a crawl or it’s just acting a little funny lately, check the size of your mailbox. (In Outlook 2007, go to the File menu, select Folder, then select Properties for Mailbox – Your Name. On the General tab, click the Folder Size button and look on the...
Many small business owners have legitimate reasons for sending bulk emails. Unfortunately, a good number of those folks end up getting blacklisted as spammers. Here are five ways to make sure your communications actually reach your customers and prospects instead of ending up in spam purgatory: 1....
Here’s a quick, easy way to enhance your business’s profile online: make sure people have access to the right contact information. Out-of-date or just plain incorrect information can keep customers from finding you. And often, all it takes is one phone call to a wrong number, or one drive by a...
Entrants into CMIT’s first-ever technology makeover contest shared some of the scariest, most spine-chilling IT horror stories we ever heard. Hundreds of entries later, we had a winner – but we learned something from everybody who submitted a story. Here are a few of the major takeaways: 1. A...
Foursquare is a location-based social networking application that lets users “check in” to local venues and broadcast that information to their friends. You use the application on your smartphone, which relies on GPS to figure out where you are. The primary purpose of Foursquare is to make it easy...
The results are in! We had 100s of monstrous IT stories submitted to our Small Business Technology Makeover contest. Thank you for your entry! We truly enjoyed reviewing all the stories and had a difficult time selecting a winner. We want to offer each of you that submitted our contest a FREE...
Stay tuned for the announcement of the Tech Makeover winner. The judges had a hard time deciding but the votes are in.... Winner we will be announced in about an hour!
If you’ve been holding off on equipment purchases or leases for a while, now might be the time to finally pull the trigger. You can expense 100% of up to $500,000 worth of purchases for 2010 – meaning that, instead of slowly depreciating that purchase over several years, you can deduct the entire...
If you're looking for an inexpensive way to handle common business applications like spreadsheets, presentations, and word processing, chances are you've looked into free Web-based services like Google Docs. What you may be less aware of is the fact that Microsoft has come up with its own free, Web...

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"If we had some kind of earthquake or something here, which we certainly had our fair share of over the last year, it would have been quite devastating particularly on the technical side where all of our customer records and accounting information is.  It would have been quite a devastating loss.  Now, because of CMIT Solutions, we're in a position to be able to rebound from that...