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It's a big milestone for any small business: the realization that their current technology arrangement won't continue to keep pace with the demands they're putting on it. While that's a tough situation to weather, it's ultimately a good thing -- because it means the business is growing. But if you'...
CMIT Solutions hosted another hit webinar today.  Jim McKinley from 360 Partners was our guest speaker on Search Engine Marketing.  He shared the Do's and Don'ts.  If you are focused on growing your business, search marketing is trackable and provides consistent results.  You need to watch the...
This month we're sharing scary IT horror stories from small business owners. In the story below, the IT systems weren't the main problem -- it was the IT guy who turned into a ghost and VANISHED after he installed a server. "A few years ago I hired a local young IT guy to install a new server for...
John Holt spent 20 years in the software industry moving through roles in sales, marketing, service delivery, customer service, and product development. When he decided to go into business for himself, he came to an important realization. “I realized that even though I have an entrepreneurial...
Grow your small business by educating yourself on how to generate more quality traffic to your website.  CMIT Solutions meets with small businesses everyday and we realize the struggle we all face with effective online marketing.  We are sponsoring a webinar tomorrow at 1 EST that will...
CMIT offers marketing training and campaigns to our base of 125 franchise offices.  As we find ways to generate leads from small businesses needing our outsourced IT services, we learn that many small businesses fail to consistently market.  You will hear from any marketer that good...
Sometimes when you’re working in Word, you’ll need some sample text – for example, you’re trying out a new template or you need placeholder text for a report you’re writing. In these situations, you just need some filler material so that you can assess the overall “look” of a document. Instead of...
Sometimes, technology that's unreliable is worse than no technology at all. This entrant into our technology makeover contest laments a finicky wireless network, hit-or-miss antivirus protection, and computers that may (or may not) fail at any moment... "Our in-store system is a hybrid of a 'new'...
What happens when your computers outlive the makers of your business-critical software? The answer isn't pretty ... "In 2008 my wife and I purchased a local business. The company, which had been operating for 18 years, relied on a proprietary software application. A single e-Machines PC provided...
This entrant in our technology makeover contest proves that you can't always buy your way out of technology problems. In addition to good equipment, you need a reliable expert to install it, show you how it works, and keep it from breaking. "Oh my word ...where to begin. We have a web of cords...

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"The way CMIT does business is just much more suitable for our type of business environment. We have deadlines and critical schedules to meet, and we need to be moving forward at all times. CMIT provides data on a monthly basis, which allows us to look at trends and be proactive with our decisions and our methods for improving our system. Every time my system improves, that means my efficiency...