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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...
Earlier this year Microsoft rolled out the Office 2010 Suite, the first major release since Office 2007. As you might recall, many users weren’t exactly thrilled with Vista and Office 2007. They found the operating system unstable, and a lot of user interface “improvements” – most notoriously, the...
The scary stories that you heard at your neighborhood haunted house this Halloween can't hold a candle to some of the horror stories that small businesses across the nation have submitted in our $75,000 technology makeover contest! The thing is, technology shouldn't be scary! When it's designed to...
Some computer problems are really, really complicated and require intensive, expert work to resolve. Other computer problems? Pretty simple. "Soooo, we had a tech out to help us with our computer system. The server for our office is in the break room, and while the man was working he accidentally...
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...

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"Whereas our systems were originally only getting backed up on a monthly basis, CMIT was able to come in and now they are automatically backed up to the server. We had a center in the DFW area that did lose everything. They made a phone call to CMIT, and CMIT was able to restore their data within a couple of hours. We’re monitored on a 24/7 basis, so even if there was something that were to...