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Microsoft Price Changes Coming March 1

Microsoft announced they will be changing their commercial pricing for Microsoft 365, effective March 1, 2022. This is the first substantive pricing update since they launched Office 365 a decade ago. This updated pricing reflects the increased value delivered over the past 10 years.   In being a Microsoft Cloud Partner, Partek is committed to […]

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3 Benefits of Moving to Office 365

    Work from Home Using Office 365 Microsoft’s Office 365 suite offers a great core selection of features with the convenience of SaaS applications. It includes all the components of the classic on-premises applications, including Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online hosted in Microsoft’s cloud. These systems are managed and monitored for […]

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What is Office 365?

What if we said you could securely access your work files from any location, and always have the most recent Microsoft Office apps available?

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Use Quickbooks? Never want to lose your data? Host it with Partek.

Every business depends on an accounting application of some kind to process payments, print cheques, handle invoicing. If you’re like many SMBs, you probably depend on QuickBooks for exactly that. And, if that’s case, you’re not alone; Recent statistics show that QuickBooks is the favored accounting software for more than 29 million small businesses in […]

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Why Cloud Technology Is the Smart Move

As the owner of an IT company, and an entrepreneur I’m often asked by entrepreneurs what they should put in the cloud. My answer is always the same: Everything, period. Why? The cloud is one of the few areas of technology where a small business or startup can access the same resources as large corporations. […]

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Farewell, Internet Explorer

Microsoft’s famous web browser, Internet Explorer, may not be as old as the Web itself, but it’s been around for decades. However, the company has announced that with Windows 10 it will move to a new browser – code named ‘Project Spartan’. IE will still exist in limited use for compatibility with existing corporate software. The 19 […]

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Making Sense of Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery (DR) – a popular term in the IT industry, and an important subject for businesses. How does one explain disaster recovery to an organization without confusing them more than clarifying? Or without boring them? First, there are two critical terms we need to familiarize ourselves with and understand. Recovery Time Objective (RTO): Simply put, […]

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Business Tech Trends for 2015

As the dust settles and business gets back into full swing for 2015, now is a great time to evaluate your technology goals, and formulate a plan for this year to help make the most of the latest trends and changing landscape of the business technology world. There’s probably no surprises on this list, however […]

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Storing Company Data: SharePoint vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive

Business has changed. Having access to corporate data from anywhere in the world is a must now, especially with the introduction of cloud services such as Dropbox and Sharepoint. Gone are the days of USB keys and external hard drives. Employees and Executives want access to data all the time from any device, anywhere in […]

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Why SharePoint May Be Just What You’re Looking For

There’s a productivity tool from Microsoft that you may or may not have heard of that, that could be just what your business is missing: SharePoint. What is SharePoint? At it’s very basic level, SharePoint is used to build websites. But not a website that you might think. These SharePoint ‘Sites’ are used to share information, […]

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Supercharge Your Email With Hosted Exchange

Email is critical to our everyday operations – a tool we could not live without, so the solution you use it just as critical.  However most businesses are using email solutions that are sub-par or just not designed to keep up with the demands of their business. This is where Hosted Exchange can help. Partek […]

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Business technology trends to watch for in 2013

With a new year less than a week away, we thought we’d highlight some of the top technology trends set to help business owners in 2013. 1. Mobility. Recent numbers are showing that the  number of smart phones sold in 2011 exceeded the number of PCs sold. This is a sure sign that an increasingly mobile […]

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Six Reasons to Move Your Small Business to the Cloud

To move to the cloud or not? It’s quickly becoming one of the biggest questions facing small businesses today. Especially since the rise of companies offering cloud based solutions , more and more organizations are reevaluating whether or not to buy on-premise software or subscribe to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). While total economics are a major consideration […]

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Using The Cloud. Why Small Businesses Need To Get With The Times.

Ahhh, the good old ‘Cloud‘. It’s been around for a while now, but it appears most small businesses just don’t know what it is and what it can really do for them. The reality is a lot of smaller businesses are inadvertently passing up the chance to save money and improve efficiency – and it’s […]

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Backup vs. Business Continuity

Over the past few years, technology has come a long way when it comes to backup for you business data. Tape and disk backup used to be the best option for businesses to backup their data. Today there is a wide variety of backup, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions available that offer small and […]

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Should You Move Your Small Business To The Cloud

All this talk about the ‘Cloud’ is rather ambiguous. For many it’s confusing and unfocused. For others, cloud computing instantly raises concerns about security and reliability. Before you dismiss the cloud as a lot of vapor, take some time to consider the advantages of moving certain IT services and infrastructure to the cloud. In reality, […]

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