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Simple Ways to Get Your IT Department Running Smoothly

The backbone of a good business is sound, efficient IT infrastructure management, capable of evolving to meet new business needs while also maintaining best practices for customer support and security. However, with an increasing number of remote employees, growing cloud services and data repositories, and fast-moving security threats, there’s never been more pressure on IT leaders and their teams to deliver. With so many more demands, but only the same amount of time in a day, how can your IT department run smoothly and effectively? Here are some of the VectorUSA team’s key tips to make a great IT department even better.
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Network

Investments in Wired Technologies to Take Your Business to the Next Level

As businesses adjust to a new operating reality of rapidly growing end-user and customer needs, and an increased focus on security, now is the time to proactively prepare IT infrastructure management for the future. One of the most important areas of your technical infrastructure that can often be overlooked is your wired infrastructure, which needs to be updated to match the investment your organization has made in wireless and cloud services. To help your business cover all necessary bases and lay the groundwork for the future of IT infrastructure management, we have put together three key areas to focus your efforts and investments in wired technology.
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Data Networks

Time Hacks for the Busy IT Director

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic sent work schedules and work-life balance into disarray, IT directors had a hard time keeping up with the demand for their time and experience. From increasingly complex IT infrastructure management tasks to staying on top of the latest technology solutions, it seems like there has never been more on the average IT director’s plate. While innovation, collaboration, and big thinking can come easy when they are serving their business, IT professionals may have a hard time focusing these skills on investing in themselves. To help IT directors get more done with less stress, here are time management hacks we’ve noticed can make a big difference.
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Audio Visual

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Audiovisual System Running Smoothly

Between impromptu meetings, scheduled teleconferences, and large-scale events, your organization relies heavily on your audiovisual systems and equipment to work correctly every time, all the time. When it is working correctly, your team doesn’t even notice it. However, when there is an issue, productivity can come to a screeching halt. Therefore, just like any other piece of infrastructure or key part of your operations, it’s important not to overlook preventative maintenance and care of the audiovisual equipment that keeps your business running. Here are five of our key tips to keep your audiovisual systems and equipment running smoothly.
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AV

The Audiovisual Interactive Products You Can't Go Without in 2021

2020 taught us definitively that quality and innovative audiovisual technology is crucial for business success. While many relied on audiovisual (AV) equipment to stay in touch with colleagues, friends, teachers, students, and family, others used the technology to find new ways to get work done. Building on these recent advancements—and just how much AV technology has integrated itself into our daily lives—we wanted to bring you a roundup of some of the interactive AV products you won’t be able to go without in 2021. Here are some of our top audiovisual finds to keep an eye out for.
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Cybersecurity

5 Hacks to Keep Your Network Safe 24/7

From phishing to malware, cyber attacks to natural disasters, our networks are constantly under attack. Add in the additional complexity of increased remote work arrangements in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—as well as the strain on legacy systems—and it can be harder than ever to protect your networks around the clock. However, with some proper planning and smart investments, your organization can take key steps to improve network security and build momentum for a strong cybersecurity program, no matter where and when your staff are working.
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Managed Services

Time Management Hacks for the Busy Engineering Project Manager

With critical skills shortages and an ever-increasing demand for IT services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems there has never been more pressure on engineering project managers to deliver. Whether it’s installing new network technology, updating existing infrastructure, or upgrading legacy systems, the focus and technical expertise of these professionals is in high demand. Although these professionals can seemingly deliver the right technical outcomes at the right time, every time, without breaking a sweat, it can still be difficult to balance all of these conflicting priorities over time. Are you or someone you know an engineering project manager looking to take a breath and reset your schedule? If so, we have a list of time management tips compiled from our experience as a trusted managed services provider. You can use it to get more done in less time.
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E-Rate

2021 E-Rate and CRRSA Act Updates from the VectorUSA Webinar

This February, VectorUSA and Fortinet hosted an E-Rate and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act webinar, which covered key updates on the funding packages, a look ahead at future relief funding, and tips on how to maximize your resource dollars. Curtis Paradzick, Vice President of Sales for VectorUSA, was joined by Jeff Jennings, National State and Local Education Director at Fortinet, and Catherine Banker, Education Compliance Director at VectorUSA. Together, VectorUSA and Fortinet bring decades of insight and knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern the funding programs, and they used this webinar to share updates and their perspectives for the road ahead.
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Managed Services

How to Get Your Team Onboard with a Managed Services Partner

Onboarding a managed services provider can introduce plenty of advantages and benefits to how you run and manage your business. However, the change can also bring up new questions from your staff about how things will change and what the new processes will be like.
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