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Quercus IT has been serving the Edmonton area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Managed IT is the Best Way to Approach Business Technology

Managed IT is the Best Way to Approach Business Technology

Information technology, or IT, is an indispensable component for most contemporary businesses and serves as the backbone of their operations. To ensure a smooth operational infrastructure, it is crucial that businesses manage their IT in the most effective manner possible.

One such way businesses can do this is through working with a managed service provider, or MSP. These types of arrangements can provide businesses with clarity and ease of mind as it pertains to IT and operations.

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What Are the Big Benefits that Outsourced Managed Services Give You?

What Are the Big Benefits that Outsourced Managed Services Give You?

Your IT team plays a crucially important part in your business machinations. However, many small and even medium-sized businesses may not have the in-house resources to effectively cover their needs. If this could easily describe your business, you might want to consider outsourcing some of your technology management needs to a managed service provider. 

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Reducing Support Costs Can Help Your Tech Budget Work for You

Reducing Support Costs Can Help Your Tech Budget Work for You

Businesses are increasingly reliant on technology, and effectively managing IT support costs has become crucial. With approximately three to six percent of a company's revenue allocated to technology expenses, exceeding the monthly budget can have adverse repercussions on the ability to allocate funds elsewhere.

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A Few Strategies That Can Help Reduce Your Printing Costs

A Few Strategies That Can Help Reduce Your Printing Costs

Printing has been a major part of most businesses for a long time. It’s how ideas were shared for decades. The past couple, however, have seen the need for printed resources go way down, but that often doesn’t stop businesses from wasting useful capital on unnecessary printing. This month, we thought we’d give you three tips to help you reduce your printing costs, month after month.

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You’ll Be Surprised at the Art That Has Been Made Using Excel

You’ll Be Surprised at the Art That Has Been Made Using Excel

Defining art can be a challenging task, particularly in light of the constantly evolving techniques and mediums. At its core, art can be succinctly described as the creative expression of an individual using some form of medium.

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Where Right-to-Repair Laws Stand Right Now

Where Right-to-Repair Laws Stand Right Now

The Right to Repair movement has evolved from a simple idea into a full-fledged campaign, with numerous states enacting measures to enhance the rights of consumers and businesses who use various technologies daily. Let's take a moment to assess the current status of this movement and explore what it means for businesses.

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Strategies to Use Technology to Loosen Purse Strings

Strategies to Use Technology to Loosen Purse Strings

Businesses require financial resources to operate, and at times, it can be quite challenging to free up enough funds for strategic initiatives after covering all expenses. However, harnessing the right technology can be a game-changer. By establishing a more streamlined and efficient process, tasks can be accomplished with fewer resources, opening doors to enhanced revenue generation and the ability to reallocate resources in alignment with your organization's immediate objectives. Let's explore some technologies that can aid in achieving these goals.

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Why an MSP Is the Best Call For Your 2024 IT Budget

Why an MSP Is the Best Call For Your 2024 IT Budget

Now that we’re in Q3 of 2023, it’s time to start planning out your budget for the next fiscal year—including your IT services budget. Let’s go over some of the considerations you’ll need to keep in mind for this remarkably important aspect of running your business.

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The Internet of Things and Its Relationship with Utilities Management

The Internet of Things and Its Relationship with Utilities Management

The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, has changed how businesses approach many areas of technology management, including how utilities and other systems are managed. Thanks to automated systems that can control utilities such as HVAC systems, heating, lighting, and so on, the IoT gives businesses more opportunities to control costs and improve efforts at efficiency. Let’s look at some of the ways businesses can use IoT devices to produce consistent cost savings.

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Maximize Profitability with Managed Services

Maximize Profitability with Managed Services

Your business relies on its profits and continued profitability to succeed, but this priority is surprisingly challenging. By investing in a managed service provider, however, you can gain a considerable advantage while improving your productivity, thus resulting in increased profits for your business.

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Should I outsource my IT?

Should I outsource my IT?

Are you tired of juggling endless IT tasks and struggling to keep up with the latest tech? Are you perhaps looking for a way to streamline your business operations while saving time and money in the process?

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AI Isn’t an Employee Alternative, but a Tool to Assist Users

AI Isn’t an Employee Alternative, but a Tool to Assist Users

The past several years have brought about innovations in artificial intelligence, or AI, that has workers worried for their jobs—especially as it moves into more practical and usable mediums. This can all be tied to the Turing Test, a way of measuring the intelligence of a computer, created by one of the most notable minds behind computing, Alan Turing.

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Here’s What to Know About Cyber Insurance

Here’s What to Know About Cyber Insurance

Whether you like it or not, organizations are going to get hacked. It’s the cruel truth. There are just so many individuals and organizations looking to gain unauthorized access and siphon off data and money from businesses, that it is basically impossible to go long stretches of time to not have to confront it in some way. With the threat landscape what it is, companies now offer cyber insurance. Let’s take a quick look at cyber insurance and what you need to know about it.

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Is Your Cloud Solution Actually a Money Pit?

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The cloud has proven to be an extremely useful tool for the modern business. Not only does it provide anywhere-anytime access to applications, processing, storage, et al; it also delivers those products as a service, allowing you to budget for recurring costs rather than major upfront ones. This provides your organization with functional, supported, and secure computing environments that eliminate a lot of the support costs that traditional computing environments require. It sounds like a perfect scenario for small and large businesses alike, but things aren’t always what they seem, as a lot of cloud users have found that they have incurred several hidden costs by using cloud platforms. Today, we take a look at these hidden costs.

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