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TS Tech has been serving the Wyomissing area since 1996, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: How Small Business Goes About Utilizing Technology

Tip of the Week: How Small Business Goes About Utilizing Technology

No matter how big a business is, it has to leverage at least some IT in order to be efficient. Unfortunately, some organizations are reluctant to implement new technology if they don’t seem to need it immediately. What these businesses don’t know is that the reason they typically don’t implement new solutions--saving money--is in direct conflict with what the solutions are designed to do in the first place.

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Do You Know the Real Value of Your IT?

Do You Know the Real Value of Your IT?

How much value does your company get from its technological assets? This might seem like a simple question, but it doesn’t have a simple answer. You can implement the latest and greatest solutions, but you don’t necessarily gain value from them, or as much as similar organizations in your field. With businesses aiming to cut costs and secure a profitable future, how can you make sure that IT is providing value to your organization?

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Small Business Communication Options to Boost Productivity

Small Business Communication Options to Boost Productivity

Miscommunication is something that plagues even the best, most organized organizations. Small businesses might be more tight-knit than your traditional enterprise, but humans are prone to miscommunication, and can be a major problem. We can help your business improve the way that it communicates and collaborates, and it all starts by considering how you can eliminate miscommunication in your office.

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Net Neutrality Still Needs Your Help!

Net Neutrality Still Needs Your Help!

December 14th is the last day that our government representatives can vote whether or not to continue the Internet’s protection under the net neutrality rules established in 2015. Without these rules in place, your data can be analyzed by your Internet service provider, and they are free to act on that knowledge and manipulate your Internet in support of their own interests.

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Small Business Bill Promotes Technology Use

Small Business Bill Promotes Technology Use

In order for small businesses to remain competitive in this economy, there has to be the opportunity for them to participate as a viable competitor. This is the goal of a United States bill that has passed through the House of Representatives and is moving forward to be voted on by the Senate.

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A Look Ahead: SMB Technology for 2018

A Look Ahead: SMB Technology for 2018

Vince Lombardi, one of the most successful head coaches in NFL history, once said “If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.” Although it wasn’t its intended use, this quotation can easily apply to technology. The tech industry is constantly changing, improving, and innovating. Adapting to changes is something all businesses must do to thrive, small and medium businesses included.

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What an Integrated CMS Can Do for Your Business - Christian Kline, DaBrian Marketing Guest Blogger

What an Integrated CMS Can Do for Your Business - Christian Kline, DaBrian Marketing Guest Blogger

Thanks to Christian Kline at DaBrian Marketing for this educational guest blog post.

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4 Reasons Why SMBs Need Remote IT Support

it_support_for_smb_400.jpgTechnology is an imperative part of your business’s operations, but sometimes things don’t go quite as planned. It can fail when you least expect it to, and you’d really hate to pay your IT provider for an on-site visit. What can you do when you’re in a technology bind and need to keep operations moving forward?

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How a Reliable Computer Network Makes Your Business More Competitive

b2ap3_thumbnail_reliability_is_key_400.jpgIn order for your business to be competitive, you need every aspect of your company operating at maximum efficiency. If just one component of your business isn’t functioning properly, then you’ve lost the competitive edge. This principle applies especially to the network of a small-to-medium-sized business.

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Small Businesses Need an Intranet

b2ap3_thumbnail_intranet_400.jpgAs a small business owner, you enjoy the ability to operate quickly when action is needed. You appreciate the ease of communication within your office, and you can get things accomplished simply and efficiently. At least, that's the goal; maybe things aren't so smooth. One way to fix that is by integrating an intranet into your workplace.

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Meet Matt Arner

Matt Arner is one of the guy you talk with when you call the TS Tech helpdesk. He started with TS Tech in January 2008 as part of the Managed Services team; and today his role is as a Level 2 helpdesk technician assisting clients with server and workstation support issues.

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In Memorandum

It is with great sadness that we announce that Client Services Diva, Danyelle Morgenstern passed away August 10, 2013. Despite winning her battle with cancer, Danyelle developed Lung Toxicity, a side effect of her chemotherapy treatments, creating serious issues with her already weakened lungs. Danyelle spent the last few weeks of her life in the hospital, fighting.

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

A lot of people ask me why I give a week of my time each year away from family, business and my life to volunteer at Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) to be with a bunch of high school kids. When I am asked this, I have a hard time getting all the reasons into a quick answer, so let me share a few here. Last night at PFEW I listened to Lorenzo Simonelli, President and CEO of GE Transportations systems speak to the group about leadership.

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Employee Spotlight: Tyler

Tyler Basehore – a Level 1 Helpdesk Support and Field Technician, started with TS Tech as an intern on loan from Berks Technical Institute. Tyler loved the "laid back but professional" work environment, the friendly and helpful co-workers, and all the opportunities to expand his knowledge of computers. So, when he was offered a permanent position with the company in November 2011, he jumped at the chance.

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3 Ways We Help Assess Your Assets

Upgrading your network and shopping for new technology can be a daunting task. Technology is expensive and it's an investment that will help your business grow, but that's only if you purchase what you need. A poor technology purchase can actually be a budget buster. To maximize your new technology purchases, it's worth it to partner with IT professionals.

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DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant

In a recent press release, it was announced that Governor Tom Corbett is encouraging Pennsylvania small-business owners to apply for DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Businesses can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.

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3 Relevant Concerns for Small Businesses

You don't need us to tell you that running a small business has its inherent difficulties. There are all types of factors that could literally destroy everything that the hardworking people in your organization have accomplished. The problem is that these situations aren't limited to just disasters such as flood or fire. Below are three factors that may wreak havoc with your small business in 2013.

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Disaster Recovery and Why it Matters to Wyomissing Businesses

When you mention the term 'disaster recovery,' most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren't seasonal.

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Let's Talk Tablets

Tablets are definitely becoming a staple in the consumer electronics world. For the longest time, the tablet PC was an expensive, clunky device that just didn't wow consumers. Some businesses had adopted tablets back in the day, but they were difficult to use, hard to support, and they simply didn't perform for the price tag. However, like many consumer electronics, Apple reinvigorated the tablet market with the original iPad, and now it would seem tablets are here to stay. The question is, are they right for businesses?

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5 Tips for Saving Money on your IT

Saving a little on your technology can go a long ways, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Here are a few ways you can cut costs without creating long term issues.

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