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First 45 Days with a Managed Service Provide

First 45 Days with a Managed IT Services Provider: What to Expect

While each IT services provider will handle things a little differently, here’s what you can expect after becoming a SWAT Systems managed IT client. Managed IT Services Providers (MSP) function as your IT department, including strategic planning, day to day management and a 24/7/365 help desk. But when you sign the MSP contract, that doesn’t…

Office "Closed" But Services Always Open

Office “Closed” But Services Always Open

Our office will be closed on Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st in observance of the holidays. All of us at SWAT Systems are wishing you and your computer networks a very happy and safe holiday season. After-hours and emergency support will still be available to those that need it. Rest assured, we will…

Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company

Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company:
Which should you hire to protect your business?

There are a lot of businesses out there that claim to guard your cyber security, but they generally fall into two main buckets. Cyber security companies focus only on cyber security, using software and tools to identify vulnerabilities. An IT services company provides end-to-end technology services, which includes cyber security. So which should you choose…

Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

7 Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

If  you’re wondering what to give to your employees this holiday season, why not show how much you value cybersecurity with one of these tech gift ideas: USB Data Blockers These inexpensive devices are useful whenever data (computer, tablet, phone) “travels,” in a plane, train or to a friend’s house. Public charging stations, such as…

Microsoft Teams Together Mode

Helping Teams Feel More “Together” with Microsoft Teams Together Mode

As a SWAT Systems Total Care client, we help businesses make the most of their communication tools and platforms, including Microsoft Teams. COVID-19 health concerns have upended the traditional idea of a “workplace.” Businesses are learning that it is not absolutely necessary to have every employee of every department be at a physical desk in…

Co-Managed IT Support

Co-Managed IT Support: Is It The Best of Both Worlds?

If you’re not comfortable with a total commitment to an MSP (managed service provider), you could consider a hybrid or co-managed approach. This is where MSPs do some of the work and you have  in-house IT staff do the rest. The co-managed/hybrid plan might be the best of both worlds for your business (kind of…