Managed IT Services

Moving to Microsoft Teams

Moving to Microsoft Teams: Is It Time?

By The SWAT Bot / July 22, 2021

It’s never easy to move away from something familiar, even if it is a tool that isn’t working for your business. Or maybe the tool is performing, just not as well as it could be. So how do you know that the time is right to make a move to Microsoft Teams? As a managed…

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Managed IT Services Pricing

Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room: Managed IT Services Pricing

By Jason Hagens / March 25, 2021

Yes, we know. Before you even consider a managed service provider (MSP) you want to know how much it’s going to cost. We’ll tell you as simply as we can, but also realize it’s not like investing your money in a cell phone plan or buying a car. Don’t let the sticker price scare you…

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cloud computing advantages for businesses

The CEO’s Guide to Cloud Computing Advantages for Businesses

By Justin Jones / March 18, 2021

Cloud computing advantages for businesses have been growing for years and that pace accelerated during the COVID pandemic. When the stay-in-place orders were handed down during the first quarter of 2020, it became indisputably apparent. CEOs and self-employed entrepreneurs knew that to protect and continue their business, they needed to migrate to a cloud computing…

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IT Support For Business Managed IT Checklist

Find IT Support for Business with our 2021 Managed IT Checklist

By The SWAT Bot / February 25, 2021

These days with so many IT issues changing constantly, finding the best managed IT support for your business can feel mind-blowing. Which to choose, how to choose it, what do you need to ask? That’s why we created a one-page checklist to help you gather the information to find IT support for business. Are you…

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Managed IT Support

What Does Managed IT Support Include?

By Steve Fawthrop / January 14, 2021

As a managed service provider offering managed IT support and cyber security to Seattle area businesses, we get this question a lot. The fact is that there  is not one set of services used across all MSPs. Each managed service provider creates its own packages. Some offer the same fixed services for everyone, while others,…

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First 45 Days with a Managed Service Provide

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

By Amanda Goss / December 17, 2020

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…

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Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company

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

By David Blake / December 10, 2020

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…

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Co-Managed IT Support

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

By Jason Hagens / November 12, 2020

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…

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IT Support For Small Business

IT Support for Small Business: Is it Time for a Managed Service Provider?

By The SWAT Bot / November 5, 2020

As a small business owner, it can be challenging to know when the time is right in your company’s growth to bring in expert services, like IT support. But there’s really no need to wait. There are MSPs that serve all sizes of business and the right managed service provider can even help your business…

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Business IT Infrastructure Tax Benefits, Section 179

Timely Tax Benefits For Your Business IT Infrastructure (Section 179)

By Steve Fawthrop / October 22, 2020

Helping businesses understand and take advantage of opportunities like Section 179 is part of the TotalCare SWAT Systems clients receive. It is one of the ways we work with our clients to help their entire business in addition to supporting IT needs. Now is the perfect time to consider purchasing hosted phone systems, IT hardware…

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