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Outdoor Wi-Fi: A Florida Hotel's Ultimate Amenity

[fa icon="calendar'] October 28, 2019 / by Dylan Borden


Tourists visit Florida for its beaches and sunny weather, and they want to stay somewhere that can give them that authentic ‘Florida experience.’ Hoteliers in Sarasota have capitalized on this, enticing guests to soak up the sun at their hotel with everything from private beach access to pools with swim-up bars.

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PTIN Data Security Responsibilities - Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] October 11, 2019 / by Communications posted in Compliance

If you are a federal tax return preparer then you are no stranger to renewing your preparer tax identification number (PTIN) during the mid-October to December 31st enrollment period. It’s a relatively simple process especially now with online reenrollment, but this year the IRS added something new to the application process:

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Boosting Productivity with Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] September 25, 2019 / by Communications posted in Virtual CIO

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been sitting at your desk frustrated because something is preventing you from getting your work done or maybe you’re constantly thinking, “There has GOT to be a better way to do this?"

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NEW: Four Winds Referral Program!

[fa icon="calendar'] September 16, 2019 / by Communications posted in Local I.T.

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Microsoft Server 2008 'End of Life'

[fa icon="calendar'] September 10, 2019 / by Communications posted in IT Roadmap, Virtual CIO

On January 14th, 2020 Microsoft Server 2008 will officially go 'End of Life' which could cause some serious issues for your business if you currently operate a server with MS Server 2008. Check out the infographic below for a quick rundown or get the full story on what this means for your business with our latest blog:

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How 'End of Life' Can Help a Business

[fa icon="calendar'] September 5, 2019 / by Communications posted in Tech Tips, IT Roadmap, Virtual CIO

“End of life” may sound a little overdramatic and Microsoft’s 2008 Server going 'end of life' certainly isn’t life or death but if your business runs this popular Microsoft server you will want to mark January 14th, 2020 on your calendar. The 2008 server will officially go 'end of support' which poses both problems and opportunities to businesses employing these servers. We will explore the risks associated with keeping a legacy server, upgrade options, and the benefits your business will realize by upgrading.

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