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Business in the Clouds - How Cloud Technology Benefits SMBs

[fa icon="calendar'] February 17, 2020 / by Dylan Borden posted in Cloud Solutions, Tech Tips

Have you ever avoided eating a food because you weren’t sure you’d like the taste, only to finally try it and wish you’d been eating it your whole life? Well, that’s essentially how businesses that haven’t investigated cloud solutions will be feeling in 2020...

With over 66% of SMBs having already embraced cloud computing and

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Hurricane Season: 7 Steps to Prep your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] February 14, 2020 / by Communications posted in Disaster Preparedness, Cyber Security

Hurricane Season 2019 is upon us but for most Floridians it's just another year in the Sunshine State. We've heard it all before and know what to do when a hurricane is on the radar: Stock up on canned foods and bottled water, test to see if your backup generator is still working, board up your windows and doors, stay up to date on the path of the storm, map out potential evacuation routes, and, if S#%! really hits the fan, call your in-laws to see if you can crash at their place where it’s safe and dry.

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Monetizing Wi-Fi: Attract Guests and Increase Profits

[fa icon="calendar'] December 3, 2019 / by Dylan Borden posted in Tech Tips, Wi-Fi

Let’s get right to it. If you want your hotel to be considered remotely modern, you need to offer your guests free Wi-Fi, but don’t let the word “free” dissuade you because your guests are not the only ones who stand to benefit. We are going to explore some of the ways hotels, and those in the hospitality industry, can monetize their Wi-Fi with a tiered network, splash pages, and more!

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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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