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This blog seeks to answer all of your burning tech questions. The articles, written by our team of diverse subject matter experts, dissect the most transformational topics shaping today's IT industry and rippling through the markets we serve. Annese strives to be your source for technology news and education.

How to Choose a Managed Services Provider [Checklist]

Written by Katelyn Clary on 7/3/17 9:00 AM

Researching the options for managed services (MS) can be overwhelming. There are a variety of different factors to look for to evaluate where your company is on the managed service needs spectrum. This checklist provides you with a starting point on factors to take into ...

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Know the Real Difference Between End-of-Life (EOL), End-of-Sale (EoS), & Last-Date-of-Support (LDoS)... So You're Not S-O-L!

Written by Maria Martusewicz on 3/14/16 10:24 AM

Have you ever started an upgrade to your network only to find out that your licenses are too old? Has your IT maintenance contract ever lapsed, then when you try to add equipment back onto a contract, you learn that the manufacturer no longer supports the product? Are you ...

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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck from IT Outsourcing

Written by Mike Decker on 1/13/16 10:48 AM

Today, the terms associated with IT outsourcing are many and varied. Fundamentally, an outsourced IT model (which can include managed, cloud, or hosted delivery options) is a smart way for SMBs to expand their technical footprint and compete with larger enterprises for a ...

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Do I Really Need an IT Maintenance Contract?

Written by Heather Golden on 12/2/15 12:25 PM

This is a question that all IT departments ask. The answer is not a simple yes or no. You can only answer this question with more questions. For instance: How does the piece of equipment impact my network? How will I replace it if it breaks? Do I need to maintenance ...

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3 Reasons Outsourcing to an MSP Will Be the Best Decision You Ever Made

Written by Mike Hurley on 10/28/15 11:51 AM

Do you remember that firewall upgrade you purchased six months ago? Yes, the one that is still in the box on your floor. How about that phone system which has been acting funny, but you haven't had time to research a replacement? Within every company, similarly minded IT ...

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5 Things You Can Learn About Network Security from Shark Week

Written by Christina Nordquist on 7/8/15 12:00 PM

Happy Shark Week! The much anticipated Discovery Channel series is now in its 28th year and millions of Americans continue to sit glued to our flat screens in morbid fascination of one of the world's most terrifying predators. It's hard to imagine what else could get our ...

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5 Things to Consider If You're Thinking About Outsourcing

Written by Andy Enright on 6/2/15 4:26 PM

Today's systems, applications, and converged voice and data networks offer excellent features and value to your business. However, their complexity makes keeping them running a real challenge. As network infrastructures constantly change, and IT funds, resources, and staff ...

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What is Project Management and Why Do I Need It?

Written by Mark Coffey on 4/30/15 4:04 PM

On a number of occasions, I have been posed with the question, “Do I need project management?” Now, as the Director of Project Management at Annese, I will of course tell you, that yes you really need it. But instead of just telling you that, I will explain how project ...

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Determine Total Cost of Ownership for Your IT Project

Written by Christina Nordquist on 3/19/15 4:46 PM

Learn how and where to invest your IT dollars more efficiently by understanding the factors that determine technology lifecycle costs.   

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