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Alltech IT Solutions has been serving the Pembroke Pines area since 2008, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Cloud Platforms are Deteriorating the Need for Onsite Computing

Cloud Platforms are Deteriorating the Need for Onsite Computing

Cloud computing has been a major topic of discussion in the business world, but many IT professionals have been skeptical of the practice over the years due to security concerns and issues with management. However, technology advancements have allowed businesses to implement cloud computing in previously unforeseen ways, leading to more convenient, flexible, and affordable solutions as a whole.

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Remote Desktop Has Some Serious Value

Remote Desktop Has Some Serious Value

Your desktop infrastructure is one of the most important parts of your organization, and there are several ways to manage it. One way is through Desktop-as-a-Service, an option that can help you move away from the traditional workstation and embrace a new technology management philosophy. How might you get value out of this service? Let’s take a look at what makes DaaS so special.

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3 Major Benefits Business See From Cloud Computing

3 Major Benefits Business See From Cloud Computing

If you have to rely on remote workers as a small business, you might fear what they represent to your operations: a lack of control, security challenges, and of course, productivity issues. However, in today’s remote workplace, it is important to acknowledge that remote workers played a critical role in saving countless organizations throughout the course of the pandemic.

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3 Challenges (and Solutions) Posed by Remote Work

3 Challenges (and Solutions) Posed by Remote Work

For the past year, remote work has been basically the only option for some businesses. If the pandemic has proven anything, it is that all of our preconceived notions of remote work being impossible for certain industries and sectors are simply not true. Most businesses can leverage remote work in some capacity, so in a post-COVID world, it is your responsibility as a business owner to act on the many benefits that remote work can pose for organizations like yours.

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Cloud-Hosted Tools Your Business Should Consider

Cloud-Hosted Tools Your Business Should Consider

The cloud has provided organizations with countless ways to innovate and improve operations, but for those who are just now jumping on this great opportunity, you might have some questions about how to get the most out of the cloud or how to even get started. Let’s discuss some of the major benefits of cloud computing, as well as why it’s critical to consider it in the years to come.

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Cloud Hardware is More Popular Than Ever. Here’s Why

Cloud Hardware is More Popular Than Ever. Here’s Why

Each business uses a certain amount of technology to get things done, but today, no technology is as important to businesses as the Internet. You’ve begun to see businesses of all sizes spending thousands of dollars a month on Software-as-a-Service platforms designed to get workers the tools they need without placing undue pressure on a company’s capital budget. Today, we will talk about another cloud-based platform that is growing rapidly: Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

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Cloud Computing Has Value, but May Not Be Right for You

Cloud Computing Has Value, but May Not Be Right for You

If COVID-19 didn’t already jam up your business’ progress enough after five months, it seems as though the new normal is going to include replacing onsite hardware with cloud-based alternatives. At first glance, the presence of hosted platforms comes as a godsend to the business who doesn’t want to commit large amounts of capital to a hardware refresh. The cost of cloud computing, however, could actually be a major problem for your business. Today, we’ll take a brief look at the hardware choices you have and where the value comes from.

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Switch the Hosted Email to Save Money

Switch the Hosted Email to Save Money

Email is one of the most common communication tools used by businesses, but not all options are as good as others. For this week’s tip, we’re recommending that you embrace hosted email in your own operations. Here’s why.

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How Your Business Can Take Advantage of the Cloud

How Your Business Can Take Advantage of the Cloud

The cloud has proven exceptionally useful to businesses in a variety of ways, as it offers a means for these businesses to continue accessing their crucial tools and solutions. Let’s examine a few utilities that your organization could receive via cloud services, and how they would benefit your processes.

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Cloud or On-site? That is the Question

Cloud or On-site? That is the Question

The small business has been really hit hard recently.  With around one-sixth of the workforce working online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have been doing some hand wringing about their future IT investments. Do you keep your computing resource onsite or do you look to the cloud to fill in? Today, we will take a look at this very question.

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Collaboration Tools Your Business Can Rely On

Collaboration Tools Your Business Can Rely On

In the modern workplace, collaboration plays a critical role. Successful businesses depend on a collaborative effort to create their products or deploy their services. With the world on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing has strong and useful tools for businesses for its cost effectiveness and its ability to support remote workers. Today, we are going to look at some of the cloud-based collaboration tools businesses are using to keep their businesses in action.

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Tip of the Week: 2 Ways Cloud Computing Can Fuel Productivity

Tip of the Week: 2 Ways Cloud Computing Can Fuel Productivity

These days, we use a lot of cloud platforms. They can enhance productivity through improving access, and they allow a business to do more with their capital. For this week’s tip, we thought we’d look at two ways the cloud can help your business excel with its newly-remote workforce.

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In the Face of All That’s Happening, Backup is All the More Important

In the Face of All That’s Happening, Backup is All the More Important

Tomorrow is World Backup Day, which--considering the current business climate as the coronavirus pandemic rages on--seems only too appropriate. Let’s discuss why times like these make it only too clear how critical a business continuity strategy is, especially when supported by the right backup solution.

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Hosted Desktops and How They May Be Right for You

Hosted Desktops and How They May Be Right for You

Upgrading your business’ technology can be extraordinarily expensive. If you’ve been using the same desktops for years, but don't necessarily have the money to upgrade your whole business’ IT, an option that you can consider is deploying a hosted desktop. Today, we will define exactly what a hosted desktop is, and why it is a good solution for companies that are in a bind. 

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A Quick Look at Professional Services Management Software

A Quick Look at Professional Services Management Software

As we come up on tax time, we’re reminded just how important the professional services are. There is very little that businesses do without consultation. After all, consultants are just professionals in a field giving you advice on how to navigate forward. Lawyers, financial consultants, accountants, and advertising and marketing specialists are just a few of the crucial people that provide the average business with outside expertise.

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Cloud System Security Can Be Tricky

Cloud System Security Can Be Tricky

If your business is taking advantage of the cloud to meet its operational and data storage needs, then you’re already doing something right. The cloud has changed the way businesses function, but this also needs to extend to the way businesses think about data security. How is your business or cloud provider securing your critical business data and applications stored in the cloud?

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If You Fail to Properly Train Your Staff Regarding the Cloud, They’ll Fail You

If You Fail to Properly Train Your Staff Regarding the Cloud, They’ll Fail You

It is no secret that the cloud has overwhelmingly improved much of business computing with its innovative features, yet that does not mean the use of cloud technology is free of concerns for a business to consider. In part due to the cloud’s flexibility with solutions, many companies have encountered serious problems that go so far as to put the entire business at risk. What follows are some concerns that businesses that plan to introduce the cloud to their workers will have to consider and prepare to deal with.


Many users have become more accustomed to completing their work tasks in their own specific way, developing particular preferences and doggedly sticking to them. Unfortunately, many of these habits can create security concerns which--thanks to the cloud--can reach out and affect the entire company.

On a basic level, there are concerns about password security. While security is never a subject to take lightly, the stakes are raised when a cloud solution comes into play. For example, an intruder, utilizing a stolen password, can access any company documents and files that the employee associated with that password had access to. While this is not that uncommon of a concern, the risk is multiplied if the employee is lax in following security best practices, such as keeping sticky notes with credentials written out on them for anyone to see, copy, and abuse. Alternatively, some unwitting cloud user may keep a list of their passwords in a non-password protected document that anyone with access to the company network could see, including possible infiltrators.

It’s also important to consider innocent errors that could compound these issues. Employee devices have an unfortunate tendency to go missing every now and again, and without any password protections, there’s another potential access point to your cloud-stored data that (without the proper precautions) is out of your control.

There are also those semi-innocent errors that users make far too regularly, usually where they implement entirely-too-risky solutions not officially approved by your IT department, commonly known as shadow IT. While not necessarily malicious, there are far too many cases in which an unapproved solution caused a workflow issue or introduced malware into a company system for such measures to be worth the risk.

Of course, not all “user fault” lies with the users specifically, but any responsibility the organization has in the difficulties their users face can be resolved with a few simple initiatives.

It all comes down to education. According to CIOInsight, 58 percent of surveyed IT employees were never instructed on how to properly implement and utilize cloud applications, and 39 percent claimed to never have been made aware of the risks associated with downloading apps without the knowledge and approval of their IT resource. A full 44 percent of those surveyed were never informed how to make sure company data was stored and transferred securely. Employees need enough information on company policy to understand the importance of following the lead of IT, but must also be held accountable if they then choose to continue their risk-laden habits.

If your internal IT staff is too concerned with mitigating cloud issues brought on by your users, perhaps enlisting Alltech IT Solutions could help. As a supplement to your internal resources, Alltech IT Solutions can help resolve the problems present in your systems, freeing up your internal team to innovate and educate your employees. Give us a call at 954-628-3770 to speak to one of our IT professionals about resolving your cloud issues today.

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Tip of the Week: Don’t Waste Capital In the Cloud

Tip of the Week: Don’t Waste Capital In the Cloud

The cloud has transformed the way people work; and, as a result people rely on it for more than ever. Some businesses have all their computing resources in the cloud, while many others utilize it for software as a service, communication tools, and other major parts of their business’ IT. The more businesses start relying on cloud-hosted computing resources, the more these cloud resources are being wasted. Since they come at a premium price, businesses are beginning to discover that they are wasting money on their cloud.

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Which Hosted Solution Are You Depending On?

Which Hosted Solution Are You Depending On?

The cloud has taken over the business environment, and every business that takes advantage of it needs to consider several factors to ensure that they purchase the right one for their specific needs. Here are three common talking points for businesses to consider when investing in a cloud-based solution.

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The 1-2-3 Plan for Successfully Migrating to the Cloud

The 1-2-3 Plan for Successfully Migrating to the Cloud

The cloud is a fantastic solution that can help your business achieve the flexibility and scalability that it needs in order to stay competitive, but implementing the cloud isn’t always a simple task. You have to take into account application compatibility, device access, what type of cloud solution you need, what type of cloud you actually want; and the time and expertise it takes to make sure it’s all done properly.

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