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Argentum IT LLC has been serving the Louisville area since 2010, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How to Tell If an Upgrade is In Order

How to Tell If an Upgrade is In Order

In all aspects of society, upgrades and updates have become part of life. For instance, consider how often you’re prompted to update your software—and how often some people may ignore these prompts, assuming that everything will be just fine.

As you might imagine, this is not the mindset that will allow your business to advance. Instead, it’s important that you can identify when your technology is no longer helping and is instead holding you back so that you can implement that which will help your business advance.

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Remote Operations Need to Succeed Before Hybrid Can Work

Remote Operations Need to Succeed Before Hybrid Can Work

Whether we like it or not, remote work is not going anywhere, and now that employees have gotten a taste of what it feels like to work remotely, more are eager to do so than ever before. Unfortunately, the reality is that employers are eventually going to want their employees to return to the office in at least some capacity. How can employers do this without upsetting employees too much? The answer lies in a hybrid work environment.

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When You Consider All Avenues of Data Loss, Backup Becomes Essential

When You Consider All Avenues of Data Loss, Backup Becomes Essential

“It won’t happen to me.” This is a common excuse amongst business owners who refuse to equip their network with a comprehensive data backup and recovery solution. They may feel like they’re careful enough to avoid a major data loss-causing disaster. Yet, the inconvenient fact remains that a disaster can happen to any business, no matter how prepared they may be.

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Technology Can Help You Reinvent Your Inventory Controls

Technology Can Help You Reinvent Your Inventory Controls

Businesses that sell goods have always used inventory management, whether using pen and paper or a spreadsheet. In the information age, inventory management is more complex and with a lot of businesses operating on the Internet, it is more important to manage well. This month, we will discuss what modern inventory management entails and how technology can provide the efficiency your business needs to be successful.

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Better Understand What Your Business Is Paying for Printing

Better Understand What Your Business Is Paying for Printing

With businesses actively searching for ways to cut costs in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, one place a lot of businesses are considering cutting is their printing initiatives. Today, there are several new solutions that can provide businesses options without having to rely on printed materials. If your business is one that cannot, however, you should know just how much your printer is costing your business. In today’s blog, we’ll review how you can calculate this investment.

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Is Your Business Equipped for Modern Collaboration?

Is Your Business Equipped for Modern Collaboration?

Saving on capital expenditures is the successful business owner’s superpower. Today, a lot of the strategic cost-cutting that is being done is through collaboration. When you increase the productivity of your staff, you can do more with less. Let’s look at some of the tools being used by successful organizations to enhance their productivity.

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What Leads to Failure in a Business Project?

What Leads to Failure in a Business Project?

Digital transformation is projected to make huge waves in the business environment, with an anticipated value of approximately $767 billion by the year 2026. It’s clear that businesses have lofty ambitions and expectations for their digital transformation initiatives, but there is a shadow that is cast on this number that holds many companies back: many of these initiatives fail, and fail hard. Why is this the case? We explore these reasons in this month’s newsletter. 

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Scammers Come at You From Every Direction

Scammers Come at You From Every Direction

Imagine this scenario: you’re going about your daily tasks when you receive an email from a cybersecurity company claiming that you have become the target of a hacking attack. Now, you don’t work in IT, so you’re not sure what your security agency is or what security policies or procedures you have in place, so you trust the message and respond to the email. Unfortunately, the message came from a cyberthreat, and now you are on their hook, line and sinker.

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Gain More Opportunities with VoIP

Gain More Opportunities with VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol phone systems, better known as VoIP, has completely changed the way that businesses communicate both internally with their teams and externally with their clients and customers. It’s not difficult to see why, but to understand the value that it brings to the table might require you to examine a hard truth about traditional business telephone systems: they are not designed with the consumer in mind.

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What is an Inventory Management System?

What is an Inventory Management System?

Most businesses rely on keeping a certain amount of goods and resources in stock. For manufacturers and retailers, controlling your business’ inventory is essential to the success of their whole business. Today, there are inventory management tools that can give your business the confidence to know that you will have the resources and products in stock when you need them. This month, we’ll take a brief look at the modern Inventory management system. 

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Your Staff Can Help Gain Perspective About How Your Tech is Working

Your Staff Can Help Gain Perspective About How Your Tech is Working

Technology can often be a bit of a pain point for businesses, especially during the rollout of new solutions that are supposedly designed with productivity in mind. Many of the stressors associated with new technology can come from your employees and their reactions to these new solutions.

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Training Your Staff Isn’t an Overnight Task

Training Your Staff Isn’t an Overnight Task

When many businesses look to hire new staff, they typically have a series of qualifications they need each applicant to meet before they grant interviews. They make their selection, do their entrance training, and then expect that the new hire will settle in and be as productive as possible as soon as possible.

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When Does Cloud Computing Start to Make Sense?

When Does Cloud Computing Start to Make Sense?

The server is the heart and brain of a business’ computing infrastructure. So much so that a failure can cause catastrophic effects on your business. If you are at a point where you are thinking about adding a server to your infrastructure, or replacing one that is a little long in the tooth, you now have less of a dilemma than you may have had previously. This doesn’t mean that it is not a serious decision, but today you have options on how you want to go about deploying your new server. This month, we thought we would go over some of the pros and cons that come with adding new infrastructure and whether purchasing a new server outright is the right decision for your business.

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How to Create a Risk Management Process for Your Cybersecurity

How to Create a Risk Management Process for Your Cybersecurity

We’ve been known to take a bit of an extreme approach to cybersecurity—your business is at constant threat of being attacked by all manners of threats and all that. While we stand by this approach as an effective way to boost awareness and adherence to cybersecurity needs, there are certain attacks that are more likely to target you. This is where risk management comes into play.

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Looking for Essential Business Software? Microsoft 365 Has You Covered

Looking for Essential Business Software? Microsoft 365 Has You Covered

What kind of productivity suite does your business use for its day-to-day operations? It doesn’t really matter which industry you classify yourself as or what size your company is; a productivity suite will undoubtedly transform the way your organization operates. Let’s take a look at some of the most common applications found in productivity suites and how they can be powerful catalysts to get work done faster and more efficiently.

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Effective Communication Drives Productivity

Effective Communication Drives Productivity

For a business, communications take several forms. You have the telephone, instant messaging, email, and other collaboration mediums. On top of that, most businesses have some way to communicate with customers outside of the main options. That’s a lot of communication tools to manage and keep working effectively. This month we thought we would talk a little bit about the benefits of unifying your communications platforms for added benefit.

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Where Workflow Automation Comes From, and How It Helps

Where Workflow Automation Comes From, and How It Helps

One of the primary ways that modern companies work to boost efficiency is to ease the workloads that their employees have to contend with through automation. Automating certain processes frees up the time these processes would otherwise take to devote to revenue generation. This approach has worked for decades—and today, businesses have access to more automation-focused technology than ever.

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Spend Some Time Improving Your Home Workspace

Spend Some Time Improving Your Home Workspace

With so many employees working remotely, it’s important that you do all you can to ensure they have set themselves up for success with their home office. To this end, we have put together a list of suggestions you can use to help your employees build the most comfortable, and productive, home office possible. Here are four tips you can implement for a more comfortable workplace.

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5 Huge Benefits of Proactive Managed IT

5 Huge Benefits of Proactive Managed IT

Technology is one part of your business where you would rather take proactive measures than react to issues that pop up. After all, preventing some of the disasters and problems which surface could save you so much time and resources. Here are five of the best reasons why you should take a proactive approach to your business’ technology infrastructure.

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Make Smarter Technology Investments in Six Steps

Make Smarter Technology Investments in Six Steps

Technology spending is an issue that every business has to confront. There are a lot of options out there and a lot of promises made of which many won’t ever come to fruition, so it’s important to know exactly what it is that your business needs before committing to any technology investment. This month, we discuss six variables to consider when deciding on your next technology move. 

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