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Improving your Corporate Cyber Security: Free Breakfast Presentation in Cranberry

Posted on May 25, 2017

Apogee is hosting another Bagels & Bytes IT Trends Series event, this time in Cranberry, in partnership with Ethical Intruder – a leading global cyber security company. Join us for breakfast and an eye-opening presentation about the state of your company's security.

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Collaborating to Build a Better Environment Through Supplemental IT Support

Posted on May 19, 2017

Business owners know that their technology isn’t stagnant. As an organization grows, their technological needs evolve as well. With the addition of new hardware, software, and users, your IT environment soon requires a resource to manage it all, leading some SMBs to hire an internal IT professional. But when your in-house resource needs a little backup, where should you turn?

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Business on the Rooftop: Free Pittsburgh Event on Cloud Technology

Posted on May 08, 2017

­Apogee is hosting another Bagels & Bytes IT Trends Series event, this time in Pittsburgh, in partnership with Plus Consulting – an innovator in IT business solutions. Join us on the rooftop for happy hour and a panel discussion featuring local experts on Cloud strategy in the SMB world.

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Erasing IT Management Headaches with Technology Vendor Coordination

Posted on April 27, 2017

Small and medium-sized businesses utilize a lot of vendors to make their organization functional. Internet Service Providers, software companies, and plenty of other technology vendors play a part in the day-to-day operations of a business. However, when an issue arises, it’s not uncommon for these vendors to begin pointing fingers at one another when an issue relates to your technology network.

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Growing IT Security Threats Facing Law Firms: Ransomware in 2017

Posted on April 11, 2017

In 2016, we wrote a blog post that detailed when law firms should consider switching to managed services. The article discussed the various technology issues that signal the need for a change in how their IT is managed. One area we talked about was falling behind the IT security curve, or in other words, not proactively keeping systems protected from the latest cyber threats. In 2017, that issue has taken on even more importance as there are mounting concerns surrounding access control, data integrity, and other IT security threats – specifically ransomware.

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Choosing a Managed Services Provider: The Buyer's Journey

Posted on April 03, 2017

When companies begin to explore managed services as an option for their business, their journey is often kick started by a compelling event. That event can be as simple as the belief that their current provider is underserving them or as threatening as a ransomware attack that has held their systems hostage. However, dealing with numerous sales teams and loads of tech speak can become overwhelming. It's an industry that is crowded, with far too many options and pros and cons to consider.

Here are some of your options for managing your technology and some things to keep in mind:

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Is Your Information Technology Moving You Forward or Holding You Back?

Posted on March 27, 2017

If you’re a small or medium-sized business, you probably know technology is the key to business success. In fact, several household brands transformed their companies by becoming technology companies that sold a product. (Domino’s Pizza, anyone?)

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Tagged: IT strategy

Apogee IT Services Named to 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 List

Posted on March 03, 2017

Pittsburgh-Based Managed Service Provider Recognized for Excellence in IT Service Delivery

(Sewickley, PA, February 21, 2017) — In business and in life, there is moving forward and there is moving backward – there is no standing still. Apogee IT Services, an IT Services provider that has experienced explosive growth since 2014, is no stranger to continually pushing forward, driven by the belief that it can always do better. Apogee’s mission to provide quality and customized managed services to each of its clients has proved to be a recipe for success since the company’s birth in 1990.

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Local vs. Non-Local Managed Service Providers – What Really Matters

Posted on February 14, 2017

For companies who work with a managed service provider (MSP), or those who are looking for one, location typically plays a key role in the decision-making process. And it makes sense. There’s a level of comfort knowing that your IT provider is nearby…maybe a 20-minute drive away, especially if you have a lot of emergency issues or need someone to come onsite often.

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Lost Your IT Support? 5 Steps Toward a Permanent Solution

Posted on February 08, 2017

If you’re like most businesses, technology can make or break you. But if you are a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you may have a point of exposure that larger businesses don’t. That is, you may rely on one small IT service provider or one internal IT staff person for all of your IT support. They essentially hold all the keys to your IT kingdom. So what do you do if you lose your IT support?

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