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Virtual Work Environments That Encourage Team Collaboration

Hybrid and remote work are here to stay. Fortunately for employers and employees, recent studies have found working remotely does not negatively impact productivity. Offering hybrid and remote work can help employees attract and retain top talent. Once a company decides to offer hybrid or remote work, its leaders need to decide which platform will…

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Meet the Now IT Connects Team

Fallen out of love with your current job? Now IT Connects may be the perfect next step in your IT career. Our talented team loves serving IT customers in Central Minnesota and beyond. Take a moment to meet your potential new coworkers and get a taste of what it’s like to work with Now IT...

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Thank You to the Now IT Connects Community

The holidays are a time to reflect on the people and organizations that have helped make the past year successful. For Now IT Connects, we are especially grateful for our clients, our talented employees, and the organizations in our community that make it a great place to live and do business. Thank you! Thank You...

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Deploying Devices and Software in the Field

Managing the devices and related software and web applications you have deployed in the field can be a complicated undertaking. Now IT Connects has decades of experience managing device and software deployment remotely. Here are a few tips we’ve learned over the years. Move Essential Tools to the Cloud If you manage software locally across...

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How to Migrate from Local Servers to the Cloud

So, you’ve finally made the decision to migrate to a cloud-based server like Microsoft Azure. Congratulations on taking the next step in making your business scalable, more productive, and more secure! Migrating your data and systems over to the cloud is a big undertaking, and you don’t want to lose any valuable information in the...

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Wireless Point-to-Point for Sprawling Facilities

Providing internet access to a sprawling facility can be a daunting undertaking. It can be difficult to provide a fast, reliable internet connection across an expansive building, such as a warehouse or logistics facility. Likewise, it can be tricky and expensive to make sure several outbuildings on a single property have internet connections. In both...

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Expanding Internet Access at a Materials Supply Company

When Plaisted Companies needed to expand internet access to its landscape yard, Chief Operating Officer Mark Duitsman knew just the company to call. Now IT Connects had been Plaisted Companies’ managed IT partner for years, and Mark knew John and his crew could help them expand internet access to their new landscape yard building. About...

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3 Innovative Uses for Microsoft 365 Forms

Forms make it easy to collect the information you need from your customers and team members. Microsoft 365 offers three options for creating forms that automate the information collection process. If your team runs on Microsoft 365 or SharePoint, discover how Microsoft Forms, OOTB SharePoint forms, and Power Apps can automate and simplify your data...

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Introduction to Microsoft Azure

Hitting a wall with your local server network? Keeping your company’s data on local servers can limit your productivity and your ability to scale your business. When we encounter businesses who’ve reached this stage of frustration with their local servers, it’s likely we’ll recommend a cloud-based solution such as Microsoft Azure. What Is Microsoft Azure?...

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Wireless Point-to-Point (P2P) Applications and Benefits

If your company operates out of multiple buildings, it can be complicated and costly to create a network connection between the buildings with fiber or cable. The same goes for sprawling properties with video surveillance systems. In both of these cases, a wireless point-to-point (P2P) system can provide affordable, secure connectivity. Wireless Point-to-Point Connects Multiple...

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Case Study: Upgrading a Construction Company’s IT Infrastructure

When Lakehead Constructors was moving not one but both of its locations, IT director Matt Dallam knew it was time to upgrade the company’s IT infrastructure from localized servers to cloud-based solutions. He knew the upgrade would make the company’s entire operation more efficient, but he didn’t realize just how much more time he’d be...

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Cloud-Based Computing for the Remote Workforce

Cloud-Based Computing for the Remote Workforce

The past year definitely made the case for cloud-based computing, as the cloud is what empowered many companies to move to a remote workforce in 2020. Cloud-based technologies have more than proved their worth these last 12 months. If you’re still running your business off local servers in your office, or have hobbled together several...

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