Creating a Strong Company Culture With Remote Workers

A little over a year ago, who would have thought that many office buildings would be practically empty. While remote work was already trending upward, the Coronavirus pandemic shoved it into the stratosphere. More employees are now working remotely than ever before. Companies with a strong culture have higher employee retention rates, happier employees and […]

4 Things You Must Do When an Employee Terminates

Employee turnover at a company is inevitable. You may find yourself needing to let someone go, or they may be moving on to something different. Depending on the industry, or the company, employee turnover could be high. As a managed IT services company, we see mishandling of the situation frequently. The company will let us […]

Forgotten Things You Need to Fit In Your IT Budget

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We know it is difficult to properly budget for a company’s technology needs. You never know when hardware is going to break, or when an event like a natural disaster or a cyber security attack is going to destroy what you’ve built. At Protek support we do our best to meet with our clients regularly […]

Four Big Myths of Do-it-Yourself IT

Four Big Myths of Do-it-Yourself IT Lots of growing companies struggle with how to properly manage their information technology (IT). Many businesses will resort to a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) approach to technology in their early growth phase. In several cases, there is usually someone in the office who is naturally technical. We always call this employee […]

Five Big Competitive Advantages from Your Technology Investments

Five Big Competitive Advantages from Your Technology Investments Technology is vitally important to businesses of all sizes. The question is, do you view technology as an expense or an investment. In our view, technology properly deployed and used can help companies build real and sustainable competitive advantages for several reasons. 1. Employee productivity Employee productivity […]

Seven Moves to Make in Consultation with Your IT Service Provider

Seven Moves to Make in Consultation with Your IT Service Provider Teamwork makes the dream work. That is the case whether you have outsourced 100% of your information technology to a service provider or whether you handle certain IT functions in-house. There are many advantages to working with an IT Services provider, even when you […]

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters?

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters? Businesses of all sizes should think about their plans and preparations around backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity. While often confused, each of these concepts is unique and needs to be considered separately by business leaders. What are backups? First, let’s start with […]

Top 10 Technology Considerations When Planning an Office Move

Top 10 Technology Considerations When Planning an Office Move Office moves are a major undertaking. Companies will move offices for various reasons, including the need for more space, improvements to employee quality of life, or even downsizing due to increased remote workers. No matter the reason, office moves present a fantastic opportunity for organizations to […]

Four Ways to Make Remote Work Work

Four Ways to Make Remote Work Work The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a work from home revolution. Across industries and across the globe, organizations have rapidly adapted to the pandemic by empowering work from home for millions of employees. According to a report from the collaboration software provider Slack, an estimated 16 million new […]

Work from Home, the Next Normal

Work from Home, the Next Normal Although we are still very much in the middle of the current pandemic, it is clear that working from home is here to stay, even in a post-pandemic world. Many employees could start returning to the office over the coming months, but many companies are making remote work a […]