Technology Articles from MPA Networks

Sharing How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Impact Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

March 22nd, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Reports on Increases in AI Prevalence SAN MATEO, CA - MPA Networks, Inc. a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), reported today on the state of artificial intelligence (AI) and how current...

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MPA Networks, Inc. Launches Secure WiFi-as-a-Service to Protect Customers from Cyber Attacks

November 6th, 2019 by admin

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SAN MATEO, CA – MPA Networks, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company has launched a Secure WiFi-as-a-Service program to protect its customers from cyber attacks through wireless access points....

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How X-as-a-Service Solutions Can Benefit Your Business

September 25th, 2019 by admin

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The cloud is transforming the way businesses operate, allowing for far more flexibility, efficiency, and better manageability than ever before. Cloud computing gives users on-demand network access with tons of resources that can be made...

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Reinventing Traditional Business with Workplace-as-a-Service and BYOD

July 10th, 2019 by admin

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Many businesses have changed the traditional business model to adapt to the way people now choose to work. With Workplace-as-a-service, small to midsized businesses can be fully functional and successfully, without being in a physical workspace environment....

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Keep the Building Blocks of Your Business Protected With our Network and Server Management Service

February 25th, 2019 by admin

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When it comes to keeping your business operational, there are two pillars it can't stand without. If your servers or network fail your business, what could you do to keep your business working? When the core of your organization’s workflow, your...

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What Nonprofits Should Seek in an IT Provider

May 29th, 2018 by admin

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While many of the technical needs at nonprofit and for-profit businesses overlap, there are still several key considerations for nonprofits looking for the right IT services provider. Nonprofits' motivations may be driven less by the concept of "spending...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Partners and Industries

3 Lessons SMBs Can Learn From Retailers On Thanksgiving Weekend

September 6th, 2017 by admin

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Online retailers are already working on business strategies for the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday online shopping weekend months in advance. These three days are the busiest online shopping days for retailers, bringing in nearly $6 billion...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

Transitioning to the Cloud? “Know Before You Go”

January 26th, 2016 by admin

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The Cloud is here to stay—and growing before our eyes. Even the customer segment that the marketing world terms late adopters—the last people to "get on the boat" of tech trends—are finally taking a hard look at migrating at least some of their IT to...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

Macs Are Here to Stay. How Well Are You Managing Them?

December 16th, 2015 by admin

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Before you take your teenage kids to see the new Steve Jobs biopic, ask them what Jobs' first successful product was. Don't be surprised if they answer "the iPod"! For most of their generation, the original Macintosh is ancient history. Today's Mac...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

IPv6: Heard of it? You Will...

September 4th, 2015 by admin

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In our ever-expanding universe of high-tech acronyms, perhaps one you've recently heard is IPv6. What exactly is it? Why do some IT people embrace it as the foundation of a "new Internet," while the mere mention of it gives others an instant headache?...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

Desktop-as-a-Service: Start with the Right Roadmap

August 27th, 2015 by admin

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In this third installment of our blog series on Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Cloud-hosted virtual workspaces, we'd like to pass along a few pointers about when and how to plan a successful structured deployment within your organization. Everything...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

Hidden Costs of DaaS Service? Know What to Look For

August 19th, 2015 by admin

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Back in July, we talked about the emergence of Cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). From overall cost to scalability, mobility, and security, more IT decision-makers are recognizing DaaS as simply a better alternative to traditional networks...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

DaaS and the Virtual Workspace: The Next Big Thing?

July 30th, 2015 by admin

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We've recently received quite a few questions regarding "virtual workspaces." Particularly in light of the imminent release of the next version of Windows (which, as we've discussed, won't come cheaply for enterprise users), will virtual workspaces...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

Is Your Server Room Too Noisy? Take Steps to Fix It

July 22nd, 2015 by admin

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When we conduct our complimentary IT assessment for a prospective customer, one question we're frequently asked is "Can we do anything to cut down on the noise in our server room?" Most older office facilities in the Bay Area simply weren't designed...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

Small Business Disaster Recovery Solutions

July 10th, 2015 by admin

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“Disaster”: the word itself is synonymous with trauma. Of course, even after a traumatic event, there is an opportunity to rebuild. Restoring your data is a critical part of rebuilding your infrastructure and your business after a physical or virtual...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Time To Think About Your Company's Next Tech Refresh?

June 24th, 2015 by admin

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As the Bay Area moves into the warmest months of the year, you can enjoy the summer knowing your annual home spring cleaning is behind you—when you tackled all those chores in (literally) one clean sweep over a weekend. With that taken care of, now’s...

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It's Nice to Be Important, But It's More Important to Be Nice

June 4th, 2015 by admin

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Let's face it—the humor on Saturday Night Live is pretty much hit-or-miss these days. But one classic SNL sketch from the late '90s remains our favorite: Nick Burns, Your Company's Computer Guy. Why are Nick's condescending remarks toward his fellow...

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Posted in: Solutions, Hardware and Software

Is Tape Storage (Completely) Dead?

May 28th, 2015 by admin

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If you're over 40, you probably remember the original Sony Walkman—the freedom of listening to a single cassette tape in portable stereo. Even if you still have a few favorite cassette tapes packed away somewhere, where could you listen to them today?...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Want Information Technology with Strong ROI? Take this Critical First Step.

January 30th, 2014 by admin

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Escape the Dreaded 'IT Money Pit' Information Technology is the backbone of modern business - it is the infrastructure on which businesses run and employees work. It is the wheel that keeps everything rolling smoothly. As such, it makes perfect sense...

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