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Walsh IT Group has been serving the Katy area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Value of Managed IT Starts with Our Technicians

The Value of Managed IT Starts with Our Technicians

Business technology isn’t going to be a strength of your business if it isn’t properly maintained. Unfortunately, most modern businesses can’t commit the time and resources necessary to do this on their own. This is why partnering with a managed IT services provider brings great value. This value wouldn’t be possible, however, without trained and experienced technicians. Today, we thought we’d take a closer look at the people that deliver that value.

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Troubleshoot Your Technology Problems Better with These 5 Suggestions

Troubleshoot Your Technology Problems Better with These 5 Suggestions

When you experience technical difficulties, do you have a process in place to make sure that the problem is resolved in a timely fashion? This process is known as troubleshooting, but it can be a lengthy process when pulled off correctly. Let’s make sure that your staff are all on the same page with the five critical steps of troubleshooting any problems your business encounters with technology.

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Don’t Let Break-Fix Technology Maintenance Hold Your Business Back

Don’t Let Break-Fix Technology Maintenance Hold Your Business Back

When you think about technology maintenance, how often do you tend to address issues with your infrastructure? Do you wait for something to go wrong before addressing it? If so, you are going about technology maintenance all wrong. When you take this break-fix approach to your IT infrastructure, you run the risk of serious complications that could result in expensive downtime and costly repairs.

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You’ll Want to Avoid These 3 Technology Choices

You’ll Want to Avoid These 3 Technology Choices

There is no greater tool for your business’ success than the technology it uses, at least in theory. If you want to maximize the value you get from your technology, you need to make the correct decisions, which is easier said than done. Let’s go over some of the things to not do with your business technology.

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The Key to Small Business Stability is Managed IT Services

The Key to Small Business Stability is Managed IT Services

Even though technology can provide some incredible returns on your investment, many businesses struggle with managing and maintaining it properly. Small businesses in particular have more restrictions placed on them compared to major enterprises, especially in regards to budget, workforce, or workspace. How can small businesses stay competitive against companies that have so many more resources available to them? Managed services is an ideal solution, and one that can at least alleviate some of the challenges that come from technology maintenance.

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Managed Services Represent Immense Opportunities for Small Businesses

Managed Services Represent Immense Opportunities for Small Businesses

For small businesses with a more limited budget and access to resources, technology management can be a major pain point. Fortunately for these small businesses, they have access to a tool that allows them to compete with larger organizations: managed IT services. A managed service provider can help a good small business become a great small business, and it all boils down to the way that technology is managed.

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Adobe Finally Shutting Down Support for Flash

Adobe Finally Shutting Down Support for Flash

Software giant Adobe will cease support of Flash Player and the 24-year-old software will retire at the end of the year, according to the company. This is a pretty big deal, and the loss is one that will be felt by many businesses. Or will it?

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Considerations to Make When Choosing an IT Provider

Considerations to Make When Choosing an IT Provider

So, you’ve decided to seek out external assistance with your critical business technology and its upkeep, and now you’re wondering how to tell which of your support options is going to give you the best value for your investment. While we may be biased, we still feel justified in our belief that—when compared side-by-side—a managed service provider will always be the better choice.

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Tip of the Week: How to Plan for Your Business’ IT Hardware Needs

Tip of the Week: How to Plan for Your Business’ IT Hardware Needs

When it comes to their necessary hardware, there are some things that most businesses generally have in common, differences in scale notwithstanding. As such, businesses of all sizes should consider the same things while putting together their IT infrastructure. For this week’s tip, we’re going over these considerations to benefit your hardware planning and implementation.

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How Managed Services Can Help Businesses Right Now

How Managed Services Can Help Businesses Right Now

We’re just shy of halfway through 2020, and it is already apparent that this will go down as one of the most challenging years for businesses around the world for some time. With many businesses facing extensive and continued pauses in their operations, many will be looking for opportunities to get more out of their investments. Managed IT services are one such opportunity.

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Build Your Business With Managed IT

Build Your Business With Managed IT

Every business owner or manager has to weigh the risks and the rewards of any decision. Whether to hire an internal IT support team or to outsource that responsibility is just one choice that has to be made eventually. If you are in the market for IT management resources, we’re here to tell you that managed IT is as valuable a service as you can get for your business.

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IT Support Needs to Be There When You Need It

IT Support Needs to Be There When You Need It

Make no mistake about it, your business relies on information technology. For that reason it is important to have reliable and efficient IT support. Finding the right support fit for your business can go a long way toward keeping these systems working as intended. In order to accomplish this, business owners may have to lean on their IT support provider. Let’s take a look at what IT support can do for your business. 

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Managed IT Services’ Major Points of Emphasis

Managed IT Services’ Major Points of Emphasis

As a managed IT services provider, we are constantly trying to find the most effective ways to communicate just how much value our services can bring a business, nonprofit, or municipal organization. Since almost all organizations rely heavily on their technology, it stands to reason that getting the most value out of their IT support should be a priority. In many ways, managed IT services are the answer to this issue. Let’s look at some of the most valuable parts of using managed services. 

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Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Procurement

Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Procurement

One of the best things about information technology today is that it is frequently improved. However, this improvement makes it crucial that you keep up with these changes. A managed service provider can greatly assist you with these procurement needs. Here, in part five of our managed service value series, we’ll discuss how invaluable this assistance can be.

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Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Support Services

Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Support Services

Most of us are old enough to remember when you had to bring your computer into the shop to get it fixed. This break/fix method in neither affordable nor efficient when you are dealing with several computers. IT services and support has evolved and now is available around the clock though a managed service provider. Businesses that once had to spend large parts of their operational capital on IT administrators now have the opportunity to cut their IT support costs and get comprehensive support regardless.

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7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Your IT

7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Your IT

Are you looking to get your current IT situation under control? Whether you are dealing with repeat issues, slow response times, or you are simply looking to grow and upgrade what you currently have, it’s important to know what you are up against and have an idea of where to go next.

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Clarifying a Few IT Stereotypes

Clarifying a Few IT Stereotypes

We’ve long accepted that, as an IT provider, there are a lot of stereotypes about what we can do and how we do it. Yet, just because we’ve accepted it, doesn’t mean we aren’t going to do anything about it. That’s why we wanted to use this blog post to clear up a few misconceptions about the nature of IT services.

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What About Managed IT Confuses You?

What About Managed IT Confuses You?

Do you understand what a managed service provider does for businesses just like yours? Some of what a MSP does can be a bit confusing if it’s not explained properly, leading to misinformation spreading. We wanted to take a moment to clear up what it is we help our clients with, as well as what we can accomplish for your business.

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4 Benefits of Remote Monitoring and Management

4 Benefits of Remote Monitoring and Management

As a managed service provider, one of our responsibilities is to ensure that your computing infrastructure is running without issue, and also without unduly interrupting your other employees. To accomplish this, we leverage remote monitoring and management tools that provide your operations with some notable benefits.

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Why Break/Fix Gives Business Owners Nightmares

Why Break/Fix Gives Business Owners Nightmares

Like cars and industrial equipment, computers are complex machines. To function properly they will need to be maintained, and sometimes fixed. Components inevitably fail, users (very) often make mistakes, and sometimes other people deliberately break things out of a litany of emotions. If your computer has seen better days, and you’ve done all you can, seeing if you can get it repaired will involve unhooking it and bringing to your local computer guy.

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