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A Little Known Way to Save Thousands on Support Costs, Become More Self-Supporting, And Avoid Boondoggle Swamp

December 28th, 2015

Every business office, no matter the line of business, rests on a foundation that was built upon the shaky ground we like to call Boondoggle Swamp. Boondoggle Swamp is filled with muck and mire, and its sole purpose is to suck businesses down into its grimy grips and then strangle that businesses cash flow until […]

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One Way to Avoid Unnecessary Computer Crashes, and Keep Productivity Moving Full Speed Ahead

November 20th, 2015

Your computer network is only as good as the computers and software being run on it, so why then, do so many businesses place so little importance on updating the tools they use every day to get work done? We find businesses and medical practices using outdated workstations and outdated software all the time. Most […]

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Improve Accountability, Work From Anywhere, Always Be Just a Click Away From What You Need with Office 365 and Google Apps

October 26th, 2015

As our lifestyles evolve to embrace the advantages modern technology affords each of us, the need for mobility and flexibility will continue to grow, and the key to that combination of technology and mobility is The Cloud. Microsoft and Google were among the first major players to attempt to capitalize on that with their cloud-based […]

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CloudPoint vs Dropbox: How to Build A Business-Changing Creative Sandbox to Spur Employee Collaboration and Creativity

October 19th, 2015

So Dropbox is changing the way it markets its service. The online storage giant is trying to shift its image away from just being a place to store big files online into an image that is more akin to a creative, collaborative playground. Dropbox has finally figured out the best ways to use its product. Yahoo […]

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The Iron-Fisted Rule You Keep Over Your IT Network Might be Costing You Money, Here is One Easy Way to Fix It

October 13th, 2015

Hiring an outside agency to manage your digital security and the overall health of your network is not the same thing as opening up your network to outsiders who are hell-bent on invading your privacy and building loopholes in your security. So it might be time to loosen that iron-fisted grip you keep over your […]

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CloudPoint Technology the Home of Free Will Managed IT For Businesses

September 25th, 2015

You know the absolute worst part about phone contracts, cable contracts, many gym memberships, and even most agreements for Managed IT Services? It’s those dang year-long contracts you’re locked into. With many of these services you are locked into a contract for the full term whether you decide halfway through you don’t like the service […]

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Prevent Your Old Office Computers From Becoming a Money Pit That Will Suck Your Budget Dry Using This Philosophy

September 17th, 2015

  Have you ever approached a computer technician about a problem you are having with your PC only to have them say, “You need a new machine,” before appearing to even think about it? What you don’t realize is that a good technician can size up your computer at a glance and know its limitations […]

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The Remedy for Your Slow Office Computers and Losses in Efficiency is Low-Cost, Hybrid Cloud

September 8th, 2015

Eventually there comes a time in a computer network’s life when it’s just no longer up to the task of meeting its office’s needs. One reason might be the server just doesn’t have enough power to keep up. Another reason, and one that is far more common, is after years of stuffing it full of […]

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Are Computer Problems Stressing You Out?

August 28th, 2015

Our Famous “Super Value Service Call” Will Put An End To Your Computer Headaches, Finally And Forever! You’re already crazy-busy dealing with a million different projects and problems – so why are you STILL tolerating ‘bad behavior’ from your computer network? After all, time is money and you certainly don’t need more stress in your […]

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How a Geographically Scattered Staff Produced Award Winning Work in the Cloud

August 19th, 2015

The concept of The Cloud is entrenched into the business world’s lexicon, but what amazes us, is that so many still don’t have a good understanding of what the term means, and how it can benefit their business. Perhaps the best way to broach those specifics is to pull from personal experience. Prior to my […]

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Business Alert: Are You Making This Crucial Mistake With E-mail?

August 17th, 2015

5 Reasons Why Companies Large And Small Are Rushing To Implement “E-mail Archiving” To Protect Themselves Here’s an issue you may not have given much thought to, but that could become a major issue at some point: saving e-mail communications to employees and clients that contain company policy changes, contract changes, alerts or other critical […]

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Do You Have a Sneaking Suspicion Your Current Computer Guy is NOT Doing Everything Possible to Secure and Protect Your Network?

August 10th, 2015

Take This 10-Second Quiz to Find Out… EVERYTHING in your business rides on your computer network and the data it holds – which is exactly why you can’t afford to have an incompetent person managing it. But how can you know for sure it you have the right person? How can a non-technical person know […]

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How to Quickly Achieve An Organized, Neat, And Clutter-Free Office

August 5th, 2015

Are you swimming in a morass of paper contracts, forms, and other documents that you can’t throw away? Would you like a much faster and easier way to locate important documents in your office that doesn’t require sifting, sorting and digging through piles and piles of folders? Are you concerned about losing or misplacing important […]

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Could The Dog Days Of Summer Be A Threat To Your Business?

July 31st, 2015

How To Ensure The Heat Doesn’t Fry Your Server (And Your Profits!) With the “dog days” of summer upon us, most business owners are looking for ways to keep their company’s sales and profits HOT, while keeping their IT expenses COOL. But if proper attention is not given to your server and network equipment during […]

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How to Avoid Becoming Extinct Over a Cybersecurity Disaster

July 23rd, 2015

Your practice is a cyber-dinosaur and if you aren’t careful, your practice could suffer the very same fate the actual thunder lizards did. And you know what happened to them, right? Calling industries who remain notoriously behind the techno-curve dinosaurs isn’t a statement we here made up to use in our sales pitches either. In […]

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Free Fix Could Have Saved More Than $500 in Bills, And Saved 15 Years of Data; Remembering to Back Up Your Data Would Be a Very Brady Moral Message

July 21st, 2015

Here’s a story, of a lovely lady, who was too busy to make a backup of her own, then one day it all went wrong, and she was befuddled, because her file was gone… Yeah, I know, that’s a terrible attempt at parodying an excerpt from The Brady Bunch theme song, but it illustrates the main […]

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CloudPoint Client’s Encrypted Data Under Attack By Snooping Federal Investigators, We Must Stop it For Colonel Sanders’s Sake

July 14th, 2015

When customers subscribe to an encrypted email service, they do so with the faith that it is, in fact, truly encrypted, and that NO ONE, is going to have access to the sensitive information being sent. If this kind of privacy wasn’t important to our clients, and subsequently their clients, they would just continue using […]

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Declare Freedom From Expensive Software, Hardware And Network Upgrades

July 6th, 2015

Office 365 and Google Apps are two perfect mainstream examples of the cloud computing trend for small businesses; for an inexpensive monthly fee, you can get full access to and use of Office applications that used to cost a few hundred dollars to  purchase. And, since these apps are being powered by the cloud provider, […]

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When Your Computer Network Fails, And Your Cheap Backup Does Not to Live Up to Expectations, Don’t Come Boo-Hooing to Us, We Told You So

June 24th, 2015

We frequently talk to businesses, and business owners, some of whom are our customers, about their current data backup situation, and we are just flabbergasted by the seeming lack of understanding, and the unwillingness to become enlightened on the subject. We have found the biggest obstacle to overcome is shortsightedness. So often we are told, […]

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Small Practices Not Immune to Data Theft, and Paying Their Fair Share of the $6 Billion in Preventable Costs Associated With It

June 15th, 2015

Healthcare businesses are ignoring the threat posed by cyber attackers, and are leaving themselves wide open to be victimized by data thieves seeking the personal information of patients. This is essentially the message gleaned from our review of a study released in May 2015 by the Ponemon Institute, a company that conducts independent industry studies […]

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What is the Number One Reason Businesses Opt to Use Managed IT Services?

June 10th, 2015

A recent survey of more than 300 companies revealed that two-thirds of them had hired the services of an outside IT company within the past 12 months. Why is that number so high? Because it makes sense. The data is from the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA Information Technology), a non-profit trade association focusing on […]

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Hiring a Full-Time IT Manager is Expensive, but Not Hiring Anyone to Manage IT at All Can Be Costly

June 3rd, 2015

Many businesses cite cost as the primary reason they don’t hire a full-time IT professional, despite the fact so much of the work being done relies heavily on the computer network, and the computers themselves, to get done. The problem with that is when the network in one of these offices without a full-time IT […]

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Would Your Business Pass a Data Security Audit? USPS Didn’t

May 28th, 2015

We almost never hear a good word about the United States Postal Service, but today, we’re going to change that. The USPS manages more than 31,000 retail locations, and employ more than 500,000 workers across the United States. The technology involved with managing something that large takes careful planning and tedious management. That’s why we […]

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It’s Time To Declare Freedom From Online Identity Theft for Businesses – See Our FREE Report

May 19th, 2015

If you want to prevent your personal or business identity from being stolen by a cyber criminal, this report is a MUST-read! This informational report outlines in plain, non-technical English common mistakes that many small business owners make with their computer and network security that puts their personal information and identity at risk of being […]

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The Four Most Costly Misconceptions About Spyware, Malware, And Other Computer Threats

May 11th, 2015

Do you know why there are so many different viruses, and other damaging entities, on the Internet today trying to gain access to your machines and data? We’ll give you a second to think about it… … … The answer is a simple one. THEY WORK. They work because so many people fail to take […]

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CloudPoint is Hiring: We’re Seeking a Sales Specialist

May 6th, 2015

We are in the process of trying to find a special kind of sales representative to add to our team, do you think you are the right person for the job? Tell us about yourself in a cover letter and resume and apply here. Here’s exactly what we’re looking for: We feel like we are […]

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How to Never Lose a File Again, Improve Efficiency, and Go Green in the Process

April 21st, 2015

Tomorrow is the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, the day where those of us who are hypersensitive to the damage being done to our environment try to convince everyone else of the true importance of preserving our resources for future generations. Well, kind of, anyway. The truth is most of us fall into that lukewarm […]

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SOAPware Adds Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Feature in Update

April 17th, 2015

SOAPware just announced it’s next update, due in the next week or two, will include the new add-on feature of Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), which is good news given national estimates indicate about 12-percent of all prescriptions written are for controlled substances. The additional feature is timed perfectly as the push to go […]

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What is Managed IT?

April 15th, 2015

Here’s the situation… The office printer refuses to print anything Steve or Joe sends to it, despite working just fine last week, and continuing to work just fine for everyone else in the office. Every time Amy saves something on her computer, the cursor spins and the machine locks up long enough for her to […]

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Who Else Wants To Save Thousands On New Computer Hardware, Software And IT Support While “Going Green?”

April 14th, 2015

The 45th edition of Earth Day is April 22, which is about a week away, so our question for you is what are you doing to make the Earth a better place for everyone? I know what you’re thinking, “But James, that going green stuff is usually ends up costing us more on our bottom […]

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Get Rid of SPAM Once and For All by Taking Iron-Fisted Control Over Your Inbox

April 8th, 2015

  The secret to a happy Inbox is having a good SPAM filter. This is one of those inevitable truths of life like, “If it can go wrong it probably will go wrong,” or even, “Lost keys will always be found in the very last place you think to look for them.” Gmail, Yahoo!, and […]

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The Best Way to Keep Your Employees from Fouling Up Your In-House Network Server is Moving it to the Cloud

April 2nd, 2015

There is a strong possibility that every single day your entire network of computers currently keeping your office running is open to the single biggest security risk on the Internet today — the employees using it. Yeah, that’s right. The very people you rely on to get things done every single day are the same […]

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5 Critical Characteristics You Should Demand From Your Computer Consultant

March 31st, 2015

1. Demand that they have multiple technicians on staff. If you rely on a “one-man-band” operation, you might find yourself without any help when they go on vacation, get sick, or when they are simply too busy servicing other customers. Having multiple technicians on staff is not a guarantee of fast, reliable service, but you […]

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Help! CloudPoint Technology’s Owner Due in Jail Next Month if Bill Isn’t Paid

March 25th, 2015

CloudPoint Technology’s Owner James Hall will end up behind bars April 22, if he doesn’t raise at least $2,400 for this year’s Putnam County Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up Event. The Lock-Up is an annual event where locals are given fundraising goals to reach, and if the goal isn’t reached, the person is symbolically locked away […]

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CloudPoint’s Office 365 Customers Can Get Early Look at Skype for Business and Office 2016

March 19th, 2015

There are quite a few updates on the horizon for Microsoft Office 365 users. During its annual Convergence conference, which targets business customers, Microsoft said its cloud-based, subscription service for Microsoft’s Office will be getting a touch of Skype added to it beginning in April. The update will combine Microsoft’s Lync application, which itself was […]

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Without Encrypted Email You Might As Well Publish Your Most Private Messages in the Newspaper

March 17th, 2015

We’ve all finally come to the realization we really have no privacy online. Everywhere we go, everything we do, and every little letter we type, is potentially open to inspection by third parties. Sending a regular email is like sending a postcard through the regular old real-world mail. The contents of it can be read […]

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Is Your IT Guy Holding You Prisoner?

March 12th, 2015

Here’s a question you’ve probably never thought about: If your IT guy went away, would you know where all the passwords, data, software licenses and disks, key codes, and other important information were stored? Do you know how to log into your server? Do you know the passwords to all your employee’s workstations? Do you […]

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The Five Most Costly Misconceptions About Computer Maintenance and Repair

March 10th, 2015

On average Americans spend about 8 hours a day staring at some kind of screen, and much of that screen time is racked up staring at the screen of your office PC. You spend so much time staring at your computer screen you probably even feel pretty good about your computer skills, but how much […]

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Don’t Let Snowstorms Get You Down, Make Your Office Work-From-Anywhere Capable

March 5th, 2015

  In recent weeks West Virginia has been hit by some hefty snowstorms which made travel dangerous, and resulted in many businesses shutting down for days because employees just couldn’t safely get to the office. The result was every business owner’s nightmare –– lost productivity. It doesn’t have to be that way though. With the […]

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You have until May 1 to Weigh in on the Open Draft of the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory

March 3rd, 2015

This is your chance to sound off on how the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will move forward in setting standards for EHR interoperability by commenting on the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory. The current draft will be open for comment until Friday, May 1, 2015. The 2015 Advisory’s scope focuses […]

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Questions You Must Ask Before Choosing Any Data Backup and Recovery Service?

February 24th, 2015

Choosing a service to manage your data backups and recovery of those backups during emergency situations is one of the best insurance policies you can buy for your business. While it’s not “insurance” per se, it is a safety net there to catch you, and your livelihood in the case of a localized disaster that […]

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Backing Up Data in the Cloud is Safer Than Some Would Lead You To Believe

February 23rd, 2015

Backing up your data to an off-site, cloud-based location, is a sensible way to approach protecting the sensitive data that is the backbone of your business. The process can be incorporated into an automated system, the data is far enough away, geographically, that a local natural disaster likely won’t affect it, and if you need […]

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Most Computer Problems Are Hidden And Strike Without Warning, And At The Most Inconvenient Times

February 19th, 2015

Hardware failure, viruses, spyware, and other problems usually aren’t detectable until they strike by causing a server to go down, data to be lost, or some other catastrophe. Viruses and spyware are particularly sneaky because they are designed to hide themselves while they do their damage. For example, spyware can secretly transmit information about you […]

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Hundreds of Hours of Work on ‘Toy Story 2’ was Nearly Lost to a Bad Data Backup Plan

February 17th, 2015

Proving Data Loss Can Happen to the Best of Us Losing locally-stored data to some random digital mishap affects even the best of us eventually. I’ve fallen victim to it a few times in my lifetime of working on computers. Well, to be more accurate, I fell victim to it once, and that one time […]

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Some Data Backup Solutions Are Just Disasters Waiting to Happen, is Yours One of Them?

February 12th, 2015

There are a few options available to users who want to backup data, and each of them come with their own set of pros and cons. We offer a cloud-based data backup and recovery service, so it might be said we are a bit biased, but even that has a few drawbacks to it. Everything […]

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We’ve Declared February to be Data Backup and Recovery Month

February 10th, 2015

Most of us tend to stay optimistic and spend most of our time looking at the bright side of life. It’s an essential part of maintaining our mental health. We would all go crazy if we dwelled on all of the negative things that could happen every time we get out of bed in the […]

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7 Critical Characteristics to Demand from Your Remote Backup Service

November 24th, 2014

The biggest danger businesses have with remote backup services is lack of knowledge in what to look for. There are literally hundreds of companies offering this service because they see it as an easy way to make a quick buck. But not all service providers are created equal and you absolutely want to make sure […]

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