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How to Select a Provider for Business IT Support Services

No matter the size of your business, you need technical support for any technology used in the workplace. At some point in your company's growth, it is likely you will consider outsourcing at least some of your IT functions. IT related tasks can become burdensome for staff when IT is not their primary function.
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Best Practices in Virtual CIO (vCIO) Services

Recently, Corserva's VP of Technical Services, Sean McCloat, CISSP, was interviewed by Xaas Journal for an article on best practices that managed service providers (MSP) should follow when delivering virtual CIO services to clients.  Read the complete article here: "How to Build the Best vCIO Offering."
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What is IT consulting (and how does it work)?

When technology is not the core capability of your business, hiring an IT consulting firm makes sense. Outside resources can provide more value than trying to use inside staff, especially for specific compliance or security initiatives. Businesses that can leverage the best technologies for their business (and not necessarily the most expensive) gain a competitive advantage. IT consulting firms enable their clients to invest in the most suitable hardware and software for that business.
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How to Make IT Outsourcing Work for Your Business

The smallest organizations may start out managing the company's information technology functions internally, But as a company grows, IT related tasks can become burdensome for staff to handle "on the side." Similarly, as the technology needs of a company become more advanced and specific, business owners may decide to outsource these services. 
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How much do managed IT services cost?

Service plans for your information technology can be as unique as your business. But it can be helpful to understand the factors that impact how much you will pay for IT managed services and what is usually included in common service offerings.
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Should You Use One IT Provider for Both Managed Services and Security?

With ransomware events and security breaches in the headlines every day, business leaders have come to closely associate technology needs with cybersecurity. Maintaining a secure IT infrastructure for your company has become ever more difficult while at the same time critical to company profits. Creating a secure IT environment goes far beyond firewalls and anti-virus software.
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How Risk Management Can Improve Your Company's IT

As an IT manager, you may think of risk management as outside your purview. That's a mistake. Risk management should not be confined to the finance or accounting department at your company. Nor is it only for companies with their own risk management team led by a Chief Risk Officer to worry about.
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SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II Attestation

To best deliver the IT services our clients require, Corserva owns and operates its own data centers in Trumbull, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida. Earlier this year, independent auditors completed their annual examination of our data centers and found them to have met the SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II attestation.
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The Benefits of Outsourced IT Support

The smallest organizations may start out managing IT internally. But as a company grows, IT related tasks can become burdensome for staff, especially if IT is not their primary function. Similarly, as the technology needs of a company become more advanced and specific, business owners may decide to outsource these services.
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Why We Love IT Asset Recovery Services (and you should too!)

When it's time to retire IT assets, either due to hardware obsolescence or lease return, you may look at this activity as just another example of the cost of doing business. But wouldn't it be nice if you could actually benefit from disposal of assets? You can, if you do it right.
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