Why Outsource IT Services?

Whether your business is large or small, there is always the question of whether or not you should outsource your information technology (IT) systems and servers. When making this choice, it is important to look into both the benefits and risks that come along with outsourcing. This article will focus on some of the benefits. […]

Adware, Spyware, Malware and Viruses

Any computer owner has heard of all the many potential dangers that can crash your system. The words “malware,” “adware,” “spyware,” and “viruses” are used to describe the potential dangers that come from connecting your computer to the Internet. By understanding the differences between these malicious programs, you can better identify potential problems with your […]

Email Management 101

Email has become one of the leading methods of communication in the business world, used to manage projects, serve customers, secure new business, and correspond with fellow employees. You and your employees probably use email on a daily basis. The amount of information passing through your company’s email servers creates several different challenges and risks, […]


Have you ever been on the Internet at work and run into a message declaring that you cannot access a site due to your firewall? What exactly is that firewall? And how is it ultimately helping you? Firewalls, in a nutshell, are barriers designed to protect your computer from being accessed by other computers or […]

10 Ways to Save on I.T. in a Soft Economy

By Phil Robinson, Owner and Founder at i.t.NOW 1. Pay a Flat Monthly Rate One of the best ways to control I.T. costs is to partner with a service provider that charges a flat monthly fee to maintain your I.T. systems. This performance-based approach motivates your I.T. provider to prevent problems and keep your systems […]

Case Study: IndustryPro

In 2008 IndustryPro, an international mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, was looking for ways to streamline its business and cut overall operating costs. When the economy was hitting so many business, CEO Fred Zirkle was looking at ways he could trim back.  He decided that if he could get everyone to work from home, he […]

Bulletproof Your Data with a Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

i.t.Now offers a state of the art data Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution that “bullet proofs” your data. Service Highlights: A complete solution that is designed to reduce any server down time with the use of a specialized back up and virtual server appliance. Allows near real-time backups – as frequent as every 15 […]

Server 2012 Open Licensing and OEM Downgrade Rights

Some questions that have been prompted by the recent move to Server 2012 concern downgrade rights.  Many companies are put in a situation where they need to purchase a new server license(s), but their business applications are not yet fully compatible with Server 2012.  Since Server 2008R2 volume licensing is no longer available for purchase, […]