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7 Steps to Assess Your IT Provider

Previously, we’ve discussed the costs of downtime to small- and medium-sized businesses. But, let’s dig a little deeper into the downtime issues and discuss how can you truly learn if your IT provider is performing up to snuff. First, do you find yourself questioning the experience or level of support you’re getting from your current […]

Accelerate Client Profile: Simons Bitzer

About Simons Bitzer Known as one of the best small businesses on the south side of Indianapolis, Simons Bitzer is a CPA firm that goes far beyond typical accounting services for small- to medium-sized businesses. Serving a dynamic range of clients, Simons Bitzer offers strategic business planning, finance advisory, tax planning and compliance, outsourced accounting, […]

Accountants: Get IT Support When You Need It Most

We like accountants. We’ve served them for years. Not long ago we pounded the pavement in the Indianapolis area conducting a survey: we wanted to know exactly what frustrates accountants with respect to information technology and what could be done to improve their experiences with managed IT service providers.   What Do Accountants Want from […]

Accelerate Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Indianapolis, IN, Feb 20, 2018 – Accelerate, formerly Spectrum Technology, a business-first IT solutions company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Accelerate to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed […]

Executive Order 13636 Cybersecurity

White House Executive Order Actually Calls For User Friendly Passwords

On February 12, 2013 President Obama uttered similar words. If you’re a Star Wars fan like me, just the very notion brings images of Chancellor Palpatine’s voice with the London Symphony Orchestra playing in the background. Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” was the first iteration of standards set forth for our nation’s cybersecurity […]

When Employees Bored in Network Downtime

Four Things Your IT Service Provider Absolutely Must Do

Imagine watching your entire workforce sitting around doing absolutely NOTHING. They’re not making sales, they’re not servicing clients. No phone calls, no emails—nothing. But you’re still paying them. And on top of it all, you’re also paying another company to get them all working again. If you’ve ever experienced a major IT outage, then I […]

6 Trends Cloud Computing in 2017

6 Trends That Will Shape Cloud Computing In 2017

1. Regional players complement ’mega cloud providers’ The global public cloud market will top $146 billion in 2017, up from just $87 billion in 2015 and is growing at a 22% compound annual growth rate. 2. Cloud cost containment IT executives will get better at containing cloud costs in 2017 as their best practices mature. And […]