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CASS Tech has been serving the Farmington Hills area since 1999, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Seamless Access and Its Role in Your Business’ Productivity

Seamless Access and Its Role in Your Business’ Productivity

Productivity is crucial to every workplace. If your employees are not properly leveraging their opportunities to be productive, then they are ultimately costing your business a considerable amount. Thanks to technology solutions, you can help your employees stay productive in numerous ways--chief among them being access to crucial data and applications.

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Boost Productivity with Better Internal Communications

Boost Productivity with Better Internal Communications

Without a reliable way to stay in touch during office hours, your business can suffer from miscommunications and other, worse consequences. With so many communication solutions available to the average business, how can you help your business be as productive as possible? It all starts by making sure that your employees stay connected.

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Project Management: What You Need to Know

b2ap3_thumbnail_hourglass_sand400.jpgEvery business has IT projects they want to complete. Whether it is a small change like introducing a public cloud platform, or a large one like migrating all your data from four servers onto one, you have to know going in that situations will arise that will make you want to pull your hair out. To overcome the challenges that come with any major IT project, consider these four points.

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Project Management Tips From the Pros

b2ap3_thumbnail_promansquare400.jpgIf you’ve ever managed a major IT project, you’re probably well acquainted with Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Every project is going to have some rough patches. The key to overcoming these challenges lays not with the execution of the plan, but with the preparation. Here are four things to consider when you’re planning out your next long-term IT project.

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Tip of the Week: How To Be Better At Time Management

b2ap3_thumbnail_time_management_techniques_400.jpgIt would be hard to find someone who has never experienced the feeling of a time crunch, a situation where someone has more to do than they had hours to do it in. This feeling can be reduced by enhancing productivity through better time management. For our tip this week, let’s discuss some methods to improve time management within your office.

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Prioritizing Productivity Is Easy With The Right IT

b2ap3_thumbnail_what_is_your_plan_400.jpgWith productivity being so important in the modern business, it only makes sense that so much of the technology we have now--and will likely have in the future--is devoted to maximizing the amount of work that can be accomplished by one person in a given time. While not everything we will discuss is always relevant for the typical SMB, if your business continues to grow, more technologies will only become accessible over time. Here are a few technology tips to increase your organization’s productivity.

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Employees at Each Other’s Throats? Try These Team-Building Exercises

b2ap3_thumbnail_collaboration_for_profit_400.jpgHow do you refer to your group of employees? If you’re like most businesses, you call your employees your ‘team.’ This only makes sense, as a team is meant to work together toward a common goal. But what if your team isn’t acting very much like one?

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Looking to Boost Productivity and Capital? Outsourced IT Can Help

b2ap3_thumbnail_manage_it_agreement_400.jpgThere are a lot of moving parts in a business, but overall the goals are simple. If you make more money than you spend in operational costs, you’re considered a success story. However, it’s not always easy to achieve this balance--especially when you’re a small business with a limited workforce and budget. How can you cut costs and increase your bottom line?

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Tip of the Week: Improve Operational Efficiency Simply By Adding More Monitors

b2ap3_thumbnail_multiple_monitor_400.jpgHow many monitors do you use? How many do your employees use? If they only have one monitor to be productive with, it could be hampering their ability to work efficiently. By incorporating a second monitor you can provide the construct to overhaul your employee’s productivity and efficiency.

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Tip of the Week: Tips and Tricks for Running Smooth Meetings

b2ap3_thumbnail_better_meetings_400.jpgWorkplace meetings have a reputation of being a minor, yet necessary inconvenience. Although, that doesn’t mean meetings can’t be improved upon and made less annoying and more productive. With the following tips and tricks, you can approach your meetings differently and get the most out of them.

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The Many Ways Your Business Can Benefit By Having a Productivity Suite

b2ap3_thumbnail_use_productivity_suite_400.jpgProductivity suites are important for any goal-oriented business institution. Solutions like a word processor and an email management system are crucial, especially if you’re thinking about growing your organization. We’ll take a look into two of the most popular productivity suites--Office 365 and Google’s G-Suite--and show you what they have to offer SMBs.

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3 Compelling Reasons to Make the Switch to Managed IT

b2ap3_thumbnail_outsourced_it_services_400.jpgYour organization needs its technology solutions in order to keep up with day-to-day operations, but at the same time, you’ll need to maintain them. Organizations that don’t have an IT department will sometimes turn to their employees to do the required maintenance, but this can put your infrastructure at risk.

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Is Social Media a Problem in Your Office?

b2ap3_thumbnail_here_is_social_media_400.jpgSocial media is so popular that it feels like almost everybody uses it. If you’ve ever thought this, then a new study by communications agency We Are Flint confirms this suspicion. While there are several benefits to having more people connected via social media, the popularity of the technology can make it challenging to keep your employees on task.

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The 4 Core Apps of Every Good Productivity Suite

b2ap3_thumbnail_office_productivity_suites_400.jpgProductivity suites are a common sight, if not being entirely necessary for the modern business. You need the word processing power and the ability to provide an email solution to your organization’s staff so they can communicate internally and externally. We’ll discuss two of the most renown productivity suites--Office 365 and Google’s G Suite--and why your business will need what they offers.

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The Science of Motion Sickness: Why Reading in the Car Makes You Want to Spew

b2ap3_thumbnail_sickness_in_motion_400.jpgThere are two types of people in the world; those who can read and accomplish work while on the go, and those who can’t. For the folks in the latter camp, it’s not that they don’t want to be productive while traveling, but rather, they physically can’t. This unfortunate condition is commonly referred to as motion sickness, and if you suffer from it, then it’s quite literally “all in your head.”

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Are Your Breaks Not Quite Refreshing Enough? Try These 9 Apps!

b2ap3_thumbnail_productivity_boost_400.jpgThere are remarkably few people on the planet capable of filling an entire workday with 100 percent productivity. The human body simply needs to be refreshed. Fortunately, there are a variety of techniques and technologies that let you do just that!

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Tip of the Week: Quirky Productivity Advice From 4 of History's Most Successful People

b2ap3_thumbnail_odd_productivity_400.jpgIt’s important that your workflow allows you to get the most success out of your workday, yet this is often easier said than done. Everyone has different routines and practices that might work for them, and no one else. If you’re looking for ways to improve your own productivity processes, why not consider these four famous individuals with unorthodox practices?

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How Slow Computers Are Eating Away at Your Bottom Line

b2ap3_thumbnail_no_more_slow_computers_400.jpgChances are that you’ve been forced to endure slow computers in the past. They test the boundaries of your patience, and they make it extraordinarily difficult to get any substantial work done. Slow computers can have devastating effects on your budget. Can your business afford to use technology that doesn’t work properly?

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Tip of the Week: 4 Ways to Stop Being Such a Workaholic

b2ap3_thumbnail_take_a_break_400.jpgEven though taking a break from work seems like something that everybody would want to do, many cogs in the corporate machine choose to forgo breaks in the name of productivity. Oddly enough, this is a counterproductive move, seeing as taking breaks actually makes you more productive by improving your job performance.

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How to Effectively Manage Your Business’s Risk Factors

b2ap3_thumbnail_risk_mitigration_400.jpgEach business has some common risk factors, be they from hackers, natural disasters, or user error. It’s your responsibility to ensure that your business can recover from dangerous and threatening situations with minimal damage to your infrastructure. We’re happy to help your business assess risks to your network and inform you on what you need to do to ensure your organization’s continued functionality.

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