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MANAGED IT

First Call vs. ‘Break-Fix’ Providers: Ensuring Consistent Business Delivery

Ensuring your IT infrastructure is robust and reliable is critical to success. As a Montana business owner, you may be weighing the options between managed services providers (MSPs) like First Call Computer Solutions and traditional 'break-fix' IT support....

Montana Credit Union Network Partners with First Call Computer Solutions

Montana's Credit Unions exists to promote and enhance a thriving credit union community. To fulfill this duty to their members, they have partnered with First Call Computer Solutions, one of Montana's top Managed Service Providers. As technology evolves, cyber...

This Superpower Could Have Made Your Digital Transition Easier.

When our beautiful state of Montana issued the first stay-at-home directive in March 2020 due to COVID-19, there was a mad dash to figure out what this meant for employees and their ability to continue to do their job. But unfortunately, it came to light that many...

Find the right IT Partner

In today's technology-driven world, organizations cannot afford to not have an IT team supporting their business operations. As a result, the role of information technology (IT) has become increasingly critical function for businesses of all sizes and across all...

Raise Your Expectations – IT is in a New Era

Technology is no longer just fix and repair. It’s time to revisit your expectations of IT, and maybe even your chosen IT Partner.

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5 Signs You Need Co-Managed IT

  Done WITH You IT is designed for companies that already have internal IT and would like to keep it that way. It's intended for savvy folks that want to leverage the years of experience and mature tools that an outside company can provide while maintaining the...

How a vCIO Can Skyrocket You to Your Company Vision!

You may have heard the saying, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." If you believe in this law of averages, you could say those five people help shape who you are, where your life succeeds or fails, and where you focus your attention....

What is a Done WITH You IT Department?

There is a common misconception that an IT department can only consist of either an internal IT Team or fully outsourcing to an IT partner. However, every business has varying IT needs depending on the size and complexity of their business. The misconception is that...

How to Prioritize Your Technology Gaps

Today's technology-based businesses must deal with multiple issues, including cyberthreats, head-to-head competition and regulatory compliance. Hence, keeping your technology infrastructure up to date is critical, and a technology audit is the best place to start. A...

What is Co-Managed IT – BLOG

There is a common misconception that an IT department can only consist of either an internal IT Team or fully outsourcing to an IT partner. However, every business has varying IT needs depending on the size and complexity of their business. The misconception is that...
Find the right IT Partner

Find the right IT Partner

In today's technology-driven world, organizations cannot afford to not have an IT team supporting their business operations. As a result, the role of information technology (IT) has become increasingly critical function for businesses of all sizes and across all...

5 Signs You Need Co-Managed IT

5 Signs You Need Co-Managed IT

  Done WITH You IT is designed for companies that already have internal IT and would like to keep it that way. It's intended for savvy folks that want to leverage the years of experience and mature tools that an outside company can provide while maintaining the...

MANAGED CYBERSECURITY

Navigating the Aftermath of the Change Healthcare Cyberattack: A Call to Montana Healthcare Providers

Calling all Montana Healthcare Providers! In the wake of the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare, the healthcare industry finds itself once again thrust into the spotlight of cybersecurity concerns. As guardians of patient data and facilitators of critical...

Safeguarding Montana Nonprofits: Best Cybersecurity Practices for Staying Safe Online

In today's digital age, cybersecurity is of paramount importance for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofits. Montana nonprofits, like their counterparts elsewhere, are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats ranging from data breaches to ransomware attacks....

The Power of Collaboration: How Managed IT Providers Support Montana Businesses with Internal IT Departments

Montana businesses today face an ever-increasing reliance on technology, making robust IT infrastructure and support essential for seamless operations. Many organizations maintain internal IT departments to manage their technology needs. However, in a rapidly evolving...

Safeguarding Montana Banks: The importance of Cybersecurity 

In today's increasingly digital world, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated, especially for financial institutions such as banks. Montana, with its vibrant banking sector and a growing reliance on technology, must recognize the crucial role that...

The Evolving Landscape: Latest Trends in Cybersecurity for Montana Businesses

As Montana businesses continue to embrace digital transformation and rely on technology for their daily operations, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been more critical. The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, with cyber threats becoming...

5 SECURITY PRACTICES TO TEACH YOUR EMPLOYEES

Mobile phones, laptops, and tablets have become indispensable parts of modern business. With the rise of remote work, these devices have become essential tools for employees to stay productive and connected to their work. However, as helpful as these devices may be,...

Cyber Incident Response 101 for Small Businesses

As a small business, you may have to deal with similar scenarios, stolen credentials, data, etc. caused by phishing attacks, ransomware, malware or any other security threat.  The question is, do you have a plan in place to respond quickly and effectively to minimize...

Balancing a Proactive and Reactive Approach to Cyber Incidents

A cyber incident is a type of security event that can harm a business like yours. Ranging from data breaches and system failures to malware attacks and phishing scams, these incidents can hinder productivity, revenue growth and customer satisfaction.   In most...

ARPA CYBERSECURITY GRANT FOR MONTANA ORGANIZATIONS

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) includes a cybersecurity grant that benefits Montana organizations. The grant provides funding to enhance the cybersecurity of Montana's critical infrastructure, including state and local government, schools, and healthcare...

Cyber Incident Prevention Best Practices for Small Businesses 

As a small business owner, you may think you are “too small” to be the target of cybercrime because you aren’t a large, multimillion-dollar company. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Although the media mainly focuses on attacks on big businesses, small...

MANAGED WORKPLACE

First Call vs. ‘Break-Fix’ Providers: Ensuring Consistent Business Delivery

Ensuring your IT infrastructure is robust and reliable is critical to success. As a Montana business owner, you may be weighing the options between managed services providers (MSPs) like First Call Computer Solutions and traditional 'break-fix' IT support....

Secure Banking in 2024

Valley Bank of Kalispell Valley Bank of Kalispell(VBK) was chartered in 1911 as the State Bank of Somers and was located in downtown Somers. In 1964, the charter was moved to our present location in Kalispell, and the name changed to Valley Bank of Kalispell. The Bank...

Montana Credit Union Network Partners with First Call Computer Solutions

Montana's Credit Unions exists to promote and enhance a thriving credit union community. To fulfill this duty to their members, they have partnered with First Call Computer Solutions, one of Montana's top Managed Service Providers. As technology evolves, cyber...

Navigating the Aftermath of the Change Healthcare Cyberattack: A Call to Montana Healthcare Providers

Calling all Montana Healthcare Providers! In the wake of the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare, the healthcare industry finds itself once again thrust into the spotlight of cybersecurity concerns. As guardians of patient data and facilitators of critical...

Safeguarding Montana Nonprofits: Best Cybersecurity Practices for Staying Safe Online

In today's digital age, cybersecurity is of paramount importance for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofits. Montana nonprofits, like their counterparts elsewhere, are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats ranging from data breaches to ransomware attacks....

Empowering Montana Government Offices: The Role of Managed IT Partners

Are you satisfied with the results of your Help Desk? Read the 5 signs it may be time to find a new Help Desk.

The Power of Collaboration: How Managed IT Providers Support Montana Businesses with Internal IT Departments

Montana businesses today face an ever-increasing reliance on technology, making robust IT infrastructure and support essential for seamless operations. Many organizations maintain internal IT departments to manage their technology needs. However, in a rapidly evolving...

Safeguarding Montana Banks: The importance of Cybersecurity 

In today's increasingly digital world, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated, especially for financial institutions such as banks. Montana, with its vibrant banking sector and a growing reliance on technology, must recognize the crucial role that...

The Evolving Landscape: Latest Trends in Cybersecurity for Montana Businesses

As Montana businesses continue to embrace digital transformation and rely on technology for their daily operations, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been more critical. The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, with cyber threats becoming...

Enhancing Hospitality Excellence: The Vital Role of Unified Communication Solutions 

Technology is no longer just fix and repair. It’s time to revisit your expectations of IT, and maybe even your chosen IT Partner.

Secure Banking in 2024

Secure Banking in 2024

Valley Bank of Kalispell Valley Bank of Kalispell(VBK) was chartered in 1911 as the State Bank of Somers and was located in downtown Somers. In 1964, the charter was moved to our present location in Kalispell, and the name changed to Valley Bank of Kalispell. The Bank...

MANAGED VOICE

Enhancing Hospitality Excellence: The Vital Role of Unified Communication Solutions 

Technology is no longer just fix and repair. It’s time to revisit your expectations of IT, and maybe even your chosen IT Partner.

The Pitfalls of Stagnation: Consequences of Outdated Unified Communications Solutions for Montana Organizations 

Montana's organizations have always prided themselves on their resilience and adaptability, thriving amidst unique challenges. However, in today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the importance of keeping unified communications (UC) solutions up to date cannot be...

Building Success: How Unified Communcation Transforms the Construction Industry

In the fast-paced world of construction, staying competitive requires contractors and manufacturers to leverage technology and remain up to date with the latest tools and software. Among the various technological advancements, unified communication (UC) stands out as...

Optimizing Unified Communications Solutions for Montana Organizations 

Unified communications (UC) solutions have become an integral part of modern business operations. They allow organizations to streamline their communication processes and enhance collaboration between employees, partners, and customers. In Montana, where organizations...

Unified Communications for Montana Credit Unions 

Unified communication (UC) has become a critical component for businesses of all sizes and industries, and credit unions are no exception. In Montana, where credit unions serve a vital role in providing financial services to communities, having an effective...

Connecting Montana’s Business Landscape: The Importance of Upgrading Phone Systems for Thriving Organizations 

Montana is known for its natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and welcoming communities. But, in order for Montana organizations to thrive in today's business landscape, it is essential that they keep their phone systems up to date. In this blog post, we will explore...

What is Microsoft Business Voice?

Did you know that your Microsoft Teams application can be set up to be your one-and-only business telephone solution? Businesses with less than 300 employees who have implemented Microsoft Teams may purchase the Microsoft Business Voice add-on, allowing Teams users to...

Ditch Your Desk Phone

How do you currently view your business phone system?   Is it flexible and adaptable, or a stubborn mule that refuses to budge? Wouldn’t it be nice if your current system worked with you rather than against you? Many business owners are unaware of how embracing a...

Flexible – The Future of Work

The COVID-19 Pandemic unwillingly thrust companies into an all-or-nothing remote worker environment.  Small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) found themselves coming up short in providing the right solution for their employees. SMBs urgently, and in many cases without...

What are Flexible Workers?

Before you ask, no. Flexible workers are not employees who attend some new workplace yoga class trend. Please rest assured that there is no exercise required when working flexibly. Rather, the term is used to describe a more realistic and dynamic type of worker.  ...
Find the right IT Partner

Find the right IT Partner

In today's technology-driven world, organizations cannot afford to not have an IT team supporting their business operations. As a result, the role of information technology (IT) has become increasingly critical function for businesses of all sizes and across all...

5 Signs You Need Co-Managed IT

5 Signs You Need Co-Managed IT

  Done WITH You IT is designed for companies that already have internal IT and would like to keep it that way. It's intended for savvy folks that want to leverage the years of experience and mature tools that an outside company can provide while maintaining the...

CLOUD SERVICES

How to Move to the Microsoft Cloud – One Step at a Time (for SMBs)

We get it. Change is hard. Especially when you know that the change will permanently alter the way you conduct your business. Many small to medium-sized businesses have realized the benefits of moving to the cloud but have not yet made the change because they are...

File Management Culture Shift

In 1973, the advent of the Local Area Network (LAN) was introduced.  This new technology-enabled businesses to connect their computers, share and distribute applications, and most importantly, provide a common disk storage area for all LAN users...

MICROSOFT TEAMS

Everything You Think You Know About Teams is Wrong.

Well, probably not, but you may find a few common misperceptions here that could change your strategic planning for your company's technology platform over the next decade.The adoption and implementation of Microsoft Teams® can be an operational game-changer for...

There’s No “I” in Teams!

Implementing Microsoft Teams is one of those things that can be easy to screw up and a pain in the hinny to fix. The tool's abilities are deep and wide, and its effects on your organization can be substantial. Hence, it is crucial to take the time to plan for your...

5 Questions to Guide You Buying a Microsoft Teams Phone System

No matter what your business does, communication with coworkers and customers is critical to your success. There are many different communication forms, including email and chat, but voice communication continues to be a key tool within most if not all businesses. Not...

What is Microsoft Teams?

When looking for a Unified Communication and Collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams is the most robust, secure, and cost-effective software available on the market. Created by arguably the greatest pioneer in the digital age, Microsoft Teams has the power to...

5 Ways Microsoft Teams Can Deliver Immediate Benefit to Your Company

Microsoft Teams is an anchor point for the entire Microsoft 365 cloud platform. Teams can offer your company an excellent starting point for your entire Cloud Strategy whether you are at the starting point of your Cloud journey, or you are well along on your path.

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