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XFER has been serving the Livonia area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Artificial Intelligence is Seeing Rapid Usage

AI is a marvel of modern civilization—at least, that’s the narrative surrounding this quickly innovative technology. It is reshaping industries, building more efficiency throughout society, and opening up new opportunities for businesses of all types and sizes. This month, we’ll examine some of the factors that have led to AI's fast-paced evolution and how it is shifting the way people think about business technology.

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Three Main Keys to Mobile Device Management

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As mobile technology becomes ingrained in daily life, businesses must confront the fact that it is a whole new thing that has to be managed. Over 85 percent of the global population is actively using smartphones, and that means that with the benefits, there is also the substantial risk of cyberthreats targeting these devices. Let’s take a look at how mobile devices can be an untapped resource for your business. 

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Paying Attention to Your Business’ Communications Can Have Major Benefits

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Your business communications platform needs to work at every level of your organization, but sometimes the underlying technologies get a tad bit antiquated and your strategy needs revision. Rebuilding your communications isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible either. Here are four tips to help you enhance your communication strategies.

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Don’t Underestimate What Digital Signage Can Do for Your Business’ Messages

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Customer expectations have shifted quite a bit over the past couple of years, and one thing they notice now is how information is broadcast. Embracing digital signage can offer numerous advantages that traditional signs simply cannot match. If you're contemplating the integration of a digital signage strategy into your business, here are several compelling reasons to consider it.

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How Can Small Businesses Utilize AI Tools?

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AI, or artificial intelligence, has become a staple of application development in recent years. The result is that businesses have more opportunities to address inefficient processes and optimize for time and cost. We wanted to share some of the most exciting ways AI has changed the way businesses operate for the better.

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Planning Technology Isn’t Always Easy

Planning Technology Isn’t Always Easy

Planning anything is always a grind, and trying to plan the best strategy when you have only a partial understanding of the subject can lead to a lot of waste. Business technology is one of those subjects. Not only do you need to identify what tech will be cost-effective, you need to get a pretty rapid return on the investment you plan to make. That’s why getting a professional perspective is so important in cases like this. 

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Not All Technology is Right for Your Business

Not All Technology is Right for Your Business

Technology is undeniably important for the future success of your business, but one thing that is continuously overlooked is if the technology that you bring is actually right for your business. Today, we will look at some of the technology that businesses use that can actually have a negative effect on your business’ effectiveness. 

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How to Waste Less Money on Printing

How to Waste Less Money on Printing

It’s very easy for printing to become a massive resource sink for your business, contributing to a considerable amount of waste. Businesses often take measures to lessen the amount of paper consumption in the workplace to help offset the cost of printing. Let’s look at some ways you can prevent printing from eating away at your profits.

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10 Software Tools that Help Build Efficiency

10 Software Tools that Help Build Efficiency

Service businesses, which provide intangible services rather than physical products, often require specific software to manage their operations efficiently and enhance customer service. Some of the most important software for service businesses include:

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Cloud Computing Delivers Enterprise Computing Options

Cloud Computing Delivers Enterprise Computing Options

Cloud computing has emerged as a paramount asset for businesses. Nearly every business leverages some form of cloud computing, with an impressive four-out-of-five opting for multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, virtualized cloud-hosted computing environments, or other cloud-based solutions. Let’s delve into the advantages of embracing cloud computing.

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How to Implement and Manage Your Document Management System

How to Implement and Manage Your Document Management System

It can be challenging to manage all of your business’ data, especially when you have a heavy reliance on physical paper documents rather than using a digital document management solution. Here are the steps involved in implementing one and how it can benefit your organization.

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Common Technology Pain Points Businesses Need to Confront

Common Technology Pain Points Businesses Need to Confront

Business doesn’t always go the way you want it to. There are numerous places that can cause problems and ruin the good thing you have going. This month, we discuss some of the most common problems we see small businesses have to confront regarding their technology. 

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3 of the Biggest Challenges SMBs Face with Their Technology

3 of the Biggest Challenges SMBs Face with Their Technology

Your business might depend on technology, but if it’s not managed properly, this dependence can become a detriment. Small businesses in particular must be aware of several challenges specific to their technology infrastructures. Let’s examine three of the most common culprits for your company’s technological troubles and what you can do about them.

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Are You Taking Your Automation Initiatives Too Far?

Are You Taking Your Automation Initiatives Too Far?

In business, organizations that are able to automate processes have a leg up on organizations that rely on humans to do everything. Not only does it cost a lot less to run a business that has automated processes, it also helps improve organizational focus and efficiency by streamlining processes and removing the moving parts that can sometimes hinder operational progress. That’s not to say that there aren’t some places that a business can greatly benefit from a human touch. Let’s take a look at both sides of the argument.

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A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons of Virtualized Computing

A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons of Virtualized Computing

Managing your technology infrastructure can be challenging, but virtualized computing presents an opportunity for you to make considerable changes and progress to a more efficient way of doing so. With the right technology and the right solutions, you can break through barriers previously in place and do some remarkable things with virtualized technology.

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Get Out In Front of Your Technology Issues

Get Out In Front of Your Technology Issues

Wouldn’t it be great if your business didn’t have to worry about technology problems? Well, with the right amount of attention and care invested, your business can minimize technology issues and optimize your infrastructure for proactive technology management rather than reactive. Let’s go over some of the most important practices. 

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The IIoT and How It Is Transforming Large-Scale Industry

The IIoT and How It Is Transforming Large-Scale Industry

Businesses have been starting to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) for quite some time now as they can see the benefit of using devices to streamline parts of their business processes that may not be actively engaging. There is another growing trend in the space that is more sophisticated and could be one of the most transformative technologies in the near future, this is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This month, we discuss what the IIoT is and how it can be used by certain companies to massive benefit. 

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Tip of the Week: 3 Ways You Can Save Money on Your IT

Tip of the Week: 3 Ways You Can Save Money on Your IT

If you are trying to add new tools to your infrastructure, you might quickly find that technology can be a serious challenge for your budget… that is, unless you make some smart investments and decisions about how you implement it. We can help you make the best technology decisions for your business. In fact, here are three strategies you can try to optimize your technology spending.

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Tip of the Week: 3 Strategies That Will Save You Money on Your Technology

Tip of the Week: 3 Strategies That Will Save You Money on Your Technology

Technology can get costly, especially if you are looking to integrate new tools into your business’ existing infrastructure. Since this technology is going to play a major role in how your business performs, you need to be vigilant about making the right investments. This week, we thought we’d help by providing three strategies that you should consider when spending on technology. 

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What Types of Software Does Your Business Need?

What Types of Software Does Your Business Need?

Your business uses software to function, but we would like you to consider the role that each of your applications fulfills for your business. Do you have the right amount of software for your company’s needs, or do you have a lot of redundant solutions that only complicate your infrastructure and operations? Today, we’ll discuss the different types of software your company might use so you can make educated decisions about applications you might implement for your needs.

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