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Eliminate the Stop Gap Cycle With Proactive IT Management
June 12, 2019
Business IT is undergoing a transformation. Not only is technology evolving within business, technology is helping the business itself evolve. This technological infiltration into every aspect of business has naturally created an evolution of IT management.
Information Technology, even in a small company, is a complex, ever changing environment. IT managers, business owners, administrators are tasked with maintaining a secure, productive network but are constantly worrying about downtime, the threat of a data breach, data loss, revenue loss, and a compliance nightmare. Beyond security risks and downtime, IT is under intense pressure to make costs more manageable and predictable.
The problem for most organizations is that they react to problems instead of working to prevent them. Reaction time is slow and problems linger due to a lack of accountability, and IT is forced to apply Band-Aids instead of diagnosing and fixing the actual problem. This is why IT tends to be in a never-ending firefighting mode. Large enterprises have the budget to throw money at the problem. Hire more people and implement more sophisticated tools.
But for many small to medium sized organizations staffing an IT department isn’t within the budget. It is most likely the case that an individual IT manager, administrator or owner assumes responsibility for successfully pro-curing and integrating new technologies into an existing IT infrastructure. This results in an impossible agenda of priorities to manage and the inability for IT to keep pace with technology change. The continual demand for newer, modern technologies like unified communications, security and cloud computing becomes daunting and time consuming for the lone IT manager. So how do they have time to both manage an existing infrastructure while developing strategy to implement newer technology?
To make that possible, organizations will need to outsource many of the day-to-day tasks that currently prevent IT managers from operating more strategically so they aren’t always getting lost in the tactical weeds. This is where Ancero expertise can help. We know how critical business services are to your daily operations. This is why we spend so much time aligning technology to support your initiatives. The IT Manager must be sure their systems are reliable and flexible enough to handle increasing demand and technological advances.
By using Ancero Managed IT we can prevent many network failures from ever happening. Combining regular and comprehensive preventative maintenance and robust real-time monitoring of your critical network and desktop devices, we ensure the reliability and stability of your IT assets. Building a program that relies on 24x7x365 network monitoring coupled with an aggressive preventative maintenance component ensures optimum uptime for your business. Ancero Managed Services offers different levels of service to deliver the support you need at the price you want.
To be clear, a proactive program doesn’t make problems disappear. No such magic wand exists. What it does mean is that downtime caused by equipment failures, data breaches and other incidents will be far less frequent. Issues will be resolved faster so the impact on your business won’t be nearly as severe as it would have been if you simply reacted to things that went wrong. Your organization automatically becomes more resilient and accountable.
Financially, IT spending will be focused on avoiding problems. After all, it’s a lot less expensive to prevent problems and optimize services than it is to fix problems after the fact. Also, the odds of dealing with a costly recovery from a data breach will be much smaller. Proactive IT support takes the complexity out of technology by providing comprehensive support at one flat-rate price — no surprises.
Lastly, don’t underestimate the impact of a proactive program on the end-user. Your employees will enjoy a more secure, reliable network, with more predictable performance and service delivery. They’ll be able to collaborate with new technologies and without service disruption. In a nutshell, they’ll be able to do their jobs better and get more value from your technology investments.
Outsourced, proactive network support is designed to work with your business model. Do you have an IT administrator? Managed Services will assume responsibility for the day-to-day network monitoring and maintenance thus freeing up your internal IT staff to focus on projects and upgrades that add value to your productivity. Or Ancero Managed IT will become your IT department, giving you peace of mind and the freedom to run your business.
When you partner with Ancero for a comprehensive proactive program, you’ll gain access to our Network Operations Center (NOC) engineers, who provide enterprise-level expertise to help you optimize your IT infrastructure and services. In addition to remote monitoring and proactive maintenance, we offer regular reports on your network health, IT assets and warranties so you know exactly what’s happening in your IT environment. As well as data protection with an award winning Backup and Disaster recovery solution.

WHAT IS A MEME maybe I am old but I just did not get it so here is the answer

What Is a Meme?
You might be surprised to know that the word meme didn’t originate online. In fact, author Richard Dawkins first used the word in his 1976 work The Selfish Gene. The book looked at evolution and used meme to describe an idea or behavior that spreads across people in a culture.
When someone says meme nowadays, they’re probably referring to an internet meme. This is the common usage we’ll discuss here and builds on Dawkins’s use of the term.
For a basic meme definition, we’ll use the following:
A piece of media, often humorous, that spreads rapidly through the internet.
With the instant communication that services like Twitter, Reddit, and similar allow us to perform online, it’s no wonder that memes spread so quickly.

A 120 second video thst has saved our clients 100’s of thousands dollars

Here are two videos that succinctly explain what we do for our clients. I hope you find them helpful.
First video on auditing
– https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7S2PmT_Wo7fU3g2b25ybjdTMWc/view?usp=sharing
Second video on cloud services/IT
– https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7S2PmT_Wo7fcTJHeEVHUTBVekk/view?usp=sharing
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new sales tax rules info from Manta

new sales tax rule is being enacted in over half the states in the nation. This brief guide explains the basics of economic nexus laws, provides resources to help keep your company compliant and considers how the law may benefit local businesses.

Just when you thought business taxes couldn’t get more complicated, an increasing number of states are implementing new sales and use tax laws for remote sellers. Under new economic nexus laws, if your company sells goods and services online or does substantial business in states with economic nexus laws on the books, you may be responsible for charging sales taxes based on your activity.

What is economic nexus?

Economic nexus imposes a sales tax collection requirement on remote businesses with significant sales, but no physical presence, in the state. These remote sellers are often online retailers or ecommerce companies doing business in states that have recently passed legislation taxing sales by out-of-state companies.

What triggered these new tax laws?

Though the new sales tax laws may come as a surprise to some business owners, economic nexus has been brewing for years as states have sought to capture sales tax revenue from ever-increasing ecommerce sales. In June 2018, in its ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a long-standing precedent that only businesses with a physical presence in a state were obligated to collect and remit state sales tax.

“Now economic activity in a state — economic nexus — can trigger a sales tax collection obligation. Economic nexus is based entirely on sales revenue, transaction volume or a combination of both,” according to analysis of the new economic nexus laws by Avalara, a tax compliance software and services provider.

Leveling the playing field for local retailers

On the plus side, economic nexus may actually level the playing field for small businesses. Many internet-based retailers have been able to avoid charging the state and local sales taxes that local retailers in each individual state with sales tax laws are required to collect and submit — until this ruling.

In its Wayfair decision, the Supreme Court reversed the sales tax precedent upheld in the 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. The Quill decision required physical presence as a condition for charging sales tax in a given state. In Wayfair, South Dakota argued that the physical presence requirement provided an unfair advantage to ecommerce businesses with significant sales but not physical presence in the state.

Prior to the Wayfair decision, Internet-based sales companies were able to access state markets across the nation without meeting the same sales tax obligations with which local sellers were obligated to comply. This advantage has become more pronounced as ecommerce retailers gained market share over a state’s smaller local retailers.

“The Internet’s prevalence and power have changed the dynamics of the national economy. In 1992, mail-order sales in the United States totaled $180 billion,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy in the Wayfair decision. “Last year, e-commerce retail sales alone were estimated at $453.5 billion.”

If your company makes online sales across the country, it will benefit you to be proactive in planning how you will meet expanding sales tax obligations under new state economic nexus laws.

 Does my company need to collect and remit sales tax under state economic nexus laws?

By early 2019, almost 30  states will require remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax. To date, these states include:

Alabama
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
North Carolina
North Dakota
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Does my business meet the economic nexus sales tax thresholds?

Economic nexus laws don’t only affect large internet retailers. Many states sales tax economic nexus policies have a threshold of 200 transactions or $100,000 in sales in the current or previous calendar year. That means they can apply to many small to medium-sized businesses.

Staying on top of your company’s sales tax obligations under expanding state economic nexus policies is a massive undertaking, given that each state has its own laws and tax remittance procedures. Online retailers and remote sales companies doing business in any of these states should research their tax obligations under the new laws. Click here for Avalara’s complete list of economic nexus states and their sales thresholds.

How to manage sales tax

The penalties — and the headaches — are too great to make a mistake when it comes to calculating your sales tax obligations under economic nexus policies in multiple states. As is often the solution for busy small business owners, it’s a good idea to seek out products and services that help you delegate or automate your sales tax filing.

Automated tax solution providers like Avalara provide a suite of products that can make managing your tax obligation a breeze. For example, if your company is obligated to collect and remit sales taxes in multiple states, Avalara’s programs can help you determine the states in which your company is obligated to charge taxes. From there, you can register automatically in each state. Avalara provides business bookkeepers with the correct forms and automates filings so that all of the applicable deadlines are met.

If you don’t have the resources to hire a full-time controller or an accounting firm, software suites like Avalara’s can help you keep your business compliant.

To learn more about automating your business and sales tax obligations through Avalara, click here or contact trustfile@avalara.com

How Safe Are Your Backups?

It may seem silly to wonder how safe your backups are; backups are rarely thought of as being at risk. It stems back to a time when backups were on tape—a medium that would be tough for even skilled developers to hack. But today’s backups are stored (whether on-premises or in the cloud) on disk or, more specifically, as files in a file system. Depending on how accessible that file system is, your backups may be vulnerable.

In fact, they could be at risk for ransomware. If cybercriminals can encrypt your backup files, you’d pretty much have to pay the ransom, no matter how high

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