A Method to Vendor Madness

Most businesses rely on 5-10 core technology vendors to keep business running smoothly. Any miscues in communication or coordination between vendors can result in downtime, wasted efforts and loss of productivity. This is a common occurrence among SMBs because the person managing vendors is usually juggling day-to-day operations and lacks ...

Contractor or Employee? Misclassification is a Risk You Cannot Afford.

Some companies might attempt to cut employee costs by using long-term independent contractors without considering the potential ramifications related to the misclassification of an employee. Misclassification has serious implications and penalties from the IRS and will ultimately cost your bottom line. Consider payrolling your contractors through a third-party payroll service ...

3coast Enables Disaster Preparedness for Houston Small Businesses

3coast, a Houston-based managed IT support, business technology services and IT staffing firm, published a disaster preparedness blog series to help small and medium-sized businesses better prepare for the 2009 hurricane season. Online backup, voice-over IP, email message continuity and colocation options are highlighted in a Disaster Recovery Toolkit. “Last year, ...