4 ways to get your IT budget plan funded

Even though it's not technically 'budgeting season' right now, it's always a great time to be working on it. Evolving technologies, cybersecurity concerns, and fluctuating employee numbers make budgeting quite the balance game, but with some helpful hints and seasoned advice backing up your plan, you too can sound like a pro and get your ideas funded.


Modernize your school’s print fleet with managed print services

Did you know that you could replace your legacy printer fleet and cut costs at the same time? It's true. With Managed print services you can make the most of new hardware, updated technology, and proactive service to help keep your costs predictable. Want to find out how, just contact us for a print assessment to see how much you can start saving!


Save your unprotected printers from dangerous printer pranks

Did you know that an unsecured printer can put your entire network at risk? If hackers can sneak in to your network via phone systems and computers and everything else, printers shouldn't come as a big surprise. Are your printers secured? If you answered "no", or "I'm not sure", then I highly recommend you have a talk with your IT provider. If you don't have an IT provider, or need a little outside assistance to be sure, give us a call.


10 Wi-Fi Security Tips

In this day and age with the popularity of BYOD, telecommuting, and a wireless device (or two, or three...) in what seems to be nearly everyone's hand, the need for greater Wi-Fi security is a must.


July [2019] Tech News

Each month we'll comb the internet to provide you with some of the most relevant tech stories (for your business and your life). From product reviews and releases to Windows updates, we'll try to cover it all!

Here are some of the latest trending tech stories...

How can a managed print services partner help you?

Right off the bat I know that some of you are thinking, "yeah, this isn't going to be for me." That may be true, but before you stick the nail in that coffin let me offer up my perspective on what I believe a Managed Print Services (MPS) partner is.

In my mind, and how I've tried to shape my position as a MPS, it's just like everything else we do here. We educate, we recommend, we provide, we solve problems, and most importantly, we take the stress of IT (and all its many facets) off of you. That's about the simplest way I can put it quite honestly. Owning/running/managing a business is no easy task and there's no reason why we should have to go it alone.

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ThinkSpace IT Renews Its Microsoft Authorized Education Partner Certification

ThinkSpace IT earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.

HARLAN, IA — June, 19, 2019 — ThinkSpace IT today announced it has renewed its Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

“This Microsoft AEP authorization shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Jessa Erickson, Owner. “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

“By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

Dark web security strategies to keep data off the black market

By now you've likely seen commercials on tv about the dark web, there are a plethora of them and for good reason. Already this year we've seen some big names (WhatsApp, Instagram and Dunkin Donuts just to name a few) experience data breaches on some level so its safe to assume that no one is immune from a cyber attack. While it's likely impossible to be 100% in the clear, there are steps you can take to increase the odds that your data will remain out of the hands of cyber criminals.

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Tips to print PDF documents

PDFs are universal, but knowing the best way to print from one is not. Let's fix that!

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What is 4D Printing Technology?

With the advent of 3D printing, and its successful rise in popularity combined with a decrease in price, it was only a matter of time before 4D printing started making its way into the conversation.

But what exactly is 4D printing?

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