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Adapting to the Dark Side of High Growth

"I discovered the hard way that there is such a thing as too much growth," John Snyder shares. Read more about how high growth impacted our business.

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Embracing A Schism to Clarify Our Mission

As Net Friends approached 10 years in business, the company became alarmingly fractious. However, the decisions we had to make led us straight into new growth.

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Our First “Near Death” Experience

As we celebrate 25 hard won years in business, I’d like to share some real-world crises that became crucial transitions into where we are today.

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5 Business Decisions to Make Before Your Azure Deployment

Creating a new Microsoft Azure deployment is a relatively straightforward process. However, a business needs to consider a few key decisions first.

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Why Small Businesses Choose Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is an awesome platform for small businesses (SMBs) to build from. Unpack Azure with us in terms that any SMB owner can understand.

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6 Early Signs You Joined the Right Company

Let’s explore a few things you can look out for that indicate whether you made the right choice in joining a company.

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Not Just Luck - How to Land Your First Job Post Grad

Here, we'll discuss some best practices for landing a promising position as an early career job seeker.

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Why Your Business Needs A Microsoft Solutions Partner

Any business seeking a Managed Services Provider (MSP) can find it tricky to differentiate between the various companies that claim to provide IT services.

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Top 5 Future-proof Business Skills to Cultivate

Let’s explore the top 5 skills that you’ll need to cultivate and maintain over the next 10 years.

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How to Succeed at Work After Graduation: 6 Rookie-Friendly Tips

With these six suggestions at your fingertips, you'll stand out in the right ways and advance quickly in your profession.

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Top 7 Must-do's During a Job Interview – For Candidates

We've gathered some fundamental interviewing tips below to help you start your career on the right foot.

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Top 4 Tips to Prepare Your Technology for Hurricane Season

With an above-average hurricane season ahead of us this year, now is the time to prepare for any adverse weather that could impact your business.

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‍How Anywhere Operations Improves Customer Experiences

Anywhere Operations yields many benefits for companies that adopt the model. Let’s explore how it also enhances customer experiences.

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Pro-Tips for the SMB's Digital Transformation Journey

Digital transformation is no longer exclusive to enterprise organizations seeking a competitive edge; SMBs are embracing it to improve core business functions.

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How to Update Your IT Budget When Switching from CapEx to OpEx

Companies are switching their mode of IT investments from CapEx to OpEx. Discover how to adjust your IT budget to support the switch to OpEx.

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Top 5 Reasons a Business Continuity Plan is Critical

A business continuity plan is crucial for your company’s risk mitigation strategies. Let’s consider the top benefits of this risk management tool.

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5 Ways for Small Businesses to Invest in Sustainable IT

Green IT helps businesses save on costs while preserving the environment. Let’s consider a few sustainable IT projects that companies can implement.

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Top 13 Employee Onboarding Tips for Anywhere Operations

Anywhere Operations is the new frontier for work. Let’s discuss the top employee onboarding training tips to maximize performance and growth.

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Beyond the Hybrid Work Model with Anywhere Operations

By 2023, approximately 40% of organizations are predicted to transition towards Anywhere Operations.

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Top 5 Strategies for Managing a Hybrid Workplace

Anywhere Operations and the hybrid work model are the new normal. Let’s explore the top five management strategies for today's hybrid workplace.

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How to Budget for Anywhere Operations

The new normal requires adopting an Anywhere Operations model. Let’s explore the top budget areas that will help your company work from anywhere.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Adopting Anywhere Operations

Optimizing the Anywhere Operations model in your organization will yield several benefits, yet there are some common pitfalls to avoid. Let’s explore them!

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Top 5 Solvable Remote Work Challenges

While most industries appear to have adjusted to the work-from-anywhere model, we should consider several challenges that may arise in this mass shift.

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Top 5 Policies to Consider for Anywhere Operations

Anywhere Operations represent the new normal for business operations. Let’s explore the top five critical policies necessary for its adoption.

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18 Questions to Ask When Adopting Anywhere Operations

Anywhere Operations has emerged as a leading work model. Discover the key questions to ask your stakeholders before you adopt it.

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Top 7 Benefits of Anywhere Operations

The advantages of Anywhere Operations not only create a compelling business case for enhancing your company’s performance, but they can help you make an impact.

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Are You Ready for Anywhere Operations?

While "Work from Anywhere" is a common term, let's explore the future of "Anywhere Operations" and its implications for small businesses.

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2021 in Retrospect with Net Friends President

An end-of-year letter from Neelesh Patel, Net Friends President, about our Customer Success and Growth in 2021.

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2021 in Retrospect with Net Friends CEO

A 2021 reflection and end-of-year letter from John Snyder, Net Friends CEO.

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A Tech CEO’s Shortcut to Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

Most businesses don’t have the luxury of conducting a formal Business Impact Analysis. Here's a BIA shortcut for your everyday business decisions.

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Top Creative Uses for Your Technology Roadmap

Leverage your Technology Roadmap in new ways by exploring its greater potential and unlock even more business growth.

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How to Maximize the Value of Your Technology Roadmap

Your Technology Roadmap is only as powerful as you allow it to be when you regularly consult it with your internal stakeholders to advance your goals.

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How to Capture IT Costs on Your Technology Roadmap

The Technology Roadmap should be a close companion to your IT Budget. Discover pro-tips from Net Friends on how to better capture your IT spending.

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How to Leverage Lists to Build Your Technology Roadmap

When targeting your desired outcomes is too difficult, try this brainstorming exercise to help you move forward with building your Technology Roadmap.

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Why Your Business Needs A Technology Roadmap

A Technology Roadmap will help any decision-maker capture a visual reference of the technology plans and enhancements that will drive their business forward.

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The Ultimate Guide to Technology Roadmaps

Discover a powerful tool that can help you capture your technology goals and scale your business. A Technology Roadmap is your IT Budget's missing companion.

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A Tech CEO's "Return to Office" Plan

Net Friends CEO John Snyder shares his motivations to create a demand-driven facility for his company to use as needed to collaborate and enrich their work.

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Top 8 Cloud-Based Services for Business

Implementing these cloud-based services may be the game-changer you need to grow your business and profit margin.

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Why Businesses Are Switching from CapEx to OpEx for their IT Investments

Should you buy your IT assets outright or lease them? Let's explore capital expenses vs. operating expenses and how OpEx can optimize your IT budget.

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IT Grants 101: How An MSP Can Help You Secure IT Grants

Do you need grant funding for your IT? Unsure about how to acquire and maximize IT grants? Explore how a Managed IT Services Provider can help you!

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How Net Friends Updates Our Contracts

At Net Friends, we regularly review our contracts to revise wording that is ambiguous, update service features, and assess how we can address risk exposure.

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Why Net Friends Relies on “Natural Language” Contracts

Net Friends aims to use "natural language" in our contracts, because we believe that they should be understood by the people who sign them.

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Top 8 Things to Include in Your IT Budget in 2021

Does your company have an IT budget? What are your tech spending categories? Keep reading for great insights on what should be included.

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What Should A CFO Know About IT? Q&A with Fourlane CFO Cynthia Hemingway

We interviewed Cynthia Hemingway, the Chief Financial Officer for Fourlane, about her perspective on being both a provider and consumer of IT.

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A Tech CEO Shares 4 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Net Friends CEO, John Snyder, shares hard-won knowledge to help others in business find a shorter path to success.

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A Tech CEO Shares 4 Lessons Learned the Hard Way (Part 2)

Net Friends CEO, John Snyder, shares hard-won knowledge to help others in business find a shorter path to success.

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Our Deep History With Developers

After years of parallel growth with our software sister company, we became a stronger business with greater clarity and focus on our best-in-class IT solutions.

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How Your IT Partner Contributes to Your Operational Maturity

What does the primary focus of your IT company say about the operational maturity of your IT environment?

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Part III: How Your IT Partner Contributes to Your Operational Maturity

What tools do you have in place and optimized to support your risk-informed responses?

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Part II: How Your IT Partner Contributes to Your Operational Maturity

Does your business have a Technology Roadmap for your Digital Transformation journey?

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Part I: How Your IT Partner Contributes to Your Operational Maturity

Are you focused on minimizing network downtown or avoiding unnecessary disruptions?

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4 Things a Tech CEO is Looking for in a New Hire

With over 15 years of hiring perspective, John Snyder, Net Friends CEO, shares his thoughts on the common traits he looks for when hiring new talent.

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Our First Entrepreneurial Steps

How our Founder, David, fostered a culture of entrepreneurialism and experimentation that few IT Support companies have pursued...

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Top 5 IT Budget Questions to Consider in 2021

A typical small business' IT budget should be somewhere between 3-7% of its total revenue. Here are 5 key questions to consider before investing in your IT.

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"You're Doing It Wrong" Podcast Episode on The Reluctant Visionary

Business coach Mark Henderson Leary is the podcast host of "You're Doing It Wrong," where he interviewed John Snyder about implementing EOS at Net Friends.

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Top 3 BYOD Risks for WFH

As businesses worldwide shifted to work-from-home configurations at the start of the pandemic, this left many with little choice but to adopt “BYOD” solutions.

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Office 365 Collaboration Tools: A Telecommuting Response

Net Friends is ready to help you get the most out of your existing Office 365 plan or upgrade to one that meets your new telecommuting needs.

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Securing Email & Cloud Data: A Telecommuting Response

Over 90% of all cyberattacks begin via email. Within minutes, Net Friends can implement a full suite of security controls that can protect you against exploits.

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Securing Identifications: A Telecommuting Response

Protecting your credentials is a challenge in the best of times. There are so many clever tactics malicious attackers use to get your staff’s passwords.

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Our Telecommuting Response Packages

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are announcing special packages designed to help you transition to working remotely with minimal loss of productivity.

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Dust Off Your Business Continuity Plan for Your Telecommuting Response

As Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

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Top 5 Requirements for a Telecommuting Policy

Many small business owners have not performed the due diligence that will ensure their telecommuting policies are ready for a significant shift.

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The Remote Drills That Prepared Us For A Pandemic

Our managers designed a practice drill that put each staff member in their preferred remote environment to verify they could perform their duties.

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Are You Prepared to Work Remotely?

Many businesses are encouraging/requiring employees who can work remotely to do so because of the current pandemic. Here are some questions you should consider.

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Our Staffing Plan for COVID-19

Net Friends has authorized staff to work remotely at their own discretion while we adapt to the elevated threat level caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Creative Outcome of SOC Audits

“I’ve never seen a network diagram that didn’t require a guided tour by the person who made it,” said Randy, our SOC 2 auditor, back in March 2019.

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Why Strategic Partners Are Key to Your SOC 2 Type II Audit

Any business interested in becoming SOC 2 Type II compliant will need top-notch partners in their corner to bring the expertise and focus necessary. 

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RHCC: Storm Ready! When Disaster Strikes

Unfortunately, health care emergencies don’t wait out a storm. High stress, high risk, high stakes.

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