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CRA Recognized as Elite 150 for Managed Service Provider Excellence

By CRA | February 28, 2017
On February 14th, 2017, Computer Resources of America, CRA was once again recognized as an Elite 150 Company by the Channel Company’s 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list for the third consecutive year. According to the CRN website, this list recognizes particular companies in both the United States and Canada who implement an innovative and pioneering approach to delivering managed...

How to Build a Technology Roadmap That’s Right for Your Nonprofit Organization

By CRA | February 28, 2017
Crafting a Plan for Technology Will Put You on the Path to Success A technology roadmap is a plan that defines your technology needs in the context of your organization's mission.  By matching your goals to specific technologies, you can immediately increase your efficiency. In looking ahead, you can also anticipate your future needs to form a highly effective strategy for success. How...

Designing in the Cloud: How Architects are Utilizing Cloud-Based Tools

By CRA | February 23, 2017
From Collaboration to Cost Efficiency, Cloud Computing Gives Architects an Advantage Businesses of all kinds are moving their hardware and network resources to the cloud.  Cloud computing technology shifts the burden of hosting and maintaining these resources to the cloud service provider.  This allows businesses to focus on delivering their products and services, with many added benefits.  Cost...

Why Nonprofit Organizations Need Cloud Computing

By CRA | February 14, 2017
Using the Cloud To Your Advantage Cloud computing technology moves your server hardware footprint away from your place of business and consolidates it in a datacenter. Access to the hardware and network resources such as file shares is through the Internet. It is quickly becoming a popular trend in large and small businesses alike because it offers significant cost savings and ensures business...

Advisory: Winter Storm Niko

By CRA | February 08, 2017
To All Customers, Winter Storm Niko will likely bring heavy snow to a sizable swath of the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor Wednesday night through Thursday evening. Some areas could experience upwards of a half-foot or more of snowfall in a short amount of time. This storm has the potential to cause disruptions for your business. We are monitoring the storm’s progress as it makes its way up to...

5 Ways that CFOs Reduce Cost with Managed IT Services

By CRA | January 31, 2017
The Financial Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services for Businesses Big and Small  Outsourcing IT services may seem counterintuitive from a budgetary standpoint, but savvy CFOs are realizing the benefits of this strategy. Managed IT services can significantly reduce costs to businesses while giving them a competitive edge. Financial and Competitive Advantages of Using a Managed IT Service Provider ...

3 Things That Your CEO Needs To Know About Managed IT

By CRA | January 26, 2017
Why Managed IT Makes Sense In Today’s Business Climate  Adoption of managed IT serviceshas been slow but is picking up as more businesses understand what it is and how it can help. CEO’s in the know are finding that it is a cost-effective solution and a strategy for building a better, more cohesive, business. Let’s look what managed IT services is and three lesser known aspects of managed IT...

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a Game Changer in The Financial Industry

By CRA | December 20, 2016
Soft cost savings, ease of use, accessibility, security, and productivity In the world of high finance there is rarely a break in action. Safe, fiscally sound options for access are required to ensure that work can be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Many firms, however, are intent to live and die by the spreadsheet attachment. With advancements in technology like Virtual Desktop...

Should Your Nonprofit Consider Implementing BYOD?

By CRA | November 15, 2016
With technology in our pockets more powerful than that which landed humans on the moon, it’s no surprise we’ve gotten reliant on them for everything. The apps on our mobile devices allows us to handle our banking and investments, control our homes, and communicate face-to-face with people all over the world. Desktop computers aren’t mobile and even laptops sometimes can’t provide the mobility and...