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CRA Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by Penton Technology

By CRA | June 01, 2016
9th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology Computer Resources of America, CRA a leading managed IT service provider has been ranked among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s 9th-annual MSP 501 list and study. The complete 2016 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor. The MSP...

Is It Time to BYOD?

By CRA | May 17, 2016
Do you access business data from your personal devices? Does your business allow you to store and access critical data from your phone? Have you thought about the severity if you were to compromise this data from a device that was not business issued? The notion of employees using their personal tools at work isn't new. There is a long history of employees using private vehicles for sales...

Five Ways to Maximize Your Employees’ Mobile Productivity

By CRA | May 16, 2016
Virtually every employee today has a smartphone and or tablet. Most businesses are underutilizing these devices because they belong to the employees. They are BYOD, “bring your own device,” as they say. Ignoring these devices is a mistake. Your hyper-connected employees are glued to their mobile devices. Savvy business owners and executives have realized the secret to higher employee productivity...

Pros, Cons and Solutions to Maximize BYOD

By CRA | May 03, 2016
If you have been following technology over the past 5 years, I am sure you have noticed a few trends, such as Cloud Computing, 3D printing, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) and the list goes on. One trend that seems to be adapting to business culture is BYOD. Not to be confused with the just as popular BYOB, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It is the IT policy in which employees are...

How to Leverage Hosted Desktops Successfully

By CRA | March 22, 2016
This is the second blog in a two-part series touching on VDI and DaaS solutions and why a business would implement one over the other. Missed our first post? Find it here. In our first post, we introduce the basics of VDI and DaaS as well as a couple scenarios where a business would implement one over the other. Let’s briefly recap: Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or...

Understanding the Basics of Hosted Desktops: VDI and DaaS

By CRA | March 08, 2016
Many organizations, small to large, have been faced with similar challenges relating to technology. Whether you are a business or IT executive, you have been tasked with increasing scalability and mobility while maintaining security and compliance, all for a cost that doesn’t break your budget. If you are like most organizations, the growing trend of BYOD has not made this easy. Luckily, there...

Why is a BDR solution important for your business?

By CRA | January 25, 2016
Most people believe that their data is only at risk to hackers or the rarity of a natural disaster. The reality is that 78% of all lost data is due to downtime caused by an unexpected hardware or system malfunction, and 11% is a result of human error. Lost data is regarded as one of the worst effects of downtime; which is the time in which all machinery and systems are out of action or...

Is Your Business Protected Against Downtime?

By CRA | January 05, 2016
Every other week people are out buying lottery tickets even though their odds of winning are 1:175,000,000. Most people understand that they do not stand a chance of winning, yet they still purchase them week after week. This is because people believe they can beat the odds. In this case, the worst that can happen is losing a few dollars.   Don't Be Part of the Statistics! On a larger scale, when...

Advisory: Hurricane Joaquin

By CRA | October 01, 2015
To All Customers, Your business and ensuring that there is continuity in place in order for services to continue uninterrupted is important to us. We understand that sometimes events such as inclement weather and other unforeseen factors that cannot be predicted can come up and cause a disruption in your ability to conduct your core business. We track and monitor events that have the potential to...