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Inside BITS: Q&A with an Associate System Administrator

May 23, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a BITS team member at Beacon? If you’re a client of ours, you’ve likely spoken to us over the phone and may already be familiar with some of our technicians and what they do. For this month’s blog, we interviewed Dustin Shives, our Associate System Administrator to get the scoop on what his day-to-day is like as a member of our team. Read ahead to discover the IT issues Dustin gets calls about the most often, some of his personal tips & tricks, and more!:

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A Guided Tour of the BITS Experience

March 28, 2022

Come in, come in: the tour is about to begin! Thank you for joining us today for our guided tour of our newly-launched and redesigned Beacon IT Services (BITS) website. We're going to show you around and give you a fresh look at what we do and the services we provide. We know, some of you have been here before! But we hope you'll enjoy seeing how our website, design, and technology have evolved over our 20+ years in this business. And for our newer clients or soon-to-be clients, we want to give you a taste of everything that goes into making us...us!

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Why You Need to Commit to Multifactor Authentication

February 17, 2022

It's February and 'tis the season for Valentine's-related everything. We won't be dishing out any relationship advice this year (this is an IT blog after all), but we do whole-heartedly recommend that you commit to multifactor authentication (MFA). It doesn't matter if your employees are working remotely across the country or if they've been in-office every day for the past 10 years. Multifactor authentication is now a business necessity that goes a long way to secure your infrastructure and financial information.

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Are You Ready for 2022? Our Top 5 Tech Predictions

January 26, 2022

Here we are at the end of January already, racing ahead into 2022. Are you still keeping up with those New Year’s resolutions? Because the BITS team is still ready and raring to go this year! We’re already preparing for what the coming months will bring our way. As we leave 2021 behind us, we want to share a few hot topics that will be sticking points in the tech world during 2022.

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We Wish You a Merry BITSmas: Our Favorite IT Carols

December 15, 2021

Ah, the holiday season! It’s the time for spending time with loved ones, reflecting on the past year, and gift-giving and acts of appreciation. It’s also time for radio stations and retail businesses to be taken over by everyone’s favorite Christmas songs (we’re looking at you, Mariah Carey). At BITS, we have a few favorite holiday tunes of our own…and to celebrate the season, let us tell you why!

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Our Favorite BITS: Gratefully Reflecting on 2021

November 19, 2021

As the days grow shorter and families gather for holidays, we often take time to reflect on the past year’s events and accomplishments in our lives. Anniversaries. Graduations. Promotions. All those memorable moments you look back on and smile. We’ve had plenty of those moments here at Beacon IT Services (BITS) over this busy year, with plenty of notable events and advancements in our realm of managed IT services.