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FormaTech IT Services has been serving the Napa area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Three Signs that Your Security Policies Need to be Refreshed

Three Signs that Your Security Policies Need to be Refreshed

It makes sense that your organization would want the best security possible and to mitigate the risks that it faces, whether they are physical or virtual. However, there is no definition for “perfect” security, as there isn’t one solution that can completely meet all of your business’ specific needs. As a result, you want to set realistic goals for yourself so that security doesn’t become difficult to gauge.

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Businesses Expected to Spend $96 Billion this Year on IT Security

Businesses Expected to Spend $96 Billion this Year on IT Security

A report by Gartner has provided evidence that security considerations are anticipated to see investments in 2018. So, if you were planning on focusing on your business’ information security this year, you certainly aren’t the only one.

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Here’s How Managed IT Lets Your Business Do More, For Less

Here’s How Managed IT Lets Your Business Do More, For Less

There is no denying the value that an in-house information technology resource can offer a company. However, many small and medium-sized businesses might have a difficult time finding room in their budget to hire additional in-house resources. In cases like these, turning to other, external resources can provide a helpful boost to your IT.

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Cut Your Company’s Phone Cord With this Simple Solution

Cut Your Company’s Phone Cord With this Simple Solution

As useful as phone systems can be, they can be a real pain for a business to deal with. Between running the wiring for each office phone line (and dealing with the distraction that introduces into the workplace) and shouldering the significant bill from the phone company, it’s little wonder that many offices are abandoning traditional telephony in favor of a VoIP-based approach.


VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol, which helps explain how a VoIP solution can be so beneficial to businesses. First of all, since it utilizes an Internet connection to transmit call data, VoIP requires no additional cabling. This eliminates the stresses of running new phone lines to ensure each employee has a connection.

The freedom from cabling also makes onboarding new staff members much easier, as it does the task of rearranging the workspace. VoIP also assists with mobile considerations, as many solutions also feature connected applications. This allows you the freedom to stay connected while away from the desk.

Lastly, but by no means the least of a business’ considerations, is price. VoIP is a much more economically friendly approach than the traditional landline system. This is due to the fact that, since your telephony is handled by your Internet connection, you have no need for a phone company and their billing. By cutting the cord on your traditional phone, you’re cutting a major expense from your budget.

Plus, on-premise VoIP systems are becoming the norm, leaving older, outdated traditional phone systems to be the more expensive options. Finally, while you could stick with an on-premise VoIP system, you don’t even have to; cloud-based systems are letting businesses ditch the in-house phone systems altogether.

If these examples have given you reason to think that VoIP-based communication has a place in your business, give us a call at 707-258-1492. We’d be happy to discuss your options with you.

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