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The advantages of creating a remote workforce are making it an increasingly popular option for business. Improved technology makes old deterring factors, like communication and data sharing, simple while employers save on facilities costs and scheduling hassles. BCS frequently connects remote staff to their corporate headquarters through cloud computing and networking methods, but we often see one drawback. That is, remote staff doesn’t always get the best equipment. Although they aren’t on-premises, it’s still important…

Profit is normally the end goal for businesses, so it makes sense that owners look for the most cost-efficient options when it comes to outsourcing work. But sometimes frugality results in costly mistakes down the road. We often find that’s the case with IT support services, particularly when we are called in to fix problems that could have been avoided. When technology works, it's tempting to believe it always will. That belief can make it…

Your business may thrive more having all of your employees in-office, but what happens on days the weather takes a turn? Winter temperatures are here, which means the possibility of snow days is increasing quickly. Is your office equipped to access the information you need from home? Even if you don’t plan on having remote workers, making sure your office is ready for a work-from-home day will set you up for success. What does this…

Communicating ideas, figures and numbers to an audience is already difficult – especially with no visual aid. With the availability of technology and the ability to connect your computer to a television, this may seem like the solution. But what about for larger rooms where more people might need to see the screen? Projectors have come a long way, and are still one of the most affordable and convenient way to display your message. Not…

It’s officially hurricane season, which for most people at home means stocking up on extra water, batteries and flashlights in case of potential power outages. But what about at the office? You’re not likely to worry about a tree falling into your office building or having enough snacks on hand, but every time the power goes out or a bad storm hits, you risk the loss of your saved documents (and if you’re someone who…

With so much information available online today, it can be tough to make the decision to outsource IT solutions. You may also find that with there are a plethora of companies offering similar services and wonder, “Why BCS?” Our mission has always been to provide our clients consulting, hardware and services that maximize the value and effectiveness of their business technology. We share in the responsibility of achieving business objectives but never sacrifice ethics or…

Those who are familiar with Starleaf Breeze know that it is one of the easiest-to-use video conferencing solutions available today. This system provides a greater user experience for everyone involved by avoiding audio interruptions, frozen screens and disconnected users, no matter how far away. It’s perfect for offices with remote workers, national or international clients, or for those that hope to have some. StarLeaf is the affordable, scalable video conferencing solutions for businesses with anywhere from…

We know that the work day can be full of small stressors that add up, often resulting in physical effects. The American Institute of Stress cites the workplace as being “the major source of stress for American adults” and that “40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful.” For many adults, stress can lead to frequent headaches, jaw clenching, difficulties sleeping, forgetfulness and more. Experiencing these symptoms of stress can create problems…

2017 flew by, and we are just a few days away from starting the new year. You’ve probably reviewed the past year and created budget and IT goals for 2018, and it’s time to put your plans to action! Getting started now on making these goals happen will help you have a year that runs smoothly and efficiently. (more…)

We often review the ways in which cloud-based systems, phone conferencing and video conferencing can help you stay connected with remote employees. Most companies offer a few positions that can be done remotely, and many potential hires are looking specifically for remote jobs. However, some may still avoid hiring remote workers out of fear of unproductivity. (more…)