Use Section 179 to Lower Your Business’ Taxable Income

Small business owners understand that it’s not enough to make a profit; you have to also implement strategies to keep more of those profits in your pocket, and less in Uncle Sam’s pocket.  One of the key tools available to small business owners to reduce their taxable income is to take the Section 179 deduction on equipment purchases…

Server Outages Aren’t An IT Problem; They’re A PROCESS Problem.

During many discovery conversations with new clients, a common pain point is often raised by CEOs, COOs, and CFOs.  Their feedback is that server outages are costly and painful, and some mention outages lasting multiple days.  While these outages are costly and painful, they can be avoided by PROCESS, not IT.  When a business or organi…

Does Your IT Provider Have CompTIA MSP Trustmark?

During a recent conversation with a prospective client, the topic turned to experience and history.  I explained that Fulcrum Group had been in business since 2002, and had been providing IT outsourcing to small/medium businesses in DFW since 2007.  I also mentioned that we had recently re-certified our CompTIA MSP Trustmark, which is a…

Reducing Monthly IT Expenses

Recently I was speaking with a client, discussing the fact that they were unhappy with their Internet provider who had just been bought out.  Since they were a SPOT Managed IT Services client, vendor management is included in their agreement.  I began reviewing their bill and contract with their Internet provider. I contacted the Int…

Does Your IT Provider Help You Develop a Technology Roadmap?             

Every organization, small or large, should have a Technology Roadmap.  The Technology Roadmap lets you know where you’ve been, and where you’re heading in the future.  And it should be a in 1 page graphical format so it’s quick and easy for your executives and managers to see. It should be broken down by timeframe (Already Comp…

Want to become more informed about technology (without having to be a computer support expert)?

Welcome to our new microsite. The purpose of this specially-crafted site is to educate business owners and managers around networking & computer technology and managed services. We hope to avoid too much technology talk, except in the interest of education. Check out the sections below and let us know if you find them helpful in your …

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