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The Hardest Thing About Growing

As a trusted advisor, I'm often speaking with other business owners about their businesses - how they're leveraging technology, what the impact of a technology change will look like, when to upgrade, what to upgrade, how best to manage operational ...

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What it Takes to be a Best in Class IT Service Provider

What it Takes to be a Best In Class IT Service Provider

Most IT Service Providers don't even think twice about what it means to be "Best in Class", let alone what it takes. FPA's Vision Statement is "to build the preeminent IT services company in Los Angeles, distinguishing itself by forming meaningful ...

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What the Gooligan Hack Means to You

What the Gooligan Hack Means to You

A new Android malware, called "Gooligan", is responsible for what’s believed to be the biggest theft of Google accounts on record. The strain has infected as many as 1.3 million Android phones since August. This latest hack has compromised devices ...

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Key IT Factors for Los Angeles RIAs to Consider Before Moving

Whether your Los Angeles Investment Advisory firm is moving to a new floor within your building or across town, the key to making the move successful is in investing time into careful IT planning BEFORE the move starts. One of the first steps in the ...

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Like a Weed - The Hidden Cost of IT

How often have you ripped out a weed only to find it growing back a week later? Annoying, isn't it? As I'm sure some of you know, it's not because of any magical thing that's going on, but rather because the part we remove is only the part we see. ...

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IT as an Employee Benefit

IT as an Employee Benefit

Have you ever thought of your technology as an employee benefit? What I mean by this is I see clients spending tens of thousands of dollars on technology infrastructure, software, systems, and recurring software license fees all the time. Yet when I ...

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The SEC to Require Social Media Disclosures on Form ADV

The SEC to Require Social Media Disclosures on Form ADV

As we all know, Registered Investment Advisors have long been required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission using the Form ADV. But starting next year, RIAs will have to address the latest requirement added - to report their use ...

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What Dyn's DDoS Attack Means to You

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or have been “disconnected” since Friday), you should have heard by now that some major websites were “inaccessible” to people across much of the United States on Friday after a company that manages DNS, a ...

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5 Great Online Resources for LA Distributors

Could you do with a little guidance when it comes to improving your inventory turn, or warehouse or bin management, or improving shipping efficiency or reducing logistical costs? Are you unsure of the latest software developments or what the market ...

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5 Ways an LA Distributor Can Improve Their Technology

5 Ways an LA Distributor Can Improve Their Technology

These days it would be difficult, if not impossible, for your LA distribution business to operate without the assistance of technology. Your orders are no doubt placed online, while your invoices and inventories are stored within your computer ...

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6 Ways LA Investment Advisors Can Prevent Data Leakage

6 Ways LA Investment Advisors Can Prevent Data Leakage

In your role as an LA Investment Advisor, you handle so many different types of sensitive data on a daily basis that it may be a struggle to keep up. Controlling the data and ensuring its security is vital, as a security breach or “data leakage” ...

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