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Chris Gaines

Chris Gaines has been with Standard Office Systems as the Director of Managed Services for the past three years and has over 25 years of experience as a Network Administrator in the office technology industry. He has a passion for helping small businesses discover the best technology solutions for their specific needs.
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Top Managed IT Service Providers in Atlanta 2022

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Wed, 05/ 04/ 22 - 03: 00 PM

TOP MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDERS | 5 MIN READEach of the last two years prior, we at Standard Office Systems have endeavored to compile a list of the top Managed IT Service providers in metro Atlanta, removing ourselves to make our findings as neutral and.

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Email Security Best Practices [Tools + Tips]

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Thu, 04/ 14/ 22 - 03: 16 PM


Some of us are kids of the 80s and 90s, which means if we hear someone say "did I do that?" this guy almost immediately comes to mind. 

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Biggest Phishing Scams of 2021 [ + How to Avoid]

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Mon, 03/ 14/ 22 - 11: 59 AM


In the 21st century, "junk mail" has gone from filling trash cans to filling inboxes (before you delete them, usually). Your mobile phone may also be receiving text messages from numbers you're unfamiliar with, some with.

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What is Electronic Meter Capture Software? [Security + More]

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Mon, 01/ 31/ 22 - 04: 39 PM


If you're reading this blog, you've likely already had a conversation with a copier/business printer vendor. Whether your current vendor has brought up the implementation of this software or a new one is proposing it, this.

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Are Hackers Targeting Companies with Cyber Insurance?

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Tue, 06/ 08/ 21 - 08: 54 AM


It seems there is a rise in hacking threats for 2021, and the stats prove it. Right now, cybercrime is up 300% since 2020 and - at the time of this article - contributed to over $300 million in damages for businesses. It's.

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Do I Need a Phone System for My Business? [5 Signs That You Do]

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Fri, 03/ 26/ 21 - 12: 00 PM


When your company is just starting out, using a few business phones to manage incoming and outbound calls is likely the right decision. However, when your business begins to grow, it can become difficult to know at.

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VoIP vs. Landline for Business: Which is Better?

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Tue, 03/ 09/ 21 - 12: 00 PM


Businesses looking to improve operational efficiency may turn to a new phone system as a means of accomplishing this goal. However, between two main types of phone systems, VoIP and landline, which is a better fit for.

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Top Managed IT Service Providers in Atlanta for 2021

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Fri, 01/ 01/ 21 - 10: 28 AM

As a leading managed services provider in metro-Atlanta, Standard Office Systems releases an annual list of the top managed services providers in our area. Learn about some of the best IT service companies available to businesses today by checking out.

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How Do I Add Chat to My Website?

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Tue, 09/ 29/ 20 - 09: 22 AM

It's rare to find a business without an online presence, today. Websites, email, direct texting, social media, and other forms of online communication help attract and delight customers. Convenience is key and the days of current and prospective.

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Intermedia, Mitel, & RingCentral [2020 Comparison]

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Wed, 01/ 08/ 20 - 03: 36 PM


Comparing the features of business phone systems like Intermedia, Mitel, and RingCentral can become time-consuming when all the information isn't in one place. To simplify your search, we have researched the brands listed.

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Is Your Network Ready for Unified Communications?

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Thu, 06/ 29/ 17 - 06: 55 PM

If you're feeling the crunch of modern business, you're probably ready to transform your legacy phone system into something that's ready for the demands of the 21st century. But before you dive in and implement a VoIP system, you should be sure that your.

Unified Communications

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Is Your Network Ready for VoIP?

Submitted by Chris Gaines on Mon, 05/ 29/ 17 - 02: 46 PM

Did you know that you could choose a phone system that integrates with your current business data applications? Today's VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems work within your current network, giving you a powerful ally in your business.

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