Maximize tax savings this year and in the future

It will take planning to maximize tax savings this year and in the future–

Over the past few years, your tax bill has been affected by many law changes.  These changes can be somewhat confusing at times, but opportunity and the increased importance of year-round tax planning come with the changes.

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House Ways and Means Committee Proposed Tax Changes

House Ways and Means Committee Proposed Tax Changes from Olsen Thielen CPAs

Watch this update from Olsen Thielen CPA's on the House Ways and Means Proposed Tax Changes. Click to watch the video here

 

The 4 hidden costs of poor customer experience for ISPs

The 4 hidden costs of poor customer experience for ISPs

Written by: RouteThis - Erin Penney 
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Every internet service provider (ISP) knows the importance of customer experience. It’s the measure of how happy your customers are with your company and your service. And it defines your overall success.


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NISC CyberSense Tool Kit

The FREE NISC CyberSense tool kit includes animations, social media content, and print marketing materials to spread cybersecurity awareness and safety.

85% of all organizations have been hit by a phishing attack at least once. (Source: Security Boulevard)

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Iowa Communication Alliance’s (ICA) Providers Score Big Grant Awards to Expand Broadband Service

Iowa Communication Alliance’s (ICA) Providers Score Big Grant Awards to Expand Broadband Service

In response to the Iowa Legislature’s allocation of $100 million to expand broadband service in Iowa, the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced grant award winners on Tuesday.

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How to Identify Your IT Maturity Level

How to Identify Your IT Maturity Level

Taking the time to identify your organization's IT maturity level can help increase operational efficiencies and pave the way for long-term success.

There’s never a bad time to assess your company’s IT infrastructure. Whether your business is relatively new or an industry leader, taking the time to identify your organization’s IT maturity level can help increase operational efficiencies and pave the way for long-term success.

An IT maturity model provides a benchmark for evaluating your organization’s technological capabilities. It is an effective tool to help determine where you are and where you want to be.

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Reassigned Numbers Database reporting for Small Voice Service Providers

Reassigned Numbers Database reporting for Small Voice Service Providers

Staring by October 15, 2021 small voice service providers (with 100,000 or fewer subscriber lines) must begin reporting permanently disconnected telephone numbers to the Reassigned Numbers Database.  These small service providers are required to start tracking and maintain records for any permanently disconnected telephone number starting January 27, 2021 and must be reported by the initial filing that is due by October 15, 2021.

The FCC issued the Reassigned Numbers Database Order on December 13, 2018 and published the announcement of OMB approval on June 26, 2020.  Service providers with more 100,000 subscriber lines had to start maintaining records for any permanently disconnected telephone numbers beginning July 27, 2020 and start reporting permanently disconnected telephone numbers to the Reassigned Numbers Database by April 15, 2021.

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Unified Communications: A Better Way to Work From Anywhere

Unified Communications: A Better Way to Work From Anywhere

Communication is central to your success, regardless of how you choose to work.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to rethink how they do business. During the height of outbreaks in the U.S., many teams switched to remote work. Some businesses thrived, while others realized they lacked the right tools and technology to remain productive.

Now businesses are considering how they will work moving forward. Some are opting to return to in-office work, while others are planning to offer remote or hybrid schedules. No matter which route your business takes, communication is central to your success. Now is the perfect time to reassess your existing communications technology and determine what is or isn’t working.

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With Cybercrime on the Rise, Investing in Your Organization’s Cybersecurity is More Important Than Ever

With Cybercrime on the Rise, Investing in Your Organization’s Cybersecurity is More Important Than Ever

Learn how managed IT services and security best practices shield your business from cybersecurity threats

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BKD Rural Telecommunications Benchmark Study Results for 2020

BKD Rural Telecommunications Benchmark Study Results for 2020
Authors: Marty Fredericks Matthew Macdonald

Companies Electing ACAM Show Immediate Returns

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IMPROVE SECURITY AND PRODUCTIVITY WITH MICROSOFT 365

IMPROVE SECURITY AND PRODUCTIVITY WITH MICROSOFT 365

How a recent Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerability Illustrated the Benefits of Office 365

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Using VIDEO to connect with your customers in a digital world

Using VIDEO to connect with your customers in a digital world

Seth Thompson, Imperium Data

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Essential Technology to Future-Proof Your Business

Essential Technology to Future-Proof Your Business

Adopt these tech tools to create a more collaborative and secure work environment

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic up-ended the way much of the world conducts business. Many organizations shifted employees to partial or full-time remote work schedules. The most prepared companies already had cloud infrastructure in place and the technology to collaborate remotely.

Meanwhile, other businesses scrambled to assemble the right mix of hardware, software, and services to make the remote situation work for them. Regardless of your preparedness level, the COVID-19 crisis shed light on the importance of maintaining a flexible work environment.

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New Year, New Trends: How Covid will reshape digital content for years to come

Matt Cuson, VP of marketing and products at Minerva Networks takes a look at the impact of Covid and other industry anomalies on digital content.

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Pratum: Work-From-Home Cybersecurity: The Nine-Month Checkup

Work-From-Home Cybersecurity: The Nine-Month Checkup

We’re roughly nine months into the world’s sudden, unplanned leap into a work-from-home (WFH) lifestyle. And most of the IT policies thrown together to handle a sprint are showing clear gaps now that we’re running a marathon. To see what we’ve learned so far and how organizations should be adapting, we talked with Pratum CEO Dave Nelson and PC Matic Federal President Terry McGraw.

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