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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hiring an IT Company

Almost every business today requires an IT team or external IT company. Choosing the right company can be a hassle, but it is extremely important.

Joanna Sobran of MXOtech, Inc. lists ten things to look out for while searching for the right tech support in an article on the Huffington Post:

1. They own all the IT problems.

2. They conduct periodic test restores of your backups.

3. They offer a TRULY all-inclusive support plan.

4. They provide you with a monthly report of your network.

5. They monitor your network 24-7-365.

6. They consistently (and proactively) offer new ways to improve your network’s performance instead of waiting until you have a problem to make recommendations.

7. They avoid “geek-speak.”

8. They have a written, guaranteed response time to your calls.

9. They answer their phone live.

10. They will offer to complete a FREE audit of your network.

 

Price of Cocoa Butter Threatens Holiday Chocolate Market

According to recent reports, high demand and tight supplies of cocoa butter may increase the price of chocolate this holiday season. The Huffington Post explains that “Increased demand from Asia’s expanding middle class and a turnaround in sales in big consuming countries have seen butter prices nearly double to more than $7,000 a tonne from… Continue Reading

Investors Prepare for Apple’s Newest Device and Asian Breakthrough

Later today, Apple will unveil its newest iPhone. Investors have high hopes for the new device, and many are building bullish share and options positions. The unveiling will take place at a media event in Cupertino, California. Apple’s newest models include he iPhone 5S, and the cheaper version, the iPhone 5C. Experts also expect the… Continue Reading

Baker & McKenzie on Successful Joint Ventures

Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm specializing in multi-jurisdictional deals and litigation with Marnin Michaels, recently released an analysis of joint ventures in property developments. Known for its deep understanding of the language and culture of business, the firm presents several points to consider in the current market. Baker & McKenzie’s Sebastian Busa explains… Continue Reading