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Are you experiencing unexpected system outages and downtime? Do you want to take advantage of 'the cloud', but you're not sure how? Is your network at risk of being hacked? Are your IT costs too high and unpredictable? Would you like to support satellite offices and your staff who are working remotely, but you can't? Are you and your staff spending too much time on your IT and away from meeting your core business goals? Are your backups failing and you're losing your data?
No matter the challenge your business is facing in IT today, MicroAge Kingston is strategically positioned to partner with you and help you work through the best solution for your unique set of circumstances.
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Technology affects every area of your business. As IT Experts in Kingston & Eastern Ontario, that’s where we come in. Whether you’re troubled by the list of problems above, or you’re just wondering if there is a more efficient, cost-effective way to be doing what you’ve been doing forever. MicroAge Kingston approaches your business with fresh eyes and expert knowledge.
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