Eric Marcus Archives

Back to school: What to know before buying a laptop

by in AZ Business Magazine

It’s about that time again: back to school shopping.  This year, American families are expected to shell out $83.6 billion on school supplies, according to a study from the National Retail Federation. That’s a 10 percent increase over last year’s bill of $75.8 billion, and the must-have item at the top of the list carries… Read More →

Silicon Desert Insider: Protecting your company from ransomware

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Ransomware, crypto locker and malware are all programs that don’t care what time of the day it is, what day of the week it is or better yet how the weather outside is. These new super viruses are costing companies and users time and money—some to the tune of $100,000 or more. For the everyday… Read More →

Experts say healthy forests improve quality of life

by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Dense forests that blanket millions of acres in northern Arizona are a lightning strike away from a potentially catastrophic wildfire that could threaten our quality of life statewide. Healthy forests impact air quality and maintain our water supply through watersheds that feed the Verde and Salt rivers. They also contribute to our state’s economy through… Read More →

How Arizona wildfires impact water supply, economy

by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Arizona is home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America, with a single stand stretching from near Flagstaff all the way to the White Mountains of the east. And in the last 10 years, 25 percent of it burned, said Patrick Graham, Arizona state director for the Nature Conservancy. Fire suppression and… Read More →

Marcus Networking Opens San Diego Office

by in Business News | Tech

Tempe-based Marcus Networking announced it has opened a San Diego office to better service Southern California clients.  They team is headed by Jaden Jeter, a 20-year sales executive, who resides in San Diego.  They will offer technology and telecommunications services to clients throughout Southern California. “We’re growing across the country and servicing clients in multiple… Read More →

CEO Series: Eric Marcus

by in Business News | Featured | Tech

Eric Marcus CEO, Marcus Networking Az Business: What does Marcus Networking do? Eric Marcus: We are a technology and telecommunications company. We manage people’s infrastructure. The easiest way to describe it is you can give us an empty building and we can cable it, bring in the dial tone, install the phone system, procure… Read More →

Tech Q&A: What is cloud computing?

by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Question: What is cloud computing? Answer: Everyone is talking about cloud computing.  So, what exactly is it and it is right for your business? Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). The real question is should you use a… Read More →

Tech Q&A: Outsourcing vs. consultant

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Question: In this economy, does it make more sense to outsource IT or utilize a consultant?   Answer: Outsourcing is more cost effective than a full time person and you gain 24/7 support, whereas an employee only works a certain shift like 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Outsourcing means you are getting more than just… Read More →

Tech Q&A: Year-end budgeting

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This is the first of what will be a continuing series of technology questions answered by Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking in Tempe. Question: What technology or telecommunications products should we purchase before year-end? Answer: December is an excellent time to evaluate your IT needs for the coming year and with Section 179 Deductions… Read More →