Microwize Announces Expansion in IT Offerings to Medical Practices Regardless of the Type of Medical Applications They are Using Now

PARAMUS, N.J. (PRWEB) JANUARY 26, 2019

Microwize Technology – A Healthcare IT firm providing managed IT services and cloud computing for medical practices with 10 to 100 computers located in Paramus, New Jersey – announces an expansion in IT offerings to medical practices regardless of the type of medical applications they are using now.

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