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How to Identify Risks and Inefficiencies in Your IT Systems

Considering the ubiquitous presence of technology in modern society, it’s no surprise that 98 percent of organizations see IT as strategically important to business success. Clearly, businesses require robust IT systems to compete in today’s markets. Although no CEO would dream of asking an office employee to work without a computer, consulting services find that …

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What Change Management Is and Why You Need It

Change happens. Sometimes it’s necessary and desirable for business growth. Sometimes it’s unexpected and unwanted. Regardless, a successful small business is one that is flexible enough to roll with the punches yet organized enough to thoroughly examine and monitor each major change for unintended consequences – in other words, one with a change management system …

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21 Questions You Should Ask Your Computer Consultant Before Hiring Them to Support Your Network

Customer Service Q1: Do they answer their phones live or do you always have to leave a voice mail and wait for someone to call you back?Our Answer: We answer our phones live from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and give all clients an emergency after-hours number they may call if a problem arises, including on …

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Technology Choices Revisited

Technology – it’s all about choices It was close to nine years ago that I wrote about the fact that there is always a choice to make when it comes to Information Technology. What was true then is still true today and while the choices might not always be to our liking or centered upon …

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Renting space for your employees or just the server ?

In these times that we find ourselves, as business owners, realizing there’s a lot of change and pivoting quickly. We’re realizing that things we’ve thought about doing with our businesses, we’ve been forced to accept. One of the largest of which is working remotely, having our staff not be physically in our office spaces. They’re …

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Managing change isn’t free but it can save you

Putting a freeze on spending makes saving on expenses a sure thing, right? Don’t bet on it. When it comes to technology, doing nothing can get pricey. Unless you are managing for change—anticipating the future and planning for new and updated software, systems and hardware—you’re on a tear toward a budget-blowing crash.

When average is no longer good enough

What’s the bestselling car in the world? The Toyota Corolla—39 million sold through April 2012, according to Toyota Motor Corporation. And it was the first car ever to achieve $30 million in sales. What’s so special about this less than spectacular, non-luxury, at best average ride? I have to believe its combination of value and …

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The accidental CFIO and how to eliminate him

Recently I met with a couple of IT company executives whose target clients happen to include medium-sized enterprises. I mentioned that they must be talking to a lot of CFIOs, but all I got back were two blank stares. It is a relatively uncommon title, but in a company with less than 250 employees, the …

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Are you looking at IT the way you look at accounting? Or are you looking for one full-time IT guy with five heads?

  Here’s your overarching IT challenge: handling today’s productivity issues—those things that have “emergency” red-lettered all over them—while proactively preparing for tomorrow. But unless you run IT like you run your accounting department, chances are your IT person is looking in the mirror to see if he sees what he thinks you see—five heads on …

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