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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 … Continue reading

Bills and IT the saga continues. Everything is very serious now.

Potatoes in Teams? Meeting online has many positive qualities and certainly in times of challenges can be very helpful. For our team at Lead IT Consulting we have a new cadence of meeting online twice a week. As a result, … Continue reading

CO-Managed IT what is it?

When it becomes clear that your IT staff is just too overworked, one common solution was to bring in outsourced labor as an extra pair of ‘hands.” These IT consultants, for instance, may be relied upon to lend a hand … Continue reading

Sexy technology on the fast track hits you where it hurts

You know your budget to keep necessary technology up and running? How’s that working for you? My opinion is it’s the word “necessary” that has many businesses overspending on the ever-increasing pileup of technology chores.

No time like the present to combine in-house IT with outsourced services

When’s the last time you sent your five-headed IT guy, aka Jack-of-all-trades, to a training class to learn about the latest technology? How sweaty and queasy do you feel when poor Jack has the flu and should really go home? And what … Continue reading

Everything’s changed—and that should go for your IT infrastructure

I’m willing to bet no one reading this blog is so focused on the future they’ve forgotten how tough the economy has been on business in the not-so-distant past. Four years ago a lot of previously healthy companies began downsizing … Continue reading

When technology creates a risky business

I don’t have to tell you why one person shouldn’t be solely responsible for processing the mail, handling the bookkeeping, signing checks and making deposits. Everyone knows the business risks inherent in solo access to critical information. However responsibilities are … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

When an elephant should forget what he learned—and learn something new

Have you heard the one about the elephant? A guy walks by the circus where an elephant is tethered by a flimsy cord. He asks the elephant’s trainer, “How can you keep him tied up with that? He could snap … Continue reading

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