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The ITIL Approach to IT Service Management: The Benefit to Small Businesses

American fast food business pioneer Ray Kroc once said, “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” However, a strong leader will also create consistently high standards for his or her department. This is especially true for CFIOs and other IT leaders. Consistency is key in IT service management. …

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IT Consultant Considerations

Tips to Consider before Hiring an IT Consultant

Just ask any IT consultant: Your computer network is akin to the nervous system of your business. And just as you would be extremely careful about choosing a neurosurgeon or psychologist, it is key for the health of your organization to take your time while deciding who will provide your IT managed services.

IT Security: A New Version of the Dictionary for 2021

Early computer commentators assumed there would never be more than a few hundred viruses. And in 2006, Bill Gates promised that spam would soon be totally eliminated. Yet computer threats continue to pose serious risks to businesses and individuals alike. Hackers and criminals exploit any opportunities for financial gain – and clearly they’re creative enough …

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Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing IT to an IT Consultant

There are many benefits to hiring an IT consultant rather than paying for an in-house IT department. First, most companies see significant savings by hiring out their IT managed services. Second, outsourcing IT allows businesses to focus on their core offerings while receiving expert advice from IT professionals.

Essential Skills for any IT Consultant

The purpose of hiring any small business consultant is to bring in outside expertise you don’t currently have on staff; IT consultants are no exception. Therefore, it should go without saying that any IT consultant worth his or her salt should have a thorough understanding of IT systems and how they support business operations.

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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Words on business choices in the realm of technology

Technology – it’s all about the choices There is always a choice and while the options might not always be to our liking or centered upon our interests a decision is always made. Hopefully the basis of the majority of our decisions is based upon facts and that is where I’ll begin. Facts are what …

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What to Look for When Hiring an IT Consultant To Move Your Network to The Cloud

Unfortunately, the IT consulting industry (along with many others) has its own share of incompetent or unethical people who will try to take advantage of trusting business owners who simply do not have the ability to determine whether or not they know what they are doing. Sometimes this is out of greed for your money; …

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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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