IT Consulting

7 Ways to Tell if Your Company's Culture is Open to Outsourcing

Posted in Advisory | Human Resources | Human Resources Consulting | Agriculture | Construction | Government | Healthcare | Outsourced Accounting | Outsourced Human Resources | Not-for-Profit | Oilfield Services | IT Consulting on November 12, 2014

For many organizations today, outsourcing non-core business processes has become not only the norm, but a key strategy for organizations that want to realign their focus on core areas and remain competitive in their industry. [More]

Why You Should Run Your Business Like a Fighter Pilot Runs a Cockpit

Posted in Managed IT Services | Technology | Business Intelligence | IT Consulting on October 31, 2014

We should run our businesses just like a fighter pilot run a cockpit. And just as the fighter pilot, we need solid technology to help us. [More]

Top 10 Business Challenges Solved with Integrated Document Management: Part 1

Posted in Tech Tips | Technology | IT Consulting | Strategic IT Planning on April 9, 2014

Every business has challenges that prevent employees from being as efficient as possible, many of which aren’t perceived as issues until they are actually pointed out. How can you work more intelligently? [More]

Employees: Your Biggest IT Security Risk

Posted in Technology | IT Consulting | Security | Strategic IT Planning on August 8, 2013

Your corporate data is more accessible to more of your employees than ever. This is true for a host of reasons―mobile devices and the growth of BYOD, a growing trend of remote and flexible work options, increased pressure to be more productive, etc. Unfortunately, these trends mean your employees are doing things that unintentionally put your data at risk every single day. [More]

XP End of Life: What Does This Mean for Your Business?

Posted in Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Strategic IT Planning on April 17, 2013

Windows XP ran longer than any other Microsoft operating system, but it will no longer be supported next year. What does upgrading mean for your business? [More]

Let's Talk Tech: What is a Network Operations Center?

Posted in Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization on April 4, 2013

A primary component of any IT managed services is the Network Operations Center (NOC), but many non-IT people understand the term. Learn about a NOC in this short video. [More]

Let's Talk Tech: What is Defense-in-Depth?

Posted in Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization on March 26, 2013

Up your security awareness and understanding with this video on defense-in-depth, one of the most essential security and technology concepts for today's businesses. [More]

How to Create a Strategic IT Plan in 10 Steps

Posted in Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Strategic IT Planning on February 13, 2013

No one really wants to be in charge of developing a strategic plan for their organization's information technology function, but it's crucial. We have compiled a list of 10 simple steps that will get you closer to the plan you need—a plan that will support the goals of the entire business and help move everyone forward. [More]

The mobile workforce: 6 ways to make BYOD work (Part 3)

Posted in Managed Security | Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Mobility on December 17, 2012

One of the biggest security concerns for companies is loss or theft of a mobile device containing confidential information. In fact, 56 percent of businesses surveyed in a 2011 CompTIA report said they had already experienced a lost device.While this number is certainly alarming, it does not mean that you should completely write off using mobile devices for work purposes. By implementing a formal ... [More]

4 factors to consider when moving to the cloud

Posted in Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting | Colocation | Managed Hosting Solutions | IT Consulting on October 22, 2012

You’ve decided to go to the cloud. You read our post about the different cloud models and now it’s time to make a decision. For most businesses, it is a decision between public and private (or some kind of hybrid) clouds. What kinds of factors should you consider before making your decision? We recommend reviewing the following and discussing these concerns with your IT partner. Secur... [More]

4 clouds and 4 definitions: Choosing which is best for your business

Posted in Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting | Colocation | Managed Hosting Solutions | Communication & Collaboration | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Custom Application & Database Solutions | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization | Strategic IT Planning on September 20, 2012

You want to go to the cloud. You’ve heard and read about it, and it seems to make sense. But where do you start? One of the first decisions to make is whether you will move to a public, private, community or hybrid cloud model. Yes, there really are that many different types of cloud solutions! That’s why it’s key to understand the differences, advantages and disadvantages of eac... [More]

The mobile workforce: Why you should build an IT strategy (Part 1)

Posted in Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting | Colocation | Managed Hosting Solutions | Communication & Collaboration | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Custom Application & Database Solutions | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization | Strategic IT Planning on September 7, 2012

Not long ago, most professional workers were tied to their desks and computers—but business has changed. One day we turned around and the world was mobile, and so were your employees. Smartphones, tablets and other tools have made us a nation of employees on the move. According to a 2012 CompTIA research study, 20 percent of the workforce telecommutes at least one full day per month. In add... [More]



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