Technology

How to Tell if the Private Cloud is Right for You

Posted in Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting | Managed Hosting Solutions | Network Design & Management | Strategic IT Planning on July 8, 2013

Even though moving to the cloud is a popular trend these days, the majority of businesses continue to operate in a traditional data center model. And while the cloud is not the solution to all your organizational challenges, a private cloud might be an ideal way to reduce risk and improve overall effectiveness. Ask yourself these questions to determine if the private cloud might be for you. [More]

5 Reasons to Consider Private Cloud Hosting

Posted in Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Managed Hosting Solutions | Strategic IT Planning on July 1, 2013

Board rooms, executive offices and senior management meetings around the world are all querying their CIOs for their organization's strategic path to the cloud—but why? What mysterious functions occur in the cloud that don't occur in your own data center? Is considering hosting services by a cloud provider worth the trouble? Here are five reasons why you might consider it. [More]

Let's Talk Tech: What are the Keys to Success in the Cloud?

Posted in Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions on June 13, 2013

Were you using hosting services when the term "cloud" only meant cumulus nimbus? Or are you just entering the foray of what cloud could mean for your business? No matter your comfort level with hosting services or the cloud, the fact is that businesses today have a growing interest in cloud services. [More]

6 Signs You Need a CRM Solution

Posted in Technology | CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics CRM on June 10, 2013

Whether you have 10 or 10,000 employees in your organization, having a customer relationship management (CRM) solution can help better manage your organization for future growth and profitability. If you struggle with any of these six challenges, it might be time to start evaluating your CRM software options. [More]

Let's Talk Tech: What Does a Secure Passphrase Look Like?

Posted in Security | Tech Tips | Technology on June 6, 2013

In part one of our Let’s Talk Tech video blog series on secure passwords, Tim Collyer reviewed why a passphrase is a better choice than a password. A passphrase is often easier to remember than a password and much more secure! In part two, take a look at an example of a good, secure passphrase. Hint—length, humor and intentional misspellings are all recommended.Have a topic to suggest ... [More]

Let's Talk Tech: Password vs. Passphrase

Posted in Security | Tech Tips | Technology on May 24, 2013

If your password is something like 123456 or password it’s pretty obvious it’s not secure. It can take a lot of effort to create a secure password and unfortunately, a secure password often means we can’t remember it. Check out the latest installment of Let’s Talk Tech to learn what Tim Collyer, Sikich security guru, advises for creating a security password.

How Can IEMs Adapt To a Service-Driven Economy?

Posted in Technology on May 2, 2013

As technology continues to evolve toward service-based products, manufacturers should look at ways in which they can adapt to the changes. An article on Forbes.com addresses manufacturing’s role in the global economy and shifts due to digitalization. [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]

Personalize Your Clients' Experiences with CRM

Posted in Technology | CRM Software on April 12, 2013

Imagine if clients of your organization were treated as if you had never met them before. How would they react? Would they want to continue doing business with you? [More]

Let's Talk Tech: Why Disaster Recovery Planning is a Win-Win

Posted in Risk Advisory | Security | Technology | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Strategic IT Planning on April 11, 2013

Disaster recovery planning will help your organization recover more effectively from a disruptive event. View this video to find out why this planning is a win-win for everyone. [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]

Malware, Viruses & Worms: 6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Posted in Managed IT Services | Technology | IT Infrastructure on April 2, 2013

It's impossible to be completely secure online, but you can prevent, reduce and defend against the many threats facing technology. What are some of those ways? [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]

Microsoft Convergence 2013: A "Very Motivating Experience"

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Technology | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX on March 24, 2013

A number of professionals from Sikich attended Convergence 2013. Explore some of the best parts of the event through the eyes of Evert Bos, technology consultant at Sikich. [More]

A Marketing View: 4 Wonderful Things About Convergence 2013

Posted in Technology | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL on March 23, 2013

A number of professionals from Sikich attended Convergence 2013. Explore some of the best parts of the event through the eyes of Andree Dolan, marketing manager at Sikich. [More]



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