One of the topics I have found myself discussing at length with a number of customers of late is the impact of the big market trends on how their IT department is organized and how their various processes flow. Trends such as Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Converged Infrastructure, Advanced Analytics and Application Performance Monitoring all have

Predictingthe future is a skill many business owners wish they could have. After all, if you could tell what will happen six months from now, you might find that business would be infinitely easier. Of course, this is not possible to such a precise extent. That being said, businesses do have tools at their disposal

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Denis Tanguay’s workload has quadrupled over the past few years, and he has been struggling to stay on top ensuring that systems are secure and available when his employees need it. How did he overcome these struggles? He found a solution in outsourcing. As the CIO for Central Maine Healthcare explained

What is business analytics?

Monday, 03 February 2014 by

There are many important components of a business, and data is definitely among the most popular. Pause and think for a moment how much of your business relies on it. It would be a challenge for a business to function without it. For business owners that look into data, many will have heard the term

Technology is becoming increasingly complex and many small to medium business owners and managers are finding it an increasing challenge to manage their systems, while also ensuring that they are secure. One way to prioritize security is to turn to an IT partner, many of whom offer managed antivirus solutions. While this is a viable

If your business is like others in today’s business world, you’re more budget-conscious than you used to be, and you re-evaluate every aspect of your business for potential cost savings. This shift into a budget-conscious mindset has placed a brighter light on consulting firms like IT providers. Your business, like others can reap the benefits

To achieve long-term success as a business you must be proactive rather than reactive regarding your IT needs. For most business owners, the decision to outsource their IT needs is essential so they can be proactive, and, at the same time, focus on their business, rather than IT needs.  However, some are hesitate to outsource,

  One of the more popular tech related trends is taking physical systems and migrating or switching them for a virtual version – or virtualization, as it’s more commonly referred to. Virtualization has many benefits for businesses, but many small businesses are unsure as to what solutions they can actually migrate into the digital realm.

Research from CIO magazine in their “2013 State of the CIO Survey” discusses how CIO’s are now being more effective about building relationships with their non-IT stakeholders and are now viewed more as a business peer. CIO’s  and IT managers are building these non-IT relationships by focusing on solving business problems and providing solutions that

Small business owners often have a tough job. As the face of the business you will be held largely accountable for anything your business does, or anything that happens to your business. If there is a security breach of your systems and personal information is stolen, you will asked questions as to why. Therefore, it

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