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

BI (Business Intelligence) is hardly a new concept for small business owners, with a growing percentage of business owners utilizing it in their business. But even so, there are a great many misconceptions that still proliferate about the theories and technology behind it and people often don’t realize how they can benefit from incorporating a

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

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

  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.

  Decision making can be among the toughest tasks to do when running a business. Make the wrong ones and you could see profits dip or customers disappear. In order to make better decisions, many companies are implementing Business Intelligence (BI). Because BI can utilize a lot of data, a common way to present is

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

Cloud – 5 common myths

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 by

One of the most common tech related terms of the past half decade or so is the cloud. It seems like nearly every software developer and vendor offers cloud-based solutions that will change the world – or at the very least how you work. The cloud is definitely useful, but there are some common myths

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