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

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

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

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

Business is becoming increasingly complex, with the majority of systems and data now being stored online or on a computer. Because of this, a disaster such as one that knocks out power or even destroys your equipment could be devastating. Disasters put all business data at risk and that’s why so many businesses take steps

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

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

Time has become increasingly valuable to businesses in our modern age. Technical issues do not have a predictable timeframe and for many businesses it becomes imperative to ensure that you have competent and dedicated support around the clock to keep vital aspects of your business operating smoothly. The value of a 24/7 on-call team to tackle

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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