Feb 17, 2016 4:38:00 PM

Is your Unbiased IT Consultant Biased?

Is your Unbiased IT Consultant Biased?

When you bring in an unbiased IT consultant, they’re supposed to be completely unbiased. You’re paying them to assess your IT systems, whether internal or outsourced and trusting their opinions and expertise. The idea with an external consultant is that in concept they have nothing to gain from any expertise or recommendations they provide, so it’s a truly unbiased resolution of any issues that you’re experiencing. But what if I told you that some consultants stand to gain something from the decisions you make with regard to your technology? That gain for them can come in a number of different formats. Let’s explore some of that potential bias and suggestions we have for dealing with it. 

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Feb 16, 2016 5:16:14 PM

What Happens When you Chinese Menu your Managed Services Provider

What Happens When you Chinese Menu your Managed Services Provider

Who doesn’t love Chinese food? It has that perfect mix of grease and spice and definitely fills you up. You can order by number, combine whatever you want and make plenty of modifications. But as much as we love to pick and choose from a Chinese menu, when we start doing that with business services, it doesn’t work out in the same way. Why is that? The Managed Services model works so well because of the control your provider has over your network. They are able to monitor every workstation for updates, patches and antivirus. They monitor your network, manage your server backups, fulfill your helpdesk tickets and in general are the go-to resource with regard to technology. Some of them even help you budget and strategize. So, what happens when you attempt to break this model apart? Let’s explore a few different scenarios…

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Dec 15, 2015 2:29:31 PM

4 Reasons to Move Away from Reactive IT Strategy in 2016

4 Reasons to Move Away from Reactive IT Strategy in 2016

2016 is going to be a year of change and growth for your organization. That said, you need to make sure you have the right resources, partners, budget and plan in place to make that growth plan a reality. When you look around at the technology structure in you organization, do you see innovation and proactive planning, or something else? Many of our clients that approach us looking to change their strategy are finding that being reactive is starting to cost them more in productivity and efficiency than its worth. But how do you get out of reactive IT and into a more proactive approach? Here are some reasons you may want consider a move away from reactive IT strategy in 2016:

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Nov 25, 2015 8:32:53 AM

4 Reasons to Start Using Managed IT Services as a Small Business

4 Reasons to Start Using Managed IT Services as a Small Business

I met with dozens of new prospects every month, and most of them are small and medium-sized businesses. One of the most frequent excuses I hear from business owners is that they’re too small to invest so much into their technology. They write it off, telling me that they’ll reconsider it when they get bigger. But what happens in the mean time is that they’re continually making decision on their own about internet needs, when to replace equipment and working on networks that aren’t properly secured or managed. This means that once they are “ready” for technology investment, they’re so far down a tunnel or poor technology decisions that they have a laundry list of projects and upgrades to perform just to get their network, security and workstations up to par. These projects can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands, requiring a massive capital investment over a few months time. Knowing this, here are 4 reasons that we recommend starting Managed Services as a small business.

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