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22 03, 2017

5 Reasons Hybrid IT Is Driving Business Success

By | March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Managed Services|0 Comments

Hybrid IT, or augmenting your existing IT resources with third party service providers, isn’t a brand new approach, but it is gaining ground with small and mid-sized businesses, where leaders are realizing the financial benefits of the flexibility, agility, and resilience that Hybrid IT provides. This kind of vendor relationship isn’t a new concept for [...]

14 10, 2016

Choosing A Cloud Service Platform: Which is Right For You?

By | October 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Need to choose a cloud service platform? If so, you're not alone. Many companies are looking to do the same. Selecting a cloud service platform is a challenge. No doubt about it. With so much information about platforms out there, it’s easy to get confused—especially if you’re new to cloud technology. But choosing a cloud [...]

22 09, 2016

Dropbox Hack Leaves 68 Million Usernames and Passwords Vulnerable

By | September 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

If you use Dropbox for storage, the company's recent hacking announcement is alarming. Dropbox confirmed that hackers gained access to more than 68 million usernames and passwords from the company in 2012. The cloud service also confirmed that many of the "secure files and documents stolen were at risk and some already compromised.” Admitting it [...]

29 04, 2016

The Big Three of a Comprehensive Security Strategy

By | April 29th, 2016|Security|Comments Off on The Big Three of a Comprehensive Security Strategy

So, security threats are on the rise. Ransomware is ravaging networks. The security threat is genuine enough. Every few weeks there seems to be another large scale data breach. And these are only the ones big enough to make headlines. Studies show government and healthcare are particular targets for cybercrime. What can we do to [...]

30 12, 2015

Four Questions to Help You Identify Your Level of I.T. Maturity

By | December 30th, 2015|I.T. Maturity|Comments Off on Four Questions to Help You Identify Your Level of I.T. Maturity

At every level of I.T. management and services, people can lose sight of the fundamentals. It can simply be more fun to talk about the latest gadgets and toss around the latest buzzwords, especially for tech people. But for long-term success, it’s more important to stay focused on these foundational components of a mature I.T. environment. [...]

28 05, 2015

Myths, Heroes, and I.T. Marketing

By | May 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Myths, Heroes, and I.T. Marketing

Today’s marketers are a sophisticated lot. At the enterprise level, they get paid beaucoup bucks and carry fancy titles like “Story Architect.” The story they’re referring to has been distilled down by scholars of myth like Joseph Campbell and screenwriting gurus like Robert McKee into some basic storytelling components. Here’s the formula: There’s a hero [...]

12 05, 2015

How To Fight Cloud Migration Anxiety

By | May 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Fight Cloud Migration Anxiety

While moving to the cloud has gone from an internal debate to an inevitability for most businesses, one element keeping some companies lagging behind is a case of migration anxiety. They’ve spent thousands investing in a secure infrastructure and are rightfully protective of their critical data. These can be healthcare practices working hard to stay [...]

6 04, 2015

Get Cooking: 4 Questions to Develop Your MSP’s Secret Sauce

By | April 6th, 2015|Recurring Sales, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get Cooking: 4 Questions to Develop Your MSP’s Secret Sauce

One challenge many businesses face is how to distinguish themselves from the competition. This is even more difficult in the Managed Service Provider space, shaped to a large degree by customer need on the one hand and by available technology on the other. The tasks of staying up to date on the technology, hiring reliable [...]

22 12, 2014

Outside-In: How Your IT Department Has to Change Now!

By | December 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Outside-In: How Your IT Department Has to Change Now!

With the widespread adoption of cloud computing, IT departments are undergoing rapid change. Some of these changes cause confusion, conflict, and job insecurity. Many IT directors are unsure of how to position themselves going forward. Similarly, business owners are uncertain of what to expect from their IT department. This ambiguity and role confusion can create [...]

20 11, 2014

To Hire or Not to Hire: 5 HR tips for IT SMBs

By | November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To Hire or Not to Hire: 5 HR tips for IT SMBs

It’s a time worn adage that HR can make or break a company. Hire the right people, so the logic goes, and you can both maximize earnings and minimize losses. While our experience is with staffing for a small Managed Services Provider, these principles will apply to businesses across a wide spectrum. A good hire [...]