10 Drivers that Influence IT Strategy

This is the time of year when many companies develop IT budgets and identify IT initiatives for 2017. As you plan for 2017, here are some of the external drivers that can influence your decisions and help shape your Strategic Information Technology Plan. Rapid Change Technology is constantly changing and changing quickly. Your response to these changes must […]

10 Advantages to Outsourcing Virtual Desktops – VDI

Setting up Virtual Desktops is not easy. By outsourcing you don’t need the expertise, or the time to design, tune and manage the infrastructure. Just make sure your provider has the experience and does dozens of these builds each year. Make sure they have a proven process and are not learning on your dime. Outsourced hosted […]

Back to Basics: Safeguarding Your Business – Backups and Disaster Recovery

How long can your firm afford to be out of business? How long will it take to recover from a technology disaster? You should protect your data and your business with a proven secure online backup and disaster recovery solution. Other than your employees, your data is the most important part of your business. Just […]

Benchmarking Virtual Desktops (VDI)

Benchmarking is a way to compare the performance of one device versus another using a standardized test.  Benchmarking applications eliminate the human factor to measure only the performance of a device or application running on that device. Benchmarking is strictly a device or application measurement.  It measures performance of the hardware or an application on that […]

10 Ways to Measure Your Cloud Return on Investment (ROI)

Determining your Cloud ROI can be tricky. If you have a multi-office company it’s pretty easy to justify the cost of moving to the cloud. You’ll reduce your maintenance costs, consolidate your storage costs, and eliminate redundant infrastructure by consolidating all of your IT infrastructure in a single datacenter.  But besides less hardware, there are […]

IT Planning and Budgeting for 2017

As you prepare your business for the new year, it is a good time to take stock and evaluate last year. The first thing I recommend is to review the technology initiatives you completed in the past year and evaluate them using a couple of criteria. Success? Did you accomplish what you tried to do? […]

The Cloud and Your Blood Pressure

We’ve all got stress in our lives, but the cloud can help you reduce your stress level…stress from computers anyway. So many wonderful things you can do with technology! So many things that can go wrong… Computers have been stressful from the moment they were invented. Hardware, programming, malware control, software updates, backups; everything has […]