Review Your IT Strategy Plan and IT Planning Process
By now, there are probably very few out there who haven’t felt the negative impact of the Coronavirus pandemic – something that is still keeping roughly a third of the world’s population on mandatory lockdown with no end in sight. In addition to dealing with a workforce that is suddenly remote, you’re also likely coming up against a variety of budgetary freezes that seem like they couldn’t have come along at a…Continued
Should You Hire an onsite Jr IT Support Specialist?
If I had to make a list of some of the most common questions I get when speaking to customers with high urgency needs is, “should I hire a junior IT staff?” would undoubtedly be right at the top. It happened to me again, just this morning when I was on a conference call with a prospective client and we were attempting to preliminarily forecast their technology needs. This particular…Continued
Attention CFOs: Reduce Your Information Technology Expenses Now
The other day, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who also just so happens to be a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As is the case more often than either of us would like, our friendly chat quickly turned to business. He asked me how some of our clients budget their capital expenditures for IT, since they’re oftentimes large, up-front investments that are meant to be used…Continued
IT Budget Planning Made Simple
Planning your company’s IT budget can often be a daunting task. After you’ve allocated funds for computers, printers, scanners, internet connectivity, a server, hosting service for your website and email, and [hopefully!] some sort of antivirus you may think you’ve got it covered. But what about the unexpected costs? A computer that crashes and needs to be entirely replaced? A virus that gets by your software and destroys all of…Continued