Business Is Going Digital. So Why Is your Buying process Still Analog?

A typical IT technology purchase process for many companies begins by building a spreadsheet with a list of required features. The list consists of your understanding of both the features your current solution offers, along with the additional items you wish your current solution offered. It might also involve some level of begging the CFO…

What Can SDWAN do for you?

An SD-WAN uses a centralized control function to securely and intelligently direct traffic across your wide area branch office network (WAN). This increases application performance and delivers a high quality user experience, resulting in increased business productivity, agility and reduced costs for IT. But what does that mean exactly? What can it actually do for…

Remote work; Are businesses prepared for a permanent switch?

Research suggests as many as 98% of people would like the option to work remotely for the rest of their careers, and many bosses already expect remote working to extend will into 2021 and probably beyond. People have realized the benefits of working remotely and the work/life balance that comes with it.  Yet the new-found…

IT Budgets: 2020-2021 Planning for business continuity during Covid-19.

Since the world went crazy in 2020 and the fact that we faced a world-wide pandemic,global tech spending dropped by 7.3% in 2020 and forecasts suggest 4.3.% growth in 2021 which is still down from 2019 levels (according to Gartner). The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2020 report, published on 13 May stated…

Working from home: 7 Rules for getting it right.

Maintain eye contact, offer a firm handshake, dress appropriately: the basic rules that define a professional attitude at work are well-established, and office etiquette evolves only slowly. But with the office effectively moving online, many codes that make up business etiquette have now been shattered. Many of us barely bat an eyelid at impromptu Zoom…

The Total Economic Impact of migrating to Microsoft 365

Many companies are considering a wide range of cloud-based solutions to create and empower the modern workplace. According to a report by Forrester Research 42% of respondents work from home and 32% work from client sites or during travel. They also found that 98% of information workers collaborate with someone else at work on a…

Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Business Thriving? Mike is CEO of Agility Communications and a telecom veteran of 20 years, having worked for CenturyLink (Qwest) and as an independent telecom consultant. His industry expertise makes him adept at advising businesses on telecom strategy, helping SMBs optimize their communications, especially in the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud services. He is committed…