IT Management Best Practices

Most IT Directors focus is to automate and improve business processes throughout the enterprise. But the IT organization itself also has its own need for process improvement and automation. The best-run IT organizations not only focus their process improvement efforts but also seek to optimize their own IT management processes.

MPLS – Why it’s a great Time to Scale your Network

Companies have relied on MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) to create secure, private networks using IP technology. Packets are routed securely across the providers network to connect users and branch offices. Companies can reach the network across the US and even internationally and the service provider manages routing and traffic prioritization.

Using Technology to Share Holiday Hours with Customers

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many companies such as retail and the slowest for others like many B2B businesses. Whichever sleigh you’re in – the holiday rush or holiday lull – it’s important to make sure that customers are aware of your extended or shortened hours and closures so there…

How to prevent IT Budgeting mistakes and runaway technology spending

Many companies today are in the middle of a digital transformation. Businesses are moving more functions to the cloud, virtualizing systems and deploying business analytics to gain more insight into the business. Some companies are seeing a large range of SaaS applications being purchased by departments other than IT. It is very easy for technology…

How to move your IT infrastructure to a new building

Growth in business is a great and exciting thing. Profits increase, steady workflow and job security for employees helps company morale. Inevitably however the space your business started in can become too small and suddenly you have logistics issues and determine you have to move to a bigger location. Moving your corporate office to a…

What Businesses Can Learn from the 3-time NBA Champions about Technology

They hadn’t won a championship in over 40 years. The coach was a rookie. Their superstar was young and relatively in-experienced in the playoffs. The team hadn’t even gotten past the second round of the playoffs in years. They were criticized for being a jump shooting team and going against the mainstream NBA way of…

Adaptive Network Security

Today’s network-enabled organizations rely on the internet for mission-critical connections to employees, partners and customers. A more mobile workforce and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are expanding the security perimeter – introducing heightened levels of risk. With so many enterprises migrating to hybrid wide area network (WAN) architectures, their data, applications and systems are more exposed than…