IT STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

Did You Budget for Increased IT Support Costs This Year?

Last month, I blogged about Technology Management strategies and how to link good IT management back to a predictable IT budget.  This April brings not only its usual tax day, but, crucial for IT...
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Dreaded Deadlines April 15 “Taxes” and April 8 “End of XP IT Support”

The deadline we are typically concerned about in April is the 15th – Tax Day.  Here in calendar year 2014, business owners, IT personnel, and IT outsourcers are also preoccupied with another...
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End of Support for Windows XP. Time to say NO to XP

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft is officially retiring Windows XP and Office 2003. As Windows XP comes to the end of its life, desktops and servers all around the world will feel the effects. Microsoft...
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Do you have a potential IT Time Bomb in your office?

In 90 days, on April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end extended support for Windows XP. This means that no additional security patches, bug fixes, or service packs will be released and that users will no...
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IT Technology Lifecycle Management for Small Business

Those who know me know I believe that business requirements drive technology investments (not the other way around).  So let’s assume everyone agrees with me on that, but what about managing...
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How does a Business Owner Insure IT Security with Employees?

Having worked in the technology field for many years, I’ve developed a certain perspective regarding the security of technology devices in my office and in my home…and frankly, I’m not sure if it’s...
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The Strategic Value of a CEO Peer Group to the Small Business Owner

It is lonely at the top and the CEO is expected to have all the answers.  A CEO Peer Group helps the CEO by acting as a sounding board, a brainstorming group, and sometimes as the necessary harsh...
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Is your IT Service Provider in the Technology or the People Business?

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a client achieve their business goals with technology; however, there is nothing better in life than watching your employees move from just doing a job to...
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Is Your Company Data Ready For An IT Disaster Recovery Test?

Unfortunately, many companies that experience an IT “data loss event” also discover, at this critical time, that their backed-up data is corrupted and not restorable.  The fact is that data can...
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