Security Breaches: A Growing Concern

Network security infringements can bring a business to its knees: A recent CISCO report shared that more than one-third of businesses experiencing a security breach in 2016 reported losses exceed 20% across customers, opportunities, and revenue levels. More alarming within the report, is that only 56% of security alerts are investigated with less than half […]

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Seven Sins of IT: Failure to Fit

Fit is important. Think about a shirt you want to wear for the next big outing. If it’s too big, you’re uncomfortably drowning in extra material and look like a child playing dress up. If it’s too small, you are constantly tugging at fabric and may feel like you’re busting out! The same goes for […]

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Seven Sins of IT: Choppy Changes

As a kid, my dad liked to teach me life lessons. Some of these came in typical ways, like how to tie your shoes or how to ride a bike, while others were more unconventional, like the rules of comedy. Rule one (and to be honest, I’m not sure we ever got past this rule) was timing […]

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Seven Sins of IT: Shaky Standards

When your business was started, standards were established. These standards may have been regarding your core values, customer experience, employee expectations, and the list goes on. When technology was introduced into your company, standards for that were likely set as well. Are these standards being upheld? Are they updated? Are they even established? Here’s the […]

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Seven Sins of IT: Missing Metrics

As a business leader, you know the importance of metrics. The flowery stuff doesn’t matter: show me the numbers. Show me the impact this will have on my business. If you can’t back up what you’re proposing with cold, hard stats, I’m not interested. Sound familiar? Here’s the thing: stats can be flowery, too. There […]

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Seven Sins of IT: Subpar Scheduling

Once your IT is set up, what happens next? Is there talk of scheduling another visit, or does your IT service provider leave your parking lot, never to be heard from again? Is that the level of service you’re wanting from your technology provider? If your provider is only interested in selling you technology solutions, […]

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Seven Sins of IT: Poor Performance

Of course, no one likes anything performing poorly. Whether it’s an off-key singer at the café or a fumble from your favorite athlete, it’s practically universal that all people dislike a poor performance. As a business owner, it’s vital to know this fact in order to keep your business booming. How can your business have a […]

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