7 Things Every Business Needs To Think About in 2014

December 2013: If you’re a CEO, CFO, CTO, nonprofit director, part of IT leadership or just want to leverage your technology to grow your business, you’re in luck! Each month we publish concise, useful advice about top IT issues. Here’s a bullet-point sampling. Are there IT areas you need to know more about so you …

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3 Ways That Monitoring IT Anomalies Can Keep Your Company Safe

July 2013:  Normal traffic on your company’s network means smooth hopping ahead. But what about when something unusual happens? Should your IT team ignore it? No way! Your network communicates with a few locations regularly — like local servers, mail servers, Google, cloud apps and others — so detecting something different is critical. Anomalies may …

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BYOD Stats: What Business Leaders Need To Know Right Now

MARCH 2013: People love their smartphones and tablets so much — including all the touch conveniences, apps and Angry Birds that come with them — they want to use them all the time, including on the job.  So they do.  Four out of five employees use their personal devices for work, which make them happy …

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How’s Your IT Resilience? Top 16 Questions to Ask Your IT Team

AUGUST 2012:  No business wants anything to go wrong with its IT system — hopping along at a continuous, productive and profitable pace is definitely the way to go! But our world is imperfect. The power goes out. The Internet goes down. Things break. Storms roll in. Not to mention it’s a frog-eat-frog world out …

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Shadow IT At Your Business? What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do About It

JULY 2012:  There’s a growing trend called Shadow IT — it sounds ominous, and it can be for some companies. Gartner, the top IT research and advisory firm, warns about companies neglecting to change with the times, and some IT security experts are deeply concerned about slippery slopes and points of no return. Should your …

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Telework 2012: Leap Into Major Advantages For Your Business, Employees and the Environment

Now that there are cloud solutions for every size business, communication tools that eliminate the need for desk phones (and even desks) and collaboration tools that let teams work together virtually, tethering employees to an office could actually be slow-tracking your business.   In fact, studies prove that teleworking (also called telecommuting) can give you …

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What’s the smartest way to extend your technology life cycle?

If you’re like most businesses in this economy, you’ve probably been hunkering down and putting off buying new technology equipment. Maybe you’re into your fourth or fifth year on equipment that’s usually replaced in three. Is this a good idea? Sometimes, yes. Leapfrog thinks extending your technology’s life cycle can be a great idea. Other …

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