How to Create an IT Budget

One of the biggest mysteries in IT is how much is actually spent on services, software, hardware, and networking. Where do you begin when you are budgeting for IT? Do you set aside funds and then work within the parameters, or do you determine your needs and build a budget around that? Should the IT budget be a percentage of revenue? What is part of the IT  budget? This article is about how to build a technology budget and what to consider when you are doing your IT budget to ensure that you and your employees have the tools to do the job and and don't break the bank.

The Value of an IT Assessment

A business is always breathing, and operationally a business is dependent on technology. As a business evolves through growth, downsizing, new initiatives and technology updates- how do you know if your business IT can handle it? How can you budget?

An IT assessment or IT Audit is designed to analyze the current technology state of a business and identify areas that need improvement.

Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being technology dependent as larger enterprises. SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to devote to IT management. This leads to a more reactive "break-fix" approach to their technology that never does any smaller company or organization any good.

3 Benefits of hiring an MSP

IT, like all other business process, requires a cohesive strategy in order to operate at peak efficiency. However, as a highly technical field, it's difficult for non-technical people to properly assess, plan, and estimate the technology needs of a company.

Working Remotely Is Affected By Internet Speed

In this day of 3G and 4G cell phone coverage and many users doing much of their computing using smartphones, remote connection speed is often forgotten.  After all the email, some web surfing and texting that is commonly the work done on smart phones and most tablets the cell connection speed is usually just fine.

Demystifying Cloud Computing In Layman’s Terms

Over the last few blogs I have spent a fair amount of time talking about cloud computing.  This is because it seems to be an area where a large number of business people experience

confusion and have difficulty trying to decide, should they cloud or not? 

As covered in a previous blog most business are already using the cloud in some form or other but have just not seen it labeled that way.