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In-House, Outsourced, and Hybrid IT Solutions

When evaluating IT responsibilities for in-house and outsourced IT functions, there are benefits to both scenarios, and the right decision will be unique to each organization. The main benefit of having internal IT services is that your own employees understand and support the unique IT needs of your organization. One of the many benefits of outsourcing IT services is that you can leverage...

Posted on January 24, 2023

Two Quick Tips for Better Salesforce Validation Rules

Validation rules are an important tool in a Salesforce admin’s toolbox to help ensure your precious data stays as clean as possible. Validation rules can be difficult to wrap your head around, but this article provides some tips that may make using this important functionality a little easier.

Posted on January 12, 2023

How to Create a Salesforce Report Using a Cross Filter

Salesforce reporting has some amazing capabilities. With just a few clicks we can see our key accounts with open opportunities, our leads with upcoming activities due, and our contacts with recent call logs. These are all-inclusive asks and can be run fairly intuitively. But, sometimes we’re looking for what’s NOT there – and for this, knowing how to make use of cross filters in Salesforce...

Posted on January 03, 2023

What is Zero Trust? Tips for the Average Organization

Is the network perimeter dead, or just distributed?

In the earliest days of digital networking, organizations used firewalls as a boundary wall between an organization and the outside risks posed by the internet. It was a security framework that worked well at first — so well, in fact, that the perimeter-first ideology has persisted even to this day, despite the evidence that this approach is no...

Posted on September 30, 2022

Understanding Cyber Liability Insurance

Like other insurance models, cyber insurance (also referred to as cyber liability insurance or data breach insurance) provides coverage for a type of loss. In the case of cyber liability insurance, this type of loss would include the impact of data breaches and cyberattacks. In this article, we'll cover the top-asked questions about cyber insurance and some expert tips for getting the right...

Posted on August 15, 2022

5 Cyber Insurance Requirements You Need to Know

Clients have been engaging our team for assistance with cybersecurity insurance renewals with increased frequency, which has raised the question: Why? Is it that...

Posted on July 27, 2022

4 Major Benefits of Digital Innovation

The last two years have demanded that organizations adapt to new technology (and quickly) to stay afloat. Suddenly, employees couldn't collaborate in the same room or meet with clients in person, and the only solution was to go digital. 

While this transition didn't happen under ideal circumstances, many organizations have seen the benefits firsthand of embracing new technology. Reports show that...

Posted on April 08, 2022

5 Reasons Cloud Computing is Key to Business Success

Has your organization ever suffered from a cyberattack or a hard drive crash resulting in a loss of critical data? The ongoing need for secure systems combined with the surge in digital services puts the cloud at the forefront of an enterprise's digital experience. According to Gartner analysts, cloud revenue is estimated to total $474 billion in 2022, with more than 85% of organizations...

Posted on March 02, 2022

7 Tips to Ensure a Successful Cloud Migration

The traditional standards set for workplaces are changing. According to Gallup, 45% of Americans working full-time jobs are working from home either part-time or entirely. With an increasingly decentralized office IT infrastructure, companies have had to pivot to fit their changing workforce. One of the most popular improvements has been the transition to cloud-based hosting.Cloud platforms allow...

Posted on December 06, 2021

The Workplace of the Future is Remote

The results are in, and remote work is here to stay. According to a Gallup poll, 91% of U.S. workers currently working fully or partially remote hope to continue working remotely after the pandemic. For employers, that means taking the necessary steps to support a fully remote or hybrid workforce. If they don't, they risk losing talent, as 30% of workers say they are highly likely to seek out...

Posted on November 22, 2021

Is the Cloud in your future?

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught many organizations that staff can work from anywhere and be productive. By leveraging the cloud, many are deciding that employees are no longer required to be onsite in an office space to do their jobs. This is leading them to review their existing building footprint and associated costs. As part of this assessment, there should be an analysis of disaster...

Posted on September 09, 2021

Simplifying Vendor Management: How to Reduce Vendor Sprawl

Vendor Management – Road Map for Simplification

As organizations scale, their portfolio of business support applications can expand quickly. Most mid-market executives are familiar with the situation where they are asked to approve an invoice or renewal for a business-critical tool that a team used to innovate or accelerate a new initiative. Common questions arise: “When did we put this in...

Posted on July 26, 2020

Tagged IT Strategy

Why an Enterprise Architect Pays Dividends for your Environment

An enterprise architect offers peace of mind

As technology evolves, IT extends further into day-to-day business operations and enterprise architects play an ever more important role. With the change of pace comes small shifts in how organizations use their technology. This shift is having a significant impact on both business efficiency and growth potential.

Posted on July 05, 2020

Public Cloud Environments: How to Effectively Manage Costs

Forecast for Clouds with Sun breaks

There are several compelling reasons to move to the cloud. Speed of innovation. The ability to scale quickly.  Production ready services to leverage AI, IoT, natural language processing, etc.  However, for most businesses, it all comes down to costs.

In a previous blog post Moving to the Cloud: Myth Versus Reality, I touched on some misconceptions regarding...

Posted on May 24, 2020

Stick ‘Em Up: How Ransomware Can Hold Your Business Hostage

One of the most widespread and damaging security threats to businesses today continues to be ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that encrypts files on a computer, file share, and/or server so they become unusable. The attackers then extort money from the business to unlock the files. Depending on the business, the ransom can range from thousands to hundreds of...

Posted on May 16, 2020

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