I am very pleased to announce our upcoming expansion into the Spokane region. We will be open for business as of May 1, 2016 with Matt Simmons taking the role of vCIO and General Manager of the Inland Northwest region. If you have an office in Spokane, talk to your consultant or contact firstname.lastname@example.org about how… Read more »
Posts By: Richard Brunke
For decades now, there has been two opposing choices in managing IT- do it yourself, or outsource it. With increasingly technical, business and compliance complexity, the old school concept of the fixed internal IT team is becoming increasingly expensive and unrealistic. The fact is, a myriad of IT skills are required in today’s IT environment,… Read more »
Okay, I get that you may not like change. I understand that Windows XP is like a trusted friend who’s been at your side for a decade or more. I get that it works, and hey, if it ain’t broke, why fix it… Really I do understand. But you really don’t have a choice anymore,… Read more »
I was reading an interesting article that asked the question “Is Bad Tech Costing Your Company” and it really brought home the reality of ‘old school’ IT thinking and the importance of having the right technology, AS DEFINED BY YOUR EMPLOYEES! Millennial workers are leading the way in the BYOD charge, as they have had… Read more »
There are many conversations regarding the Cloud these days, seemingly endless chatter on why to move to the cloud and why not to. The first and most important thing to understand when it comes to cloud computing is that it has not changed the goal of computing, just some parameters. The goal of all computing… Read more »
In the world of technology, the methods of delivery change over time as technology evolves, but the goal has remained the same – to produce valuable information and data in as efficient and cost effective a manner as possible. The goal of workplace computing is enhanced productivity. Cloud and mobility are simply tools that further enable this goal. But, as with all seemingly simple concepts comes complexity.
As we continue on our discussions around BYOD, one topic that comes up time and again is the potential issues around these mixed use devices. The mixing of personal and professional data creates some questions and issues that really do bear some analysis and discussion before making any final decisions regarding BYOD in your business.
BYOD. Bring your own disaster? Bring your own disruption? The fact is, when it comes to bring your own device, resistance is futile, and most of the concerns we hear about can be remediated with a little planning. In reality, BYOD is not a technology challenge so much as it is a business question, and I think that fact is overlooked far too often due to the overwhelming noise in the space regarding security fears, viruses, CONTROL, etc.
The first and most important thing to understand when it comes to cloud computing is that it has not changed the goal of computing, just some parameters. The goal of all computing is to produce valuable information and data in as efficient and cost effective a manner as possible.
Can’t avoid the ever ubiquitous marketing and real world cloud references. Cloud computing, however, is still just computing, and at the end of the day, we invest in computing infrastructure as a means to an end – and that end is enhanced productivity and profitability.