What You Should Know About Hyperconvergence [Infographic]

When it comes to IT infrastructure, managing complex systems can be a frustrating hassle. IT managers have their hands full trying to keep security and performance at required levels while also deploying new features. Silos of specialized IT skills add another level of complexity to the issue. Organizations are increasingly turning to hyperconverged solutions to simplify their IT infrastructures. Scroll through the infographic to learn how to enable business IT efficiency and why technology professionals [...]

By | 2017-07-26T13:34:05+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Infographic|1 Comment

How Tablet Technology Benefits the Classroom

As part of our ongoing review of ways to facilitate education, we’ve examined how investing in classroom technology is now a necessity for modern schools. Educational institutions need to keep equipment and infrastructure updated, and they also must introduce students to modern productivity tools. Today we continue the conversation with a look at how tablet technology enhances education, and ways to use tablets in the classroom. Savings and Efficiency in an All-In-One Solution As an [...]

By | 2017-07-26T13:34:24+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

Managing End of Life for Your Phone System

What to Expect When Your Phone System is Obsolete You may be reading the signs. Your current phone technology has been in use for a while now. The need to make updates and fixes is happening more frequently, and you’re starting to realize that the features you are limited to are not exactly cutting edge. It may also be the case that finding support for your system is also becoming a bit of a hassle, [...]

By | 2017-06-30T20:33:23+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Unified Communications|0 Comments

Why Commercial Displays Engage Better in Business Settings

Digital displays are a front-runner in today’s business growth strategy for sales, marketing, user-experience and information delivery. In fact, while other tactics like social media and content development grow noisier, the impact of digital display remains consistently effective. This is due in large part to customer expectations for screens in businesses, software that enables engaging visual content creation, and strong ROI. At purchasing time, it may seem natural to view all screens as equals. After [...]

By | 2017-07-26T13:35:01+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Digital Displays|0 Comments

How Digital Signage Serves Diverse Audiences in K-12 Schools

Over half our population is comprised of visual learners, which underscores the importance of digital displays, smart boards and other technology in K-12 classrooms. Today’s students arrive fluent in technology making digital display screens, apps and computers that much more important. Classroom technology isn’t an option anymore; it’s a necessity in order for K-12 teachers to facilitate learning. In addition, parents depend on digital screens as a means for communicating and staying informed about school events [...]

By | 2017-06-30T20:34:28+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Why Not Upgrading Your UC System May Cost You

Don’t Be Caught Short There’s an old business adage, penny wise and pound foolish, that never seems to go out of date. The reason is simple – it’s as true today as when it was first written. At present, many managers of older unified communications systems are hesitant to invest in new equipment, citing budget as their major concern. If this sounds familiar, then it’s time to analyze the cost of remaining static versus the value [...]

By | 2017-06-30T17:03:16+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Unified Communications|0 Comments

Dealing with Common Objections to Cloud Communications

While the cloud model is gaining popularity as a business communications solution, there remain a number of key objections that can postpone or disrupt cloud migration. Some of the common objections revolve around uncertainties related to cost, time and the scope of implementing a cloud-based solution. When making the decision to upgrade, it’s helpful to weed out some of the misconceptions floating around. So here are a few of the big ones. 1)  Migrating to [...]

By | 2017-07-19T20:26:33+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Collaboration Technology, Unified Communications|0 Comments

How Many Hero Points Do You Have In Your Portfolio?

IT leaders need a seat at the table. But getting the organizational credibility to be accepted as a strategic colleague is an art. Of course you need to build relationships with the C-team. And you need to pull your weight strategically. Here’s a non-scientific, self-test you can take to assess whether you’re on the right track:   Question Scoring your answer 1.       What percentage of your budget is devoted to projects with no visible upside? [...]

By | 2017-06-30T17:02:05+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Project Management|0 Comments

Getting What You Hope For (Part II of the COTS or Not Series)

Gartner’s forecast of a 75 percent BUILD-NOT-BUY rate for digital business applications raises the question of how IT executives keep their hard-won seats at the table. The success rate of software development projects hovers around 65 percent.  That’s an F. No matter who is doing the building—in house or appdev vendor, the buck stops with the IT leadership. Even if they can get all the money back for a dev project that’s gone south, they [...]

By | 2017-06-30T20:36:47+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Project Management|0 Comments

Putting Your Bank in its Place

Unless you’re King Midas, money isn’t an end in itself. It’s an enabler. We use it to provide the things we, our families, and our communities need and want so we have an amazing life together. Banks almost always put themselves in the wrong place in this story. They craft their business model as if the banking transaction is the final step in the customer’s process. It’s not. It’s usually somewhere in the middle. One [...]

By | 2017-06-30T20:37:17+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Professional Services|0 Comments