Tag: IT Consulting
10 Ways To Manage IT Costs In A Weak Economy
IT executives were stretching their budgets even before today’s weak economic conditions. Median IT spending per user this year fell to $6,667 from last year’s $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% decline, consistent with the fact that IT managers are supporting an increasing number of users without […]
What Is “The Cloud”?
It goes without saying that if you are reading this blog, you are at least somewhat familiar with “The Cloud”. Thanks to the Microsoft TV Commercials featuring the phrase “…to the cloud”, the word “cloud” may now be one of the more overused buzzwords in IT. So our industry has […]
Why Projects Fail and How You Can Prevail
5 Top Causes of Troubled Projects Requirements: Unclear, lack of agreement, lack of priority, contradictory, ambiguous, imprecise. Resources: Lack of resources, resource conflicts, turnover of key resources, poor planning. Schedules: Too tight, unrealistic, overly optimistic. Planning: Based on insufficient data, missing items, insufficient details, poor estimates. Risks: Unidentified or assumed, […]
Should You Outsource Your IT or Hire an Internal Staff?
Most small business owners handle all aspects of their businesses, including Information Technology (IT). This solution will work for them as long as they remain a small business without employees. When their business starts to grow and they start hiring staff it doesn’t make much sense for them to use […]