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Digital Transformation Metrics

 Some think digital transformation is just an IT-related project without impact on the lines of business while others believe it is some form of digital business transformation. For a small business to be successful in…

When Managing Data Words Do Matter!

In the end, words matter. The sooner you and your organization can identify, collaborate to define, document, integrate into your IT applications and educate your BI teams, the more successful you will be at managing KPIs that make a…

Where in the World is Your Data?

Small business owners and IT executives should build a transition roadmap that addresses their business model, business partner, service provider and internal communications, as well as culture, governance, processes, and security both…

Blockchain – A New Small Business Paradigm

There are multiple new risk exposures that organizations will need to address before committing to any blockchain implementation. Small business owners and IT executives must ferret these exposures out and determine how they can achieve an…

Passwords – New Simplified Rules

Small business and IT executives should update their password methodologies to incorporate the latest NIST thinking. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) thorough rewrite of password standards turns

Apple App Ideas for Small Business

Evernote Tap into the information that matters most. By swiping into the Today view in Notification Center, you can now view a quick summary of your information in Evernote. Easily see all your recent notes and checklists,…

Working Mobile: 4 Apps to Get More Done on the Move

Small business owners need to manage all aspects of business and life in real-time Let’s face it. Where, and how, we work is changing. We’re spending less time in offices and at desks. More time on the go.  Much in part due to the

The Hacker Prevention Checklist

No business is impervious to hackers as Sony and eBay can attest, but basic knowledge can help The massive Sony security breach and the other multiple well-publicized cyber attacks in 2014 demonstrate the

Small Business Opportunity for 2015

Predictions for IT and the Global Economy The global economic headwinds seen in 2014 will extend though 2015 – i.e., slow or no growth around the world with few exceptions. The U.S. will be the leader of the slow…

Android Owner Purchases iPhone 6 and Reports

Insights on the performance of iPhone 6 vs. the Android smartphone This is not another article worshipping Apple and their products. I recently switched from my Verizon HTC One M7 smartphone running Android version 4.03 to an Apple…

Who Owns Your Emails?

Emails stored in the cloud may be exposed to access by other entities and governments One of the easiest applications to move into the cloud is email messaging services. For most organizations the email application stands…

Mobile Technology Serves Up Business

Whether used externally to reach customers or internally to keep in touch with employees, mobile technology is a boon to businesses of all sizes Mobile technology has become nearly ubiquitous, and companies would be wise to…

The Complexity of Clouds

Cloud service offerings are like snowflakes – no two are exactly alike. Everybody loves the concept of clouds. Clouds will simplify IT and make life easy for end users and administrators. Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and…

Do Must Have Apps Mean A Smarter Business?

“Top 5 Must Have Daily” Apps – Utilizing Smartphone Technology to Enhance Your Business Experience   Are Smartphones getting smarter or are we just learning how to utilize them more effectively?  The smartphone application

Hey It’s Spring Time for IT Planning

Spring is the perfect time to look at your long-term strategic IT planning With winter ending and spring coming, it’s time to start planning for the future. Tactical planning is good for the day-to-day challenges and…

Novels, iPads and the State of the Serial

The serial, popular during times of illiteracy was intended to be read aloud, we're now seeing an IT resurgence of the serial Did you know that almost every single novel by Charles Dickens - over a dozen of them - was published in serial?…

The “Target” Lesson

Managing cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility from the small business owner to high level managers and board members Cybersecurity is not an IT-executive issue but a business fiduciary responsibility. Its failures can…

Staying Connected, Whether You Want to or Not

Always-connected smartphones have changed the way companies do business Pocket computing began years ago, thanks in large part to the popularity of Palm-like products. They allowed users to carry their contacts, calendars and…

Does Business Mobility Mean Success?

How Mobile Technology is Changing the Landscape for Small Business Owners For small business owners, mobile technologies offer a two-pronged solution to boost productivity and increase marketing reach. Whether or not…

Healthcare.gov – An IT Teachable Moment

As a major IT system rollout Healthcare.gov should have included extensive testing to ensure proper functionality The failure of the healthcare.gov website boggles the imagination. Even today, the front-end shopping experience is…

Businesses Consider 3rd Party Datacenters

Many businesses are moving datacenters out of the house The underlying concept of the information technology (IT) datacenter has been gradually but steadily evolving, particularly over the last decade and-a-half as IT hardware and software…

Hispanic Business Technology And Innovation

Video perspectives on Hispanic business from visionary Irving Wladawsky-Berger, his insights on technology and innovation. In this video episode Irving Wladawsky-Berger shares his depth of knowledge on Hispanic business as…

Is Your Small Business Computer Middle Aged?

Small business computer performance is about the changing of the guard A small business computer is not like a car. Some people keep their cars for ten years or more.  Their function of getting people from point A to point B haven’t…

For Small Business IT Is A Vital Agenda

A small business must keep up with changing IT technology to remain competitive Even though rapid technology change isn’t anything new (one can go back to the start of the industrial revolution to see how each…

Wearable Computers Are Coming

Today's wareable computers may not be ready to introduce into your business environment With the recent spate of new-technology announcements including wareable computers, it may be tempting to shoehorn the latest-and-greatest into your…

The Next Big Thing in Technology?

Three technology considerations- for your customers sake don't get caught up in the hype As I skim through multiple technology articles of the newly introduced Samsung smartwatch and ongoing drips of information regarding Google…

IT As A Savings, Not Cost, Center

9 goals to help business owners build a cost efficient and effective IT infrastructure Many business owners believe IT is a cost center and treat it as such. However, it should be viewed as a savings center and budgets…

Big Data Analytics And Small Business

Video- Tech visionary's insights on how Big Data analytics benefit small businesses. Up until recently small businesses have been excluded from Big Data analytics. Advances in technology, pervasive of sensors and affordable applications…

Mobile And Smartphones Advancing Business

Video- Tech visionary Irving Wladawsky-Berger discusses the importance of mobile and smartphones for small and medium businesses. Episode #3 Because the use of mobile technology and smartphones are growing at an exponential rate people,

The Changing Face of Personal Computing

Personal computing, mobility, tablets, cloud, BYOD, smartphones and other technologies are altering the way people work. In my last column, I wrote about the changing definition of Personal Computing. The PC isn't going away.…

Quick – Which Is The Better IT Buy?

When server comparison-shopping the answer may surprise you. Many executives purchase equipment based on initial hardware purchase outlays rather than the total cost of ownership (TCO). This can be a fatal financial flaw. The premise of…

An Entrepreneur’s IT Right Hand

The Chief Information Officer Must Be A Risk-Taker Too This is the last part of a series on the entrepreneurial CEO from The Gartner Group. Don’t miss: Part 1: Risky Business and Part 2: Defining Victory The entrepreneurial chief…

5 Key Small Business IT Managed Benefits

IT managed services providers keep your computer system healthy, and often with cost savings If your IT consultant still visits your office frequently to do routine maintenance on your computers, you may be overpaying for unnecessary…

A Walk in the Cloud

Attention to detail is a must when dealing with cloud computing vendors Cloud providers – and some analysts – claim that using cloud application, infrastructure or platform services (SaaS, IaaS or PaaS, respectively) is the most…

Choosing a Smartphone for Your Business

Inside information about the leading brands and models A good smartphone is a daily planner, a communications center, a business organizer, a budgeter, a time-management tool and an inventory analyzer all in one. That's why you want

15 Reasons it Makes Sense to Lease IT

Asset ownership can be a disadvantage, look at the value of leasing There has always been resistance in a number of IT organizations to equipment leasing. Business and IT executives frequently believe that their corporate financial…

Big Data

Use it before it buries your business! The internet enables 2.9 million emails to be sent every second. Each day, Google processes 24 petabytes (that’s one quadrillion–much larger than the national debt).  Although your business may

Windows 8 Represents a Radical Change

Given anticipated updates a steep learning curve may be in store for Microsoft users on Oct. 24. In my last article, I introduced many of the innovative improvements in Windows Server 2012 (WS2012). But business people care

10 Rock Solid Apps for Business

Our list includes 10 top smartphone apps can help your business succeed in an economy that is increasingly driven by mobile Image: Fotolia According to recent studies from Nielsen, Hispanic professionals are…

Mobile Trends for Hispanic Business

The proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices among Hispanic consumers underscores the importance of using mobile marketing. Image: Fotolia One of the most interesting stories that I have seen…

Windows Server 2012 for Small Business

Microsoft’s elimination of the Small Business Server makes way for additional functionality and features provided by Windows Server 2012 This fall, Microsoft is making changes to its small business server operating systems.…

Backing Small Business Up in the Cloud

Concerned about keeping your data accessible in the event of a computer problem? Cloud-based backup and disaster recovery services use snapshot technology to restore data quickly and efficiently and provide business continuity …

Where Is the Cloud Headed?

Cloud computing goes way beyond email and anti-spam to host a multitude of business applications A cloud service has three characteristics that differentiate it from traditional computing models, according to whatis.com: “It…

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