Working Remote: Standardize on Teams as your collaboration app

Collaboration is the act of working with someone to produce or create something. In today's workplace the words "in real time" need to be added to this. Sending emails back and forth is not collaboration, and it is certainly not productive! When working remotely it is critical to standardize on a collaboration application across your organization.

Working remote: Time to move on from internal IT support

No matter how good the technology or smart the end-user, there will always be a need for IT support. Plug and Play was a big deal in the 90's and we all know how that turned out! Getting the most out of your remote workforce requires that you provide IT support that can handle a variety of hardware, software, and end-user expectations.

From Servers to Services: Moving Day

You have made a list and checked it twice, and figured out what apps are naughty and nice. Now it is time to actually make the move from Servers to Services. The key to this final step is a well thought out migration (and fallback) plan.

A clean install is best

Unless you cannot re-install server applications properly or there is no plan to use the server for more than six months, do a clean install.

From Servers to Services: The Great Purge

What is the first thing that happens before you move homes? All of those old clothes, exercise equipment, and children's toys go off to the donation bin. This is also known as The Great Purge. The analog nature of all this stuff means that you are going to put it in boxes to haul it across the city.

From Servers to Services: A great game of technology Jenga

Going from servers to services is a lot like playing a game of Jenga. You have to pull out all the various blocks (apps) without knocking over the tower (your business). You can go for the slow methodical method, or the "turn if off and see who complains" method.

Industry expertise matters when selecting a technology partner

The importance of industry expertise should not be overlooked when selecting a technology partner. Technology itself is standards-based, but the familiarity with HOW technology is used in a specific industry will accelerate your productivity gains with it.

Impact of Technology in Professional Contractors

The impact of technology in the professional contractor industry has changed drastically over the past ten years. The explosion of mobile devices, ubiquitous LTE connectivity, and cloud-based file storage has made a big difference. Running from job-site to job-site with file folders full of timesheets, bill of materials, and progress reports can be a thing of the past with the right use of technology.

Impact of technology in urgent and primary care clinics

The impact of technology in urgent and primary care clinics can make provider's patient encounters better, or a frustrating exercise in attempting to get everything put into the EHR correctly! Ideally the technology sits in the background and is seamlessly integrated with the clinic workflows.

Impact of technology in family-owned businesses

The impact of technology in private and family-owned businesses can be the difference in scaling up, or sliding down. There are two key differences we have observed in how private and family-owned businesses approach technology change and investments.

People are the process

Most family businesses are built on people with whatever resources they had at the time.