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.

Recalibrate your technology plan: Cloud Collaboration

Workforce collaboration has changed. We aren't going back to conference rooms full of people, and that's a good thing. When you are recalibrating your technology plan enabling cloud collaboration should be a part of it. This is more than video conferencing and screen sharing.

Recalibrate your technology plan: Zero Trust Security

Get ready to hear a lot about the Zero Trust security model going forward. The #wfh movement has put this front and center in any technology planning discussion. This is not a fad or product to implement, it's a mindset shift that needs to occur in our technology planning.

Are you getting what you pay for?

"Am I getting what I'm paying for?"  This is a question every business leader should ask themselves about each their budget lines items at least annually.  Some areas are easy enough to gauge; utilities and rent come to mind.  Others are much harder; think about labor, marketing, and your technology budget.