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IT Budget: Strengthen Your Security With No Additional Investment

December 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Data breaches are becoming regular news – from mid-sized businesses to large enterprises, everybody is taking some hit. Your company may be small, even a small family business but you are not safe either. From one person shops to large enterprises everybody has to keep an eye on the security issues. Security does not need to come with a large price. It is not always the case that the dedicated, expensive equipment is the solution to all your security needs. In fact, the situation is just the opposite in many cases. Let’s see how you can increase your security with little to no investment

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IT Budget: Pinch Pennies Without Hurting Operations

December 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Expected or not, as an IT manager, you may come into a situation where you have to cut your budget or put your staff – or maybe yourself – at a layoff risk. The catch is to make the budget cuts without hurting the operations. To say, this is the choking point. Of course, such a situation will come with dire consequences. Your IT department will go a few years back while the company moves forward. The gap between the next years IT requirements and next year’s infrastructure will be wider than today; and everybody should know that. To be frank, there are still some decisions you can take to pinch pennies.

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IT Budget: Items To Remain

December 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

For the majority of IT managers and CIOs we have come to the closing of the year. The budgets are in front of us, and we have to decide how we can get the maximum out of the available funds. If we plan carefully enough, and with some luck, we can get through the rough times. Planning and doing it well is what we can and have to do. During planning, it is always easy to miss the items that are possible, but not so obvious at a first glance. Let’s start with out IT pros. Budgeting for staff is highly correlated with your business.

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Updating Your Company’s Mobile Collaboration Policy

November 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Every year we see some more shift in mobile collaboration: employees become more mobile, workplaces are redefined , partners and customers require more mobility and quicker access. These shifts bring more pressure on the corporate IT, who is expected to match the technology adoption. Looking from the management perspective, we need to review and update our company’s mobile collaboration policy. A mobile collaboration policy is about matching the right technology with the company’s strategy. It is allowing the employees to securely collaborate on corporate documents anytime, anywhere and from any device. And, yes, the policy is different in every organization. There are three sides of the mobile collaboration policy: data, user and the corporation

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Business Travelers: Here Are The Backup and Security Tips You Need

November 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

People often overlook backups of their personal computers and by the time they lose files they go around in panic trying to come back to normal (to avoid that March 31st is the World Backup Day – to remind people at least once a year to backup their documents). But if you are a business user, an executive, you cannot just offload everything to IT and go on with your heart’s desire. Not only you have corporate responsibilities but also there are tasks you need to take care of yourself. Here is my collection of tips from the field, from my interactions with the traveling business users. Backup first. The importance of having regular backups has been voiced by pretty much everybody and I will emphasize it once again. Have regular backups. Just purchase a small, USB drive and keep it connected to your computer and setup backup from Windows or Time Machine if you are a Mac user.

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IT Managers: Where To Use Self-Service To Save Time

November 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

IT managers for years are pressed by the cliché of “doing more with less.” IT pros already have their daily tasks of user requests, incidents, maintenance issues, upgrades and infrastructure changes and plus they are asked to keep up with the new technology. But the headcount remained flat during the years. One of the things the IT managers do is to implement self-service where they can in order to have a breathing space for their teams. And surprisingly, the end users have an acceptance on self-service, too. Of course it does not work for every situation, but here are some areas where it is working. If we are speaking about a large company with 1000+ users, user identity management is the first place to start. With user identity, I am talking about the user provisioning that starts with the hiring process, continues with onboarding until the employee finishes its contract. During the “corporate lifecycle” of the employee, there will be switching of departments, various password resets, new rights/permissions requests and the like.

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