May 21, 2019

Service Delivery – Improve all the things

Businesses grow, teams go from 2 people to 15 and for some reason things still tend to get done the same way.   Why do we continue to do the same things?  Because that’s how it’s always been done of course.  Why is this so bad? You’ve added a number of people, and things hasn’t been […]
May 14, 2019

You’re going to hire the same IT position over and over

Why does that sound not so bad and really bad at the same time?  If you were growing and adding IT positions that’d be a good thing.  But that’s not what’s happening. Companies hiring for a sole IT position (Call it what you will, but it’s typically IT Administrator, IT Specialist, IT Systems/Network Administrator, IT […]
May 14, 2019

How to lose money via bad project management

Here’s the quick guide to losing money with bad project management.  This will be an actionable guide to absolutely know you’re losing money when delivering a project.  You’re probably already doing these, and if so, great, you can add some tweaks mentioned here and lose even more time/money. Let’s quickly cover the types of projects […]
May 13, 2019

Challenge the ideas you have about how your company manages IT

Most companies manage their IT all wrong.  There, I said it! But why?  Lack of an IT strategy doesn’t help, but mainly because you’re holding onto old thoughts that aren’t true anymore. The thoughts that don’t hold ground anymore: IT is just a cost of business We need on-site servers, server/network room. We need on-site […]
May 7, 2019

Thinking of selling the business? Why having an ERP helps.

Many business owners get to a point where they look at selling the business as an option.  Can be due to any number of reasons such as ready for retirement, or have become bored and want to try out a new venture.  Whatever the reason, it’s always a good option, but you have to know […]
May 7, 2019

Every Business needs an ERP (business management platform)

Most businesses as they grow, they piece together their IT infrastructure and software… then one day, it’s apparent you have issues.  Most of the time these issues come across in the form of lack of insight into what’s being worked on and accomplished, repeating efforts by re-entering data in different systems, wasting time trying to […]
May 6, 2019

Signs you need intelligent business technology

Every growing business hits a point where certain parts of the business become painful.  Depending what sector you’re in, these problems become evident extremely quickly, or they just creep slowly, until one day you realize it’s not going to work.  Why don’t they work?  Because you’re not using your own data to help you. Repetitive […]
May 6, 2019

Tracking your team performance with metrics

If you have ever said something similar to “Hey Bob, what have you been working on this week?” or perhaps “what’s the status on this project?”, then you’re in need of some upgrades.  Tracking employee performance is typically a strained process where companies waste a ton of time that’s not needed.  What if you could […]