Infrastructure Blog

How the cloud helps businesses survive COVID-19

Many businesses have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want your business to survive and maintain its operational efficiency, then you need to invest in the right technology. Investing in the cloud will ensure business continuity while helping you save money. Ensuring continuity and efficiency with the cloud The need to stay […]

Does your company have a business continuity plan (BCP)?

Do you know why some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) succeed while others fail during the first five years of operation? Poor leadership is one reason, the lack of capital is another. Another big reason is they didn’t prepare for major disruptions, such as natural disasters and cyberattacks, that can bring their business to a […]

Why Developing an IT Roadmap Will Keep One Of Your Most Important Assets Aligned With Your Business Goals

In many organizations, IT planning and budgeting seems to be an afterthought – or covered with the “last year we spent X on IT, so let’s add 3% -5% and focus on other areas”. This approach does not take into consideration your business goals/needs, staff growth, lifecycle demands, new application requirements or even changes mandated by government regulations.

Improve Your Cashflow – Take Advantage Of The Tax Law

In the past 3 months, we have had a number of prospects and customers approach us about updating their systems, some examples are:

Updating servers and storage that are more than 5 years old
Implementing Wi-Fi for a 125,000 sq.ft. warehouse (plus a network upgrade and redesign)
Upgrading the network firewalls, switches, and Wi-Fi to support new, and expanded, applications in both the cloud and production facilities
Replacing 100+ workstations to start a lifecycle refresh program (and windows O/S)
Overall lifecycle upgrade to support newly acquired division, and increasing performance on all
back-end systems

These may seem like daunting tasks, but just so you understand, they need not break the bank.

4 Easy Ways To Prevent Potential Great Hires From Getting Away

It won’t be long until hiring starts again. Top performing organizations are always on the lookout for good resources and this year will be no different. With this in mind, it’s essential that you do all you can to attract top talent. One of the best and simplest ways to do that is to improve your hiring process.

Expect, Inspect, Correct

It’s no coincidence that we have so many ways to say we made a mistake: botched, flubbed, mishandled, misjudged, mucked, messed, screwed or goofed up – just to name a few.

As a leader, you’ll hear each of these (some more than others, and likely some more explicit than the ones I’ve named here) pretty often.

Facing the Challenges Head On

With Governor DeWine’s extension of our stay at home order to at least May 1st, and the recognition that the peak in virus cases in Ohio may not come until the middle of May, we find ourselves in a sort of Twilight Zone of personal and business limbo for at least the next 30 to 60 days.