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3 Reasons to Switch IT Providers Post by: Lynne Hade July 17, 2014 | 9:36 AM

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Finding the right IT provider to align with your business can be a daunting task and because of this, many organizations shy away from transitioning to a new provider.  However, with technology such as cloud services and mobile computing and less infrastructure requirements, transitioning may not be as difficult as you think.  Below are just 3 reasons you may want to consider switching.

Too Much Tech TalkSome providers only focus on the technology and not the needs of the business. Understanding the needs and processes of the business helps determine what solutions and services will best align with the goals of the business now - and for future growth.

Your Business has Outgrown its Current Provider
Are response times slower?  Is your provider delaying projects or lacking in resources?  Are they familiar with the latest technology such as mobile computing and cloud services?  If not, your business...

Cloud ERP can Offer Flexibility and Choice Post by: Lynne Hade July 15, 2014 | 2:14 PM

Cloud ERP

Choosing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can be challenging, and deciding how to take advantage of the cloud adds another layer of complexity. Your decisions will have important consequences for your organization’s long-term growth and profitability, so it’s essential to choose wisely.

Deployment Flexibility and Choice               

Running some or all of your IT operation in the cloud gets plenty of attention these days because of the potential advantages:

  • Low start-up costs and short time to benefit.
  • Low initial hardware requirements, beneficial when capital is tight.
  • Simple software management and system administration, which can help reduce the IT budget.
  • The ability to quickly scale IT capacity to fit sales swings or rapid growth.

But running your ERP and other systems on-premises offers its own advantages as well, including greater flexibility for customization if needed...

Apple iOS 8 – 6 Features for the Business User Post by: Lynne Hade July 7, 2014 | 10:08 AM

Apple iOS 8

Each year, Apple holds their World Wide Developers Conference. During this conference, the company typically announces new products and platforms including an update to their mobile platform iOS. This year, the company announced iOS 8.  

Last year, Apple had announced iOS 7 which turned out to be a big success with users.  With iOS 8, Apple added a number of new features and updates to improve on the platform geared toward making mobile devices even easier to incorporate into your daily routine.

During Apple’s announcement on June 2, there were a number of great new features and updates introduced, all of which will be available when iOS 8 is released. Here are six features business users will enjoy:

Enterprise Features - The iPhone and iPad are devices commonly used by businesses and it can be difficult for IT departments to manage these devices or for users to easily share files using corporate clouds. Apple noted that iOS 8 will come with enhanced management tools to make it easier for IT...