Archives for i.t. services

3 Ways to Rescue Your I.T. Budget from Shiny Object Syndrome

“Dad, just because you’re spinning around, it doesn’t mean you’re in a disco.” It’s the kind of clever off-the-cuff comment I’ve come to expect from my eight-year-old son. We were watching some pretty silly commercials on the cartoon network but from his kid wisdom, he gave us all a great metaphor for a principal of running our businesses. We’re familiar with “shiny object syndrome” – the attraction to buy the next new thing. But how do we, as business owners, resist the impulse to spend more? Especially when too many I.T. consultants push for it.
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Why You Can’t Rest Easy In Your Digital Security World

The Heartbleed digital security flaw. The end of support for Windows XP. The Internet Explorer Zero-Day exploit. The Anthem Blue Cross data breach. There’s a brief media fanfare about cybersecurity each time something happens, but most of us don’t think we’re affected. Some of us are inconvenienced. A few horror stories make their way into social media. We wonder if our stuff is safe. Is our business secure? Then life pushes the concern into the background. Nothing really bad happened so we must be fine. We’re not an Anthem patient, we’re not a movie studio so it really doesn’t concern
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