Managing BYOD with Policies in the Midsized Firm

There’s been much discussion of the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) over the last few years. While the topic has been written about by many bloggers and authors, there’s been very little discussion about BYOD in the small and midsize business space. Many large organizations have the ability to deploy large and complex … Read more Managing BYOD with Policies in the Midsized Firm

Tapping into the power of others

Last week, I read with interest the announcement that IBM was opening up their Watson computing platform to outside organizations and developers to use to build upon the cognitive computing and natural language processing of the platform. This is a big step for organizations of all sizes, but especially those in the small and midmarkets. … Read more Tapping into the power of others

The Cloud – more than a technology

The cloud is quite hyped these days – and rightfully so. The cloud brings quite a bit of productivity and cost savings to organizations as well as a plethora of options for new technology and platforms. What many organizations (and people) don’t understand is that the cloud is more than a technology platform. Not only … Read more The Cloud – more than a technology

How not to make critical decisions

I ran across IBM’s “How NOT to run a midsize business…” site and immediately spent some time sifting through the site. You’ve most likely seen the cards from someecards.com running around the web these days.  IBM has taken the idea of those cards and applied them to the midsize business (and business in general).  You … Read more How not to make critical decisions

The Future of Managed Services Providers (MSP’s)

Managed Services Providers (MSP’s) have been around the IT space for years. Most small and medium organizations have experience have experience working with MSP’s in IT, finance, HR and other areas of the business. The role of the MSP is an important one in the small and medium business (SMB) space. An MSP provides the … Read more The Future of Managed Services Providers (MSP’s)

Small Business and IT

I’ve written before about the constraints that hit small businesses when it comes to IT.   Constraints are everywhere, but one area that I’ve always found them is within the space of small business and IT. On a previous article titled Small Business CIO – Manager of Constraints, I discussed the development of options for replacing … Read more Small Business and IT

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