Category Archives: IT Strategy

Calculating the Cost of Downtime

We met with some business owners this week where the current IT provider has neglected their technology for some time.  There were a few contributing reasons for this.  The client is in manufacturing and is hesitant to invest money in technology that they didn’t see improving their production process or output.  The current solution was […]

IT Strategy – the 80/20 Rule

IT Strategy – The 80/20 Rule The Rule Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher.  He is most famous for bringing to light the 80/20 rule, later coined the Pareto principal.  In it’s most essential form this idea states that 80 percent of the results come from 20 […]

IT Documentation

IT Documentation

IT Documentation – Why you should write IT down It’s an awesome thing to have an IT guy that knows your business.  They can solve problems faster, they know the background and understand why things are happening.  They even understand some of the personalities involved and can respond accordingly.  Knowing all about the network makes […]

The Easiest Way to Increase Office Productivity!

Multiple Monitors

Benefits of Multiple Monitors – a 35% productivity increase? There are several benefits of multiple monitors that can boost business productivity.  At least that what scientists from the University of Utah have shown with their studies on the subject.  A study at the U of U found that productivity among people working on editing tasks […]

Strategic IT Staff Augmentation

Strategic IT Staff Augmentation Strategic IT staff augmentation can allow businesses to make the most of in-house talent and achieve desired outcomes while optimizing operations.  Most business owners and executives understand that strategic use of assets is a key to business success.  Many however, don’t think of their IT department as a strategic asset, and […]

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Office 365 | i.t.NOW | Managed Services

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Office 365

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Office 365 There are a lot of reasons that most businesses should consider moving to Office 365, and a few things to think about when making the jump. Office 365 can be a huge productivity boost for businesses, and has a lot of great features that can streamline their […]

Bucking the trend – Is BYOD a fit for your business?


BYOD or Bring your own device is a big trend in business technology, and while it has several advantages there are also some pretty serious challenges associated with it that should be considered before jumping on the bandwagon. Let’s define BYOD a little bit.  Bring your own device refers to a current technology trend where […]