Don’t play games with your data

Remember the game Telephone you probably played when you were a kid? You’d sit in a line and whisper a sentence to the person next to you. They then whispered it to the person next to them. By the end, the message was garbled beyond recognition, and everyone laughed themselves silly. Garbled data may be fun when you’re playing Telephone, …

Sales and marketing alignment: Are your ducks in a row?

By now you’ve put together your 2020 IT budget, prioritized your infrastructure needs for this year, and assembled your technology roadmap. But ask yourself one important question: Are your CRM tools aligned with your marketing automation and sales processes? Sales and marketing: 1 + 1 = 3 Customer relationship management (CRM) software is a great sales tool for identifying new …

‘Tis the season: PSL, pigskin and planning for 2020

‘Tis the season: pumpkin spice latte, fantasy football…and budgeting for the new fiscal year. We’ve entered that window of time when CIOs and CTOs create their 2020 IT wish lists, only to quickly realize their IT needs far outweigh their IT wants. Sound familiar? If you’re juggling competing priorities and limited resources, you’re not alone. Anticipating your company’s tech needs …

Strengthen your organization, communications through Teams

When communicating with your colleagues, do you use: Email? Instant messaging? Text messages? Smoke signals? Passive-aggressive sticky notes? From the legendary “Office Space” TPS report scene to the fire drill episode of NBC’s The Office, we’ve learned the importance of communication in the workplace. While email and instant messaging can be effective forms of communication, it can be tough to …

Part 3: What keeps you up at night?

Security What’s the price tag for your company’s data? Americans are more worried about being the victim of a cybercrime than any other crime, according to a Gallup study. As a business owner, it’s not just your data that must remain secure, but also the data of your employees, your company and your clients.

Teams

The case for Microsoft Teams

I’m known for being blunt and straight–to–the–point, which is why I believe employees under the age of 35 will move to Microsoft Teams—as soon as they understand how it works.