Making an IT budget seems to grow more complicated every year. Technology gets more complicated, prices change, needs change and consumers expect more for less. It’s possible to keep up with everything, but only through dedication and hard work.The first step on that journey is acquiring knowledge, so we have a detailed breakdown of IT spending trends for 2018. Learn what everyone is doing, and it can inform your decisions to help you make the most of the next year.
Having hard skills, such as expertise in project scheduling tools and budget software, is critical to project success. However, soft skills that make you an effective leader are just as important. You may take your leadership skills for granted, but it's important to hone them and pay attention to what your team responds to.
Automation can be of the utmost value to mobility management. Using a solid, integrated approach, the automation features and benefits can be enjoyed by users across a variety of platforms and applications regardless of the devices they are using.
Blockchain is transforming industries as fast as mobile platforms and the internet itself did before. Investors around the globe are scrambling to be the first to find new ways to make the technology work. In the financial world, blockchain implementation is expected to save tens of billions of dollars in administrative and accounting costs over the next year. Those numbers are expected to grow over time.
Operating and managing a successful business requires more than the ability to provide products and services with high demand. When you want to build a successful business or brand, keeping your company's IT management skills and techniques in mind is essential. Knowing how to optimize your company's IT management is a way for you to ensure all projects and tasks are being completed as effectively and efficiently as possible, even when you are not around. Optimizing your company's IT management provides a better work culture and environment for employees to help increase the overall output of each day's work.
Telecom expense management (TEM) software allows companies to have an in-depth view of their employees' wireless voice, data, and mobile usage. Employees who are responsible for handling communications, including the developing a communications budget, will greatly benefit from the implementation of TEM software.
Modern companies no longer run on simple telephone services, they have evolved to operating on an entire IT and mobile-based infrastructure. One that is ever-changing. As emerging technologies are increasingly adopted, it creates copious amounts of labor-intensive details for businesses to manage...
Valicom is proud to announce that they are officially recognized as a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Wisconsin. Valicom applied for the certification in January of 2018 and was formally accredited in February of 2018.
Big data is a scary prospect for a lot of small businesses. Internet of Things is still a relatively new and expensive concept. While it stands to reason that big data can probably inform your business strategy, it probably feels like it won’t be worth the cost for some time. That’s often true for projects that require attaching smart, connected gadgets to every piece of your business, but big data is a broader and more accessible tool than that. No matter how small your business is, there are a few easy and affordable ways to incorporate big data and improve your bottom line.
Not everyone who works in IT dreams of becoming a manager. Perhaps you started out as a JAVA developer or database architect. Now, someone has tapped you on the shoulder and asked you to take on more responsibility. How do you make the transition from peer to boss? This moment could have been a few days, a few years or decades ago. However, it's never too late to rethink the basics or pass on advice to someone transitioning into a leadership role.
Per the BLS, in the decade between years 2014 through 2024, the employment of computer and information technology occupations will grow 12% - from 3.9M to 4.4M jobs. Recruiting and hiring the right talent continues to be a challenging and daunting task.According to an article written by Talent Management and HR Technology Brand Strategist, Meghan Biro, hiring IT personnel is a gamble.
As we round the corner on another completed year, ambitious leaders are looking ahead to stay on top of emerging trends. IT has always been a fast-moving game, and 2018 will offer no reprieve on that front. As the person who makes major decisions for your IT department, you need to keep a big-picture mentality to hit 2018 with full force.
Enterprise IT technology is anticipated to grow $100 Billion by the year 2020. While the year 2020 may seem like it is in the distant future, the reality is 2020 is only two years away. The future is here and the need for innovative technology is only going to increase. This means the need for cost management and IT service, software and device control is at an all-time high.
It has been 17 years since Valicom distributed its first client satisfaction survey. Since then, Valicom has pulled all response feedback and applied the comments and recommendations into Valicom’s products and services...
Organizations spend $1.5 trillion dollars each year, globally, on fixed and mobile telecom services. This spend represented 15% of global IT spend at 2016’s year-end and is only expected to grow.