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The Perfect Recipe for Savings on Technology

The Perfect Recipe for Savings on Technology

What is the perfect recipe for TEM? Valicom has been perfecting their TEM software and services for over 28 years and have broke it down into four simple steps for you. 1. Outline all IT assets 2. Disconnect and remove wasted inventory 3. Track contracts and and invoices 4. Identify and eliminate late fees and errors, saving time and money!

Benefits of Leasing Technology Equipment for Your Business

Benefits of Leasing Technology Equipment for Your Business

Being a business owner is not an easy role. The success of your organization relies on the decisions you make, especially when it directly affects your financial outlook. From the small investments, like whether or not to provide a coffee maker in the break room, to the larger commitments, such as whether or not to expand office space, the pressure is on you to cultivate a thriving operation.

What Does the CCPA Mean for the IT Industry?

What Does the CCPA Mean for the IT Industry?

With the amount of personal data being exchanged across numerous platforms these days, it is no wonder that data security is becoming a huge topic of conversation in the business world. We are seeing an increase in cyber incidents and/or data breaches, which is exposing consumer data by the millions. Additionally, some companies sell their customer’s information, which may prove troublesome without proper disclosure and leave the organizations open to lawsuits.

This is why privacy security regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), have come to pass. Both aim to protect the consumers’ personal data with a set of compliance guidelines.

How Hyperconvergence Is Changing Everything

How Hyperconvergence Is Changing Everything

There is a new, growing trend in the world of IT. Hyperconvergence is a word that is gaining steam and getting many IT managers excited. It’s a new approach to managing data centers that is so revolutionary, even small businesses are getting into the game. Take a minute to learn about hyper-convergence. It might be just the hook you need to transform your own tech infrastructure into something more powerful, more competitive and more affordable.

5 Tips for Shared Work Devices

5 Tips for Shared Work Devices

Technology runs the workplace. There’s no escaping it, but allowing technology to run over the workplace is expensive. There are always more devices, tools and apps that feel like they can help. Eventually, you have to focus on reducing your IT spending.

One way a lot of companies achieve that goal is by utilizing shared devices. If one computer can server two employees, it seems like an easy opportunity to save money. If you have shared devices, and virtually every workplace does, you might benefit from a few tips that can improve on that sharing. Here are five.

5 Tips to Optimize Performance Without Buying New Hardware

5 Tips to Optimize Performance Without Buying New Hardware

It’s a frustration we’ve all experienced. A computer, phone or tablet starts getting slow. Sometimes it happens way too soon. Other times we’re trying to hold onto ancient tech because we don’t want to spend money on new stuff. In any case, there are always things we can do before we commit to purchasing hardware. These five tips can help you address performance issues without spending a penny on equipment.

5 Ways to Manage Cable Costs

5 Ways to Manage Cable Costs

IT is the lifeblood of modern businesses, but it sure gets expensive. Those expenses come in a number of shapes and sizes, and many of them can sneak up on business owners and operators. One cost that often leads to wide eyes and sore pocketbooks is the raw expense of running cables. The technology doesn’t work without them, but no one enjoys paying for them. These five tips can help you get these costs under control and free up some of your budget.

Why Every Company Needs a Crisis Response Plan Especially in IT

Why Every Company Needs a Crisis Response Plan Especially in IT

Crisis is a broad term, and it can apply to too many scenarios. Despite that, the best response to pretty much every problem imaginable is to keep channels of communication open. The best channels will of course depend on the situation, so you want to investigate the integrity of all of them.

You need to have a clear picture of what can and will knock out your email, hard-line internet, cellular connections, cans with strings attached to them and anything else you use to stay in touch within your business and with your clients.

What We Can Learn From the Girl Scout STEM Initiative

What We Can Learn From the Girl Scout STEM Initiative

You have undoubtedly heard of gender gaps in STEM fields. It’s apparent enough that most people working in IT can relate on a personal level. Rather than look at political debates and government programs, we’re going to focus on the idea that private investment in STEM-related programs for girls and young women is a surefire way to help bridge that gender gap and help introduce a large number of new people into these industries.

If you really want to stopper the talent gaps in IT and computer science, getting young women excited about the fields is probably the easiest route to take.

The Processor War is Heating Up

The Processor War is Heating Up

There is a full-scale processor war happening right now. It started about a year ago, and the intensity has grown since. AMD and Intel have both made some exciting recent announcements. We’ll take a look at what is new and how you can benefit from the grueling competition.

Tariff Talks Impacting IT

Tariff Talks Impacting IT

Tariffs are the talk of the day for most economists. Stock markets ping pong every time there’s a new announcement, and there are already major business sectors that are bracing for the potential storm of a trade war. There’s a lot of hyperbole and fear involved with this topic, but the truth underneath it all is that every business needs to have an idea of what to expect from these tariffs.

Condensing an analysis of the entire economy into a single blog post would be a little too ambitious, so this one is going to focus on IT. More specifically, we’re going to discuss how tariffs are likely to shape the landscape of IT across industries.

Boosting Productivity and Managing Cloud Expenses With TEM Software

Boosting Productivity and Managing Cloud Expenses With TEM Software

It should come as no surprise that the convergence of IT and telecommunications is now taking place faster than ever. We have known for quite some time that this convergence was going to become a common occurrence among organizations across the globe.

Utilizing Big Data for Small Business

Utilizing Big Data for Small Business

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.

How to Succeed as an IT Manager

How to Succeed as an IT Manager

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.

The War on Talent in IT

The War on Talent in IT

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.