Do Legacy Apps Have a Place in Financial Services?

September 13, 2017 | Post by Tim Fisher | 0 Comments

The pace at which technological advances are being made creates new opportunities as well as complications in an array of industries. Nowhere is this more true than in financial services. Cost burdens to maintain legacy systems and being able to adjust to fluctuating business demands in a secure manner has financial service organizations contemplating where to take their legacy apps in an ever-changing fintech environment.

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What to Consider When Selecting an IT Help Desk Solution

September 12, 2017 | Post by Jill Randolph | 0 Comments

Not exactly a big business yet? You’ll be happy to know there are dedicated IT help desk options out there for SMEs. While it may be a bit harder to find help with comprehensive IT service desk management support options, once you do, keep these three tips in mind as you start to evaluate their services.

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The High Stakes of an Unsuccessful Hybrid Cloud Deployment

September 08, 2017 | Post by Bryan Erwin | 0 Comments

A hybrid cloud deployment that falls short of expectations may not only hurt your company, but also put your career on the line. 

The pressure on IT has never been greater. If you're taking on a major technology implementation — for example, a new cloud initiative — senior executives will be watching. Moving too slowly or spending beyond your budget will test leadership's patience. And you don’t want to lose their trust or support. 

Here are four common challenges IT leaders must address when trying to meet business needs with a hybrid cloud strategy.

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How Retail Technology Solutions are Changing the Role of Employees

September 06, 2017 | Post by Tom Alvey | 0 Comments

Effective retailers recognize that employees and technology go hand-in-hand in creating a better shopping experience. Rather than replacing employees, technology will require these workers to have new skills, and empower them to use these skills more effectively, meaning they’ll spend less time scanning products and stocking shelves and more time assisting customers.

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5 Challenges in Managing a Hybrid or Multi-Cloud Environment

August 31, 2017 | Post by Bryan Erwin | 0 Comments

Given the significant shortage of knowledgeable cloud workers out there, many businesses are lacking in-house cloud expertise. As a result, deploying a successful cloud strategy is often a complex undertaking. Here's a look at five of the most common challenges businesses face in managing a hybrid or multi-cloud environment.

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What is IT Asset Disposition?

August 29, 2017 | Post by Joseph Geletei | 0 Comments

Replacing and remarketing outdated IT equipment isn’t as simple as plugging in the new technology and putting the old hardware on Craigslist. There are many considerations, such as confidential device data, environmental hazards, and logistics that all require a well-planned strategy.

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Bank customers have embraced omnichannel. Nearly two-thirds of customers now use four or more bank channels.1 But banks haven’t necessarily kept up, by their own admission. Less than 10 percent say they’re actually executing on an omnichannel strategy, with the rest still in some stage of researching or planning.2

Are mobile devices important to your organization? Answer the following six questions to find out how you rank.

How One Retailer Deployed Its Enterprise Mobility Solution

August 24, 2017 | Post by Steven Pike | 0 Comments

The deployment phase of a new enterprise mobility solution is the most critical step for IT departments to get right. What may look to be a nuts and bolts process is actually one of the easiest to get wrong. End users demand mobile solutions that are as easy as their personal devices. If the tools you provide don’t work right away, they may be left unused forever.

If that happens, all of the planning, strategy, and effort done up to that point is wasted, along with any potential cost savings or other benefits expected to be gained from the new solution.

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