Cloud vs On-Premise: Which ERP configuration is best for your business?

Cloud vs On-Premise: More choices equal more questions The rise of cloud platforms has given companies of all sizes more options in terms of how they purchase software and what solutions are available. With these options come questions; about which configuration is right for your organization based on the size of your company, your priorities, and needs. From security to ...

Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing – What’s the Difference?

Unsure exactly what the difference between cloud computing and virtualization is? You’re definitely not alone. According to Forrester Research, up to 70 percent of IT professionals aren’t totally clear on the differences and, as a result, the virtualization vs. cloud computing debate continues to be a hot topic. The reality is that virtualization and cloud computing are related, but not ...

Successful VoIP Implementation Using Quality of Service (QoS) Protocols

Voice over Internet (VoIP) has revolutionized telephone communications for many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) over the past two decades. Not only is VoIP significantly less expensive than traditional telephony, but it provides business owners with significantly more flexibility, portability and scalability. As with all technologies, however, not all VoIP connections are created equally. One of the most important ...

HIPAA Compliance & The Cloud: 3 Things Your Practice Needs to Know NOW

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, was established to create standards and regulations related to the confidentiality, security and transmissibility of personal health information. As new technologies continue to emerge, it is important to understand the regulation updates to ensure your practice remains HIPAA compliant. Cloud computing is one of the technologies that ...

ERP Auditing and Optimization: How to Save Your Company Millions by Eliminating Waste and Redundancy

The past five years have brought incredible advances in every industry. This rapid growth in technologies such as cloud deployment, machine learning, AI, and IoT have changed the way companies do business. It’s both a blessing and a curse; modern digital tools simplify processes and increase productivity. But the rate of evolution means legacy systems have quickly become outdated. It’s ...

Outsourcing vs. Insourcing Your IT support: A Cost/Benefit Analysis

If you’re like most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), you probably have your internal resources stretched in order to maximize your profitability. It can be easy to think that the more you do in-house the more cost savings you will realize, but it isn’t always that simple. When it comes to IT services, all SMBs should consider outsourcing tech support. ...

Strategic Device Integration for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Technology has transformed the way almost everyone does business over the past decade. One prime example is the wide use of smartphones, tablets and portable point-of-sale systems to conduct business and stay connected on-the-go. And although the benefits associated with these and other integrated devices can be tremendous, it is important to remember that the safety and reliability of data ...

Understanding the Differences Between Business Intelligence and Business Analytics

Although they are certainly similar, most IT experts would agree that business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) are not the same. The differences are pretty nuanced and both are highly data-driven processes, but as a general rule business intelligence uses data to evaluate what has already happened whereas business analytics uses data to anticipate future trends. More specifically, business ...

Technology Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) – What You Need in a DRP to Ensure Business Continuity

What You Need in a DRP to Ensure Business Continuity Every business needs a technology disaster recovery plan (DRP), but before you can generate a detailed template with actionable disaster recovery strategies and procedures, it is first important to understand what that really means. Every business needs a technology disaster recovery plan (DRP), but before you can generate a detailed ...

Fighting Crime using Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things

In a day and age where your thermostat, house alarm and refrigerator are all internet enabled, it should come as no surprise that street lights, traffic signals and other public safety technologies are quickly joining the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, too.  One prime example is GE’s recent partnership with ShotSpotter to create smart street lighting technology, as part of ...