A recent Forbes article covered worst passwords, some of which presumably compiled from actual data “stolen” from 32 million passwords from a hacked website.
One of the main limitations of existing Microsoft editions is that it does not work well in the age of “touch” tablets and phones.
Australia spends $22.4 Billion for outsourcing IT services. Why? A good external group of IT consultants lowers risk. In our experience, even mid-size companies with a group of in-house IT people do not have the same level of skill as a group of external consultants.
Only 57% of IT projects are completed on-time and only 67% are completed on budget? Why? Are the IT folks bludging?!
One of the benefits of Cloud Computing is that you can access it from anywhere. In the event of a fire or other emergency in your office, your data is still safe and reachable. Redundancy and back-ups in IT are like insurance. There are many levels of redundancy and back-up. The more you depend on your IT system for your business, the more you should spend in redundancy and back-up(s).
You can thank large organisations for the proliferation of new commodity services. The aim is to use the savings in the commodity area to invest and develop new premium service areas like mobility.
A recent customer quotation for a WAN service for multiple locations was a reminder that there are still huge price differences in from the various service providers. For five sites across Australia, three quotes were gathered for a similar WAN (Fiber, MPLS, etc.) services. One quote was $13,000 per month and others were $3,500 & $4,800 for similar services!
IT spend is strategic when you have a unique advantage in delivering solutions through software or better KPI information through IT integration. Regardless of whether your IT spend is strategic or not, we recommend all business owners or GM’s to review their IT spend.