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Let Us Tell Your IT Department’s Fortune

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 7:20:00 AM

You might not believe that Tarot cards, crystal balls, or tea leaves will give you a glimpse into the coming months or years, but we’re here to tell you what the future holds for your IT department. It’s not based on magic or spiritual beliefs or mystical communication. We base our predictions on the hundreds of organizations (and even more IT specialists) we’ve worked with over the last...

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The IT Relevancy Diet

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 7:20:00 AM

According to The Washington Post, 4.5 million Americans diet annually. If you’re one of those health seekers, you’ve experienced the trials that accompany a major lifestyle change. More than likely you’re familiar with changing something about your diet at some point in your life. Have you ever thought about going on an IT relevancy diet? You might be wondering how you would even know that...

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Is Michael Scott Preventing You from IT Relevancy?

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 7:20:00 AM

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott

You might be asking what Michael Scott has to do with IT relevancy. There’s a clear tie between the “Michael Scotts” of the world and IT’s failings to contribute to organizational objectives on a real level, but to draw a clear comparison, we have to take a slight detour and explain what IT relevancy is and how it’s...

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We’re Taking Back the Word “Solutions”

Posted on Jun 27, 2018 7:20:00 AM

What does the phrase “technology solution” mean to you? For many vendors, it has become a blanket term for any technology that’s been sold and installed, but let’s think a minute about the actual meaning of the word.

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What Type of School Technology Vendor Do You Need?

Posted on Jun 6, 2018 7:20:00 AM

One incredibly important rule: Not all technology vendors are created equal. Many of the issues that stem from IT projects (which arguably don’t actually exist) occur because a school district hires the wrong type of vendor for the results they want to achieve. This misalignment between project objectives and vendor capabilities is incredibly costly and frustrating for everyone involved....

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3 Signs That Your IT Department Isn’t Relevant

Posted on Apr 5, 2018 7:34:00 AM

Lack of relevancy affects many K-12 IT departments. The symptoms may initially seem hard to trace, but when you delve a little deeper, you will likely find that your IT needs some help to effectively contribute to the organization’s larger objectives.

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What You Never Want to Hear Your Vendor Say

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 7:35:00 AM

What’s one of the worst things you can hear your vendor say? We’ll give you a hint: It basically means “not my problem,” and when you hear it, you’re back to square one. You never want to hear your technology integrator say, “That’s another vendor’s issue.”

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A Golf Lesson for IT Efficiency

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 10:16:51 AM

“In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher.'” - Carl Spackler

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Why Does It Matter That IT is So Busy?

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 9:58:26 AM

Most businesses will accept the fact that their IT team is overworked. In fact, according to Security Magazine, 63% of IT  teams are understaffed. But some managers and executives might also wonder why it’s such a big deal that their IT staff is busy. They are getting paid to be there anyway, so why not keep them occupied? The question isn’t so much about whether or not the staff is busy—or...

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