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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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Your Most Important Asset

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 7:40:00 AM

What’s your most important asset? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not any of your racks, hardware, or laptop carts. It’s not funding or processes or your authority. It’s not even your staff, although they are incredibly important for the success of your organization. The most important asset you have is time. It’s something that’s easily spent and something you can never get back. It’s something...

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What is IT Relevancy and Why Does it Matter to You?

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 4:35:41 PM

Trade two minutes of your time to learn what IT relevancy is and why it matters to you. Make 2018 the year that your IT department becomes a contributor to your organization's objectives.

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Outsourcing is NOT a Four-Letter Word in IT Departments

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 3:37:08 PM

If there’s one point we want to get across to IT departments, it’s this: the only reason for your existence is to serve the mission of your organization. That’s it. Regardless of whether you work for a church in Kansas or at Nike headquarters, the only reason you are in operation is to enable and contribute to your organization’s business objectives. Period. 

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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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3 Challenges Overworked IT Teams Face Every Day

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 1:28:13 PM

IT teams have a lot of responsibility today— especially considering that every modern organization is so dependent on technology. For example, Gartner recommends a ratio of 250 devices to every one IT staffer, but most IT teams are working with a ratio of 2,700 to one. And that doesn’t begin to include responsibilities such as network hardware, storage, applications, or information databases....

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Relevant IT vs IT Firefighters

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 2:00:26 PM

There are two ways to manage an IT department. One involves constantly battling a break-fix model without having any opportunity to contribute to your organization’s business objectives. The other model revolves around being a strategic part of the planning process for key stakeholders within your organization. Let’s take a look at both of those models and why one is far superior for you and...

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