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Thinking of IT as a cost center costs you

Remember the old days and the old ways of doing business when only sales contributed to a company’s profitability? When progress meant minimizing costs on everything else required to support sales? And as for IT, once we became convinced we couldn’t function … Continue reading

Managing change isn’t free but it can save you

Putting a freeze on spending makes saving on expenses a sure thing, right? Don’t bet on it. When it comes to technology, doing nothing can get pricey. Unless you are managing for change—anticipating the future and planning for new and … Continue reading

IT Security: A New Version of the Dictionary for 2013

Early computer commentators assumed there would never be more than a few hundred viruses. And in 2006, Bill Gates promised that spam would soon be totally eliminated. Yet computer threats continue to pose serious risks to businesses and individuals alike. … Continue reading

What’s in Store for IT Security: Predictions for 2013

Typically, victims of a computer infection don’t realize their machines are “sick” until it’s already too late. For instance, on Oct. 3, 2012, 53 universities experienced unauthorized access to their networks. The group of hacktivists that took responsibility for the … Continue reading

5 Mistakes an IT Consultant can Help You Avoid

“Live and learn,” the old aphorism goes – but wouldn’t you rather learn as much as possible before actually having to live through an experience? Doing so can certainly save business leaders money down the road. Below, we list five … Continue reading

3 Questions to Ask Your IT Consultant about Data Backup

The world of business data backup is changing fast. Just a few years ago, the standard backup procedure involved regularly storing backup data on tapes. Leading firms sent those tapes to an off-site location so data could be retrieved even … Continue reading

IBM Infographic Highlights Higher Performance Expectations for IT Consultants

When it comes to client/manager expectations, there is a world of difference between the IT consultant and the internal IT employee. For an in-house IT specialist, the main challenge is to prioritize “core” tasks over “chore” duties and to perform … Continue reading

Cyber Liability Insurance and IT Consultants

We live in a chaotic world. Natural disasters, data breaches and other events that previously occurred only once in a blue moon are now common enough to demand risk prevention planning from businesses. This new norm requires successful leaders to … Continue reading

IT Consultants Help Internal IT Departments at Odds with Users

As IT consultants, we at Lead I.T. work collaboratively with CFIOs and IT departments to develop technology solutions. Our approach is one of teamwork – an IT consultant from our team won’t undermine the expertise of your staff but can … Continue reading

IT Consultants Provide Businesses Much-Needed IT Modernization

In the early days of the internet, IT spending was requisite, not strategic. Then, companies hired IT experts to maintain on-site hardware, software and storage. Occasionally, an additional IT consultant might be brought in to assess the long-term viability of … Continue reading

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