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IT Planning: How Far into the Future Can You Prepare?

IT Planning: How Far into the Future Can You Prepare?

IT Planning: How Far into the Future Can You Prepare?

With the rate of technological change, how do you balance agility against preparedness? Any business knows the importance of a good plan. Without strategic direction, many companies subject themselves to ad-hoc IT development by default, with upgrades and new additions happening as necessary, but often with little review as to how they fit together with… read more

Is Open Source Software a Security Threat?

Is Open Source Software a Security Threat

Many businesses depend wholly or in part on open source software. But is it secure? Open source software provides an interesting challenge for a number of businesses. Some hesitate to use it from a suspicion that it is less secure than its proprietary counterpart. Others assume that, with so many eyes reviewing the code, potential… read more

How to Calculate ROI for IT Projects

How to Calculate ROI for IT Projects

Calculating ROI for IT projects helps measure opportunity cost and evaluate performance. Many businesses face a familiar problem when it comes to making decisions about IT projects: they know these projects are important and will help them stay competitive in the long run, but they can also be expensive, and when not managed well, the… read more

Why Is My Computer Slow? (Our Troubleshooting Guide.)

Why Is My Computer Slow? (Our Troubleshooting Guide.)

Diagnosing issues with your computer efficiency can be difficult. Businesses increasingly rely upon fast, efficient computing power to provide good customer service and accomplish crucial tasks. But when these computers begin to slow down, it can cause severe problems for employee productivity. Even small interruptions, if they happen frequently throughout the day, can add up…. read more

Cloud Performance Monitoring for Small Businesses

Cloud Performance Monitoring for Small Businesses

How to manage your cloud applications so that your small business can stay ahead. Cloud applications have opened the way for many small businesses to take advantage of capabilities previously only accessible to corporations large enough to afford custom software. But the advent of the Software as a Service (SaaS) pricing model has expanded the… read more

What Are HTTP Cookies, and Do I Need to Allow Them?

What are HTTP cookies and do you need to allow them?

Wondering why you keep being asked to allow cookies when you browse the Internet? Here’s the answer you’ve been looking for. You’ve probably heard of HTTP cookies (also known as “web cookies,” “browser cookies,” or simply “cookies”) before. Maybe you’ve visited a website and had it ask you for permission to use cookies and wondered… read more