4 Ways To Reduce Energy Costs in Your Data Center

Rising data center energy consumption and increasing energy costs have combined to increase the importance of evaluating data center energy consumption as a strategy to reduce costs, manage capacity, and promote environmental responsibility.  The first step in prioritizing energy saving opportunities is to assess current data center energy consumption.  Here are 4 additional easily addressed [...]

By |2019-06-10T13:02:53-05:00June 11th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on 4 Ways To Reduce Energy Costs in Your Data Center

Advantages of a Cloud Managed Wireless Network

Small businesses face many challenges; especially during times of growth. Whether due to a merger, an acquisition, or simple success, this is especially important when a small business expands beyond a single location.  It is often the case that when a second location is necessary, they need it up and running yesterday.  Old networking solutions [...]

By |2019-04-25T12:09:13-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Advantages of a Cloud Managed Wireless Network

My 10 Favorite Features in Microsoft Office 2016

You can imagine how much has changed in the past nine years since Microsoft Office 2010 was released.  Users may not be taking advantage of the many useful features that the new version of Office provides.  Let’s look at my 10 favorite features now available in Office 2016. Word In Word 2016, if you find [...]

By |2019-03-20T14:15:07-05:00March 19th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on My 10 Favorite Features in Microsoft Office 2016

Teams: A Pillar of Solid Project Management

Project management is the process of planning, organizing and managing tasks and resources to accomplish a successful implementation within constraints of time, resources and costs.  Project management is intertwined throughout the lifecycle of the project. Having been a project manager for over 20 years, running small or large projects should be a piece of cake.  [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:10:37-05:00March 14th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Teams: A Pillar of Solid Project Management

Small Business Wi-Fi Solutions – Ease of Management is Key

Many small businesses in the Chicago metro area face the same challenges with their Wi-Fi. Consumer-grade hardware is commonplace.  Performance is often poor.  And management is usually a pain. These issues get even worse as small businesses grow. But there is hope. Challenge #1 – Consumer-Grade Hardware When it comes to Wi-Fi networking equipment, there [...]

By |2019-04-02T18:44:11-05:00March 12th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Small Business Wi-Fi Solutions – Ease of Management is Key

Microsoft 365 Recap (2:30)

  We like to think of Microsoft 365 (M365) as a suite of suites including Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), and Windows 10. This technology bundle unlocks the popular productivity of Office 365 with Office, Exchange Online, Teams, OneDrive, Groups, Planner, SharePoint Online and much, much more.  Combine this with the management and [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:15:59-05:00February 21st, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Microsoft 365 Recap (2:30)

Enterprise Mobility + Security (3:16)

Updated and back by popular demand! Leveraging the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite from Microsoft, you can simplify your IT environment by unifying management across all users, devices, apps, and services. Learn how Microsoft safeguards your data and intellectual property with built-in security, and how to maximize EMS’s value to small and midsized business by watching [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:21:51-05:00January 25th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Enterprise Mobility + Security (3:16)

2018 in Review

It’s often insightful to look back in order to look forward.  As 2018 has faded, I review what happened with our business last year to make forecasts about 2019.  Our business has always been driven by the needs of our customers, and 2018 was no exception.  To be succinct, I’ve limited this blog to 3 [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:24:08-05:00January 17th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on 2018 in Review