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Zeros And Ones Don't Always Make Dollars and Sense

Zeros And Ones Don't Always Make Dollars and Sense

THINKERS AND TINKERERS

Tech guys are smart. Really smart. When it comes to zeros and ones they get it. They’re problem-solvers. They make the world a better place. But when it comes to dollars and sense things begin get fuzzy. How do you value the tech in your business? How do you value the people that manage, monitor, and maintain your tech? This is where common sense goes out the window. How do you put a value in the people that problem solve? The systems they keep things running? It’s tough. And most business owners struggle with this.

Just Because You Can—Doesn't Mean You Should

Just Because You Can—Doesn't Mean You Should

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN

In the tech world, many things are possible. And that’s a good thing. But sometimes. Yes sometimes. It can lead to bad tech decisions. Take for example an old piece of equipment in your office. A good tech person can keep that old piece of equipment running. They can make it talk to other devices on your network. They can make it talk to other devices on the internet. But that doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea. And it doesn’t mean that you should do it.

Is Your Tech Guy Overloaded?

Is Your Tech Guy Overloaded?

HELP A BROTHER OUT

Is your tech guy overloaded? Not getting things done? Little things slipping through the cracks? Your email just got hacked? Your computers are running slow? Your business has no tech leadership? You sense something it wrong but can’t quite put your finger on it? If you answered yes to any of the above, it might be time to help your tech guy out.

The Case For Integrated Tech

The Case For Integrated Tech

SUPER HELPFUL TECH

Most tech providers talk about Service Level Agreements or SLAs. It’s a fancy way of saying… “Here’s what you get”. In exchange for paying me your dollars. For example. If you call me for help. I agree to return your call within 4 hours. Another common one would be. If you need help with your server. I will help you as long as it’s covered under a manufacturers service contract.

Small Businesses Get Hacked The Most

Small Businesses Get Hacked The Most

HACKY SACK

Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report states that the most hacked business sector is Small Business. 43%. Damn! No matter how you slice it. It’s not good. It does make sense though... And that’s because small businesses typically have less structure when it comes to tech. Most small businesses wing their tech. And it shows. It is in part why I started Get Your Tech Right.

You Don't Need Everyone's Password

You Don't Need Everyone's Password

WHAT’S YOUR PASSWORD?

Something I see quite a lot in small business is the practice of keeping a list of everyone’s password. Typically it’s an Excel workbook with everyone’s name, email address and password. So why would some do this? Well… They do this so in case someone is out for the day they can login as them and handle their tasks. It’s part of being a small business.

Overcoming Tech Challenges In Not-for-Profit Organizations

Overcoming Tech Challenges In Not-for-Profit Organizations

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Last week I had the opportunity to work on an assessment for a Not-for-Profit Organization in our community. They’re a well-known entity in the South Florida area. But even with all of the fame and press that comes with being well known… Their tech is a mess. It’s an unfortunate situation. As with most Not-for-Profit Organizations, their tech is comprised of a series of random donations that have been cobbled together. And as a result, things don’t work very well.