What’s New in IT

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Are you interested to find out what’s new in the world of IT? Interested to learn what people are saying about the services you’re interested in, like cloud computing, new applications, BYOD, and outsourcing? Then look no further! We update this space with news publication that will keep you up to date.

July 3, 2014

Does the  stand alone? Or do you agree? One  tells us why he’s saying no to   

June 30, 2014

ComputerWorld coming at us with another great article detailing the real to be had with  – as if there was ever a fake one?  

June 25, 2014

Who doesn’t love a good infographic – they’re a great way to represent complex or a large volume of information, in one easy to manage visual. So we give you, care of Huffington Post, some great  that illustrate how your  can benefit from the  

June 21, 2014

Mistakes happen, but they don’t have to ruin you! Here are some steps on how to  from a  misstep, brought to your by ComputerWorld. 

June 16, 2014

A great about how to manage , at scale:

June 2, 2014

An excellent discussion about   and  in the . Although there are of course challenges in maintaining data that requires such a high level of security and consideration, it is possible – preferable, even – to manage this data in the Cloud!  

May 30, 2014

Another day, another acquisition by #google – helping implement #BYOD policies that give greater #security for company #data http://ubm.io/1mz3lPQ We think this is a great innovation and a smart acquisition by Google – it allows for the reality of BYOD in the workplace, while also giving companies the ability to control, through the Cloud, company data and applications to help avoid compromising them. Brilliant!

May 29, 2014

Are consumer products like # appropriate for  use? 

May 28, 2014

 recounts his experiences with break-neck changes in  and  professionals: 

May 14, 2014

Busting apart four #  about  . When making a cloud computing plan, it’s a good idea to take apart the myths and rumors so that you can make the most solid plan possible – CCG can be there to help guide you through this process! 

May 12, 2014

 can get bogged down with bloated   Why pay for something you’re not using? Desktop applications are often rife with features or functionality that you never use, or that you are forced to pay for through mandatory upgrades or software bundles. This is driving an increasing number of people to find more streamlined solutions in the Cloud  

 

May 8, 2014

 within  and disaster recovery can only help more  keep their   . With an increasing number of businesses enjoying the benefits and freedoms of cloud computing, there needs to be a shift in the traditional way in which companies approach disaster recovery and business continuity safe-guarding and planning. This new list from Gartner recognizes those companies that are being innovative in this area, further enabling companies big and small to become more agile, resilient, and responsive to potential threats. 

May 7, 2014

 solutions work well for the  market – and it shows! That’s why CCG helps our own SMB clients to find the best cloud solutions possible – there are a lot of new applications out there that could help transform their business, and we stay on top of the game to help you figure out what’s best for you.  

May 5, 2014

New #tech challenges are bumping up against the authority of #CIOs – here’s how to get some of that #influence back: http://bit.ly/1j2fLkM

May 2, 2014

We all know that managing different generation expectations can be difficult – but right now, we have Baby Boomers, GenY and GenX – and now, some Millennials – working together in the same workplace, all with different expectations, relationships and past experiences using technology. To avoid a #generationwar : here are some good ideas for companies to think how #GenY (who demand more workplace flexibility and #BYOD) might approach #tech differently than #GenX http://bit.ly/1nLV7rK .

May 1, 2014

#outsourcing is NOT just for big firms – #SMBs can do too! A great choice for any #business looking to be more efficient, #savemoney, or grow their business while avoiding a lot of overhead costs. Local outsourcing can give you the best of both worlds – both the convenience and cost savings of outsourcing your needs, while retaining control and peace of mind knowing that at any time, you can have face to face access with your chosen outsourcer! http://bit.ly/1pSlleh

April 28, 2014

Ever wonder what the #cloud #experts warn their clients of when considering a #cloudstorage plan? Wonder no more! This article has some great tips on ways to avoid some major mistakes when putting together your cloud plan and making infrastructure decisions. You’re welcome!  http://bit.ly/1h6HMD5

April 25, 2014

This has some great tips on #vendor #management – but doing all of this on your own can be a big headache, especially if you’ve never done it before. You risk making a poor or inappropriate choice – which can cost you a lot of both time, and money! Why not let the experts at CCG #manage it for you – we take away the pain while giving you the service (and vendors!) that you need, when you need them. http://operationstech.about.com/od/vendormanagement/tp/Vendor-Management-Best-Practic.htm

April 23, 2014

Healthcare is making all the right moves to tackle the issues surrounding BYOD in the healthcare space, by coming up with new policies. However – how far can policy really take you, until you simply need to develop new tech? http://healthitsecurity.com/2014/04/15/mobile-health-it-security-bolstering-technology-with-policy/

April 21, 2014

Cloud computing is a hot new market for jobs – hm, I wonder if that means that cloud computing is the new way of IT? http://bit.ly/1nCzcAs

April 7, 2014

Three things to consider when contemplating BYOD: http://huff.to/1hxuY7E

 April 1, 2014

You know that co-location is the best solution possible for managing your data. But just in case you forgot, here’s a hand list for all the reasons why co-location will benefit your business: http://commsbusiness.co.uk/features/the-benefits-of-co-location/?src=feed

April 1, 2014

With many company’s fiscal years winding down, it’s time to think about how you want to parse out your IT budget. Thinking about adding a CRM to your IT mix? Check out this handy guide for what’s new in 2014: http://www.crmswitch.com/crm-industry/crm-vendor-landscape-2014/

March 31, 2014

CCG is operating in the Health Care space, working to make systems smoother and more efficient – benefiting both health professionals and patients! http://bit.ly/1ggCpjd

March 27, 2014

Every kind of industry – from the small local business, to a large law firm such as are discussed in this article – can see bottom-line and operational benefits from using IT managed services and outsourcing! http://www.techburgher.com/deep-dive/managed-risk-outsourcing-practice-support-services/

March 19, 2014

And to serve as a counter-point to yesterday’s post, a look at how the CIO is important to your business, perhaps now more than ever. The argument appears to centre on the CIO’s ability to take a comprehensive, long-view of a company’s entire IT and business lifecycle. What do you think? http://bit.ly/1fZThzl

March 18, 2014

Is the CEO dead or alive? In our ever-changing world of IT, is the role of the CIO out to pasture – or is it just changing shape? http://bit.ly/1ehk2xX

March 14, 2014

Check out the link for a fine example coming out of Johannesburg, South Africa, of how companies across the globe are outsourcing their IT. EOH Holdings has seen a revenue increase of over 30%, in part due to their ever-expanding IT outsourcing practice, noting that: ” . . . major growth was expected from managed services because the increasing complexity of IT had made it incrementally difficult for firms to run new IT processes without expert assistance.” This exactly what we’re saying here at CCG: let us manage your IT for you, so that you can focus on your business. http://bit.ly/1dZ0b6D 

March 11, 2014 

What are the traditional bastions of status-quo business methodology that are slow to change? If you guessed big US banks, you’re right. So why then are they starting to move towards the Cloud? Cutting costs, and accepting the inevitability that the future of IT, is Cloud: http://bit.ly/1eoiYVQ

March 10, 2014

This article talks about the questions to ask yourself when deciding whether “to go” BYOD or when drawing up BYOD policy. But, isn’t this a little behind the times? Is BYOD not already here, with people storing work data on personal devices? So isn’t making a go/no go decision somewhat pointless? http://bit.ly/1h7pP7V

March 4, 2014

The 8 major trends in Cloud Computing, summarized. Well, they only list 7 – the 8th is that CCG is the partner that can take you there! http://bit.ly/1c5VwRw

February 27, 2014

Businesses are using mobile technology to connect to each and their clients, raising employee morale, and managing costs! http://bit.ly/1pyqWDF