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19 November 2012

5 Skills of a Successful Project Manager

The job of an IT project manager is not an easy one. Their skill set needs to include both the technical and the management capabilities, to ensure smooth running of the project. The technical competency of an IT project manager is usually a given. However, besides that, a broad overview and strong leadership skills are also required, in order to guide their team and manage multiple tasks. It’s a mixed, challenging job that makes or breaks the success of projects they are running. Below, we put together 5 traits a successful IT project manager needs to have to effectively guide …

19 September 2012
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How to measure the value of your IT consultant

There is no other option today than to use a technical infrastructure for your business. Whether you choose to build an entire IT department, or just use an occasional outside consultant, your business needs this unit in order to function. The purpose of the IT industry, as we know, is to increase the employees’ productivity through the use of modern technology. Imagine a business nowadays functioning effectively without email. Or without a website, a customer management software or (even the smallest) network. Almost unthinkable. An IT consultant is not just the person who comes to repair your printer when it’s …

2 August 2012

Cloud computing: a handful of benefits

With the constant development of the cloud computing offer, more and more small businesses are jumping on the wagon. Has your organization made the move yet? If not, we offer you a few reasons why we think cloud computing is beneficial for SMBs. Firstly, by using cloud computing you have no need to invest in expensive IT infrastructure anymore, nor in servers, storage space, etc. With cloud, everything is used from and stored somewhere in the cyberspace, so you don’t need to worry about it. As a consequence, you also don’t need to worry about hiring the right personnel to take …

6 July 2012

How to avoid technology mistakes in your office

Small businesses usually have a different approach to technology than bigger companies. They somehow don’t see it as important, using IT only as a secondary tool in their daily work. Of course, it doesn’t help that technology is expensive. Small businesses don’t want to spend a lot of money on “unproductive” stuff, but with this mindset they may get a potentially harming technology crackdown. There are many types of mistakes small businesses can make regarding their IT equipment. We will describe 5 of them. If there are errors being made, business owners could start with correcting these ones. 1. Not …

21 June 2012

The new Surface tablet pushes innovation further

Microsoft announced this week the surprise release of its newest product, the Surface. Highly acclaimed as one of the most important innovative moves of the company, the Surface is a direct competitor to Apple’s iPad. The tablet comes in two versions, one for Windows RT system and the Pro, for Windows 8. They are both similar in size and features, and they will be available starting with this fall. A major competitive feature, compared with the iPad and Android-based tablets, is the USB port integrated. The new tablet from Windows seems to be more fit for the business sector, as it …

29 May 2012

Can technology make us happier?

Nowadays, when talking about technology, almost everyone thinks either of the cool iGadgets or of the entertaining apps available on everyone?s smartphones. Due to technology, we have become so dependent on the influx of information and fun, that many people rarely take a 10-minute metro ride without searching for ways of being entertained. Their technology gadgets provide anything from music, games, chatting, video streaming, or social network platforms. However, technology improves our lives far beyond the occasional entertainment fix. Probably one of the most significant uses of technology for human beings is in helping to provide better health. Advances in …