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Aug 15 by
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The Last Server You Will Buy

I drive a 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser. It’s a beast, gets horrible gas mileage, won’t die, and I love it. I bought it for $10,200 8 years ago and could sell it today for approximately $8K. The best depreciating

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Are you doing background checks on your vendors and/or their owners?

Many of us are stringent when it comes to hiring people. We all want good people! We all make certain assumptions on what “good people” equals, but we use a background check to make sure our gut about these

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Aug 08 by
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Your Firm’s Weak Link – You and Your Co-workers

The greatest security threat to your firm is not on the outside but on the inside.  You know this by now – it’s been preached ad nauseam over the last few years, but what are you doing about it?!

You

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At what firm size does it make sense to go to the cloud?

This is a popular question I have gotten over the years.  I used to try to answer the question with a token answer that at the end of the day didn’t really help the person who asked.  Now that

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May 11 by
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Stop Turning Wrenches, Turn Up Value

How will you show your value to your firm as an IT person?

Keeping the servers going?  Making sure the backups are working? How about making sure you are legal on licensing?

All of these things are important but

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Using the Ability to Go Remote As a Key Tactic in Your Retention Strategy

Staffing is a big problem in our space right now.  That is no news flash, but I am hearing some staggering numbers as it relates to staff turnover in firms.  I am hearing 10-20% type numbers…compound this with the

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Remote Employees: Plan Ahead for the Inevitable

*We are introducing a new series on having remote employees.  See the bottom of this post for all aspects of this series.

Funny enough, when you look up the definition for the word remote, you get two definitions; both are what

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Age of Distracted Work(ers): Give someone FOCUS for the holidays

“Give someone an inch and they will take a mile.”

That describes us with all our fancy gadgets these days. We have a mental fidget, and then 8 minutes later, we come up for air from our phones and discover

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Xcurated: Artificial Intelligence, Low-hanging Fruit, Body Language & Wall Art

What is behind lawyers’ anxiety around artificial intelligence (AI)?

I think the accounting profession will mirror the legal profession in regards to AI and how it applies in professional service firms. Thus, I suggest following a few

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