Is Your IT Consultant Costing You Money?

“Of course my IT consultant costs me money,” you may be thinking. “Consultants aren’t free.” No, they’re not, but they also shouldn’t be wasting your company’s hard-won budget on inefficient systems. A great IT consultant should be finding you ways to improve efficiency, lower costs (and monetize your investment), thereby providing value to your organization…

Can You Count to TEM?

If you’re like me, you probably learned to count to ten in kindergarten.  But when it comes to a company’s telecommunications infrastructure, you’d be surprised how many corporate executives have trouble with simple addition. As a company grows, telco, like other IT investments, often gets treated as the necessary evil.  “The new guy needs a…

Top 5 IT Trends for 2017: VertitechIT Experts Look into the IT Crystal Ball

What’s hot, what’s not, and what never will be?  The Kardashians may be the barometer for teenage fashion trends, Apple may set the bar on things like wearable gadgets, and festivals like SXSW may determine what you will be listening to for the next twelve months.  But where are things going in the exciting world…

Hyperconvergence: The Difference Between High Availability and Disaster Recovery is Smaller Than Ever

“No one ever understood disaster until it came.”  Controversial writer Josephine Herbst penned that phrase decades ago when the words “information technology” were still tucked away in Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard’s little garage. But as our dependence on IT and the mass amounts of data it generates became the center of our business and…

Healthcare Technology Trends: Is Tech Making the Quality of Patient Care Worse?

Late last month, 45 thousand of the brightest minds in healthcare technology gathered in Orlando for the annual gathering of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS).  IBM CEO Ginny Rometty talked about how artificial intelligence was ushering in a new golden age for healthcare delivery.  Several companies marched out amazing 3D imaging software…