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Technology Alignment

Technology alignment & business IT strategy for executives at mission-driven organizations

Technology Alignment is when business technology aligns with business mission and business model. Your network and computer systems should empower your people and organization. Best practices and business IT strategy ensures technology will function as an asset rather than a liability.

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6 Ways to Hire the Best IT People

If your organization is set on hiring an IT professional instead of a Managed Service Provider, you are not alone. Many businesses and organizations under 100 computer users go this route. Managing IT in-house has a single most important strategic factor that will impact business security and..

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Vagueness: The Silent Enemy Holding You Back

Want more success as a leader in your organization? Set more specific intentions. Intentions are a fancy way to describe what is more commonly referred to as, to-do lists and tasks. Let’s start out with some science. Over the last few decades, NYU researcher Peter Gollwitzer has been one of the..

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What the WWII B17 Bomber Can Teach Us About Quality Control

An extremely important instrument in WWII was the B17 Bomber. Unfortunately, there was an issue with them. The planes were “crashing”. Well, specifically, the landing gear was being retracted after landing, while the planes were on the ground. The propeller would hit the ground, destroying the..

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5 Accounting Process Red Flags Caused by Business Growth

Many business leaders are caught unaware when the need for new technology or processes catches up with their business growth. Managers might try to use ad hoc solutions or work around the situation until the tipping point occurs. When that time comes, there is a mad rush to implement new systems on..

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Not Secure Websites: How Concerned Should My Organization Be?

The Chrome build 68 went live earlier this month, which brings an anticipated change to HTTPS browser address bar notifications. Any web page not running HTTPS with a valid TLS certificate will show a "Not secure" warning in the Chrome address bar from version 68 onward.

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Password Best Practices

Before you read another password best practices article, consider the following two trends. One, computers are getting faster through the exponential growth of technology. And two, hackers are getting smarter through common hacking knowledge and software. The combination of these two trends makes..

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These articles are written by the people of Endsight, a locally outsourced IT firm with offices in Berkeley, Napa, and St Helena, serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Articles should be read as expert knowledge from individual contributors and not as Endsight's official stance on included topics.

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