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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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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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Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud vs. Internal Hosting

Should I keep my servers internally and back them up to the public cloud? Should I host them in a private cloud with some minor internal hosting redundancy? Should I exclusively use the public cloud (like Dropbox for business) and forget about internal hosting altogether?

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No Power? No Problem When You Have Remote Desktop

In the summer of 2014, California had a serious earthquake in Napa resulting in power outages and caused many businesses to come to a screeching halt. For companies without private cloud services, this was a problem, but what would it look like if they had access to their work remotely? First,..

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Why Choose a Managed Service for Your Small Business Computer Network

Traditional IT outsourcing options are limited: Network and server maintenance is performed intermittently (once per week/month) or not at all Resolution time on staff computer problems is poor, and internal staff resources are often required to assist Response time for server and network-related..

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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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