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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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Risk Is for Gambling, Not IT

When it comes to IT support, the number one thing that people are worried about is not what you might think. It is not security risks, such as hacking and ransomware. It is not downtime. It is not desktop support. Though each of these is worrisome, they would be better classified as symptoms...

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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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Can IT Managed Services Make Your Firm Healthier?

Last year, I read Pat Lencioni’s book, The Advantage. The Advantage is my favorite thus far of the nine Lencioni books I’ve read. Here’s how it inspired me to refresh the way we handle corporate strategic planning.

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Microsoft Office vs. Google Apps: Training Is the Key

For years, small businesses only had one real choice for business productivity software: Microsoft Office. But that may change as web-based applications, delivered via the cloud, flood the market.

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Internet Bandwidth Options

Reliable, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity used to be a “nice to have”, but this is quickly changing. Traditionally, office-based computer users accessed shared computing resources via a local area network (LAN). Internet outages and slowdowns would disrupt web browsing and e-mail but work..

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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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