The age of the technology components in your IT network matters when it comes to system reliability, security, and of course, your budget. But with so many moving parts and business drivers that vary from company to company, there is no clear-cut measure for the “useful life” of these assets.Read More
Boston, MA. February 23, 2015 – iCorps Technologies today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Progressive 250. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.Read More
An organization’s IT environment has a lot of moving parts. Yet, the combined sheer volume of hardware and software components, the integration of old and new technologies, and a base of increasingly diverse users practically ensures that something will go awry.
Whether it’s a faulty desktop hard drive, a software application that’s hogging network bandwidth, or connectivity issues for remote workers, many organizations are engaged in a perpetual state of IT firefighting.Read More
Year after year cloud computing users continue to increase. Whether you're an SMB or a Fortune 500 company, the move to the cloud looks to be the direction everyone is heading in. As a managed service provider, helping companies make the move to the cloud, iCorps Technologies wanted to point out some interesting facts about cloud computing and what to expect from it in 2015. Here are some that may surprise you.Read More
An organization’s ability to leverage technology that runs reliably and supports the business effectively often requires deep expertise, experience, and skills. If that combination doesn’t happen to be in your internal IT department’s wheelhouse – or if resources are scarce or directed toward core IT services– IT outsourcing may be a practical option.
But times are changing. As more companies adopt digital strategies, outsourcing trends are out to shake up tradition – and IT:Read More
For many, the mention of Shadow IT may evoke images of intrigue, undercover activities, and silhouettes lurking in the darkness. The term, in fact, refers to the potentially dangerous (security-wise) and illicit procurement or use of technology for the business that is without the approval – and often without the knowledge – of the IT department
Shadow IT is not a new trend. Even in the days of brick and mortar and corporate-issued desktops, tech-savvy users found ways around IT policies to load unapproved software and remain undetected.Read More
The end of the year always brings plenty of technology predictions and speculation on which advancements are capable of shaping the future of IT. But we know all too well that what’s “hot” in the industry one day can be usurped the next by a shiny new innovation.
Despite the fickleness, we have made the transition from desktops to mobile devices, offices to the local Starbucks, data center to the cloud. So what is next for IT? And how do we prepare without racing to adopt every new innovation or pouring budget – and skills – into potential technology dead-ends?
In order to separate varsity from junior varsity in terms of technology trends, they must meet two important criteria: those that are worthy of watching must exhibit important sticking power and have the ability to transform IT in the way it is procured, consumed, and/or engaged.Read More
IT professionals know that the only constant in technology is change.It’s a fact that’s supported bytoday’sabundance of technology advancements, innovations, and trends – from computing platforms and programming languages to BYOD and big data.Read More
For an industry that is built on specifications, patterns, and conditions, it’s surprising how vague technology can be when it comes to its terminology. IT consulting, IT services, and software consulting, for instance, may appear distinct and self-explanatory at first glance. In truth, it can be difficult to tell where one ends and another begins.
From an IT perspective, cutting through the subtleties and providing a clear definition of the offering establishes vital competitive distinctions and helps set important customer expectations.Read More