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When Should You Outsource Your IT Services?

Posted on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

If you are an IT manager, a CIO, or technology director, you undoubtedly had to ask yourself this question: Should I outsource IT capabilities and trust a managed services provider or keep it in house?  

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4 IT Tools to Consider When Launching a Cloud Based Start-Up

Posted on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Getting a cloud-based start-up up and running can be a daunting process.  Finding the right software that integrates best with your business model can also cause some serious headaches.  So when asked the question “Which IT products should I know when launching a cloud-based start-up?” we here at iCorps try to steer you in the right direction.  Below you will find 4 tools that every IT engineer should think about when launching their new cloud based business.

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Five Tips To Lower Your IT Services Infrastructure Costs

Posted on Wed, Oct 1, 2014



IT infrastructure is the backbone of modern business
.  The rising demands of IT resources is putting pressure on budgets and staff so prioritizing your IT needs is essential. What does your business need vs what can it do without?  How much control do you need vs how much can you outsource?  Lots of questions to ask yourself.  
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Tags: Cloud Computing, Cost Effectiveness, IT Assessment

50 IT Facts That You Didn't Know Were True

Posted on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

The IT industry is always developing, and with new technologies seemingly popping up daily it is tough to keep up with the times. Cloud computing is also on the rise, and seems to be a hot topic of late for SMB’s debating whether or not to make the move to the cloud.   So here at iCorps we’ve come up with a list of 50 Facts within the IT community, that will educate you on the industries recent success, a look into what people are saying about the cloud, and overall IT data that may surprise you.Cloud-Computing-and-Big-Data-6

Facts to Consider when Making the Move to the Cloud

  • 82% of companies say that moving to the cloud has saved them money
  • 14% of companies downsized their IT after cloud adoption
  • 84% of CIOs report that they have cut application costs by moving to the cloud.
  • 21% Annual savings of users who move apps to the cloud
  • 80% of cloud adopters saw improvements within 6 months of moving to the cloud
  • More than 60% of businesses utilize cloud for performing IT-related operations
  • By 2015, 1 of every 7 dollars spent on packaged software, server, and storage offering will be through the public cloud model
  • 73% of IT Staff who say employees personal use of the cloud influenced enterprise adoption of cloud computing
  • The cloud also helps companies and businesses save resources, which is why 14% of companies using the technology have downsized their IT department.
  • More than 90 percent of all companies saw at least one area of improvement in their IT department since they moved to the cloud.
  • Small businesses face less workforce resistance to cloud adoption.
  • About 64 percent of organizations say that adopting cloud based solutions has helped them reduce waste and lower energy consumption.
  • 41% of the head executives and employees claim to be using some kind of cloud in their company
  • Cloud Computing tops the list as the highest IT priority
  • Cloud Computing is up to 40 times more cost-effective for an SMB, compared to the alternative of running its own IT system.
  • 2014 is the 1st year that the majority of computing workloads take place in the cloud (51%) versus in the traditional IT space (49%).
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Associated Industries of Massachusetts: More Efficient Member Services with Microsoft Office 365

Posted on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

This blog comes to us couresy of Microsoft from an interivew conducted with our Chief Operating Officer Kim Williams, written by Cindy Lyman, Chief Financial Officer at Associated Industries of Massachusetts.   

It’s not always easy to age gracefully. As an association that’s nearly 100 years old, Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) has always adapted to changing member needs, governmental structures and—now more than ever—technological expectations.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Managed Service Provider, Cloud Computing, it outsourcing, icorps

Why the Lack of Due Diligence Can Hurt Your Company

Posted on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

What does business system security mean to you?

Taken narrowly, it means locking down corporate data so no one can steal it, meddle with it, or disrupt it. Taken broadly, it means your systems are reliable. And reliability depends on due diligence.

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Tags: Managed Service Provider, Cloud Computing, it outsourcing, IT soultions

SharePoint & Office 365: When 2+2 Equals Eight

Posted on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Back when client/server computing was the dominant model for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), the file server was the means of managing a company’s documents, spreadsheets, and other unstructured data.

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Tags: SharePoint, Microsoft Office 365, Managed Service Provider, IT Consulting, Outsourced IT, cloud solutions

Managed IT Services: Lessons from the front lines

Posted on Mon, Jul 7, 2014

Forget for a minute all the numbers on the growth curve predicted for information technology (IT) managed services. We know it’s rapidly growing among small to midsized businesses (SMBs). So, let’s focus on its key value propositions.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, IT Services, IT Managed Services, #MSP

Office 365 Users Will Benefit From Microsoft's Open Approach

Posted on Mon, Jun 9, 2014

The era of Cloud-based solutions is all about tapping into the best apps as services -- when and where you need them. That’s why Microsoft’s Office 365 for the iPad launch, along with its recent partnership with Salesforce were welcome news for end users.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, IT consulting boston, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, CRM, partnership, Office 365 for iPad

Questions Every SMB Should Ask When Evaluating IT Managed Services Providers

Posted on Mon, Jun 2, 2014

5 Considersation to keep in mind when choosing the right MSP

Almost every small to midsized businesses (SMBs) look for ways to address vital IT needs, without adding to its overhead costs. That’s where tapping into an IT managed services provider (MSP) can help accomplish both goals.

You know there are hundreds of managed services providers, promising you the moon. Also, every consulting firm, technology reseller, and consultancy is talking up IT managed services.

So how do you pick the MSP that’s right for you?

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Tags: IT Consulting, it company Boston, Cloud Services, IT Managed Services, #MSP, Managed IT Services NY, IT Managed Services Company Philly

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