15 10, 2019
As we're seeing more and more, the science fiction world of robots and artificial intelligence dominating our lives becomes less fiction and more science every day. In the business realm, the efficiencies and cost savings provided by process automation in virtually every aspect of your operations – especially in accounts payable (AP) – are simply too great to ignore if you want to survive into the real-world future.
1 10, 2019
Even if your existing hardware or print services contract has not yet expired, it's worth reviewing your overall printing operations today. In many cases, new agreements can be more affordable when a company like Van Ausdall & Farrar renegotiates your current contracts.
23 09, 2019
If you asked everyone in your company to define phishing and spoofing, what percentage would even know what spoofing is? Or the difference between the two? How many of those people could truthfully say they properly scrutinize every email that appears in their inbox – before they click a link in it or reply to it?
17 09, 2019
Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) – The Power, Flexibility and Resiliency of Cloud Communications
Communication. It’s the lifeblood of virtually every organization. We all have different communication patterns. Voice calls, email, text, chat, web conferencing, team collaboration and even fax make up most forms of communication that we all use in varying degrees and consistency.
29 08, 2019
One big problem with being an IT professional is the need to learn and use new skills on an almost daily basis. In the accounting profession, new regulations are passed annually, so you have some time to catch-up. But in IT, new mission-critical skills you need to acquire constantly fly across your radar screen at warp speed.
27 08, 2019
It's too late to turn back the tide. Working remotely is a trend that has grown past the point of being a short-term fad with unknown long-term consequences. At this point, including a virtual workforce as part of a corporate staff is the norm. Here are some things your IT team needs to think about.
19 08, 2019
Have you ever found yourself as the CIO or IT Director saying this about your IT Infrastructure? If you are like most companies, you have more projects than you can handle anyway, so why would you take on a project that is really not causing an immediate challenge for the company? The reason is that over time, your infrastructure can steal time and resources from your employees little by little, making you more inefficient. Here are just a few to consider.
10 06, 2019
Technology evolves, perhaps even quicker than anticipated. A technology solution you brought in two or three years ago may not be the right answer today (or tomorrow). And even if the outdated technology is still “getting the job done,” it may not be performing in a way that delights your customers nor optimizes your competitiveness. Here are some situations in which companies can be negatively impacted when technology is not optimized for success.
31 05, 2019
We frequently talk with clients about the benefits of better managing data with the latest technology. But even if an organization has embraced technology, there still needs to be a strategy for managing a company’s data. Without a strategy, the data you assume is helpful for your business might be susceptible to cause harm. Consider these points and then ask yourself is your data is an asset or a liability.
21 05, 2019
Despite the best efforts of IT Directors, 68% of companies fell victim to a cyber attack in the last year according to a report from Sophos.* That’s more than two in three companies world-wide! Cyber-attacks don’t discriminate either: 63% of small businesses (1-1,000 employees) and 73% of enterprises (1,001-5,000 employees) experienced a cyber-attack. While these are alarming statistics, the percentage variation from counties like Japan (24%) to Mexico (82%) indicates that there is something that can be done.