Nonprofit IT Executives Talking Azure

Nonprofit IT Executives Talking Azure In a recent case study about his organization’s journey to the Microsoft cloud, a nonprofit leader stated, “Technology can be the great equalizer.” That evidence was again on display in a recent panel hosted by Microsoft and eGroup | Enabling. Panelists included IT leaders representing four non-profit organizations, with topics ranging […]

The People Benefit of the Cloud: Retain Your Talent!

The People Benefit of the Cloud: Retain Your Talent! In recent posts, I have written about how the cloud benefitted my former organizations (in general and financially).  The most important asset I had as an IT leader, though, was our people.  Keeping them happy was paramount, and especially so in today’s technology job market.  Here, […]

A Maturity Model for Collaboration

A Maturity Model for Collaboration The Impetus for a Model There’s no shortage of productivity tools, but there is little means of judging their efficacy. Despite spending time and money on tools and technology, IT leaders still aren’t sure how well their organization is collaborating. While most modern tools generate utilization statistics, are people any […]

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your IT Security Right Now- With No Money

7 Simple Ways to Improve your IT Security  Right Now… With No Money!      1: BETTER SPAM PROTECTION (FREE) Email is still the primary attack vector, where users receive emails with suspicious attachments or links, unknowingly execute these items, and then – *BAM* – a bad day ensues. If you aren’t protecting your email from spam, […]

eGroup + Zerto + Azure = IT Resilience

In last Friday’s post, I discussed the concept that “Things that have never happened before, happen every day” and the need for a posture of resilience to remain operationally ready for anything. Storage industry veteran Paul Zeiter, currently president at Zerto, said recently that “One of the big challenges facing companies today is the need to […]

Availability = Survival

As IT veterans, I’m certain we all have stories like the one I shared previously – many of those without the happy ending. It reminds me of the prime concepts of a (fascinating) survival book I read several years ago by Laurence Gonzales called “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why,” where the key themes of […]

The ROI of Cloud is Productivity, a CEO’s Perspective….

The big gain in adopting cloud-based services is certainly financial, but not always “directly” – I have a suspicion that as soon as I publish this, someone is going to say “Hey Mike, come on, you sell what you’re writing about, so how can we <insert skepticism here>?” While this may be true to some […]

eGroup Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

eGroup, the Southeast’s leading provider of data center architecture, cloud services, application services and managed services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named eGroup to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the “Elite 150” category.

Get Your Company in Tip-Top Shape with IT Consulting

Get Your Company in Tip-Top Shape with IT Consulting IT consulting is a job sector that is experiencing rapid growth. Business owners everywhere are realizing their growing reliability on IT in running their business efficiently. But what exactly does an IT consultant do? IT consultants focus on giving expert advice and professional recommendations so that […]