Business Category: Leverage Technology


What’s it Cost to Manage Policies and Procedures?

A manual system of document control — paper documents, logs, change records, manila folders, hanging folders, labeling “systems”, filing cabinets, a manual check-out system (with policies and protocols) — is a lot of work, no question about it. Have you ever thought about what it costs to manage such a system of policies and procedures? To answer this question, let’s look at the three main costs of managing policies and procedures: Continue reading…

Information Security Policy, How do you Write One?

Your Information Security Policy must address the mushrooming size of the physical Internet, the ever-increasing volume of data being squeezed through it, and the wider range of information security. When you say “computer security”, what comes to mind most often are external threats: hackers, malware, viruses, botnets. But when you look at computer and IT trends, new technologies — mobile devices, social networking, and the like — pose a much greater threat to the integrity of your company. So, what are the best ways to secure your information? Continue reading…

IT Policies Deliver Better Results

Good IT Policies Deliver Better Results

IT department managers say that an Computer & Information Technology Policies and Procedures Manual helps them with the volume of work standards that have mushroomed in their departments, ostensibly to implement accepted IT processes such as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Capability Maturity Model (CMM), and others. Such tools are, of course, designed to help us gain better alignment with business goals and more efficient project implementation. Continue reading…

How Is Information Technology Changing Business?

From its inception, information technology (IT) has been changing the way business is done. IT is changing the basis of business from labor and manual skills to knowledge management. The jobs required by information technology, as well as the technology itself, are changing the social system of your organization. Information technology is key to a firm’s competitiveness — organizations that are unable to adapt to the rapid pace of technology change will not survive in the marketplace of the future. Continue reading…

What Is Information Deployment?

Information Deployment is the quality of the business processes and their associated information interactions that are delivered over the technology. We are talking about how you create, capture, deliver, use and measure your business information. Information Deployment is the strategic differentiator that your business processes require. Information Technology is now a commodity. But your business processes are your business.

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How to Use Information Technology in Business

I’m sure you’ve all heard of this topic – IT or Information Technology in Business. Yes, it’s a technology driven world out there. Given technology changes due to such things as Sarbanes Oxley, you will eventually have to align your business processes with your technology. Perhaps you are waiting because technology is expensive. Well, the amazing thing is that it’s getting cheaper all the time. A lot cheaper. Continue reading…

How to Use Keywords for Internet Marketing

In modern history, advertising and marketing have been economically slanted. A big audience meant spending big bucks, whether you employed TV, radio, or periodicals. In a way the Internet has changed all that. With the right approach to Internet marketing, you can have an international audience of millions without spending millions. Continue reading…