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3 things revealed by the top 2016 SMB IT priorities and challenges

Posted by Louis de Grandpré_ on Nov 22, 2016 12:45:00 PM

SMBs must identify their IT challenges and priorities in order to achieve their goals and limit their risks. With an often limited flexibility, SMBs can’t afford to follow a trial and error approach, in IT or other departments.

Techaisle identified the top challenges and priorities for SMBs in 2016, and at the very least, it can be said how surprising many aspects are. Do you see the reality of your business reflected in these IT priorities and challenges or do you see things differently?

I invite you to share your views on this subject at the“Stratégie PME 2016” conference at kiosk 116.

Below is my analysis of the challenges and priorities in the IT field for SMBs in Quebec.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Trends, Cloud, Managed services, CIO/IT leaders

2 ways for IT and lines of business to collaborate better

Posted by Louis de Grandpré_ on Sep 9, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The days when IT departments were seen as superhero protectors of all technological knowledge within an enterprise seems to have passed. Today, while IT is more essential than ever for every department, there is a new distribution of roles.

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Topics: Collaboration, Trends

5 reasons why CIOs and CFOs do not understand each other

Posted by Louis de Grandpré_ on Aug 20, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The damage caused by the global crisis of 2008 still has an impact in companies today. CFOs continue to juggle tight budgets and must carefully choose what investments to make.
 
The dependency that companies have grown to have on technology over the last several years has not facilitated the task of the CFO. We’ve noticed that in the day-to-day, the CIO and CFO often struggle to understand each other.

 

On one hand, CFOs must achieve their financial goals with these major constraints:

• The obligation to do more with less, and in all areas of the company

• Reduce investments to a minimum for all non-vital areas of the company

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Topics: Trends, Digital transformation

3 dimensions of IT transformation raised at IBM EDGE 2015

Posted by Louis de Grandpré_ on May 25, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Spring is the time of year for conferences of leaders in the IT industry and after Lenovo, EMC and others, IBM held its annual event IBM EDGE from May 11th to 15th.

I attended the Executive track of the IBM Edge conference and here are the 3 key points that I took away, they are the essence of the IT departments of today and tomorrow.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Trends

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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