The Success Factory
by Brian Gatley
Almost 11 years ago, we started out in the business world as Alpha Dog Systems. We started with a humble beginning, focusing on technology education and dabbling in web design on the side. Over time, things have changed. We have torn down and rebuilt the company quite a few times over the years, and we have learned lessons both easy and hard over the years.
Mostly, what we have learned is that we are in business to help people achieve their goals. This is why we do what we do: we live for this.
But I believe that we have to earn our way into your inbox. With that in mind, we have been hard at work creating online content to help assist you and your business achieve its objectives, and to help you land on your feet every time something pulls the rug out.
Introducing The Success Factory, our new weekly column where we examine issues that businesses face, and we serve as a kind of technology-decoder-ring. We will focus on the business impact of decisions that you may face in your day to day work, and we will help inform your decisions. Your interests are our interests, and we are here to help.
Stay tuned. There is a lot more to come.
Digital Transformation Part Two – Pick Your Strategy
As you work to increase your OML, (see part one for a description of OML) you should ask yourself why you want to initiate digital transformation, and what you hope to accomplish with it.
Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 End Of Life: Act Now
If you use a server in your business, you depend on it. Whether for sharing files, serving applications, or just managing users and permissions, it is critical to the day to day function of your company. End of support for Windows 2008 servers is coming soon. Here’s what you need to know.
Digital Transformation Part One – Operational Maturity Level
A recent global study from MIT Sloan Management Review found that maturing digital businesses transforming their businesses by integrating technologies.
Dangers of Technology Illiteracy
The United States, and by extension our businesses, are becoming increasingly dependent on technology*. And as technology progresses, it becomes more complex, harder to understand, and harder to manage.
Underspending is Irresponsible
It is easy to understand how overspending can be a bad thing. What is often confusing to people is that underspending can be just as bad as overspending.
Signs That You’re Being Smart With Your Business
As you set out on the journey of a business owner, it can feel like you have jumped out of an airplane without a parachute with the intent of building one on the way down. It is critical to act intelligently when challenges present themselves. Here are a few signs that you are on the right path.
How to Identify the Signs of Burnout
Do you feel tired after a long day of work? Or do you lack enthusiasm for your work? Do you feel cynical or disengaged? Burnout is becoming much more common as we become more and more busy, and these are all symptoms.
The Insider Threat to Cybersecurity
Within Information Technology, substantial attention is paid to security in the form of endpoint and network level security. But what about threats from the inside?
Create an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan For Your Business
Fundamentally, almost every business is a technology business today. Data traffic carries far more than just internet traffic, it can carry VoIP, email, and offsite backup. In short – it’s communication. It’s your business’s lifeline. Your business is dependent on its technology. Is your disaster recovery plan in place?
Should I Lease or Buy our Business Equipment?
When you need to make major, durable, business purchases, for equipment such as vehicles, IT infrastructure and even real estate, it can be difficult to decide between leasing or buying.
Selecting the Best Software for Your Business
You want to use the best software for your work. Whatever your line of work, well made tools make your work more efficient and fun.
Windows 7 is coming to an end. Are you prepared?
Originally released on October 22nd, 2009, Windows 7 was Microsoft’s most well-received operating system up to that point. Users loved its simple user interface and its intuitive controls. But after 10 years, Microsoft’s pulling the plug on its aging software. Now a...
Introducing “The Success Factory”
Almost 11 years ago, we started out in the business world as Alpha Dog Systems. We started with a humble beginning, focusing on technology education and dabbling in web design on the side. Over time, things have changed. We have torn down and rebuilt the company quite...