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IT Strategy: An Oxymoron?

  • Posted by Alliance Technologies
The rapid change in technology today begs the question ‘Is it possible to have an IT strategy?’ In our opinion, that’s the wrong question.  We view IT as any CIO worth his salt would.  IT is a tool for achieving your business strategy – for differentiating your company from competitors.  IT can become a competitive […]
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Is Your Website Costing You Sales?

  • Posted by Alliance Technologies
A friend lamented his recent experience with Target.  He was in the market for jeans.  His wife had received an email touting a sale on jeans – perfect timing.  Except that when he went to the store, he discovered that the ‘sale’ was for online purchases only.  Aaaagh! He returned home and tried to order […]
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Hiring IT Professionals

  • Posted by Alliance Technologies
  Imagine that you’ve just been tasked with hiring a neurosurgeon, plumber or fleet manager. How would you go about the search? What criteria would you use to evaluate capabilities? How would you measure past performance, whether they’re staying abreast of advancements in their profession and their ability to utilize those advancements? Unless you possess […]
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Beyond Politics: What Elections are You Making?

  • Posted by Alliance Technologies
  The election season raises an interesting question ‘What choices are you making?’ Not just politically, but in your everyday lives? Whether you realize it or not, the choice not to address an issue, is in itself a choice and often not a wise one. In the IT world, we regularly see business owners and […]
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An Oft-Overlooked Risk

  • Posted by Alliance Technologies
When we think of risk and IT our minds naturally go to hackers, data breaches and social media faux pas. We don’t often think about the fact that many of today’s regulations are dealt with via IT solutions. Failure to adapt to the rising tide of regulation can swamp your company and expose you to […]
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