Author Archives: Louis M Takacs

When Catastrophe Strikes, are you Prepared to Weather the Storm?

Tweet Every business is vulnerable to disruptions. Following in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homes and businesses up and down the eastern seaboard were literally left powerless as transformers blew and trees ripped down power lines, creating widespread and long-lasting … Continue reading

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BYOD: Positive for Workers, but Potentially Dangerous for the Bottom Line

Tweet Ever since the introduction of the iPhone, the “bring your own device (BYOD)” trend has spread like wildfire. A recent Cisco survey reveals that 95 percent of organizations allow the use of employee-owned devices. Letting employees bring their own … Continue reading

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Solution-Oriented IT Financial and Business Management

Tweet To align IT with enterprise objectives, companies need to understand technology/IT investments, utilization and value to the business. A growing number of organizations accomplish this with IT financial and business management (ITFBM) solutions – technology combined with the optimal … Continue reading

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Combining the Benefits of Software-as-a-Service with IT Financial Management

Tweet As organizations expand their global footprint, the benefits of all SaaS-based applications increase. In addition to moving the technology commitment from a capital to an operational expense, delivery of enterprise applications via the internet enables all users to access … Continue reading

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Chargeback – It’s NOT a Four Letter Word Any More

Tweet If the notion of chargeback to your business units for IT allocations makes you shudder, it’s probably because your experience with it was a bit ahead of its time. Many early attempts at ‘chargeback’ were ‘homegrown’ and failed because … Continue reading

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Is IT Chargeback Evil?

Tweet With the advent of technologies such as development outsourcing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), virtualization, and cloud computing, we’re seeing a consistent pattern: squeeze as much out of the IT organization as possible at a lower cost. In many organizations, the Information … Continue reading

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