Technology moves fast – sometimes a little too fast for a company’s liking.
Extended support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ended on 12 April 2016 but some organisations are continuing to use the environment.
If you are the CIO of one of these companies you need to take urgent action to manage SQL Server 2005 end of life. There are a number of difficult challenges that are involved in this kind of project, especially when the environment may have been in operation for more than a decade.
In our recent white paper ‘The Key To Application Lifecycle Management’, we examined how a unified approach to new software implementation and maintenance is essential for managing technology changes within an organisation.
Failing to correctly install, embed, and sustain your company’s critical systems can cause a range of issues that could hamper your growth, including;
Every modern retail company is reliant on their computers, software, and IT team to operate at their optimal level and push for growth.
However, a number of factors can disrupt processes and prevent growth from happening, including;
Many retailers turn to managed IT services providers (MSPs) for additional knowledge, planning, technology, and support.
MSPs will often take over a specific area of a retailer’s IT infrastructure, create a new retail technology strategy, or help with the implementation of a specific project.
That all sounds fine and dandy, but what are the real advantages and disadvantages to working with an MSP?