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What is the True cost of IT?

Posted by Mike Hicken on Jan 24, 2018 12:26:51 PM

Hiring IT staff is a difficult endeavor that every organization experiences. It takes months to obtain headcount approval, interview candidates and create an offer letter with no guarantees you will hire the correct person. Reading resumes or hiring a recruiting company, training and retaining employees all take valuable time and money along the way. Then, once you have hired, do you even know what the true cost of that individual is?

The Real Story Behind the True Cost...

We're not just talking salary here, there's a lot more that needs to be considered. Take a look at some industry average costs for an IT employee based on a percentage of salary. (The information included below is representative of infrastructure services. If you include security services, your cost will be 50% higher.)

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Topics: BUR, Business Continuity, IT Industry

To Click or Not To Click

Posted by Matt Gourley on Oct 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Cyber Security firms are innovating at a pace never seen before trying to keep with various attack vectors facing organizations and individuals alike. It’s no secret that cyber security is a lucrative area to be in, but what is really driving this huge market and will it ever slow down? The speed and sophistication of attacks that happen to corporate America are on the rise and businesses that once held the stance of “we’re not at risk of being hacked” are now admitting that it’s no longer a question of “if” but “when”. With these escalating concerns, businesses are forced to pay big bucks to security firms to help reduce their risk, or look into IT managed services. They are also spending more on remediation of existing deficiencies as evidenced by this statistic and article from Business Insider: Cybersecurity is a $81.7 billion market - and startups are raking in the dough

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Topics: Business Continuity, Security, Security Breach, Cybercrime

Your Data is Your Most Valuable Asset

Posted by Mike Hicken on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There is no doubt that body cameras and live streaming video has helped with officer and civilian safety. Body cams are starting to play a significant role in how we investigate crime and this method is growing at a rapid pace. In today’s world, having a video camera in your pocket at all times is the norm so even civilian videos need to be stored for evidence. Both small and large agencies around the country need to be prepared for large costs of implementing cameras on officers. Cameras alone are expensive, although, the real costs occur within the IT infrastructure needed to store, protect and backup these large files once produced.

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Topics: Business Continuity, Data Protection, Security, Public Safety