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TriYoung Knows IT Services is “Big Business”

     Now that the 21st Century is well anchored in time, “It’s not your Grandpa’s business world” is a reality we all must accept, even those of us who consider ourselves “technological dinosaurs.” And, because by attending to our business we can’t possibly keep up with all of the changes in the world of technology, the idea of seeking an IT Services company has become a necessity and not a luxury!

“To give you some idea of just how big the Computer Services business is,” Julie Young of TriYoung Business Solutions, Inc. in Glendale, Arizona, who specializes in IT Services shared, “you need only consider that in 2013 Global tech spending is forecasted to hit $3.8 billion!”

This represents a 4.1% increase over last year.  A partial breakdown of these numbers show that IT Services spending will increase by 4.5% to some $918 billion; Data Center Systems expenditures will jump to $146 billion, up 3.7% and monies spent on Devices will rise 7.9% to $718 billion.

“With that kind of money being spent, it’s not surprising that IT Services companies are becoming a major player in the world market as well,” Young pointed out.

Young’s comment is supported by the fact that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a Netherlands-based IT Services firm, has just been named Europe’s top company to work for in 2013.

“We are pleased to have rated the foremost employer across Europe,” D.P. Nambiar of TCS stated.  Nambiar cited the fact that employees are the greatest assets of any company, and TCS has worked diligently to retain their key personnel.

While most of us are not in the market for a firm the size of TCS, we do want to find a firm that meets our needs.  That’s why we need to arm ourselves with as much information and knowledge as we can when we make our choice.
“There are several things you will want to keep in mind during your search,” Young suggested, “including the scope of IT services you are hoping to have provided.”

She was, of course, referring to such issues as IT Consulting; IT Solutions: IT Support; and Business Continuity Planning.  To assist you in your search for an IT Services company, consider the following points:

  • Identify your IT outsourcing goals up front
  • Decide which type of IT Services provider is best suited for your company
  • Don’t let ROI be your only concern
  • Remember that “industry expertise” is not necessarily an advantage
  • Verify “compatibility” between your firm and your IT Services provider

“Unfortunately,” Young said, a pang of regret obvious in her voice, “not everyone in our industry is as scrupulous as one would hope.  So, make sure are choosing a company that has your best interest in mind.”

Young suggested three questions you will want to ask yourself each time an IT Services provider presents a proposal to you:

  • Does the solution suggested actually address a need or issue that I have?
  • How does this technology apply to my business?
  • Will this technology help me generate more business by increasing revenue or productivity?

If you have questions regarding how you can benefit through the efforts of a IT Services provider you may want to contact TriYoung Solutions at 602-424-1700 and Julie and her staff would be happy to assist you in determining the things that you might be lacking with your current IT Solutions program .

To learn more about TriYoung Solutions, go to:

www.triyoung.com

To learn more about this topic go to:

Global tech spending forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2013

Now, TCS ranked best employer in Europe

How to Spot an IT Services Provider with an Agenda, Part 1

How to Spot an IT Services Provider with an Agenda, Part 2

Article written by Floyd Allen, professional writer for TriYoung Business Solutions

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Clouds, Farms, Spheres, & (PaaS) | Cloud Computing Part 1

No, we’re not talking about an Easter Egg hunt on a farm in the country. We’re talking about the lifeblood of your business. If these terms are unfamiliar to you and you are responsible for your company’s IT infrastructure and services, you had better get help quick.

could computing environment diagram

Sample of a cloud computing environment.

Cloud services are a big buzz in the IT community these days, but many business owners ask, “what does it mean?” and “do i really need it?, will I benefit from it” and finally “how much does it cost?”. First of all, the IT marketing smarties love to take real geekie ideas like distributed network architecture and divergent storage area networks and change them into marketing buzz words like (Cloud Computing) and (Cloud Storage). It’s easier for consumers to swallow and that’s fine because it does not diminish the actual benefit to businesses, nor does it weaken the powerful technology that drives these packaged services.

There are actually many different kinds of cloud services from many different brands, providers, and technology platforms, which are all implemented in a variety of ways and utilize different types of hardware, with varying degrees of security, flexibility, scalability, compatibility and well…. you get the point. It’s complicated and difficult to disseminate the good from the bad. And more importantly what is the right solution for your business. We’ll cover a few technology types in this article as well as some of the pros and cons. However, we will refrain from making any specific brand name recommendations as to preserve the purity of this blog series;-)

Just a quick definition for cloud computing before we get started. Cloud computing is in its most basic terms, a method for joining together workstations, software, servers, and data over a distributed network for the purpose of software convenience, data resiliency, and hardware independence. (Cloud computing is most often referred to as a software service delivered via remote, from a cloud service provider i.e. hosted service) This is my definition and other definitions may vary depending on the vendor, or technology consultant. Also bear in mind that many Cloud Computing vendors, may or may not live up to this definition through their various “Cloud” products and services. Simply because a provider utilized the “Cloud” name, does not make it a true Cloud product.

Without getting too technical I think it’s important to mention some sub-cloud computing marketing buzz words that represent actual technical ideas and are an integral part of today’s cloud computing environment. Again, the most important take away is whether or not any cloud computing service is the right choice for your organization and which one will work best for your company. This article attempts to assist business owners, IT managers, and IT technicians in that endeavor.

Coming in the next Post……..

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Software as a service (SaaS)

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