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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, & (IaaS) | Cloud Computing Part 2

IT Executives, IT Managers, IT engineers, and IT Support professionals and inundated with new technical jargon on a daily basis. Some of it comes from marketing execs who figure out the best way to get techs and the consumer market to adopt this terminology in a palatable form, some of it also comes from IT engineers and geeks who need a way to refer to the work that they are developing. Either way, we are stuck with it and it will get rammed down our throats by everyone trying to sell it from Large Hosting companies to Spammers. Even your Amazons, and Yellow Pages of the world try and get in on it.

The least you need to know is benefits, features, and bottom line, does it need to be a necessary part of business. IT infrastructures are ever changing and ever expanding. It’s hard to keep up and everyone promises the right solutions. We will try and help you get to the bottom of it without any promotional speak or hardware/software prejudice. The IT industry is filled with bias towards particular products, brands, methodologies. As experienced professionals we stick to what works best for each business regardless of any ideologies or misguided loyalties 😉 (that’s a dig at the geeks who get too personally attached to technology)

Infrastructure as a service is the most basic cloud service model where basically you connect your computers, which usually act a virtual machines or terminals, to a an external Data Center (Cloud) which controls all aspects of your computing environment. This is obviously a simplified explanation, but that’s it in a nutshell.

Pros: Provides the most control and centralized security & stability. Scalability and overall management is a cinch.

Cons: Large changes are easier, but small environmental changes can be tricky. Centralized control causes less admin headaches and can be a time saver, but Power users are not as happy and innovative software hardware changes are not conducive in this environment.

Bottom line: Good for control, security, stability, scalability, and efficiency. Works well for financial institutions, call centers, medical facilities, medium to larger companies. Bad for evolving environments where hardware, software, direction is often changing. Typically bad for small startups, micro-businesses, and anyone with less than 10 computers. Initial cost can be high, so make sure there is a powerful ROI before making this move.

.Next article coming soon.

 

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