As an IT Professional with an extensive background in local government, data center operations, consulting and management, Joe brings 25 years of knowledge and experience in delivering IT solutions and services in national and regional technology organizations. His career spans business & solution development, project management, sales, and technical leadership roles which enabled client success through timely accurate solutions, customer service, effective communication, and relationship management. He believes in a lifecycle approach to continually improving processes, systems, solutions and delivery to those he serves.
Joe’s strengths rely upon attention to detail and the ability to address difficult issues effectively by creating win-win solutions.
Recent Articles by Joe
As part of a business continuity plan, a disaster recovery plan is critical to the health of your business. But it’s not enough to merely have a disaster recovery plan – you also need a disaster recovery checklist to make sure that plan is implemented.
Say the word “disaster” and powerful images come to mind – tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and the like. But there are more common disasters. A vicious bit of malware that gains entrance into company servers. Even a cup of coffee knocked over onto a keyboard can cause significant problems. And yet, most companies are content to build their business disaster recovery plan for the “someday” of a natural disaster, which is statistically less likely to occur.
Remote workers are often just as productive, if not more so, than their in-office counterparts. That means your focus should be more on security than productivity.
Answer a simple question for me: How long can your business be disrupted before it becomes a problem? Depending on your business, your answer will hinge on several considerations. Customer service and profitability are usually the two biggest factors. If your business can’t afford downtime in the event of a disaster – and most can’t – you’ll need to establish a contingency
For an entire year following their July 29, 2015, announcement, Microsoft made Windows 10 available for free. It’s still possible to get the upgrade for free – Microsoft is continuing to offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for those individuals who use assistive technology.
A lot of small business owners have a go-to person for accounting or legal help, but why not improve your business with a virtual CIO to call for IT advice?
Oftentimes, SaaS and Managed Services are presented as an either/or scenario. I can understand that kind of thinking since SaaS is an outsourced solution for software deployment and maintenance. To many business owners, this outsourced software doesn’t need any additional management. But businesses typically use a mix of proprietary software and SaaS, often with custom and legacy systems thrown in for good measure.
Whenever Microsoft does something like launch a new operating system, most people fall into one of two categories: early adopters and those who wait until the eleventh hour. If you’re an early adopter, this post isn’t about you. You’ve had your free upgrade for months now, and you’ve been humming along with your copy of Windows 10 without so much as a
Managed Services Help Stabilize Your IT Budget Let me ask you a question. How much have you spent on IT in the past 12 months? If your total IT spending over the past year makes you a little uneasy, it might be because of unexpected IT expenses. Maybe your oldest computer finally gave up the ghost and you had to invest in
Consider for a moment the phone on your desk. More than likely, your phone is identical to the phone on the desk of your cube neighbor, which is also identical to the phone that the company president uses. The same model of phone for each employee in an organization makes good business sense, both from a budgetary and usability perspective. Standardization is