Business partnerships: adding value, reducing costs, and forming valuable relationships

First National Technology Solution’s philosophy with customers focuses on really developing a long term relationship. In partnering with FNTS, customers are guaranteed a very high level of service, and one which continues to receive value throughout the life of their relationship.

The best way to add value is by giving customers access to the “best of breed” from a technology perspective. Doing so means providing the leading edge technology for customers to take advantage of in their operation. Going hand in hand with leading technology, is offering access to highly trained and skilled senior engineers, as well as delivering services in a very timely fashion.

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Capitalizing on capital expenditures

When talking about capital expenditures, it helps to view them as investments. With that in mind, all investments should be considered carefully, and have a return. It’s typically something that you own, depreciates over a useful life, and is recorded as an asset on your balance sheet.

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Tips for the Windows Operating System

The windows operating system can be extremely helpful when operating correctly. Like any system however, if not properly managed, it can bring its fair share of difficulties.

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How to use Security Logs (SIEM)

When it comes to securing any corporate environment, the more in depth detail you have, the better. Depending on the size of an organization, a single day can be comprised of millions, or even billions of logs. At first glance this can seem like nothing more than informational nonsense, but these bread crumbs are the key to not only diagnosing a problem, but also possibly uncovering a breach.

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Charting Business Success Using Forecasts and Market Models

The business world is constantly changing. Trends sought out by Gartner Inc. indicate significant changes both technologically, and in basic company operation. As a result of all these changes, companies need to frequently adapt to remain successful. The following are four trends being seen in the business world of the near future.

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First National Technology Solutions Enhances Services

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When crisis hits, and you’re helpless

Help!  I have a crisis and there is nothing I can do about it......but report it.

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Cloud Myths Uncovered

A widely held but false belief or idea, otherwise known as a myth.  Even though myths are untrue they are sometimes the hardest believe to dispel and prove wrong.  As the evolution of cloud technology has grown into the IT phenomenon it is today many myths have come to fruition, and here are a few. 

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Why do I need to know anything about business? I’m in IT!

This is the question that was asked of me a few weeks ago by a graduate student in an MIS program. And my response was "How can you support a business if you don't have any understanding of it? How can you sit in a room with a client and translate their business process needs into technical terms and solutions without actually understanding their business in the first place?”.  The light bulb went off and they said, “I get it now”.

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The BiModal Strategy

While attending the Gartner Sourcing Summit a few weeks ago, I was able to participate in a few sessions and talk to several attendees about their BiModal strategy – being able to keep their current systems operational, as they look for new ways to innovate with different technology capabilities.  This can be a real struggle for IT departments having to task employees with responsibilities to keep the existing legacy infrastructure up and operational, while also trying to innovate with new applications, mobile and other capabilities that are a completely different delivery model.

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3 Ways to Get Your IT Strategy Off Paper and Into Action

Research, planning, off-site meetings, consulting, surveys – various activities go into creating strategies for your organization.  The time, effort and expense that goes into creating your strategy – you can’t afford to let it live on paper.  Here are three ways to get your strategy off the paper and into action.

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Cloud:  Training for a marathon; not a race

We hear it every day – technology is continually changing and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon.  With the continual change comes the high price of keeping technology up to date to meet demands and upgrades.  More and more businesses turn to cloud providers to help them with these rising demands and help keep the rising costs under control.  So you are off to the race with planning, design, development, testing and finally implementation.  But the race doesn’t stop there; it has only begun.

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Isn’t Flash Storage more Expensive than Traditional Storage?

Recently I have received some raised eyebrows when our prospective clients and current clients learn that we plan on continuing to invest in All-Flash storage arrays, like EMC’s XTremIO, instead of the traditional storage arrays.  The question I typically receive is, “Why?  Isn’t the all-flash array a lot more expensive?”

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The Economics Behind and Beyond Cloud Computing

More with less. Economics is a key driver to implementing change within organizations.  In today’s economy there are two terms heard regularly – do more with less; and what is the impact to the organization.  The role of the CIO is changing – demands to implement applications, manage more websites and add new software, are increasing at an alarming rate.  These requests are not only the demands of the customers but internal business units.  Meeting these demands quickly and efficiently without adding staff or seeing an increase in budget can put a tax on any CIO and their employees.  

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So You have Moved into the Cloud - Now What?

Implementing a Cloud solution, like many IT projects, requires careful planning, thorough testing and requires continual assessment.    It is not like the rotisserie chicken commercial where you can just “set it and forget it”.  So what are the important steps of managing the cloud service provider ongoing relationship and what should you expect from your cloud provider.

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