Author: Logicalis Staff

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again?

Reading Time: < 1 minutePlenty of companies have tried an outsourcing provider that just didn’t work for them.  In this case, some say you should give up and go in-house.  In a recent article, they suggest to try another provider. The argument is that insourcing previously outsourced work can be very expensive, and often complicated, therefore some IT leaders view re-sourcing to a new vendor as a more viable solution to a services contract that has become too costly or ineffective. Let’s hear it: Is trying a variety of outsourcing providers Hype or Ripe? [poll...

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Forecast for Hiring in Q2 is Optimistic

Reading Time: < 1 minuteAccording to a recent employment and recruiting consultant survey by Manpower, Inc., the forecast for hiring in Q2 looks promising.  They surveyed more than 18,000 employers, and reported that job growth is expected in all 50 states during the second quarter of 2011 and 33 of those states anticipate considerable increases in hiring. In fact 16% of participants said they expect to increase their staff levels over the next three months. What do IT leaders think – is the forecast for hiring in Q2 Hype or Ripe? [poll...

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Virtualization is Key: Virtualize All Aspects of your Business

Reading Time: < 1 minuteRecent Gartner research shows that while 80-90% of enterprises have deployed some kind of virtual technology in their data center, very few have virtualized their entire infrastructure. What do IT leaders think – does it every make sense to virtualize all aspects of your business? Is virtualizing your entire infrastructure Hype or Ripe? [poll id=”10″]...

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Cloud Computing: Innovative or Disruptive?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteSome say exploring the cloud can be confusing and overwhelming. “Cloud computing is merely a buzzword placed on a delivery model that has been around for years.” “Customers aren’t willing to dive into cloud computing because it just isn’t mature enough yet.” “The cloud has gotten way more attention than it deserves. Can we finally move on?” –       Quotes from and Some say cloud computing can benefit today’s forward-looking organizations. “Cloud computing is first and foremost about business innovation through technology, not the other way around. It results from a combination of seemingly marginal technology innovations that collectively deliver a game-changing business model for developing, deploying and maintaining software.” “The cloud [is] a safe place for enterprise applications.” “Cloud providers take advantage of economies of scale, and in so doing can provide services that, for the SMB market, were heretofore impossible to acquire.” –       Quotes from, and What do you say, Hype or Ripe? [poll...

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Worst U.S. Cities to Work in IT?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThis list from is highly unscientific and very subjective, but shares their least favorite cities for IT work.  We want to hear your thoughts on these cities; is this list Hype or Ripe? Detroit, Michigan Bentonville, Arkansas Cleveland, Ohio Syracuse, New York Boston, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California (tie) Anchorage, Alaska Orlando, Florida [poll...

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Just-In-Time-Training: Here to Stay or Just About to Go?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteSome say that we’re about to see a revolution in just-in-time-training (JITT), especially with developments of cloud-based technology. This training enables people to use their laptops, cell phones and tablet computers as a tool to receive training right when they need it. The argument for JITT is that the current training model many businesses are using takes people away from their jobs and costs the company money.  Sometimes, the advanced training employees receive won’t ever be needed, or it might not be needed for an extended period of time. However, with just-in-time training, companies can keep people in the field without the specific training. When the person needs a certain skill set, they can get the training in real time with cloud-based technology.  For example, a repair person could get real-time training on his smartphone for an issue he runs across on the spot.  If he needs more assistance, he can access a “help” tool to connect to the master repairperson, live.  He can put on a headband with a digital, high-resolution camera, which interfaces with the mobile device, and show the master repairperson exactly what the issue is, while the master repairperson guides him in real time. Tell us what you think: is JITT the next big thing? [poll...

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Virtualizing Your Desktop: Secure, All-Access Data Anytime?

Reading Time: < 1 minutePlenty of companies are transforming their desktops with VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), an infrastructure creating a space outside desktops, tablets and other devices that allows you to securely store and access data anywhere. VDI lasts longer and costs less than a traditional desktop VDI is easy to patch and upgrade VDI encourages remote work, resulting in higher productivity. Many experts say VDI isn’t for everyone (at least not yet). What do you think: does VDI success lie in choosing the right model for your business, or is it just Hype? [poll...

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Efficiency on Demand?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThere never seems to be enough staff or enough time to do the proactive projects IT leaders want to do, much less the creative projects the business side wants IT leaders to do. CFOs have ordered a 15% cut across the board, and IT leaders find themselves selecting the best option from a list of unpleasant options. Many IT leaders are using a fully-staffed, state-of-the-art IT department, provided as a managed service (and at a price point midsize companies can afford). Some say it’s a quick fix for a short-term crisis, and being responsible for IT means  doing everything yourself – on servers in your office, and by staff you can see working. What do you think… is managed services Hype or Ripe? [poll...

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ClOs Need to Hire Four Key IT Pros to Compete?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteAccording to, due to rapidly changing technology and evolving business expectations, CIOs need to staff these skills to outcompete rivals. If CIOs don’t hire the following skill sets, they won’t be ready for the future. Social networking savvy Mobile development experience Business process smarts Cloud management expertise What do you think, Hype or Ripe? [poll...

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