So, you think you don't need no stinkin' full-time IT department?
So, you think you don't need no stinkin' full-time IT department?You think you're "tech-savvy" enough to manage your company's IT needs single-handedly or with the occasional help of a nerd-for-pay?
Sure, things may be swell for now. But when your business starts to hum, and you get to thinking about what a traffic spike could do to your servers, or whether your data is safe, pie-eyed ceiling-gazing will rule your nights.
That's when you might want to rethink your IT strategy.
"I'm surprised by how many start-ups out there don't make IT a high priority," says Toni Schneider, chief executive of Automattic, the Web development company responsible for WordPress, a popular weblog software platform. "There's a big competitive advantage if you have someone who owns [your IT] and thinks about it all the time."
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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