IT Support (Part 1): what’s the best option for your business?

Paul Shea Business Talk, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

You have lots of options for your IT support these days, some of which may be better than others – from the 18-year-old IT hobbyist next door to an hourly or inclusive managed service provider (MSP). Over the next few weeks and two more blog posts, I’ll review the differences between working with a single IT person, an hourly or …

365 Technologies Team

Should you hire a managed IT-Services team or one IT employee?

Paul Shea Business Talk, Culture, IT Managed Services

Five reasons why your organization needs managed IT services In the early days of computers, most offices had a lone IT person looking after the computers. At my friend’s former office, there was just one IT person (let’s call him…Tim). Tim wasn’t bad at what he did, but he was highly proprietary about the company’s equipment and data – and …

The Big 5 IT Worries (and what they’re costing your business)

Michael Anderson Business Talk, IT Managed Services

Since 2010, we’ve been offering Winnipeg companies the promise of ‘Worry-Free IT’. While people generally understand that technology can be a source of stress, we haven’t been specific about just what those ‘worries’ are that we’re removing for our clients. Until now. After hundreds of meetings with business owners over the last 6 years, we’ve identified 5 major categories of …

The Internet Dramatically Changed the Publishing Industry. What About Your Business?

Michael Anderson Business Talk

It’s well-known that publishers are a major component of an author sharing their work with the world, but recent innovations threaten to disrupt the status quo of the industry. Like many industries, the publishing industry has been changed significantly by the introduction of new technologies that afford writers more liberty when producing their work. What can you as a business …

Acting Big, Staying Small – Why the size of your technology support company is important

Michael Anderson Business Talk

Technology support companies in Winnipeg come in all different shapes and sizes – from ‘one man shows’ to large organizations with dozens of technicians. Based on how often prospective clients ask us the question ‘How many technicians do you have?’ the number of employees is an important consideration for businesses seeking a new support provider. But what’s the right number? …

We’ve got Spirit

Michael Anderson Business Talk

On March 2nd, 365 was honoured to be recognized as a finalist in the startup business category at the 2012 Spirit of Winnipeg Awards. The awards, put on by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, recognize innovation in business across six different categories.  The awards gala was top-notch, and it was exciting to hear all of the great stories coming out of …

Lessons from Year 1

Michael Anderson Business Talk

365 Technologies has been active in the Winnipeg market for just over a year now. Next week, we’ll take some time to thank our clients, partners, and friends at an appreciation night. It’s funny – things never quite turn out exactly as you expect, and this past year has been full of learning opportunities as we set out to change …

Where’s the Beef? (A Lesson in Challenging Assumptions)

Michael Anderson Business Talk

On occasion, in a staff meeting or a consulting session with a client, I’ve been known to utter the phrase ‘that sounds like a roast beef story’. Understandably, this gets me a few confused looks. The Roast Beef Story is an old tale about a young woman who has her boyfriend over for a roast beef dinner. When she serves …