Tobin Technology Blog

4 Reasons Every Small Business Needs a Virtual Chief Information Officer [vCIO]

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Mar 5, 2017 9:36:59 AM

About the vCIO

The intention of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role and responsibilities is to help you align technology with your organization's vision, mission, culture, strategy, and goals.

We use the term virtual as a placeholder for part-time, as-needed, and on-demand.  You receive all the benefits and value of a CIO without the high cost of finding and retaining full-time in-house expertise.

The CIO is concerned with leveraging and aligning information technology for:

  • Fulfilling your vision and mission
  • Increasing revenue and profits
  • Creating and leveraging competitive advantages
  • Increasing productivity
  • Ensuring a return on investment
  • Reducing and managing risk

Here are 4 reasons why all small business owners and operators needs a vCIO.

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Topics: vCIO

IT Security Jargon - Part 1

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Feb 11, 2017 1:16:13 PM

Introduction

 

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Backup your Cloud Data Now!

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Jan 18, 2017 7:33:44 AM

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup

Over-the-Air DVR [Cutting the Cord with Tablo]

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Dec 31, 2016 11:53:59 AM

I've been a cord-cutter for many years now.  After Netflix streaming arrived on the Roku, I found that my family and I watched it almost exclusively.  The only things we watch on network/cable television is the local news, the Green Bay Packers, and a few network shows like The Big Bang Theory which hasn't come to Netflix streaming yet.

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Topics: Cutting the Cord

What is the Internet of Things? And What About Security?

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Dec 31, 2016 11:44:28 AM

You and I and our computers are on the Internet. The phrase 'Internet of Things' refers to all the other devices that are getting connected to the Internet. TVs, appliances, game consoles, wearable items like upcoming clothing, smartwatchs, thermostats, home control, media, security cameras, get-fit devices, and more are all getting connected to the Internet.

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Topics: Security, IOT

3 Must-Do Steps to Move Your IT Infrastructure

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Dec 31, 2016 9:04:58 AM

Introduction

You rarely if ever move your business and now is the time.  It can be an exciting time and also a challenging time.  You need a partner that knows what they’re doing.  You need someone who understands a lot more than just computers and cabling.  Your moving partner needs to understand your business needs, project management, logistics, communications, vendor management, and more.

Here are the 3 must-do action items you need to successfully move and setup your computers, network, server, printers and more.  View our full IT Infrastructure Move Checklist here.

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Topics: Moving your IT Infrastructure

Social Media Articles (12/5 – 12/9)

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Dec 15, 2016 11:39:56 AM

Here are some articles we posted on social media this week!

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Social Media Articles (11/28 – 12/2)

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Dec 15, 2016 11:39:20 AM

Here are some articles we posted on social media this week!

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Tobin Holiday Hours

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Dec 15, 2016 11:38:51 AM

In celebration of this year's Thanksgiving holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.  Our team will remain on-call for your scheduled or emergency IT needs during these days.

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Social Media Articles (11/14 – 11/18)

Posted by Jeremy Cherny on Dec 15, 2016 11:38:19 AM

Here are some articles we posted on social media this week!

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