NPI Technology Management Blog

Inspecting the Future of Robotics

- February 16, 2017

Last weekend I added a new skill to my resume…Robot Inspector. I was helping out with the Vermont FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge as they held their 5th annual competition at Essex High School.  My role was to help students get through their Robot Inspections prior to the competition.  […]

As a member of top management in a successful business, you face a long list of important technology decisions. Do you upgrade local servers or migrate to the Cloud?  Should you open a new location or gear up for an influx of staffing at your existing offices?  These are some of the times that IT […]

The beginning of a new year always brings on a slew of business tech predictions. Here at NPI Technology Management we are following three-and-a-half key technology developments that have the potential to impact your employee satisfaction and revenue growth. These trends might seem simple, but they are expected to really pack a punch. CFOs need to […]

Today’s human resources professionals need to not only know how to engage organizational decision-makers around traditional HR matters, but must also be ready when the topic focuses on technology. When the conversation turns to the Cloud, upgrading mobile capabilities or deciding which technology management company to use, HR needs to be heavily involved. IT is […]

Technology evolution continues to improve workplace wellbeing.  Many businesses already took the first step through the addition of ergonomic furniture such as standing desks and furniture specifically designed to keep backs and necks comfortable. But has your office considered some additional new technologies to improve workplace wellness this year? With technology advancing so rapidly there are […]

In an increasingly digital world, data liability is a bigger concern than ever before. Not convinced?  Take a look at this 2016 data breach report  from the Identity Theft Resource Center. At 203 pages it provides compelling evidence that non-profits, schools and businesses of all sizes are in the cyberthieves’ cross-hairs. Unfortunately, too many small […]

Most IT service companies claim to be Managed Service Providers (MSP) but beware….not all vendors really “walk the walk”.  When it comes down to it, there is significant variation from one MSP to the next. For many, the only determinant is whether or not there is a monthly fee associated with service delivery.  The old […]

We are in the LL Bean Catalog

- January 5, 2017

We are honored to have a page in the Direct to Business early spring catalog.  The staff loves their polos!

In January business owners look back at the previous year, count up the numbers and ponder financial ratios.  This attempt at reading the “tea leaves” is to understand the relationship between investments, sales growth, operations and profit.  Most businesses experience technology as a rapidly growing investment category that can seem like an endless pit of […]

Making New Year’s resolutions is a long running tradition for many people.  Typically, a resolution involves a promise or commitment to improve (be more fit, save money, etc.).  Polls indicate that between 40-50% of Americans make resolutions but only 12% actually keep them. Most people are sincere in their commitment to keep a promise but […]