NPI Technology Management Blog

Even the smallest of businesses is drowning in a sea of electronic files stored on their network or in the Cloud.  Unfortunately workers often don’t know what information they have, how to find individual items and even which data is the most critical.  If they rarely delete or archive files, electronic clutter will continue to […]

Something we all experience is that time passes much more quickly than we realize. I once remarked about this to my dad who responded, “Wait until you reach my age, Nick. It seems like I am putting up the Christmas lights every other weekend!” This especially holds true for the life-cycle of business technology. If […]

U.S. businesses generate more than 4 trillion paper documents per year and those documents are proliferating at an annual rate of 22 percent.  Many small businesses are still stuck in the paper world for much of their daily work.  Document management systems identify, capture, and store information to be later retrieved, distributed and exchanged.  The […]

Companies that rely on a single in-house IT person or an outsourced consultant limit the benefits well-managed technology can bring to their business.  While the people they rely on may have excellent skills in some areas of IT, it is highly unlikely they will have the highly specialized skill sets needed to manage this rapidly […]

Most business leaders eventually have to deal with the challenges of replacing a system that has reached the end of its life cycle. This could be because vendor support and updates are no longer available for the system or your firm can no longer ignore the efficiencies to be gained by migrating to a more […]

March 31st is World Backup Day. Take a moment to watch this short video “What would you do if you lost everything? If you aren’t backing up data on your computers and smartphones, start. If you are backing up, verify.

Many thanks to NPI Contoller Molly Lowder, CFE for this article. For business managers, the buck stops at their desk when bank fraud issues are involved.  Simply put, bank fraud involves using fraudulent means to obtain something of value from a financial institution.  The four main types of bank fraud include; account takeover/identity theft, loan […]

According to Computer Weekly, as many as 70% of mergers and acquisitions have substantial difficulty and often lose market share in the first year.  Very often a key factor in the failure or success of the merger comes down to integrating the technology of the two entities. Despite the seemingly obvious importance of technology to […]

Executives face a variety of potential technology disruptions that can impact the productivity of even their most experienced knowledge workers.  It takes great agility to adapt to the fast-changing technical landscape while also keeping daily operations running smoothly. Many businesses track productivity by measuring system uptime and downtime. But measuring the operational condition of the […]

Business owners and Managers often rely on their technical staff to take the lead on complex technology changes.  It is important for financial decision makers to understand the costs and strategies associated with the bigger technology changes such as moving to the Cloud. The Cloud has been growing at a rapid pace for several years […]