NPI Technology Management Blog


Whether your company has just one outside road warrior or a fleet of travelling workers, it is imperative to manage their mobile technology wisely.  Not only will they will be more productive but also your company data will remain secure when everything is correctly managed while on the road.  If your field people are not […]


Savvy business leaders identify and control key risks.  This is even more important in the area of technology as it is embedded in all aspects of every daily transaction.  Surprisingly, many C-level executives seem to never quite find the time or resources to deal with this issue and end up with an event that puts […]


This summer I fully ruptured my Achilles tendon while unsuccessfully navigating rocky, challenging terrain on a mountain bike. Fortunately, I am well on my way through a long recovery. The injury felt like a complete fluke as I never would have considered I would get hurt while trying to step off a bike. Before that […]


Shopping for a technology partner can be painful.  Leaving the status quo of your current vendor–no matter how much they’ve disappointed you—is hard to do.  I’ve heard amazing stories of technology maintenance errors that have been totally forgiven, simply because of the misperception that changing vendors is hard to do.  Has your business outgrown the […]


There is no doubt that technology benefits a slew of industries, from professional services to manufacturing to healthcare. Technology allows employees to access information from anywhere and to easily upload it, increasing the ease of data collection. But without proper management, technology’s potential diminishes. In my opinion, most companies that monitor and manage IT networks […]


It’s a fact: employees lose hours of productivity per year due to various computer issues.  C-level managers rarely hear about these problems from the rank & file and the HR department typically doesn’t insert themselves into technology discussions.  But when work is delayed because of a spinning disc on the screen, those hours add up […]


Is BYOD right for your company?

- September 9, 2016

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) era has transformed the way that companies communicate with customers, vendors and stakeholders. One way BYOD can positively impact a company’s bottom line is that employees often assume the cost of hardware.  They typically prefer to pick the device they want to use rather than the company standard. Another benefit […]


As the workplace evolves, so does the ability to provide motivation to the employee and tracking for the employer. Wearable Technology has many potential applications from encouraging employees to improve their fitness to monitoring their work habits.  What are some of the pros and cons of this new trend for small businesses as related to security, […]

Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

- August 18, 2016

Timing is everything: this holds true for choosing a new Technology Management partner. Perhaps you have wondered for some time whether or not your business would be better served by an alternative support model or an alternative support vendor. It can feel overwhelming to consider such a change but it is not that difficult for […]

Iceberg blog 1

So many business managers and owners I meet say that their in-house IT person has all their tech needs “covered”.  When I probe a bit further I usually discover that their definition of “covered” is far from complete.  In some cases they’ve found a talented professional who is equally comfortable with everything from servers to […]