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Systems Alliance Blog

Opinion, advice and commentary on IT and business issues from SAI
Date: 2014

                   top ten insights of 2014

2014 was a whirlwind of a year for SAI. Between launching the Acadia Performance Platform, winning the Best University website WebAward for Stevenson University and adding some fresh new faces, we managed to create some great content that just deserves to be shared again. So before you pop that bottle of champagne and ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back on some of our best insights of 2014. Move aside, Letterman, here’s a top ten that will surely not disappoint....Read More

old computer equipment

A common problem I’ve seen with many clients is their reliance on outdated or end of life (EOL) hardware and software. Inevitably during interviews or while conducting an asset survey there will be some critical component identified that has been neglected for a long time.  

Often the justification for utilizing these IT assets that have survived beyond their service lives is the cost to replace them. This logic is flawed and there’s far more to consider than just upfront costs.

Here’s four reasons why you should reconsider if your business is stuck in the past:...Read More

Too many organizations have made substantial investments in IT only to see those initiatives fail spectacularly despite their potential. Whether it’s a new ERP system, a cutting edge SaaS solution, or just a routine system refresh, your investments will be wasted if your staff doesn’t know how to best utilize the tools provided.

Here’s three things to consider about training:

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I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for befores-and-afters. From weight loss stories to renovated kitchens on HGTV, watching something ordinary be made over into something compelling is just one of life's little thrills. I'm convinced our clients are the same way. They nod politely when you present the specifics of a plan to reinvent their web presence, but when you show them a wireframe, or a rewritten web page or a new design, that's when you hear gasps and see lots of excitement. For that reason - because we often need to see it to get it -- we'll be publishing a series of blogs in upcoming weeks about giving your web content a makeover. Stay tuned while we explore content from various perspectives....Read More

Since our webinar a few weeks ago, Breaking Through: Web Strategies to Win Over Millennials, we’ve received some terrific follow-up questions, a few of which we’re addressing here. To those of you who attended, thanks for your time and all the great feedback. If you missed it but are interested in downloading the presentation, you can find it here.

Now let’s get to those questions.  ...Read More

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