Connecticut Business Blog Roundup: 7 Top Technology Posts This Month

By Tom McDonald | Dec 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you are seeking inspiration for your business or new ways to do things, it makes sense to start with the Web. There are thousands of business and technology blogs that provide insight into any aspect of your operations, and how to harness the technology to support it.

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8 Surprising Connecticut Companies That Allow a Flexible Workforce

By Tom McDonald | Nov 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Not all businesses lend themselves to maintaining a flexible workforce. Some businesses prefer to keep workers in the office, since it promotes better collaboration and communications, and it eliminates the risks of opening the company’s computer network to remote access.

However, to remain competitive and attract top talent, companies are finding that they have to accommodate remote workers, telecommuters, and off-site freelancers. When we took a closer look at leading Connecticut companies, we were surprised to see some of the names that allow and even encourage a flexible workforce.

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The 5 IT Systems You Need to Support a Flexible Workforce

By Tom McDonald | Nov 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

How employees define their workday and their workspace has changed dramatically with advances in IT systems. Workers no longer have to be bound to the office to be productive. They can access their email, calendar, work files, contact data, and more remotely using something as small as their smartphone. And they can work anywhere at any time; a phenomenon that more companies are coming to depend on to remain competitive.

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The Top Skills Your IT Person Needs in 2016 and Beyond

By Tom McDonald | Nov 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Technology drives business, so IT professionals continue to be in demand. However, with constant changes in technology, the skillset required changes as well. There is always demand for hardware, software, integration, cabling, and so forth, but making the most of the latest technology requires special expertise. The question is, does your IT team have the skills necessary to capitalize on the latest technology?

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What the 2016 Election Could Mean for the CT Economy

By Tom McDonald | Nov 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM


The 2016 election has been the most lively and contentious in memory. The presidential candidates have broken, even shattered established campaign rules and have made this election a high-stakes horse race, with the future of the country as the prize. However, all the election action isn’t just about what will happen in Washington. Here in Connecticut there is a lot of concern about the future of the CT economy, and voters have the power to make some big changes in Hartford as well.

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The Most Business-Friendly Cities for SMBs in Connecticut

By Tom McDonald | Nov 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you are planning to set up your small- to medium-sized business in Connecticut, where is the best location to set up shop? It depends on a number of factors, of course, but there are some Connecticut cities that are more business friendly than others. It all depends on the criteria you choose to apply.

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Expanding into MA or NY? How to Prepare Your IT for Growth

By Tom McDonald | Oct 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When most small- to medium-sized businesses consider expanding their market, they tend to look closer to home for new opportunities. Since Connecticut is a relatively small state, many central Connecticut businesses tend to look at Massachusetts and New York State to expand their sales. Both territories are nearby, but since they are different states it means different telecommunications infrastructures. Even if your operation is only expanding a few miles, crossing state lines makes IT planning more complex.

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Continuum Honors NSI with Community Award at Navigate 2016

By Tom McDonald | Oct 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

NSI Earns Award for Referring Partner Champion

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The 3 IT Systems You Need In Place Before a Geographical Expansion

By Tom McDonald | Oct 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A true measure of business success is expansion. Opening up new markets and satellite offices demonstrates that business is booming, but one of the biggest mistakes any business can make is unplanned expansion. Growing too fast or without carefully considering what kind of infrastructure you will need to sustain a larger operation has proven to be the downfall of many companies. You especially want to plan out your IT strategy to give you centralized control of data and gain a more accurate picture of global operations.

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