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This guest blog was written by Michael Ly, CEO and Founder of Reconciled It.  Both NPI and Reconciled It share the view that outsourcing business functions to experts yields both financial and operational benefits. No matter what type of business you have, efficiently and accurately managing your finances is critical to your success. In fact, over […]

How do you know if your IT staff or technology service provider is right for your business? Do they really understand the fundamentals? Are they following best practices? Many owners and C-level executives resist getting into the weeds when the topic is technology. They hired an outsourced vendor or in-house support staff to take care […]

NPI Technology Management, located in South Burlington, announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named them to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex […]

This article was jointly written by Bryan Ducharme of Venture 7 Advisors and John Burton of  NPI Technology Management.  Our companies share the view that there are important strategic and operational advantages to outsourcing the IT function to experts. Business owners who have built companies over time need to plan for their exit well in advance. Any […]

Most every business is driven to make business investments that both increase productivity and maximize profits. The most common way to reach these goals is to minimize costs, add more value to products and expand market share.  To achieve these objectives, CEOs and other key decision makers have to fully realize the value of technology […]

Today’s successful businesses must fully exploit technology to achieve important goals. Unfortunately many struggle to reap maximum results from their technology choices. In a study by CompTIA about the business relevance of technology in small businesses, 58% of owners or management rated the ROI of their technology investment as good or excellent. For the others, […]

Cloud file services allow businesses to store and access business files (typically MS Office, images and files created by other applications). Storing files in the Cloud eliminates the need for a local server and makes the files available from anywhere. Using the Cloud also avoids the large capital expenses associated with a server refresh (usually […]

Businesses with under 100 computers are always looking for new technology to generate a competitive edge. So what might be new in 2018 that can enable a small business to get ahead?  Here are a few developments on the horizon that will improve companies in the coming year. More Collaboration To stay competitive, a small […]

This article first appeared in the All About IT column of Vermont Business People in January 2017.   As a small-business owner or manager, you may think your company is too small to be concerned about data breaches and data risk management. If so, you aren’t alone. Sixty-eight percent of business owners surveyed in 2017 […]

It is hard to be a Luddite and love technology at the same time. Let me explain: typically a Luddite is a person who opposes technology. But I think that the advances in AI and IOT, for example, are exciting and hold great potential. So you might say I am a “selective” Luddite. Working in […]