NPI Technology Management Blog

NPI Technology Management announced today that John Burton, cofounder and president of NPI, will retire in 2018, remaining with NPI in an advisory role. In a statement to employees and clients, Eric Hart, NPIs CEO, said, “John is an outstanding leader who shepherded the company through the journey to become the technology management partner and […]

We celebrated founder John Burton’s retirement last Friday. He will still work with us as a consultant between fishing trips!

This article first appeared in the All About IT column of Vermont Business People in July 2018.   It has never been more important for Vermont businesses to make the right technology investment decisions.  They currently spend an estimated 2 to 5% of their revenue on technology purchases, which amounts to hundreds of millions of […]

This article was jointly written by Eric Hart of NPI Technology Management and Alex Meyer of Renaissance Information Systems. We share the view that strategic planning is the best approach to managing business growth. Not every business wants to grow in size.  Vermont statistics bear this out.  Of the nearly 22,000 firms in the state 80% employ fewer than 10 […]

Meet Sonja Shaver Fuller

- May 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Sonja Shaver Fuller has joined NPI as a Client Technology Manager. As a Senior Vice-President of Chittenden Bank, she gained a deep understanding of business processes and finance, which will allow her to create technology plans that truly serve business needs. What insights will Sonja bring to your business […]

Matthew has joined NPI as a summer intern. He attends McGill University with a major in Linguistics and a minor in Computer Sciences. His duties will include working closely with senior technicians, evaluation of new product and service options, and assisting at on-site client visits. We are thrilled to add Matthew to the team!


- May 18, 2018

John Burton appeared on WCAX-TV in 2015 and 2016 to discuss computer security. Reporter Keith McGilvray said that John “makes the complex simple” and in these clips he offers password advice, describes ransomware and explains the importance of backups. December 12, 2015 What is Ransomware? June 9, 2016 World Backup Day November 1, 2016 Preventing […]

As part of our 30 Years of Helping initiative to celebrate our 30th anniversary, six members of the NPI staff spent a day at the Sara Holbrook Community Center doing yard work, washing windows and painting. Another team of employees built a cornhole game. It was great to get them ready for spring and the […]

Technology budgeting helps businesses allocate resources for important goals and initiatives. Without a budget, IT managers are forced to request and justify every IT expenditure as it arises, adding process overhead. A well-crafted budget relies on a multi-year technology roadmap. The roadmap details new initiatives and ongoing spending on a quarter-by-quarter basis for the current […]

As part of our 30 Years of Helping initiative, six members of the NPI staff performed yard clean up for the Sara M. Holbrook Community Center today. This is as part of an ongoing project to prepare the Center for spring.