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This article appeared in the March 2018 issue of Business People Vermont. Vermont companies depend heavily on technology to perform functions throughout the workplace. Every department feels the impact when systems aren’t working properly. Slow computers, software versions that lack functionality, and devices that unexpectedly stop working make it challenging to keeping pace with customer […]

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has come of age at just the right time. Statistics show that password compromises are by far the most likely reason companies experience data breaches. The most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report indicated that 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen, default, or weak passwords. The time has come to “up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Many manufacturing firms are seriously kicking the tires on ERP options delivered as a Cloud service.  This may make a lot of financial sense if the business is in the market for a new ERP.  Cloud ERP systems have favorable payment structures and easily expand/contract with today’s business needs. ERP vendors are heavily investing in […]

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 […]

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, […]