Blog about Efficiency & Productivity

Thoughts & ideas about Efficiency & Productivity from My IT

  • Work/Life Changes Post Covid19

    May 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    I am currently sitting on my couch, drinking coffee, listening to the birds outside and I’m working. Because of the malleability of working remotely, I have been able to leave New Orleans to be with my family in Houston. Like many people during...

  • Using Technology to Engage Team Members Remotely
    May 8, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Last week, one of my favorite (canceled) sitcoms, Parks and Recreation, had a one-night special. A reoccurring theme of the episode was a phone tree where a phone call would start with one person calling another and then it passes on down to th...

  • Good Thing We're Not Fighting COVID-05
    April 15, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    Yes, that title is a bit tongue and cheek, but there is a lot of truth in it too. Sheltering-in-place is not fun, especially for a social culture like here in Louisiana, but thanks to technology we have memes galore touting the fact that we can ...

  • Business Continuity: A Remote Workforce
    March 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    As a New Orleans native and a Business Technology Strategist professionally, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are always on my mind due to our area’s susceptibility to hurricanes. Therefore, I’m always looking for ways...

  • 5 apps to power up your productivity
    February 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Should most of us attempt to describe a typical day in two words we’d say endless scrolling.

    Whether it is checking what’s landed on your feed on social media or looking for productivity apps that actually work, those words hit the mark!


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    Is Your IT a Decade Behind? [Checklist]
    December 31, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Is Your IT a Decade Behind? [Checklist]

    Today, nearly every business could be classified as a technology company because of the shear amount of technology utilized in daily operations and ...

  • The ROI of SSD vs HDD Hard Drives
    April 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) are storage types that come in different shapes and sizes to fit all machines, but when it comes to selecting the right storage type for your workstations, businesses need to understand the distinction...

  • Our Favorite Business Apps
    March 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    Here at My IT, we’re all about leveraging technology to improve efficiencies to help our clients grow and be more profitable. Over the past five years, we’ve over doubled our company’s client base while only adding a few new team members because of our ...

  • Productivity Improvements with iOS11
    October 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Apple’s new operating system, iOS11, is chock full of fun new features like gifs integrated in the Photo app and VR flyover cities. Instead of listing the 100+ changes, let’s focus on the twelves updates that can improve productivity for your business.<...

  • What Does IoT Mean for Your Office? The Office of the Near Future.
    June 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things, IoT for short, but you may not have known it was called IoT and you may think it is decades away from ever happening. A “connected office” it isn’t that far-fetched either, nor is it years away. Per Gartn...

  • ROI of the Right Workstations for The Right People
    April 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    All decisions at My IT come down to ROI, regardless of whether they are for us or our clients. One of the most significant changes many of our new clients learn working with us is the cost savings of buying more expensive workstations for their employee...

  • What Technology Do I Need for Mobile Employees?
    December 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    So, how do we classify a mobile employee? – This is the on-the-go-employee, “road warrior” that primarily works out of a car, work truck, airport gates, hotels, or coffee shops. These mobile employees occasionally come to the office or work from home. (...

  • Can Technology Make Us More Profitable?
    March 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    I get one question all the time from high-growth executives, “Can technology make us more profitable?"

    Oftentimes, their companies already use systems for accounting and CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and they are not sure (1) what p...

  • 5 Tools to Optimize Your Business
    March 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Your IT department should be a profit center in your business, not an expense. If your technology isn’t providing you a strong ROI (Return On Investment) compared to doing things manually, then you probably need to rethink your business plan or get a go...

  • ROI of Free Technology
    February 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    As business people, we have to evaluate the ROI (Return On Investment) of everything, even free stuff. It seems like everything these days is free – free apps, free trials, free versions, even doing-it-yourself is free – but is it really free?

    We ...

  • ROI of Using Multiple Monitors
    January 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    You’ve probably been in an office where nearly every employee has multiple monitors. And you may be wondering why they need so many monitors. Is it worth it for your company to get additional monitors?

    Benefits of Multiple Monitors:

  • What Technologies Do I Need for Employees to Work from Home?
    November 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    More and more companies are looking at allowing their employees to work from home. Whether it is just for emergencies or for full-time remote employment, executives need to look at their IT infrastructure to ensure they are ready for remote working.

  • What is a Good Internet Speed for My Business? Q&A
    November 1, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    It would be nice if the IT indu...

  • Life Cycle Management of Your Technology Can Save You Thousands Annually
    October 11, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    Life Cycle Management is a proactive philosophy where you spend a nickel today to save a quarter in subsequent years. [Do not read any further if you have no interest in investing for the future and are in a survival mode.]

    This proactive philosop...