The ROI of Standardization

David Bourgeois

As we onboard new clients, we educate them on the power of standardizing their hardware and the financial benefits of doing so. By standardization, I don’t mean every user at My IT has the same computer or every person in your company needs the same devices, but you should be able to create groups of users that have similar needs. For example, an engineer needs a more powerful computer than someone in administration because the engineer runs CAD programs that take up a lot of memory and storage. Also, a mechanic or someone working in the field needs a durable laptop while that engineer will prefer the speed of a desktop model. Creating a few basic user groups or profiles allows you to standardize your hardware while still giving each employee the right tool for the job.

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Topics: High Growth, Efficiency & Productivity

ROI of the Right Workstations for The Right People

David Bourgeois

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 employees.

How can it be cheaper to buy a more expensive computer? A workstation, or any device really, is a tool and having the right tool for the job makes the employee more productive.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Can Technology Make Us More Profitable?

Guest Author

Guest post by Neel Sus, CEO & founder of Susco, a business solutions-focused web and mobile app development firm.  

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 processes could be improved and (2) if there is a business case to improve them.  

Over the years, we've identified some very clear indicators for when it's time to invest in technology to improve processes (and your bottom line); some indicators are so obvious it hurts because you’ll wish you thought of it earlier while other are subtle. Either way, if you see these indicators in your business, I recommend talking with someone to review the ROI of implementing a potential change.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

5 Tools to Optimize Your Business

David Bourgeois

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 good IT support team on hand quickly.

With this frame of thinking, we review every aspect of our business and our clients businesses thinking about the ROI. If the ROI doesn’t make sense, we don’t proceed. If the ROI is strong, it should be a no brainer. My rule is to never make lateral moves for the sake of change; every move must be a step up.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

ROI of Free Technology

David Bourgeois

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?

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

ROI of Using Multiple Monitors

David Bourgeois

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:

  • Increased Productivity – Whether switching between programs, copying & pasting items, or comparing two elements, it is more efficient with more than one monitor and you can do the task without losing focus. Also, having an additional monitor can give you a dedicated communication screen for things like email, Slack, Twitter, or dashboards.
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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

What Technology Do I Need For Mobile Employees?

Patrick Leonard

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. (If you’re looking for advice for full time remote employees working from home or satellite office instead of being road warriors, read What Technologies Do I Need for Employees to Work from Home?)

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

What Technologies Do I Need for Employees to Work from Home?

Patrick Leonard

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.

First off, why do employees want to work from home?

Some employees want the flexibility to stay home with a sick child or even if they are slightly sick. Having access to work allows them to stay functional and not burn PTO (Personal Time Off) days and to meet deadlines. Other employees seek to work from home to focus on work without the distractions of an office, such as people knocking on their door or the noise of working in an open environment. Working from home also lets employees with long commutes shrink their work day because they do not need to spend hours commuting. Heck, they can get by with a quick shower instead of getting dressed up for work, which also saves time.

As an employer, you have benefits too.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

What is a Good Internet Speed for My Business? Q&A

David Bourgeois

It would be nice if the IT industry had a simple formula that says a company with 20 employee’s needs an internet connection with “X speed” or a company with 50 workstations needs an internet connection with “Y speed”. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Why? Because there are too many variables and intangibles needed to create the formula needed to find this magical number. Things such as how many users will being using the Internet, how many of them will use it at the same time, how does each user plan to use the Internet for business (and pleasure), etc. As you can see, this becomes less science and more of a game of logically guessing exactly what is needed.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Life Cycle Management of Your Technology Can Save You Thousands Annually

David Bourgeois


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 philosophy is important to budgeting for your company and forecasting expenditures. It helps you distribute the expenses that you will eventually incur regardless of when you spend your dollars. You are probably in the position where you cannot choose to have a computer or not for your employees, so if you have 50 employees, then you need 50 computers. So it is not a question of if they get a new computer, but when that computer gets replaced.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

About My IT's Blog

We believe an educated client is the best client, therefore, we share our knowledge with executives and business owners looking for a fair, knowledgeable IT firm that fits well with their company and objectives.

My IT helps companies to protect their data, become more efficient and productive, and to boost high-growth using technology. In our blog, we discuss these topics and our extensive expertise working with medical practices, construction industry companies, and auto dealerships.

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