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Today’s Tasty News: Giant Food Company Grows Business with Cimpl

Another customer success story We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. And boy, do we succeed. This pattern of service is what draws in clients and keeps them loyal. It also means that they trust us with more business. That’s why one of the biggest food companies in Canada and the world has more than just renewed Cimpl’s mandate in managing wireline and wireless expense. They’ve now nearly doubled the volume of assets that they want us to help manage. 
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Business Automation: 4 Best Ways to Help CIOs Sell Their Vision of IT

Because technology evolves quickly, one of the biggest challenges faced by CIOs and IT managers is to be adaptable in adopting new IT for the organization’s changing needs. It’s a big job though – CIOs can’t do it alone. If you’re a CIO, you’re going to need buy-in from other departments. Here are 4 strategies to get everyone else on board with your vision of good IT management:
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We’re Launching CimplControl at CIO Synergy Toronto 2015

*Please note that Etelesolv has changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016. On March 26, 2015 between 11am and 7pm Canada’s technology leaders will be gathering in Toronto at CIO Synergy 2015. That’s why we’re doing the world premiere launch of CimplControl, our newest technology management solution, right here. We want to share our latest innovation in IT management with as many Canadian thought leaders in technology as possible– and CIO Synergy was just the right venue! Register now and get a sneak peek on the future of IT.
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For Companies to Win, the CIO Must Partner with other Chief Executives

on March 4, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Big Data BYOD Security IT Assets IT Expense Management IT Budget
Evolving business IT usage  means constant changes in how departments interact with each other. As seen previously, Chief Information Officers (CIOs ) are adopting (or at least exploring) BYOD, cloud computing and Big Data (among other trends) to meet business needs.   However, when thinking about technology, we have the misconception that the CIO is the only person responsible for managing it all. That used to be true, but not anymore... The times are changing According to a recent Gartner survey, CIOs are finding that they have to improve communication with other leaders in their organizations because IT itself is becoming increasingly necessary to business strategies. In the survey, the top 3 reasons for CIOs to seek stronger relationships with other business units were: To gain a clearer understanding of business strategies and priorities (21%); To identify initiatives and projects to focus on (19%); To build more collaborative relationships with business executives (17%);
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Encourage accountability with better e-waste management this holiday!

Out of sight is not out of mind Well, it’s the holiday season! If this holiday season follows the usual gift-giving trends, there will be a lot of things bought and given (or kept, for those who love to spoil themselves a little). In fact, Forrester Research thinks we’re going to set a record just for online purchases. It’d be hard to see how this won’t happen.
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What is an Asset?

on November 19, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | IT Assets IT Expense Management Tips ITIL
An important question to ask when we’re trying to stretch IT budgets What is an asset? Depending on the context, the word “asset” can be defined in many. It’s something we don’t often think about, but it’s important all the same.
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What is ITSM? An Important Question in IT Asset Management

Remember: ITIL is not the same as ITSM In a blog post last week, we stated that ITIL (which stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library) has close ties to ITSM (which stands for stands for IT Service Management). Note the underlying message here: ITIL and ITSM are not identical! This distinction isn’t always clear, and so, in the spirit of helpfulness, we’re going to highlight the key points to note regarding ITSM so as to clarify the difference between ITIL and ITSM. This is an important topic in IT asset management, after all.
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What Is ITIL And How Can It Help You Work Smarter?

What is ITIL? According to Axelos, ITIL is an acronym for “Information Technology Infrastructure Library”. It is a series of process books that outline the best practices for managing your IT services. ITIL was developed by the British government in the 1980s and was revised during the early 2000s developing into the series of volumes that it is today. ITIL has been implemented by various users from around the globe that number in the thousands. It is the most widely accepted IT best practices approach and is used by many major organizations. Some of these organizations include Microsoft, HP, Fujitsu, IBM and NASA, and there are many more. One of the added benefits of having such a widely-adopted program is that an entire industry can develop a common vocabulary and facilitate the overall communication among IT professionals.
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