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Why Attend IAITAM Spring ACE? To Learn the Reward of Self-Serve IT

on April 8, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Events Enterprise Digital Footprint News Self-service Software
When you have some essential knowledge about something that affects a lot of people, it’s important to share it. It’s in this spirit that Etelesolv (now Cimpl) will be presenting in San Diego at IAITAM Spring ACE 2015. Our talk is called “The Reward of Self-Service Audit” and will take place at 11:15am on April 28, 2015 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. This presentation will be given by our VP of Sales and Marketing. 
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Top Priorities for the 2015 IT Budget

on February 25, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | BYOD Security Mobile Devices IT Budget Cloud Software Trends Hardware Managed Services
As a CIO (or anyone else who has to manage technology for companies), you’re going to have to keep track of business IT trends all the time. We at Cimpl love to help you make your job easier, and that’s why we’re bringing you a summary and some analysis of  Spiceworks’  latest IT budget report for 2015.   Spiceworks’ study was created by gathering the  opinions of over 600 IT leaders across the world, representing diverse industries such as manufacturing (15%), Education (12%), and Health Care (9%) among many others. The report touches on many important areas.Read on to see what the numbers say! 
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A Big City Government Uses Cimpl to Encourage Accountability

The people have spoken (again): Using Cimpl saves taxpayer dollars It’s not just big companies who benefit from Cimpl – so do big governments! The giant 2015 hit parade of big Cimpl customers continues as a West Coast metropolis chooses Cimpl’s software to manage all their city employees’ wireline, wireless, and IT services. In this era of tightening government funding (regardless of the type of government), this city’s elected representatives saw the wonders that Cimpl was achieving for numerous other governments (and government organizations).
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7 Components of a Successful IT Budget

on December 26, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Cost Transparency Work Smarter IT Budget Software
It’s Boxing Day! Well, it’s Boxing Day, the day of bargains! I hope that you all had a great holiday yesterday, and that you’re relaxing and/or out getting some good deals at your favourite store. It might even be a good time to stock up on tech for the office. Don’t laugh – at one of my previous jobs, the boss actually bought four workstations on Boxing Day. It made sense – he saved nearly $2,000 that day!
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3 Take Home Benefits of Actionable Data Analytics

on December 10, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Big Data Work Smarter Actionable data analytics Software Benefits
By now, if you work in technology or big business (or just plain love learning about these two vibrant concepts), you’ll have heard of big data. Big data is found in just about all places, and pretty soon it very much will be. In fact, we wrote about some of the bigger feats in big data – a program that combines information from 20,000 sources, the Human Genome Project, and easy parking in LA – it’s all impressive (especially easy parking in LA)! The thing to notice about big data is that, on its own, big data achieves nothing. It needs to be paired with action. Which brings us to today’s topic: Actionable data analytics.
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Cimpl is Safe From the Poodlebleed Bug

on December 4, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Security Customers Software
The Poodle or Poodlebleed bug made international news recently. Before we get into details, it is important for us to inform you that:
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The World-Changing Impact of Big Data

on November 7, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Big Data Cost Transparency Automation Software Trends
What is Big Data? IBM defines “big data” as the culmination of data that is generated all around us from multiple sources. This data is continuously generated from everything in our surroundings. Because of the sheer volume of data, the only way to turn it all into useful information is through the deployment of emerging technologies that require vast amounts of processing power and integration software. Once enough data has been collected (even from what some would think to be unrelated events), trends emerge which offer big data analysts insights with great amounts of detail.
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The Sigmoid Curve: A Model for Constant Business Growth and Innovation

Everything in life is complex. But that’s not to say that there aren’t simple ways to explain or mathematically represent all natural phenomena. One such explanatory construct is the sigmoid curve, and it is a very useful way to explain all the changes that all human endeavours experience.
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7 Tips to Optimize Your Fall Telecom Inventory Cleanup

Fall is here. The leaves are changing colour and falling, the kids have been back to school for a while, and it’s now time to prepare for the coming cold months (both physically and mentally). It’s also a good moment to do some serious cleanup: There are leaves to rake and summer toys to (finally) put away. It’d be good to also clean things up at work as well.  Personally, fall is when I tend to clear out paperwork and think of ways to be more efficient.  This second part also extends to doing proper cleanup of your IT and telecom inventory to reduce your expenses!
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Track These Top 5 Items to Control Your Monthly Telecom Expenses

With all of the recent web-chatter on devices, security, and BYOD, it seems that attention has been diverted from one of the most important and fundamental items: Monthly billing. Sure, there’s great value in discussing how employees bring their own devices into the workplace, the way IT arranges security compliance, or the generosity of companies footing the bill for fancy new devices. But you still have to ask yourself this: How much does it all cost and each month? How can you manage it all? Here are the top 5 items to validate every month:
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Seven Keys to Creating High-Quality Software

on September 17, 2014 7:00 AM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Cost Transparency Tips Best Practices Automation Software
With the worldwide proliferation of technology, there is no shortage of software available to consumers of every stripe to serve every niche and need imaginable. As with all products, there are different grades of software quality. We’re obviously uninterested in shovelware; it’s high-quality software that matters. What then, constitutes high-quality software? Software is considered to be of a high quality when it meets or exceeds customer expectations and earns customer satisfaction. To break this down further, quality signifies more than just usability, robustness, efficiency, reliability, maintainability, portability, and reusability.  The meaning of quality extends to include flexibility, orchestration, process automation, and integration with external software.  High-quality software lowers costs and eliminates waste which ultimately delivers profit to the client at a large scale. Moreover, software should be well-maintained and improved over time to continuously deliver value to the customer.   
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Software Audits: Why You NEED to Care and How to Prepare

on July 25, 2014 8:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | BYOD Policy Compliance Audit IT cost management Software
…And the answer is, you’re probably not… Ah, software audits. They’re a source of anxiety for organizations, but are, unfortunately, a wholly necessary activity for software creators. Software producers lose at least 10% of their revenue from pirated or unlicensed software use by end users. In concrete numbers, this amounts to $34-64 billion in losses per year for software producers as a whole.  
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