2019 SMB Technology Trends: A Mid-Year Review

Business and technology publications that cover the SMB market have a habit of predicting trends at the start of every year. SMB Group’s “Top 10 SMB Technology Trends of 2019” report, which was sponsored by Oracle and published in January, stood out as a particularly comprehensive review for this year.

Focus on Tech each week during SBAM’s Focus on Business show

Partnering with IT Managed Services Provider
Each week, we'll showcase a managed service provider that exemplifies greatness.  This week, we bring you Providence from Lansing, MI.  Jeff and team host a weekly show focused on making technology easy!

Tune in each week or watch online for a fresh look at using technology to power your business success!

Entitled to the Presents of an Attorney: A Christmas Wish List for Law Firms

Since the holiday season has come and Christmas day is around the corner, we’ve decided to write a wish list for Santa, documenting what technology trends and improvements lawyers should implement in the new year. If you’re a lawyer, and you need help constructing a list of gifts that benefit you, and your clients, look no further… Cima and Santa have you covered.

Security for SMART Law Firms

Given that Cima’s IT Managed Services works closely with those in the legal industry, I have decided to write about technology trends and certain recommendations that law firms should apply.  While security is top of mind with all of our clients, we find our law firms to be the most diligent.

Lessons From a Merger

This month marks the anniversary of our first merger and acquisition.  What a great experience it has been. I thought I’d list out the top 5 lessons learned that have made this a successful partnership: 

Ego - Or rather, the putting aside of one’s ego.

Nutanix .NEXT 2018 Conference Musings

The Future of HyperConverged Infrastructure.
My mother taught me that who I keep company with tells others a lot about who you are. As a technology solutions provider, those "friends" are the innovators we partner with. Those partnerships forge our identity:

"We are an IBM Gold Partner"
"We are a VMware Enterprise Solutions Provider"
"We are a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider".
"We are a VEEAM Cloud Service Provider"

A few years ago we decided to partner with Nutanix.

Hey Alexa! Meet “My Tech Support”

The Alexa Skill You've Been Waiting For Has Finally Arrived
As a valued member of the Cima Solutions Group family, by now you've already had the pleasure of interacting with our account and our support system in a wide range of different ways. You know that anytime you have a problem, you can just submit a support ticket and someone will be able to take care of anything and everything as quickly as possible.

We’re Living in a MultiCloud World

First off, I would like to apologize to all the Madonna fans out there for my bad knock-off but, yes, we are living in a Multicloud world! Multicloud is described as “the use of multiple cloud computing services in a single heterogeneous architecture”. At first blush, you would think that’s just for large enterprises.

The Mechanics of Digital Transformation For Government and the Public Sector

As we've previously stated, most successful digital transformation efforts achieve that status by not just prioritizing modern technology, but doing so in a way that allows them to improve their customer-facing efforts. Digital transformation for government and other public sector organizations doesn't change that - it's still true, albeit from a slightly different angle.

Digital Transformation for Enterprises: Why “Bigger” Doesn’t Always Mean “Better”

According to one recent study, digital transformation spending is expected to top $1.7 trillion by as soon as 2019 - a massive 42% increase from the money being spent as recently as the end of last year. In 2017 alone, 47% of CEOs said that they were facing increased pressure from boards and other stakeholders to make progress in terms of digitizing their affairs.

The decision to switch to an entirely new IT support model isn't easy, but our free eBook certainly makes it clear.CLICK!