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Business Information Group (BIG) employees, families volunteer for Leg Up Farm fall clean-up day

YORK, PA. (20 September 2017) — Business Information Group (BIG), a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania, is pleased to participate in a fall clean-up day for Leg Up Farm, a nonprofit therapy center in York County for children with special needs.

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Business Information Group (BIG) Hires Eight in August

York, PA– Business Information Group (www.businessinformationgroup.com) announced that they have hired eight employees in the month of August and are anticipating additional hires in September.

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You’ve Implemented a New ERP – Now what?

Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning platform can be a daunting challenge. The investment in time and resources is usually something that most large organizations only undertake in rare occasions, and fairly infrequently.  Now that the system is Live and the organization is using the new tools available, many organizations simply return to focus on their core business, and the project team that implemented the new software returns to their “day jobs”.

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Outsourcing or Strategic Partnerships

In 1989, Eastman Kodak made a bold and revolutionary business decision: rather than figuring out how to build a new data processing center, they partnered with IBM who would design, build, and then manage Kodak’s new facility.  This decision, while criticized heavily at the time, is widely regarded as the deal that kick-started the IT outsourcing frenzy.

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717/223 Area Code Overlay FAQ’s

Get the quick facts and best practices of the new 717/223 Area Code Overlay

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Business Information Group (BIG) hosting Book Bag Drive for Northeastern School District

BIG is hosting a back-to-school Book Bag Drive for Northeastern School District.

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What is Unified Communications and What are the Benefits

It is described as integrating communications in order to optimize business processes.  That means that a company is able to unify its typical business processes of both real-time (phone calls, conference calls, videoconferencing) and non real-time (voicemail, email) communications.

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Not All Clouds Have a Silver Lining

The “Cloud”:  the wonderful, magical buzz-word that aims to solve all of IT’s cost issues and ease of access to business data. Depending on what side of the IT organization one falls The Cloud can either be a worthwhile way to save on IT expenditures and maintenance costs or yet another third-party service that requires management, recurring service charges, and worry about the security of the organization’s data.

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Jennifer Dangro Named Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Business Information Group, Inc.

Strategically placing employees to further improve their team

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Business Information Group (BIG) Had Significant Growth in the Past 9 Weeks

BIG’s Full Service Networking, Wireless, and Application Development teams are expanding. In 9 weeks they have grown by 11 employees.

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Business Information Group (BIG) to volunteer with Lancaster Dare to Dream as part of Give BIG Give Back initiative

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Deep Dive into Backup Best Practices

The data that we create every day is what we rely on to keep business moving forward.  What if one day the data is no longer available?  This may be due to ransomware, natural disaster, infrastructure failure or theft.  How can your company recover from an incident like this?  There are many different directions we can take this conversation but for right now let’s just focus how we are backing the data up.

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Business (Lack of) Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) entered the popular business lexicon in the late 1990s, and has grown to such prominence that there are entire careers and service industries centered around business intelligence, and how it can give any organization with the resources a huge competitive advantage.

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Business Information Group (BIG) volunteers with Home Helps as part of Give BIG Give Back initiative

YORK, PA. (19 June 2017) — Employees from Business Information Group (BIG), a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania, volunteered on June 9, 2017, with Home Helps. Operated through Servants, Inc., the Home Helps program provides repair and maintenance services for low-income older adults, disabled individuals and single-parent homeowners who are living in an unsafe or unhealthy home in York and Lancaster counties.

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Business Information Group (BIG) launches BIG University, focused on technology and its impact on our communities

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Jumping into the ERP Swimming Pool

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are often the keystone by which all business processes are built around.  Modern ERP systems are tailored to the specific industries they support, ranging from construction, retail, manufacturing, or even agriculture.

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Mike Nitchman Named Vice President of Networking Operations

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Smart Cities: Coming Soon

Technology has been advancing rapidly in the last few years and we are now seeing such futuristic things like driverless cars, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. We are all familiar with poor mobile phone coverage, dropped calls and slow data speeds. However we are now moving into a world where everything will be connected together, creating a world where billions of devices communicate with each other in real time, fully automating our lives. We will all live in Smart Cities…

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Technology in Construction: From Cost Center to Strategic Partner

The realm of the traditional IT department and related staff used to be in a back corner of the office, emerging only when a business user ran into a problem, or the network or a critical server suddenly stopped working.  In traditionally conservative industries like the Engineering and Construction space, this delegation of IT to the background who only becomes useful when something stops working is even more prevalent.

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Business Information Group (BIG) presents Pup Crawl in downtown York to benefit York County SPCA

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Business Information Group (BIG) raises $250 for ACCESS York as part of Give BIG Give Back

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Put your Trust in ‘BIG’ Technology Solutions – CPBJ 25 Year Milestone

It’s the company’s core values that keep BIG and its employees grounded and determined to give back to the locale that provided its start. Those values emphasize continuous learning, open communication, honesty, change and excellence. These are key to BIG’s mission and to the way the firm serves its clients.

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York County Food Bank selected as next organization for GIVE BIG GIVE BACK campaign as BIG celebrates 25 years.

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How Acquisition of Information Technology Services is Shifting

The traditional model of acquiring technology services is time and material; your server broke and your provider showed up to repair with no end in sight on what the dreaded bill was going to be.  The longer it took to diagnose and repair the more money it cost you, the consumer.  This often left clients feeling frustrated and vulnerable.    More recently technology providers have started to offer a more comprehensive acquisition model that is proving to be mutually beneficial, leaving clients satisfied, while providing the insight necessary to affordably remediate in a timely manner.  Many technology firms refer to this offering as Managed IT Services.

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LifePath Christian Ministries first recipient of GIVE BIG GIVE BACK

LifePath Christian Ministries is thrilled to be the first partner in GIVE BIG GIVE BACK, a yearlong initiative of York-based Business Information Group (BIG) as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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Protecting Your Organization from Internal Threats

Security is a topic that we hear about everywhere, from big box stores like Target to the Presidential Election.  Security is something that every company should be evaluating and planning for, so why aren’t they, because security is inconvenient.

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Business Information Group (BIG) Announces Citrix Partnership

Business Information Group announced today they have entered into a partnership with Citrix.

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The Evolution of Backup: Is Your Organization Prepared for the Threats of Data Loss?

Years ago data backups were great insurance in the case of a catastrophic hardware failure. However, the need to restore from those backups was relatively infrequent. Many folks would question the value of expensive data backup systems because it was insurance that was rarely or never needed. Those days are long gone.

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Hacked Today: Gone Tomorrow – Cyber Security Considerations Every Business Should Take

Although the Construction Industry is not top of mind when thinking about the industries that fall victim to most cyber-attacks it is still a critical threat to any business that is connected to the internet. Based on the way a construction company and its associated partners access and share data; Cyber Security should be a component of risk mitigation for every company.

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Considering Cloud: Consider This

Cloud revenue is estimated to be $149.12B by 2019*.  I think it’s safe to say that cloud services and applications are here to stay; 59% of companies indicate that they are using some sort of cloud service for at least 1 or 2 applications*.

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