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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.