All posts by Joe Stangarone

About Joe Stangarone

Joe Stangarone is a 30+ year veteran of the IT industry and president of mrc—the software company behind the award winning development platform, m-Power. Joe shares his leadership and technology insights through the Cup of Joe Blog, focusing primarily on ways businesses can save time, money, and increase productivity using technology.

What are the “true costs” of Business Intelligence?

EducationSummary: While implementing Business Intelligence can drive revenue and save money, some businesses overlook many of the deployment and ownership costs of BI. Besides the cost of software, they don’t anticipate the fees that crop up during some BI implementations. In this article, we explore some of the “true costs” of Business Intelligence.
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5 (more) reasons why end users bypass the IT department

EducationSummary: “Shadow IT” is a term used to describe IT solutions and systems created and applied inside companies without their authorization. How can you control the rise of Shadow IT in your business? You must first understand why it happens. Why do users feel the need to circumvent IT in the first place? In this article, we explore a few more reasons and share some tips to help you control Shadow IT.
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7 reasons why end users bypass the IT department

EducationSummary: “Shadow IT” is a term used to describe IT solutions and systems created and applied inside companies without their authorization. How can you control the rise of Shadow IT in your business? You must first understand why it happens. Why do users feel the need to circumvent IT in the first place? In this article, we explore a few reasons and share some tips to help you control Shadow IT.
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