IT Budget

Are You Neglecting Your Own Managerial Development

How long has it been since you spent time on your own growth as a manager? When is the last time you took an online class, attended a webinar, went to a conference, or picked up a coaching book? If it’s been a while, you probably feel stale. Your skill set is getting old school, […] Read More

How to Step Back and Watch Your Team Fly

“I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.” Lee Iacocca’s famous quote is effective in its simplicity and sensibility. And it’s a lesson we’ve all learned the hard way at least once. As managers, it’s our job to give our teams accurate data, proper tools, and positive direction. We […] Read More

Trust and the Relationship Between Strategy Formulation and Execution

Trust and the Relationship Between Strategy Formulation and Execution Your strategy failed. It happens. And it’s OK, because you’ll recover from whatever the reason was. Maybe you underestimated the competitive challenges. You didn’t keep up with market changes. Customer service mistakes were made. Money was mismanaged or allocated in ways that didn’t line up with […] Read More

Highlights from Cisco Live 2016

Cisco Live was the highlight of this week for the RAY ALLEN Team!   Our team highlighted our solutions and announcements at Booth 1218 this year and we were excited to share our success stories and solutions with those attending the annual Cisco event.  Our theme this year was focused on Clarity and Control as highlighted […] Read More

Budget Decreases While Quality Increases

The new millennium saw IT landscape disrupt the organizational operations across the world. Organizations became more and more amenable to adopting computer systems at an organizational level, partly to improve the efficiency of the operations, and partly driven by the necessity forced by the need to stay relevant. For an entire decade, people with IT […] Read More

Building the Perfectly Organized Procurement Department

In most organizations, a bit of a struggle, or shall we say, a mild dislike between the top level and the lower departmental level is almost a norm. The top management has its eyes set on the procurement costs, and always sees scope for improvement on that front. On the other hand, the departments tend […] Read More

The Innovation Potential of your Team

The ability to generate new ideas and products which result in continued business success is not limited to the talents of a select few. Rather, it’s innate potential in each employee that can be unlocked with the right company processes and support. Any business that succeeds in being innovative is sure to enjoy greater efficiency […] Read More

Success with Business Led IT

The last few decades have witnessed a massive investment of talents and resources in technological advancements, as various companies strive to realize their mission and vision. To this end, most businesses have created IT departments for their corporations, and have continued to fund them, to enhance the installation and operation of various software and technologies. […] Read More

Communication of IT Costs

As discussed in our recent post, IT cost transparency is defined as the knowledge of how business usage impacts the costs that are associated to IT. With the transition of IT into the new cloud and virtual systems, it is seen as a critical requirement for acceptance both inside the organization as well as outside. […] Read More