IT projects don't happen in a vacuum. Technology professionals are no longer left to their own devices outside the purview of ROI expectations and line-of-business objectives. Now, IT projects are an integral part of organizational strategy. The problem? It's easy for IT project management to get off track when local admins are also tasked with both handling in-house IT troubleshooting and end-user satisfaction. At Column Technologies, we've developed a unique set of project management (PM) services to help your company stay on task, on time and on budget. Here's how it works.

Think of how long you could manage without a paycheck. Now think how long your company could manage without revenue. Then think about how crippled your business would be if a disaster took your computers off line. Recovering from a computer outage isn't hypothetical. According to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, more than a third of businesses lost at least one critical application, server, or file for several hours in 2014; nearly 20 percent lost a critical application for days; and 25 percent lost a significant part of their data center for at least a few hours.

Moving To DevOps? Five Key Considerations

DevOps — the combination of IT development and operations teams — is quickly going mainstream as companies look to eliminate “siloing” and increase IT throughput as part of their larger business strategy. In fact, 2016 may see up to 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations adopting DevOps to boost their bottom line. However, making the switch means more than giving Devs and Ops teams shared office space and asking them to “work it out.” Here are five key considerations to improve your DevOps deployment.