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We have seen a significant increase in the interest in IT Managed Services as businesses are looking for ways to streamline processes while increasing effectiveness. Today’s business needs to focus on the their core products and services and IT Managed Services makes this a reality.” – Larry Dukes, SPRY Technologies

As the international business community continues to pick up the pieces from the recession, companies have chosen significant streamlining of operations. Currently the immediate future looks positive, with some light shining through at the end of the tunnel. Businesses are starting to hire again, there is a movement to refocus on not just surviving, but making a profit.

Through this worldwide recession and the competitive market, companies have come to realize the importance of making the optimum use of their IT infrastructure and finding innovative ways to cut costs. Reuters Service predicts that over 21% of companies will choose an outside organization to manage their network environment to save on costs in the coming years. The consolidation and budgeting of resources means that these companies are now positioned to enjoy the benefits of strategic partnerships. Businesses now must run on leaner and more efficient budgets, as companies continue to maximize return on investment and operational expenditure.

We see a bright future for IT Managed Services with companies working at creating leaner business models, setting up strategic alliances and managing budgets, while simultaneously looking to ensure that they provide quality services to their users. The Managed Services providers (MSPs) are becoming a valuable resource for the companies looking to thrive.

IT Managed services are a fast growing best practice for modern businesses. SPRYTek is assisting customers in reducing their Network Costs by over 14%. If you are interested in learning  more about how SPRYtek can assist you with your IT Managed Services needs, please give us a call at 866-980-7779.

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Do you feel as if your company is always putting out fires? Get ahead of the crisis-cycle by anticipating the challenges your growing business will address ahead of time. SPRYTek’s unique set of experience and expert consultants has the ability to share with you the leading indicators, best practices and team building that will give your business the tools it needs to succeed in today’s fast-paced world.

If you have the skills to anticipate potential problems before they arise, even plan ahead so little to no unforeseen issues could hamper progress, then you can compete with the major players in your industry. We take the best practices of the Fortune 500 and apply them to your business in a custom but scalable fashion that makes you proactive instead of reactive.

Empower your team to become aware of potential obstacles before they happen through proper training and accountability. By giving your employees the ability to flag an impending crisis, you will be able to address and resolve the challenge and move forward—ultimately saving time and money.

You do not have to go it alone when it comes to growing your business. With the assistance of expert resources, your business can save time, money and succeed. Let SPRYTek’s team work with you to put together the best strategy and processes for you.

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SPRYTek was proud sponsor of the Daetwyler Golf OutingSPRYTek was a proud sponsor of the “Daetwyler Golf Outing”
at the Warrior Golf Club,
Friday June 18, 2010. 
The event was well attended, with proceeds benefiting
“The Mayor of Huntersville’s Destination Success Fund”.  
Larry and Rick enjoyed a day of golf
and met a great group of community business leaders.

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Business today needs to be supported by a structure that is in charge of, and defines process standards, and to do this, many organizations are now turning to PMO. Program Management Office (PMO) is the department (or group) which is charged with standardizing and executing a business’ projects. An organization’s project management needs to be managed, documented and measured in addition to just completing a task—and that is one of the benefits of PMO.

Effective project management should be based on the accepted, industry standard methodologies such as PMBOK or PRINCE2. Increasingly, industry certification programs are becoming influential such as ISO9000 and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA). The government regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley have incited organizations to standardize processes, and increasingly the best practices of organizations around the globe are being adopted.

Here are some statistics: (Standish Group Chaos Report, 1995)

  • 90% of projects do not meet time, cost, or quality targets.
  • Only 9% of large, 16% of medium and 28% of small company projects were completed on time, within budget and delivered measurable business and stakeholder benefits.

In our own research, technology is not the most critical factor for businesses success! Inadequate project management implementation constitutes approximately 1/3 of project failures, communication challenges account for about 1/5 of failure and unfamiliarity with scope and complexity constitutes almost 1/5 as well. That means that the majority of project failures are due to lack of and/or improper implementation of project management methodologies.

Establishing a PMO group is not a short-term strategy to lower costs, but rather a comprehensive plan for achieving better results—which could lead to lower costs!  

PMOs may take other functions beyond standards and methodology, and participate in Strategic Project Management either as facilitator or actively as owner of the Portfolio Management process. Tasks may include monitoring and reporting on active projects, following up on projects until completion, and reporting progress to top management for strategic decisions on what projects to continue or cancel.

If you are interested in learning how PMO can help your organization become more productive as well as adhere to the industry best-practices, please contact us at 866-980-7779.

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