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Qualified IT staffing that's available when you need it

Interviews are now a thing of the past. Let CimaCare introduce you to the future of Staff Augmentation and Virtual CIOs.

You need a CIO to provide your business with critical insights and strategy. But you don't have weeks to invest in identifying, recruiting, and training one. CimaCare Managed Services can provide high level thought leadership on an as-needed basis as well as staffing resources for a variety of support needs.

The technology you need, right when you need it

CimaCare Managed Services is a managed services offering serving the Dallas metro area, and we're dedicated to helping businesses like yours get end-to-end support for their IT needs. In short, if there's anything you need to drive success in your IT environment, we want to be the one to offer it to you.

Hands-off data backup and recovery that just works

CimaCare Managed Services is a managed services offering serving the Dallas metro area, and we're dedicated to helping businesses like yours get end-to-end support for their IT needs. In short, if there's anything you need to drive success in your IT environment, we want to be the one to offer it to you.

Learn how CimaCare can deliver better results for your business

As a business leader, you have a lot on your plate: keeping track of what your competitors are doing, learning what your customers wants, and then calibrating your products and services accordingly. Adding to the complexity is the fact that all these factors are constantly changing, and so require your constant attention. With so much of your time dedicated to performing these basic business tasks, it's clear that you have very little time left over for anything else that might distract you from them.

Getting the most value possible from your managed service provider relationship

If you read our last blog post on the subject of managed service providers, then you're now aware of some of the basics involved with working with an MSP. However, there's no getting around the fact that working with an MSP costs money. You're now probably wondering what it takes to make sure you get the most value possible out of the funding you dedicate to working with an MSP.

Understanding the pros and cons of break/fix IT services

In our last post in this series, we provided an introduction to two different business models for IT service providers: managed services and break/fix. As promised, we will now take a deeper dive into the pros and cons of each of these options, to give you more insight into why we consider managed services to be the preferable option for most use cases.

Understanding different IT service models: Break/fix versus managed services

As small and midsize businesses get larger, one of the main issues they have to address is building and managing an increasingly complex IT environment. For these businesses, working with an IT service provider can remove the pressure of managing IT for themselves. However, deciding to work with an IT service provider is only one part of the equation. The business must then decide which kind of service provider they wish to work with, and this can often be a confusing decision to make.

ITIL Part 2: Service Strategy

In my previous post, I talked about the benefits of implementing an ITIL based management approach to your organization.    As mentioned the framework is very complex and detailed.  At Cima, we take a methodical structured approach in helping organizations implement their ITSM strategy.   Planning is a large component to the success of any project, the same holds true for implementing an ITSM framework.  Perfect execution of a plan can still result in a project failure if the strategic planning is flawed.  The CimaCare vCIO is designed to help implement a service strategy that is valuable and functional for the organization.  In this segment, I will talk about the idea of Service Strategy and the role it plays in technology.

What is ITIL and how can I use it within my IT organization?

Best Practices breed organizational excellence

Are your systems constantly going down for unplanned outages due to someone implementing a ‘fix’ for another workload?   Your organization was unaware of the change and its potential impact on other areas of the business. Perhaps there is an opportunity to look at implementing an Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) plan.

MSPs 101: Your introduction to the managed service provider, and how it can help your business

The popularity of managed service providers as an alternative or supplement to traditional in-house IT teams had grown significantly in recent years. In a recent report from the research firm CompTIA, two-thirds of organizations surveyed said that they had used the IT services of an external provider at some point within the last year. You could say that using a 3rd party to augment your IT is essentially managed services but there is much more to it than just that.