Optimal Insights

Plain-English answers to your questions about technology best practices.

Top 5 IT Budgeting Pitfalls – What not to overlook

It’s not easy to build an IT budget that is both accurate and agile. Between all the different vendor contract terms, pricing structures, support expiration dates, license renewals, hardware upgrades, and infrastructure changes, it’s hard enough to not overlook a key investment – and that’s just the beginning! Over our

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How to Get Buy-In for Cybersecurity Investments

There’s not a technology initiative under the sun that will be successful without buy-in. We’ve seen this first-hand over the three decades we’ve been in the IT service industry. Something else we’ve seen more than a few times: No matter how frightening cybersecurity statistics get, your leadership doesn’t think anything

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What to Do When You Don’t Trust Your IT Team

While in a perfect world no one would ever find themselves feeling as though they were being held hostage by their IT team… we have unfortunately encountered this quite a few times over our three decades in the IT outsourcing industry. Many of us are in a position where our

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SharkPreneur Podcast with Seth Greene: IT Department in a Box

As originally aired January 2, 2022 Heinan Landa founded Optimal Networks in 1991. The goal? Build a technology services company that would not only provide its clients with mind-blowing results, but have serious fun doing so. We’d say it worked out well. Listen to this illuminating Sharkpreneur episode with Heinan

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