Posts Tagged ‘IT Staffing / Outsourcing’
How to Keep IT Staff in the Local Church!
© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved Ministry Business Services, Inc. President Adopted from Church IT: Using Information Technology for the Mission of The Church
Personnel salaries and benefits are usually the largest expense category for churches and ministries.
March is IT-Be-Green Month!
© 2018 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved President, Ministry Business Services, Inc. Reprinted from MinistryTech Magazine
March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, whose modern-day associated color is green. When we think ‘green’, we also think of doing things that are friendly to the environment.
What’s Your Backup Plan?
Many believe IT’s highest priority is disaster recovery preparedness; the ability to recover after a major data loss. What’s your backup plan?Read More
O365’s Email Solution – Caution!
Microsoft’s O365 has many good features, but we found problems with their hosted email service that it’s worth posting an Enter at Your Own Risk sign.Read More
The Community of Church IT People
Most people who work at churches and ministries are in behind-the-scenes positions. There is a group of these modern day heroes of The Faith who focus on IT that began gathering as peers in 2006 to and encourage each other. They have formed the Church IT Network, and their impact is huge!Read More
Common Church IT Mistakes, Part 1
This series will cover some of the most common mistakes churches make in this vital area based on many years of church IT consulting.Read More
Wise Cloud Strategies
Church and ministry leaders are being tasked with making Cloud decisions, but need to know whether their decisions are good or bad, wise or unwise. This brief article will give you a framework for working through Cloud decisions.Read More
Strategic IT Outsourcing
Recessions are uncomfortably challenging in many ways. However, they also help us improve our organizational health and mission focus. We find ourselves having to analyze and justify our expense choices, and when doing so the term outsource becomes a major part of our analysis. While we see it as a cost-cutting opportunity, it is really much more than that. It improves organizational health tremendously.Read More
Managing IT in a Tight Economy
The economy has taken a serious downturn. There’s no more disputing that fact, and it’s affecting church and ministry budgets. Are there some things you can do to keep your computer system stability and reliability growing when finances are tight? I think so. It’s true of churches and ministries like it is everywhere else: when budgets are growing, waste is more prevalent. That’s not a judgment on our stewardship; it’s just that we’re focusing on tasks that sometimes keep us from being able to look for the best economic strategy. The good news is that in this tight economy there are some ways we can cut expenses without cutting quality, reliability, or impact.Read More