It’s the kind of clever, off-the-cuff comment I’ve come to expect from my youngest son. He’s funny and wry and we were watching some pretty silly commercials on the cartoon network. But in his kid wisdom, when he said, “Just because you’re spinning around, doesn’t mean you’re in a disco,” he gave us all a […]
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise weren’t soldiers, or space pilots, or builders. They were knowledge workers. People who are paid to think and solve problems for a living. Just like people in the I.T. business.
You don’t want us to sell footwear, pet care, or emergency repair. You want us to be very, very good at doing what we do which is supporting the core technologies that make a modern business competitive and proficient.
They call it “Five 9’s.” Guess what? No one cares about 99.999% uptime anymore. Unless they want to fly safely, make money, or read reliable news. FIVE MINUTES AND 15 SECONDS of downtime a year. That’s what 99.999% reliability gives you. Just five minutes with no internet, five minutes without email, five minutes where the […]
Gambling cost one of my (now former) clients $28,000. Plus two weeks – or more – of complete downtime for his business. It practically wasn’t “gambling.” In Vegas, even the blackjack dealer will tell you to hit when you’re at five on your cards and they’ve got an ace showing. No, this was the kind […]
There are two types of businesses out there. Those who realize they have been hacked and those who don’t. Unfortunately, 76 universities and a handful of ride-sharing apps were in the “those who don’t know” category. But they’ve since been upgraded. Regrettably, the threat group acting against these universities wanted intellectual property from particular resources, […]
At the end of every work week, we have roughly 62 hours to prepare for the next one. That’s plenty of time to do laundry, prep meals, and give yourself a mental break before another week. But if you’re anything like me, you probably end up in a “mild” frenzy during the 8-hour countdown before […]
The school supply section of Target is buzzing with people again and you know what that means. School is just around the corner! Along with all the notebooks, pencils, book-covers, pens, and colorful erasers you might be buying this season, we want you to think about adding some helpful technology and antivirus software to your […]
Are you tired of creating endless “to-do” lists that seem useless? Does your work flow get interrupted by additional small tasks you easily lose track of? Us too. But if you’re anything like us, you probably still need a way to visualize all your active tasks. So, why not separate them into “priority” categories? Not […]