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NFIB | How Small Business Owners Can Help Solve the Qualified-Worker Crisis

…grow your own talent by apprenticing/mentoring the ones that want to stay beyond their initial internships, and make your environment fun to work in.

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AP News | Need a loan? Advice? Many business owners give staffers help

J. Colin Petersen has assisted staffers in a variety of ways: extra cash, lawyer recommendations, loaning a personal car, taking employees to doctor appointments and replacing a stolen smartphone. And, “just listening to the anxieties of any of my team members that need a sympathetic ear or advice about how to handle a problem.”

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YourCentralValley | Could the net neutrality repeal impact your small business?

“Until now the internet has been a really level playing field and will probably stay that way for a while, but if you don’t have a deep enough backer you might not have the purse to pay for that priority traffic as someone else in your competitive space may,” said Petersen.

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Hearpreneur | 9 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Entrepreneurship

The future of entrepreneurship is bright, but I see it as becoming extremely competitive (as if it wasn’t enough already).

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Medium | 10 Experts Weigh in: What Skills Do Cybersec Experts Need Now

Cybersecurity experts need to get away from the theoretical and get into the practical world. If they don’t know how to execute a brute force attack, or implement a successful phishing scam, then they’re really not going to be adept at recognizing it when one happens.

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IT Security Central | Insightful Tips on Measuring Employee Productivity: The Top Experts Speak

…you’d be surprised how many businesses I walk into that don’t know how to measure success, except in top line or bottom line revenue.

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ARS Technica | How cloud services change your disaster recovery plan

…to plan for such situations, suggests J. Colin Petersen, president of JIT Outsource, run a “fire drill” to find out how your team reacts to a connectivity outage and to learn which departments are most affected.

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YourCentralValley.com | Car burglaries rise by more than 60 percent in Northeast Fresno

…from the people that we do business with, the people we contact, our friends and relatives, our mother’s maiden names, our bank transactions. All of these things our kept on our personal devices,” said J. Colin Petersen.

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kvpr.org | Fresno City Council Approves Fulton Mall Construction Bid

…I would encourage you to open up that access way and allow the energy to flow it. It is going to be the life blood of your downtown,” said supporter J. Colin Petersen.

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allBusiness | Do What You Love? Entrepreneurs Spill the Truth About Starting and Running Businesses

…from the people that we do business with, the people we contact, our friends and relatives, our mother’s maiden names, our bank transactions. All of these things our kept on our personal devices,” said J. Colin Petersen.

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EnterprisersProject.com | 10 IT leaders share the technologists they’d invite to Thanksgiving dinner

…I’m intrigued by the inventors/designers of the Roland TR-808 (otherwise known as simply the ‘808’) drum synth. The men credited with its design are mysteriously known to the world as simply ‘Mr. Nakamura’ and ‘Mr. Matsuoka.’

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Tech Insurance | College or Trenches? Choose the Path to IT Domination that Matches Your Personality and Goals

…depending on your discipline, the real way forward is in an internship, or series of internships, that give you exposure to seasoned professionals who will allow you to do something instead of just watch.”

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Rasmussen.edu | 8 Things You Should Know Before Working the IT Help Desk

…the technology landscape is ever-evolving, with new techniques and technologies being introduced all the time. Petersen stresses the importance of staying on top of the latest trends and news.

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YourCentralValley.com | Here’s one easy tip to better protect yourself online

FRESNO, Calif. – J. Colin Petersen says people like him– people working in I.T. and computer security– have been pointing fingers at Russian hackers for years.

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Techopedia | Do What You Love? Entrepreneurs Spill the Truth About Starting and Running Businesses

…”From the people that we do business with, the people we contact, our friends and relatives, our mother’s maiden names, our bank transactions. All of these things our kept on our personal devices,” said J. Colin Petersen.

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ABC 30 | Shoppers warned of holiday cyber scams

…it’s a cat and mouse game when you’re talking about protecting yourself against identity theft and financial theft,” said J. Colin Petersen with JIT Outsource.

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KVPR | Fresno City Council Approves Fulton Mall Construction Bid

…I would encourage you to open up that access way and allow the energy to flow it. It is going to be the life blood of your downtown,” said supporter J. Colin Petersen .

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B2B News Network | How B2B Companies Outsource Managed Security Services

This lets even the smallest B2B startup have protection on the scale of Fortune 500 company for a fraction of the cost, according to J. Colin Petersen, president and CEO, JIT Outsource, managed IT services for businesses.

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Madison Logic | Productivity Hacks: Keep the Team Focused

“For me, it’s all about the HUDs (heads up displays). We can create HUDs to gauge our overall patching and security update status across all machines and locations…

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Recruiter | 7 Myths About Entrepreneurship – Busted

“For me, it’s all about the HUDs (heads up displays). We can create HUDs to gauge our overall patching and security update status across all machines and locations…

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Digital Guardian | Information Security Posture: Experts on the Most Overlooked Factors in Evaluating Organizational Infosec Posture

“The most overlooked factor in evaluating a company’s information security posture is… It’s the human trust factor.”

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Auvik | 12 Must-Read Books for Growth-Focused MSPs

The E-Myth is a book so often mentioned in entrepreneurial circles that I would hesitate to mention it… except that spending time with MSPs makes me think most have never heard of it.

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Hippo | Cutting Costs Through Equipment Preventive Maintenance

Equipment Preventive Maintenance doesn’t just save money over time — it can also prevent catastrophic events that could damage or even destroy your business.

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Web Anywhere | What Is Gamification in Business?

One creative (non-techie) team member came up with the idea of J Coins, which is a virtual currency we can distribute to fellow team members, rewarding them for executing on any one or all six of our company’s core values.

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CSO from IDG | Just for show: 11 theatrical security measures that don’t make your systems safer

J. Colin Petersen, president and CEO at J Digital Identity, thinks that when IT staff reject any and all user requests in the name of security, that’s a kind of performance.

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mrc’s Cup of Joe Blog | 6 Facts you must understand about Shadow IT

J. Colin Petersen, president and CEO at J Digital Identity, thinks that when IT staff reject any and all user requests in the name of security, that’s a kind of performance.

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Insureon | 5 Apps to Help Your IT Business Boost Revenue

J. Colin Petersen (@JColinPetersen), CEO of California-based IT service and support firm J – I.T. Outsource, offered this simple advice to IT consultants and service providers: “Commit to marketing.”

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Infusionsoft | Entrepreneur-Tested, Tried-and-True Productivity Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

J. Colin Petersen, president and CEO of JIT Outsource, recommends small business owners invest in heads up displays and dashboards to compile their data and get a high-level view of their business.

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MyCorporation | Experts Weigh In: What have you learned since opening your business?

Hire A players (that is, talented high-performers) and treat them as well as you possibly can. Expect greatness in return, and quickly eliminate anyone who wants to simply mark time.

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TechTarget | Three Quick and Easy Ways You Can Cut Your IT Budget

“Fire your IT guy. If you’ve got 10 to 50 employees using computers and you have a full-time, in-house I.T. person, you are paying far too much for I.T. and help desk. Outsource to a managed services I.T. provider. You’ll get 24/7 monitoring, on-demand help desk and probably nicer treatment for far less than that employee is costing you.”

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Repugen | 11 Online Reputation Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid in 2017

“The biggest mistake I see when it comes to businesses managing their online reputation is that businesses don’t realize they have one! They don’t do anything to craft it, guide it, or even monitor it.

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Smartfile | Deal With Cloud Sprawl Today Before It Becomes a Problem Tomorrow

“the ONLY way to (almost) guarantee that your employees aren’t using the cloud is to block access by using web filtering and content blocking software to prevent them from using cloud domains such as Dropbox or OneDrive.”

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Hearpreneur | 11 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They are Looking Forward to in 2016

Feasting – a symbol of all that is Christmas to me. The hustle and bustle of a high level of commerce. The decibels of a family gathering. The bedlam that goes with all the holiday joy. And probably another serving of figgy pudding.

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Inet Solutions | The Top 20 Ways to Naturally Generate Backlinks in 2016

And if you’re going to quote someone, I always say quote yourself. Especially when you’re an expert with a lot of strong opinions.

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CIO from IDG | Why it’s OK for social collaboration to encourage shadow IT

“Teams should be allowed to identify and solve problems on the ground,” says J. Colin Petersen, CEO of JIT Outsource, an IT support firm for small businesses. However, “[t]here should be consensus on the process and the tools that are used. Otherwise it is bedlam.”

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EdTech | Microsoft Nano Server Brings Containers to Campus

“Nano Server provides just the components you need — nothing else, meaning smaller server images, which reduces deployment times, decreases network bandwidth consumption and improves uptime and security.”

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KSEE – Technology Matters | One billion Yahoo email accounts hacked

“It is not limited to just yahoo.com accounts there are a number of accounts associated for instance sbcglobal.net, att.net, maybe old earthlink users,” says J. Colin Petersen from JIT Outsource.

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