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Meet Pete

Pete Steensgard Our entire office loves Pete. This quiet guy packs a hilarious punch, dressing up as his “doppelganger” for Halloween – Captain William T. Riker. It was rewarding sitting down with Pete, as I found myself laughing more than I had originally planned to laugh on a Friday. Q: How long have you worked for Summit?  […]

End of Life – 3750x

80’s rap music, poodle skirts, and Atari are all eras that many wish had never ended. So when Cisco made the End of Life  (EOL) announcement for the Catalyst 3750x, many IT departments found themselves disappointed. Our team has been through many EOL announcement in our 23 years of reselling, and we have put together several […]

Introducing Michaela.

Michaela Wagner From the moment Michaela walked into our office, she hit the pavement running! The combination between her positive energy and client commitment have helped her to skyrocket within Summit. We invite you to learn a little more about her. Q: What did you get your degree in? A: I went to school for […]

2016: The Year of Cyber Security.

2015 feels as though every week brings a new security breech, cyber-hackers, or other threats to our confidential information. The threats and actual attacks affected companies such as Walmart, Target, Apple, Home Depot, and many others near the top of the Fortune 500. With these increasing threats becoming very real, it’s time to make your security plan […]

My Company Supports Me (From a Woman in Tech)

Before I began this position as the Marketing Manager for a tech company, I didn’t think too much about the learning curve of marketing for a tech company. However, I overheard discussion regarding a “48 Port Power over Ethernet”, I quickly realized that the lingo of tech is not able to be faked. The world of Cisco […]

What is Cortana?

With the beta version of Cortana being released, many are scrambling to get their hands on this new software! But what in the world is Cortana? Cortana is Microsoft’s voice activated and controlled personal assistant that is comparable to Apple’s Siri. Unlike Siri, Cortana appears to be available for use on both iPhones and Androids, […]

Counterfeit Hardware is a Real Issue

The presence of counterfeit in the IT hardware industry has been steadily rising over the past decade. Nearly every week it seems there is an overseas counterfeiting ring bust. This increase which should cause all departments to think carefully about your purchasing process, and the resources you are using for your IT hardware. So what are the implications […]

Meetings: Major Snore to Team Score

Meetings = time wasters… At least this seems to be the case when you look back at what each meeting achieved. There always seems to be a “Debbie-downer” in each meeting, or off-topic tangents. If this is the case at your company, it’s time to do a complete overhaul on your meeting structures! Here are the top 4 tips from […]

IT Demands far Outweigh IT Budgets.

We don’t have to tell you twice… The pressure is quickly increasing on Information Technology departments as decision makers continually add projects and hurried deadlines. The pressure isn’t necessarily coming from within the IT department. In fact, CIO’s are finding themselves in a showdown at staff meetings as the other departments want to speed up the deadlines of any […]