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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 […]

5 Reasons Employees Leave (And How to Keep Them!)

The infographics have been doing their rounds, announcing the top 5-10 reasons why employees leave a company. While this information is valuable, they don’t explain WHY employees feel strongly about these reasons, or HOW to prevent them from feeling like leaving is the only option. Lets tackle 5 of the reasons employees leave, the “why” […]

The Top 5 Reasons to Buy Refurbished Hardware

New or refurbished? That is the question. The decision to buy refurbished vs. new hardware is a common dilemma for CFO’s, COO’s, CTO’s  and all other decision-makers. This decision affects multiple resources and departments within your company, and factors like time, money, logistics, and project lag time all must be considered. It’s not always easy to […]

Turn Your Company Into an Employee Magnet

Google is the #1 place to work according to Forbes, and is not surprisingly receiving upwards of 20,000 resumes per week. That’s 2 resumes per minute! With recruitment perks like iPhones and free food, these numbers aren’t very surprising. Unless you are a hot tech company producing annual revenues in the billions, the chances are you don’t […]

Do Low Prices Build Customer Loyalty?

We all remember our first time working in sales. The training seemed like a blur with the increasing anticipation of making the first contact with a potential client. In my first interaction with a prospect, I managed a realistic smile and making eye contact. I thought things were going well until he asked “How much does this […]

The Company that Lawn Bowls Together…

Stays together. Company culture has been a hot topic in the recent business world. Companies are attempting to create a culture that attracts employees by ordering pizzas or hosting meetings around a pool table. While these aren’t wrong, this is just one segment of what creates company culture. A healthy company culture is a place […]

Why Should You Have A Spare Switch on Hand?

Buying new switches is a necessary part of staying up to date and keeping your network up and running seamlessly. As budgeting concerns remain top of mind, have you ever considered keeping a spare switch on hand? By keeping a switch on-hand, the switch can be purchased in tandem with other items to save on […]