Teaching Others

Making Connections Where can we find the adapter needed to make the connection between our company and the clients that need our services? You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ~ Dale Carnegie,…

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Status Please!?!? If you are struggling to encourage employees to provide you updates on their assignments, it may be time for some R&R!  No, we are not talking about rest and relaxation, although chances are high you may need some of that too. Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers. ~ Elizabeth Arden The Full…

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Making Life Easier Sometimes you just have to share things that have made your life easier. Today, we’re not going to get into any philosophy of ROI of your technology dollars, or ways that you create better PowerPoints. We are just going straight into a tech tip that you should try today if you are…

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PowerPoint is Over Thirty Believe it or not, PowerPoint is thirty-three years old.  I find it hard to believe myself, but you would think that a software that old would have a hard time keeping up in today’s fast moving, web-based, small screen world. (Photographer, Steve Morgan) A carousel slide projector. The example pictured is…

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Ugh… not again. Anyone else having trouble remembering where they left their phone, keys, …brain?  Thank heavens my smart watch can ping my phone when it has been misplaced, heavens knows how I managed to never lose my prehistoric flip phones.  Our workforce is becoming increasingly bombarded with excessive amounts of data on a near…

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Since You Were in Diapers When it comes right down to it, nothing quite beats experience.  Looking back, my best mentors in IT had years of hard work and experience behind them, they pushed through their failures and trials to become stronger.  When storms clouds were forming or blood was already in the water, they…

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Getting the Most out of What You Have Any organization wants to get the most out of their resources, but it is not always easy to find those areas of the business to make that happen. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ~ Albert Einstein The Full Scoop Any…

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An Amazing Legacy It can be hard to part ways with a Legacy IT System that has been serving you well for many years if not decades.  It works well, your employees understand it, it is paid for; do you have to make a change? If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always…

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Insider Threat An enormous amount of money is spent annually by companies to protect their IT Systems from Cyber Security threats.  We are too reliant and trusting on systems to protect us.  There is one significant threat that is often overlooked, and not often suspected; ourselves. Things never go wrong at the moment you expect…

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A Near Miss We “almost” had a storm this past weekend in Tampa Bay.  Last week as we watched, some prepared while others waited to see what would unfold.  Is your business approaching your IT Systems in the same way you prepare for a storm? Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and…

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