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12 Dec 2020

A Time for Giving – Holiday for Kids’ Sake, Big Brother and Big Sisters

Each year during the holiday season, my family and I enjoy volunteering our time to support a charity. It’s not about writing a check (if people still use checks) but to actually volunteer our time. It is important to my wife and I that our kids experience volunteer work. We want our kids to participate in the gift of giving. This type of activity brings our family closer and creates my...

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12 Dec 2020

A Look Ahead to 2021

It feels almost silly to start off by saying what a crazy year 2020 has been. I know we’ve heard that from everyone and of course we all experienced it, so there’s no need to really spend any time talking about it. Instead, for this quick dive into what we can expect from a technology perspective in 2021, I thought it would be interesting to talk for a second about how the crazy events of 2020...

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12 Dec 2020

Is this spam? And the importance of security training.

I am sitting at home, watching a rerun of The Office in bed, and decide to feed my cell phone addiction. This is the most likely the reason I don’t sleep, but that’s a story for another day.  

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11 Nov 2020

The Social Dilemma

First I must admit, I am not big on social media. For one, my personality is to share ideas, thoughts and subjects with people I am the closest to and not for the entire world to see. I am also not a fan of anything that feels addicting as my time is for me, my family and my business. I do not enjoy anything that feels controlling.

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11 Nov 2020

Many Strategies Fail Because There Is No Traction

For years, it has been difficult to implement new strategies or change courses in our business. In order to meet our client’s needs, we built a 24x7 NOC, extended our help desk hours and expanded to seven days a week. So, when do you have time to work on strategy? How do you make the strategy stick and not be just a slogan? For nearly three years, CHIPS has been utilizing the Entrepreneurial...

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11 Nov 2020

The Name of the Game is “Integration”

As a tech company, we utilize dozens of applications. Recently, as we were reviewing all of them, we thought ‘what is the point of having all these applications if you’re not utilizing everything they have to offer”? From that brainstorm, we decided to host a live webinar on November 11th with RingCentral to help our clients recognize the benefit of integrating RingCentral with the Teams...

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10 Oct 2020

What's New with Microsoft Teams

At the most recent Microsoft Ignite event, the annual gathering of top technology leaders and practitioners, Microsoft announced a slew of new features to the Microsoft Teams Platform. Here are our favorite new meeting features that will be coming to a meeting near you! 

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10 Oct 2020

Transform Your Organization by Using Technology to Empower Your Staff

In our current environment, chances are your organization is fully cloud based for critical applications and data, and your workforce is at least partially remote.  Your staff relies on technology to be productive wherever they are and whenever they need it.  Technology has come a long way to help all of us be more productive. 

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07 Jul 2020

Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy

Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes. In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis. As societies reopen, it’s apparent that the economy in July will not be what it was in January. Increasingly, one of the key steps needed to foster a safe and successful economic...

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