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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07 Jul 2020
06 Jun 2020

5 tips for working from home with children

Just a few weeks back, hearing—or seeing!—our coworkers' kids during a meeting would have been remarkable. Today, it's all part of a day's work. With schools and daycares closed the world over, and so many of us working remotely, the lines between work and home have blurred indeed. And while it's delightful to see a child scurry past our screen, this situation is undeniably tough on parents.To...

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06 Jun 2020

Major Outages Continue to Cause Work From Home Problems

Just this month, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have experienced major connection issues nationwide while Apple reported service downtime with icloud and other apple services.

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05 May 2020

Crisis Management: Leading Employees Through Tough Times

The stress and anxiety of a crisis, whether it be a global pandemic, a natural disaster or another unforeseen event, affects everyone differently. With strong leadership, tools and guidelines in place and hardworking team members, your organization can come out of this and any future event stronger than ever before. At CHIPS, we’ve compiled five things to consider when it comes to managing...

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