Bob’s Apprentice pitch in DC

February 26th, 2018
Bob’s Apprentice pitch in DC

The word is Apprentice, part of the "CHANCE in Tech Act of 2018".  You may hear more of that in the future.  And it actually makes a certain level of sense, even in a bi-partisan way.
Ok, here’s the backstory.  Last week I (and a couple hundred others) attended the 2018 “DC Fly-In,” an annual event sponsored by CompTIA.

A bit about CompTIA.  They’re a non-profit vendor neutral organization that promote the IT industry, primarily through education and certifications (like A+, network+, CASP).  They also do a fair amount of research and have several communities dealing with subsets (like security, MSP, cloud).  Pretty good group, especially if you’re looking for information about IT that isn’t “vendor-tainted.

Bob Coppedge – Amazon Best Selling Author (and man about town)!

February 2nd, 2018

We did it!
Ok, technically you all did it.  My book, “A CEO’s Survival Guide to Information Technology” hit #1 New Bestseller on Amazon in 2 categories, “Business & Money > Management & Leadership > Information Management” and “Business & Money > Management & Leadership > Systems & Planning.

Simplex-IT CEO Bob Coppedge heading back to DC to talk to Congressional Leaders #CompTIAFlyIn

January 31st, 2018
Simplex-IT CEO Bob Coppedge heading back to DC to talk to Congressional Leaders #CompTIAFlyIn

Simplex-IT CEO Bob Coppedge heading back to DC to talk to Congressional Leaders
For the 3rd straight year, Bob will be heading down to Washington DC for 2 days (13-14 February). He’s joining the CompTIA DC Fly-In to advocate for technology sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the association’s annual fly-in to Washington, DC. CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, through its advocacy arm, champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large internet companies, equipment manufacturers, and communications service providers.

Webinar: Why Your Organization needs Cyber Insurance

January 30th, 2018

Attend our Free webinar!  We'll be presenting an overview of Cyber Insurance and why organizations (large and small) should have a policy.  And we'll also give attendees first glimpse of Simplex-IT's newest service offering (here's a hint:  It rhymes with "Fiber Assurance").

When:  February 20th, 2-2:30 pm (Eastern)

Where:  Online (Click here to RSVP)

Over the past couple of years nothing has changed as much in the IT industry (and here at Simplex-IT as well) as Cyber Security.

Buy my book this Thursday!

January 29th, 2018
Buy my book this Thursday!

Ok, my book “A CEO’s Survival Guide to Information Technology” is out.  As in done.  Published.  Available.

But don’t buy it until this Thursday (Feb 1st).

My goal is to reach “bestseller status” which would help get the word out to small-medium business owners about Information Technology topics like Cyber Security threats, why backups are the most critical line of defense and what models of IT support make the most sense for their business.

Simplex-IT adding Dispatcher position

January 29th, 2018

Simplex-IT is growing, and looking for a reliable Service Dispatcher to act as a communication liaison for the service wing of our company. This individual should be able to appropriately manage emergency and non-emergency requests during business hours using our business management solutions.

Meltdown and Spectre: Patch or not?

January 10th, 2018
Meltdown and Spectre:  Patch or not?

The three biggest CPU manufacturers, Intel, AMD and ARM recently announced flaws with many of their older chips.  The biggest discovery was Meltdown (primarily Intel), but all three have issues with Spectre.

The issues are created due to a recently discovered memory leak, known by such names as KPTI, KAISER and F**CKWIT.

All processors use some kind of strategy to optimize performance.

3 Models for IT Support

January 2nd, 2018
3 Models for IT Support

Strategies for Managing IT for Your Organization

Free webinar:  Jan 16th, 2-2:30pm (Eastern).  Click here to RSVP

(Content lifted from Bob's upcoming book "A CEO's Survival Guide to Information Technology")

Let’s now talk about how you want your IT to be implemented, monitored, and supported for your organization.

Simplex-IT’s 2017 in review

January 1st, 2018

2017 is done. I normally use this time to give a summary of the year, and a wee bit of a hint as to what lies ahead. This year I chose to split the past and future into separate posts.

On the personal side, we have a new family member (as in 2-day-old new). On Friday, we said hello to my 6th (and some claim final) grandchild.