NEVER Throw Your Boarding Pass Away, Not Even After Your Flight

October 24th, 2017

Everybody knows that a boarding pass is mandatory in order to board a plane. While we’re in the airport, we keep a close eye on our boarding passes, clutching them in our hands like they’re precious gems. But after we land, pretty much everyone ditches the ticket, whether it’s lost on the floor, compacted in the washing machine or thrown directly into the trash.

A Diverse Team Is More Productive

 Everyone knows the saying, “If you build it, they will come,” from the 1989 film Field Of Dreams. Well, the same rule applies to the type of work environment you create, and, as a result, how diverse your team becomes.

Diversity may not happen overnight, but you can be sure that a diverse team means a broader range of perspectives brought to the problem-solving table.

Love Krack, baby! WPA2 Encryption vulnerability

October 16th, 2017

Significant vulnerability (Krack) discovered in the WAP/WPA2 wifi encryption standard.
If you’re connecting through wireless connectivity, and you think your connection is encrypted, then you’re impacted by this.  ‘Cuz it turns out your traffic isn’t encrypted.

Advice from a failed disaster recovery audit

Advice from a failed disaster recovery audit

We can write about disaster recovery planning (DRP) until our fingers bleed, but if we never discuss real-world scenarios it’s all just fumbling in the dark. Examining these successes and failures is the best way to improve your business continuity solutions, and the recent audit of a state government office is rich with valuable takeaways.

The right social media platforms for SMBs

The right social media platforms for SMBs

Social media marketing is tricky, to say the least. It’s difficult to allocate the resources that create the desired effect, especially when so many platforms are available. Facebook might be the biggest name in the industry, but that doesn’t mean it will suit your organization.

Troubleshoot your WiFi with ease

Troubleshoot your WiFi with ease

You’ve invested in WiFi routers so you can access emails, collaborate in real-time, browse Facebook, and watch YouTube videos at blistering speeds. But when your WiFi refuses to work the way it should, the frustration sets in and you begin to contemplate smashing your router into pieces.

FREE Power BI Webinar

Have you had a chance to take a look at Power BI, Microsoft’s latest and most powerful business intelligence offering?  If not, please think about attending our upcoming FREE Webinar on October 18th at 2pm eastern, where we’ll be demonstrating its power and functionality.

BI, Events, Salt Mines, Comics and Office 2007 ending

October 2nd, 2017
BI, Events, Salt Mines, Comics and Office 2007 ending

September was an interesting month.  We're talking awards, events, new hires, new services and new (for us) holidays.  At one point, I was about 1,800 feet beneath Lake Erie with Julie (wife) and Kevin Dutkiewicz (not wife, but Technical Director).  A couple weeks later I was in a hot air balloon with Julie (still wife) and Hannibal (grandkid).  Granted, the balloon was tethered and only about 50 feet or so up, but still…

The first event was thanks to a prize I snatched up earlier this year at an event sponsored by Wire-Net.

Power BI Webinar

September 29th, 2017

Have you heard of Power BI, but aren’t quite sure what it is or how you use it? Then this webinar is for you! Doug Tombow will lead us through a demonstration of Power BI to show you what this tool is made of.

Think of PowerBI as Excel graphs and charts on steroids, major steroids.