Tag: software

Dealing with Data on EOL Hardware

Dealing with Data on EOL Hardware

Ashwin Malik

EOL Hardware (that’s end-of-life hardware) can be a hassle to deal with at best, and a humongous liability at worst. All manner of sensitive corporate and consumer data lie aboard these machines. With great power comes great responsibility, and that means any and all risky, sensitive data must be wiped… Read More »

Should My Business Upgrade to Windows 10?

Should My Business Upgrade to Windows 10?

Ashwin Malik

An across-the-board upgrade of your business’ device operating systems (let alone to Windows 10) is no laughing matter. In fact, it is a process that may take anywhere from 6 to 18 months, costing thousands of dollars. When considering an OS upgrade, CTOs and Heads of IT must consider many questions:… Read More »

7 Data Protection Strategies for Your Environment

7 Data Protection Strategies for Your Environment

Doug Booth

As the person in charge of data protection and security in your office (or even in your personal life), you may just break out in cold sweat once you realize all the sensitive data your users have stored up on their devices. You wonder, “How in the world can I… Read More »

3 Ways Old Computers Tax Your Business

3 Ways Old Computers Tax Your Business

Mandy Padgett

Every tool in business has a lifecycle. Your desk chair will eventually lose its spring, launching you backward when you try to sit. You’ll recycle it and buy a new one. Your printer will jam one time too many and one day the paper won’t feed at all, so you’ll… Read More »

Lean Six Sigma 101

Lean Six Sigma 101

Ashwin Malik

What is Lean Six Sigma? Maybe you’ve heard of it before; maybe you haven’t. Lean: The systematic reduction or elimination of waste within a process or system, revealing the aspects of a process that add value and those that do not. Six Sigma: Reducing variation in quality of the products… Read More »

The 5 Pillars of Process Iteration

The 5 Pillars of Process Iteration

Doug Booth

Ever wonder what something as simple as iteration can do to an individual? A team? A company? Look no further! Iteration is a constant. Individually, these two words are polar opposites. Iterate (to obtain successively closer approximations to the solution of a problem or to improve a system) implies movement… Read More »

7 Mac OSX Easter Eggs You Missed in the Hunt!

7 Mac OSX Easter Eggs You Missed in the Hunt!

Mandy Padgett

Okay, I’m speaking specifically to the Mac OSX users of the world right now. Windows people, feel free to go refill your coffee or do a Ctrl+Alt+Del and unfreeze whatever stuck apps are making your computer lag. I’m kidding. Seriously. Mac OSX users. We all understand that Macs are designed… Read More »

Asset Provisioning? Everything Will Be Alright

Asset Provisioning? Everything Will Be Alright

Janet Schwind

I see the fear in their eyes. I feel their anxiety. Blindly handing over your laptop to be refreshed and just “trusting” that all your data’s going to come back in one piece, well, that takes a lot of faith. As does going on with your workday and all its demands without… Read More »

3 Tips for Effectively Training New Employees

3 Tips for Effectively Training New Employees

Ben Thompson

The start of a new job heralds a new environment, new opportunities, and new responsibilities. An exciting prospect to be sure, but also daunting due to the nitty-gritty details to be learned: What’s my specific role in this team? What am I expected to accomplish? What’s the office culture? What’s considered a faux… Read More »