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Sep 19
2017

Hiring for Tech: Who’s Right For IT?

IT Ready Program

By Russ Levanway, CEO

Best of Both Worlds

I’m often asked what I look for in a technician when it comes to hiring for our company. Sure, there are required prerequisites such as education, experience, and cultural fit, however fundamentally a technician has to do two things really well to work in IT. He or she must be able to troubleshoot a wide range of issues while also being comfortable interacting with a wide range of people.

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Aug 24
2017

True Grit: Get IT

By John Lim, CTO

So guess what I have been doing the last few days? Besides trying to think of ideas for a new article.

Any guesses? No? No takers? Well, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Engineers here at TekTegrity on a major disaster recovery effort. Yeah, not fun. I never want to ever experience that again.

Or do I?

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Aug 10
2017

Layering works for Oreos, not Technology Solutions

Stack Oreos not Tech

 

By Russ Levanway, CEO

How to integrate your tech so you can start working smarter not harder

Picture if you will: One person in your finance department buys a new cloud-based billing package – the coolest thing since sliced bread – but it doesn’t integrate with invoicing and other software in the company, so adoption never gets past the number-crunchers.

Sound familiar?

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Jul 28
2017

Cheat Sheet: How to Train Someone to Replace You

Mentor

By John Lim, CTO

Professional Growth > Training

In the last few months, I’ve spent a large chunk of my time working with our technical staff. We call it training but really I think the focus is on personal/professional growth.

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Jul 12
2017

Now Hiring…Everywhere

Tech Careers

By Russ Levanway, CEO

The Future Will Be Built on Tech

I believe there’s going to be a sea change in the workforce. But I don’t think that necessarily means we’re going to have the chronic, long-term unemployment that so many fear if we play our cards right and start training American workers to meet the extraordinary demand for technical positions.

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Jul 5
2017

Quick Tour of the New and Improved CMS QPP Website

Healthcare IT Consulting By Jill Lowe, Healthcare Account Manager

If you haven’t been on the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) website lately, you should definitely check it out. The new and improved site is chock full of great information in an easy to navigate format while also being home to a myriad of tools that will come in handy as you start planning for how you will participate in QPP.

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Jun 22
2017

Super Boring IT Twofer: Why Your WiFi S(tinks) + DNS Part 2

WiFi signal jokes

By John Lim, CTO

This old IT man is gonna drop some info on you about wifi and why you have such poor wireless connectivity to your network! Plus I am tossing in the second part of the DNS piece from last month as a bonus. Much Excitement!!!

There are sooooo many things that could contribute to poor wireless connectivity. more


Jun 20
2017

Cyber Security: Mission Under Attack

Cybersecurity

By Russ Levanway, CEO

Action = Reaction

Recent events have tested the resolve of our mission ‘Productivity Enhanced, Lives Enriched’ and we’ve decided to do something about it.

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Jun 6
2017

Identity Theft: Removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards

Healthcare IT Consulting By Jill Lowe, Healthcare Account Manager

If you’re a Baby Boomer, you probably remember carrying your Social Security Card around with you in your wallet. Back in those bygone days, your Social Security Number (SSN) was likely on your Health Insurance Card in your wallet as well. At some point, Social Security Numbers became our de facto national ID.

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May 24
2017

Super Boring IT Article #2: DNS part 1

DNS Haiku

By John Lim, CTO

I ripped off the above haiku from reddit.com/r/sysadmin. The reason I love it and all other sysadmins love it is that it’s TRUE.

Specifically, in an Active Directory environment, DNS is a yuuuuge deal but in our regular day to day internet life, DNS is STILL a yuuuuuuuge deal.

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