Mar 27
2017

RDS Servers, Hosted Exchange + Outlook Cached Exchange Mode

Ruby Nahal, Engineer By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer

With the rise of hosted exchange services like Office 365, it has increasingly become a challenge to preserve Outlook performance on RDS servers. Back in the day, you could only run Outlook in online mode on a remote desktop server. This was for the better because back then exchange deployments were local so we didn’t want RDS server storage filled up with unnecessary OST files.

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Mar 23
2017

Real Consulting // High Tech Hotrods

Driven by Shawn Langdon & Kahlid Al Bahlooshi of Team Al Anabi, Crew Chief Alan Johnson

By Josh Erdman, IT Pro

Nestled between fields of strawberries and spinach lies the powerhouse that fuels the National Hotrod Association (NHRA). Santa Maria Valley, with its rich agricultural and viticulture heritage, is also the home of Top Fuel drag racing legend Alan Johnson Performance Engineering.

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Mar 13
2017

From Tech to Business Intelligence: Getting the Most from your IT Company

Russ Levanway, CEOBy Russ Levanway, CEO

Asset or Liability?

Once upon a time, people came to IT companies like us to do two basic things: 1) take care of their computers and 2) upgrade their equipment. IT was essentially an expense line to buy and maintain hardware and software. In other words, a liability.

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Mar 2
2017

STEM to STEAM: One tech’s journey toward artful thinking

http://www.vtmag.vt.edu/winter14/masterpiece-moss-arts-center.html

Jennifer Steinkamp merges Art with Technology at Virginia Tech

By Joshua Erdman, IT Pro

I never thought I would be writing an article on the Arts.  For the last 22 years my whole world has been all about tech. From studying Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Cal Poly to running an IT business for 11 years, I had made up my mind that the arts didn’t really matter to me much.

But all of that has changed.

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Mar 1
2017

USN Rollbacks: Keeping AD in its Happy Place

Ruby Nahal, Engineer By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer

Domain Controllers and Recovery

The USN rollback issue may not be an everyday problem for some organizations, but as an Engineer at a Managed Service Provider (MSP), I have seen my fair share of the condition. The problem is global – and is caused from restores of domain controllers in multi-DC environments since the introduction of Active Directory (AD).

What does it mean and when does it happen?

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Feb 21
2017

Real Consulting // Less IT – More Big Rig

IT Consulting

Josh at CFL with Big Rig Mentor Mike

By Josh Erdman, IT Pro

I’m sitting behind the wheel of a big rig. The odometer reads an incredible 608,000 miles. Normally when I visit CFL it is an IT Consultant checking in on their network, but not today. Today I am learning about what it takes to be a truck driver with my big rig mentor, Mike, who has been in the freight industry for over 20 years. Mike frequently talks about his boys – he has two sons and has informally adopted several more. During our time together you can quickly tell that his heart is as big as his truck!

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Feb 16
2017

Understanding QRUR: Your Practice’s Quality of Care Indicator

Healthcare IT team, San Luis Obispo, Fresno By Nathan Stott, Practice Director

QRUR Basics

Do you know what your practice’s QRUR standing is? Is your practice familiar with the term? If you answered ‘no’ to both of these questions, that’s okay, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I will cover the basics of what practices who bill Medicare Part B need to know about QRUR, EMR optimization, and MIPS-readiness for the upcoming reporting year.

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Feb 13
2017

Are you Ready for the IoT Revolution?

Russ Levanway, CEO By Russ Levanway, CEO

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) in which all the devices we’re accustomed to using at home and at the office will eventually be designed “smart,” connecting and reporting to the internet. Examples include smart thermostats like Nest, refrigerators with internal cameras that show remote users their contents to help with shopping, ovens that preheat remotely via internet connectivity, lighting systems, security cameras, timers, and garage doors. Soon IoT devices will outnumber people.

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Feb 9
2017

Call to Action: Join us in Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters!

TekTegrity, BBBS, Philanthropy

In Kind, Kindly

Big Brothers Big Sisters need you! Both San Luis Obispo and Fresno chapters have a long list of children in need of mentors. These are kids who know their chances of becoming a successful adult are higher if someone helps them along. That someone could be you!

TekTegrity makes in-kind donations every year to Big Brothers Big Sisters at a rate of $12,000 a year for IT support and services. Over 7 years, that has added up to $85,000. In this article, Executive Director Anna Boyd-Bucy of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County talks with Russ Levanway, CEO of TekTegrity, on why his company has chosen to so generously support youth mentoring through their IT services, and how his wife Sarah, got him involved.

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Feb 7
2017

There is No “S” in IoT

Internet of Things by Daniel Miessler

By Josh Erdman

You do not have a cell phone, you have a computer in your pocket that can make phone calls; you no longer drive a car, you are driving in a computer whose computer case is shaped like a car and is designed for transportation.  The same can be said about thermostats, X-ray machines and yes – security camera systems. We now know these internet-connected devices as the ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT) and we in IT have a joke about it. Here it is:

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