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Jan 25
2018

Trust: Truly Keeping Core Values at the Core

By Russ Levanway, CEO

We’re spending some time revisiting our core values this year to ensure we don’t lose sight of their true meaning. I think that, for core values to be meaningful, they need to be reflected upon often, to be explored for new ways to model and apply them. In a healthy company, core values tend to manifest naturally because they’re integrated, but even in a healthy company, you may find, if you’re honest with yourself, certain elements of your core values might not be applied consistently. You need to reflect on that and find out how to make them part of your core again.

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Dec 15
2017

Your Log Has Something to Say to You

John Lim, CTO

By John Lim, CTO

When it comes to tech, most of us don’t have the need to look too deep into the systems we’re using. We go about the day using the system in place and don’t have to think twice about what’s going on under the surface.

But when something goes wrong and all of a sudden a server goes out or a system crashes, we hope that there are some precautions and hidden tricks up the sleeves of our IT company.

Enter: logs.

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Dec 3
2017

Do this One Thing to Make 2018 the Safest Year Yet

2018 Cyber Security Predictions

By Russ Levanway, CEO

At the beginning of this year, I predicted trends for 2017 and discussed my single biggest concern: security. I talked about the changing security landscape and how crypto-ransomware is a real force to reckon with. Sadly, my predictions turned out to be true.

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Nov 5
2017

Gratitude for Growth: We Couldn’t Have Done it Without You

Food Truck Fridays – a Client Appreciation Event

By Russ Levanway, CEO

There’s nothing like the sense of accomplishment that comes with having helped a client in a truly meaningful way when there’s mutual gratitude for a job well done. We’ve come to learn that our clients see us not just as a company that fixes their computers, but as a company that enhances their productivity and thereby enriches their lives and the lives of those they serve.

But let me be clear: there have been quite a few times when clients have told us what we needed to do better. And we wouldn’t be the company we are today without that feedback.

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Oct 17
2017

The Tool to Understand What Makes Teams Tick

By Russ Levanway, CEO

Not too long ago we hosted a staff retreat and had everyone complete a Worktraits profile that uncovered the nature of her or his convictions and personalities. Afterward, we learned what it means for some of us to be highly disciplined, ambitious or compassionate, etc.

One lesson I learned during our retreat was that because people have different personalities, they speak different languages. In a work environment, the way you relate to people can be very different from one personality to the next.

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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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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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