You must have thought to yourself, at one time or another, why is my IT guy so adamant about signing me up for managed services? (FYI- “managed” and “proactive” services are the same thing.) What is in it for him that makes it so important? There are two main reasons and here they are: (more…)
Most people I talk to have an erroneous notion of technology and it goes something like this: it should always work, no matter how old and neglected it is. They believe their computers should work like they did when they were fresh out of the box, even 3 or 4 years later. The fact is that computers don’t always work and typically at the worse possible moment. But with all the advancements in technology there has to be a way to make problems more predictable and less frequent, right? The technology to accomplish this very thing has been around only a few years (more…)
Technology is great! It has allowed us to reach a level of efficiency that we have never been able to achieve before. But with greater power comes greater responsibility. With every positive advancement comes a negative side effect. Technology has allowed us to “multitask” to a degree never known before. But is this really progress?
Is your email notification constantly taking you away from the task at hand? Do you allow Facebook or LinkedIn to draw your attention away from work? Is your phone more of a distraction than a convenience? Does it seem impossible to get anything done because of constant interruptions? (more…)
Over the past few years there have been a serious amount of studies devoted to employees and what causes increases in productivity and what decreases it. One common theme is how businesses see greater output from their employees when the employees are happy in the workplace. There are many ways to accomplish this but many of the solutions require an increase in expenses. Allowing employees to work from home is one of the few solutions that have saved businesses money while increasing productivity. Here are 4 of the most important reasons why you need to consider it. (more…)