Your Log Has Something to Say to You

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… Read more »

Back it Up Like a Boss

By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer The Story Behind Toy Story 2 We all know about the movie “Toy Story 2”. Pixar’s amazing creation where toys save the day. But did you know that the film was almost lost? And all because of human error. The primary files were accidentally deleted and when an attempt was made… Read more »

Do this One Thing to Make 2018 the Safest Year Yet

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.

The Service that Saved the Day When Kim Kardashian Broke the Internet

By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer It all starts in the cloud Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources. This includes computing power, database storage, and applications through a cloud services platform via the internet. A Cloud services platform owns and maintains the physical servers, the network-connected hardware required for these application services and the… Read more »

Battle for the Net: Why We Believe in Keeping the Internet Neutral

By John Lim, CTO Where were you on December 14th, 2017? Wait, What? What is going on December 14th, 2017? A very critical vote by the FCC will happen on December 14th, 2017. Without Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to provide you better service to content on the internet from their business partners… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Internet for All; What’s Not to Love?

By John Lim, CTO So last Friday, I was up in my old stomping grounds, San Francisco Bay Area, attending the annual Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Fall Conference. What does TekTegrity have to do with Non-Profit/Affordable Housing? A lot, actually.

The importance of Application-Aware Backups

By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer Roadblocks to recovery Right after I came back to the office after maternity leave, I had the pleasure (NOT) of having to deal with a terrible disaster recovery. We were trying to recover a database application from crash-consistent backups and meant lots and lots of hours on the phone. Needless… Read more »

Hiring for Tech: Who’s Right For IT?

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… Read more »