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 »

Managing your IT Security Without an MSP or In-House Support

This article was featured in the 2017 September issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine One of the benefits of having a Managed Service Provider (MSP) handle your IT is that you don’t have to worry about your IT. An MSP handles your tech issues, growth, and most importantly security. We organize our response teams into… Read more »

Why it’s Time to Ditch Work-Life Balance and Focus on Work-Life Blend

This article was featured in the July 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine  By: Michelle P. Baca, PhD – Business Development & Marketing Manager, CIO Solutions   Our company sells a Cloud Desktop solution. We tout it as a solution for productivity, as a technology that means you can work anywhere that has an… Read more »

Layering works for Oreos, not Technology Solutions

  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… Read more »

Cheat Sheet: How to Train Someone to Replace You

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.

Now Hiring…Everywhere

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… Read more »

Citrix Xenapp Workload vs General Infrastructure Workload – Cost Comparison Using Windows 2016 Per Core SPLA

Summary: In this article, I explore the cost implications of the new Microsoft Server 2016 Per Core pricing model focusing exclusively on SPLA  pricing . There isn’t much info on the web that takes a holistic look at cost implications which is why I decided to post my results and the spreadsheet. Specifically I wanted… Read more »

Change Control: Getting a Handle on Chaos

By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer As Network Admins, we are all guilty of making a change without taking the time to document that has come back and hurt us. Even more frustrating, is when you get stuck working on an issue due to someone else’s lack of documentation. I, myself, have worked on several issues… Read more »