HOW TO // How to get out of a Rut

By Jeremy Koellish, COO Here’s how it starts: You’re presented with a problem and your mind instantly begins to work at it like a reflex instead of the complex wonder machine it actually is. You find you’re going nowhere fast and you wonder why. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, there’s a term for it – it’s… Read more »

United States vs. Apple :: Taking a Stand

By Russ Levanway Rhetoric vs. Reality The standoff between Apple and the FBI over access to the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernardino mass shooting last December is a polarizing case. In the media, the rhetoric has primarily hinged on a question of safety vs. privacy: Should the government have backdoor… Read more »

HOW TO // How to Workflow

By Jeremy Koellish, COO Today I’m going to talk workflows. Did the mere mention of the word ‘workflow’ just then make you nervous? Trust me, you’re not alone. That said, this article is going to address the most common barriers to developing workflows, reasons why you ought to move past those barriers and tricks to… Read more »

Is your Relationship a Win-Win?

By Russ Levanway Keeping the Love Alive With Valentine’s Day coming up, relationships are on everyone’s mind. I’ve been thinking about relationships, too – not so much the romantic variety but, more appropriately for this column, the relationship between IT providers and their clients. What makes a good IT partnership work? I believe that for… Read more »

HOW TO // How to Huddle

By Jeremy Koellish, COO I get asked a lot about how we conduct our famous daily tech huddles, so I thought I’d lay it out for you with these seemingly intuitive but maybe not so obvious tips so you’re not forced to muddle through your huddle. (Yeah, I went there.)

Falling in Love [with Tech]

By April Cole Worley “It’s a funny story,” Eva says when asked about how she got into IT. “I was drawn into it, really.” Eva had been working at Verizon for six years when she met Jarrett, the Service Delivery Supervisor for TekTegrity’s SLO headquarters. They started chatting. “Jarrett was a Verizon client,” she says. “So we… Read more »

3 Tips for Weathering the Storm

By Russ Levanway Obstacles Ahead In this new year, we will all experience obstacles; some that are meant to be overcome, and others that are not. El Niño is a good example of an immovable obstacle that is currently upon us. Here in California, we’ve eagerly anticipated these storms for a long time, but a… Read more »

SilverPeak Optimizing Nimble Storage Replication – Real World Results from a Private Cloud Environment

Disclaimer: We are a Nimble Storage partner. At the time of this writing we are not a Silver Peak partner. Summary – Our environment received a 60% data reduction when using Silver Peak to Optimize a Nimble Storage to Nimble Storage replication traffic. In addition our low latency(10ms) 100Mbs WAN could not push more than… Read more »

The Life and Technology Interface

In the middle of February, I attended a conference celebrating the “impossible.” Cochlear Celebration 2013 brought together 1,000 people whose lives have been affected by cochlear implants, devices that rely on technology once deemed impossible. Luckily for 80,000 people like me, Professor Graeme Clark ignored the naysayers and devoted his life to creating the technology… Read more »

Windows 8 Review

                      What’s the deal with       ? You might have heard about Microsoft’s new Operating System Windows 8 and now you are wondering if you should upgrade? Microsoft has made substantial changes to their product compared to previous versions. The most noticeable thing for every user… Read more »