Office 2016 for Mac is now available

Office_Nov3_COffice 2016 for Mac has arrived, and it brings with it several new features to Microsoft’s popular productivity suite and cloud-based services. Microsoft has fixed various bugs and functionality issues in its latest Office version, allowing users to fully make use of the software and integrate it seamlessly with their Mac platform.

Storm warning: prepare staff and clients

When your employees see snow on the ground, the thought of a day off immediately pops into their heads. Of course your customers are still reliant on you to provide the goods and services they have come to expect from your business. Before a storm hits, you should be communicating with both staff and clients to inform them of the situation.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

The leaves are changing and there’s the smell of campfires in the crisp Fall air. That means the kids are back in school, the summer vacations are over, and it’s time to get back to our regular schedule.

For some people that may be a disappointment, but I actually find it comforting.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

I keep hearing people encouraging each other to be fearless and it just strikes me as funny. Isn’t fear a basic function we have to help us stay alive? Why is being fearless something we are supposed to be stiriving for?

Maybe there are good reasons to have fear.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

I’ve had several friends recently celebrating milestone birthdays and I’ve seen mixed reactions. Some of them were very happy to be where they are in their lives and don’t care about the number. Others seemed more focused on what they didn’t have in their lives and their milestone birthday served as a reminder that they are “getting old”.

My question: Why is that a bad thing? Age is another way to measure time and experience.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

I am proud to say that my grandfather was one of the many men and women who have served our country in the military. We all recognized these courageous individuals this month on the 4th of July. I was also fortunate to attend another ceremony at the end of the month.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

Since many of you already know I’m a big fan of the shore, I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that we opted to take our little man on his first trip there for Father’s Day weekend. Of course it was very different to now be traveling with a child.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

It is with great pride and joy that I’m letting everyone know our son has arrived! Logan Thomas Barnshaw was born at 2:48pm on 5/15/15 at 8lbs 10oz. Mom and baby are both well and we are adjusting to this next phase in life.

Like most first-time parents, I’m completely overwhelmed by many things – How quickly he is growing and changing, how much there is to learn and do, and how much love and joy explodes in my heart every time I see him smile.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

Last month I talked about being prepared and ready for the unexpected. This got me thinking about automation and how much of a role it can play in being ready for anything.

When it comes to personal things, this could be everything from setting up a family chore schedule to creating a regular carpool rotation with other families in the neighborhood who have children in the same soccer league as yours.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

My wife and I are very excited as we count down the last few weeks before the birth of our first child. As I was thinking of a topic for this month’s newsletter, it occurred to me how similar having a child is to running your IT systems.

I know many of you are thinking, “Whoa, that’s a stretch!”. But it’s true.