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I recently traveled to Florida for the IT conference I have attended many times in the last several years. I have gotten quite familiar with the venue, the classes, etc. I was happy to find this year felt a bit different with a new venue. Although the discussion material and people were similar to previous years, it was refreshing to have new food, different paths to walk, and a new place to explore.

Tips to add value to your blog

When listing your company’s assets, your blog probably doesn’t make the cut. Many businesses tend to ignore blogging – which is a real mistake these days. By putting time and resources into your blog, your can transform it from just another webpage to one of the most valuable things to your company’s growth.

Tips for smart BI planning

Implementing Business Intelligence (BI) software and other tools can help your company grown by leaps and bounds. However, it has to be planned for with the proper level of diligence and care to truly be beneficial to your business. Haphazardly installing BI software can result in an expensive misstep that sees you fall behind the competition.

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.