Technology Associates

Blog posts about us, our people and our process. Dramatically different than what people expect from a “Managed Services Provider.”


We Are Hiring

Technology Associates works with businesses across North Carolina, helping them increase productivity, eliminate IT risks and reduce overall costs using our Insight Process.  Why? Because we believe that with the right processes and discipline around managing technology we deliver outstanding results for our customers.

But it is our people that make it all work and we are looking to add a few more awesome individuals to our growing team.

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Building Your Vision

My management team and I recently completed our second Vision Building™ Day with our Certified EOS Implementer, Walt Brown.  While we have 'self-implemented' EOS for several years (I won't tell you what Walt calls that), it has been uneven to…

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10 Years Seems Like Yesterday

In January, we celebrated a very special anniversary for a very special person.  Jeff Doggendorf joined our team on February 1st 2008 and this year marks his 10th year with Technology Associates.

Jeff started back in what we loving refer to the “bad old days.” In those days we were small, everyone had to do a bit of everything.  We didn’t have processes or procedures and we were running from one emergency to the next.  To say that each day was an adventure, well that would be an understatement!

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The Role that Makes the Difference

Here at Technology Associates we have a role that rarely exist in other IT Services firms, and if it does, I’m confident it isn’t given the same level of focus and discipline it is given here. What makes this position even more radical in our industry is that we don’t charge our customer by the hour for this type of service. And that, I’m told, is next to sacrilege in the IT industry.

But, this role is THE reason businesses have selected Technology Associates over other options.  And, it is our secret weapon that is guaranteed to have a positive impact on our customers.

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Welcome Nick Wright to Our Team

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our Technology Associates team, Nick Wright. Nick has joined our Project Implementation team to improve our workstation deployment process – ensuring an efficient and seamless transition of your hardware. Not only does he bring the technical strength you’d expect from a TA member, he was recognized by former employers for having outstanding customer service – something that is extremely important to us and our clients.

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IT Support – more than just closing tickets

When businesses think about IT Support they almost always gravitate towards the subject of monitoring, response times and closing tickets – the reactive stuff.

While most IT Providers will tell you that ‘monitoring’ is part of their ‘proactive’ service offering, this simply isn’t the case – knowing about problems quickly is still reactive.  Preventing those problems from happening in the first place, that’s proactive!

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IT Outsourcing Risks

I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a brief talk on IT Outsourcing (something near and dear to my heart) by Insperity.

Along with Beth Mullaney from Rankin McKenzie and Jaimie Kasopsky from Insperity, I discussed the pros and cons of outsourcing at the Business Owners: Outsourcing 101 – IT, HR, and CFO Functions event at the City Club in Raleigh

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Week 13 Insight Administrator meeting

During the last week of each quarter we take a pause called “Week 13.”  We set aside this time each quarter to reflect on what we’ve learned over the past quarter and plan for what we need to change in our business and our process going into the coming quarter.

One special meeting is the Week 13 Insight Administrator meeting and here is what we do…

 

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