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Post and articles that don’t seem to fit anywhere else. Typically about general technology topics of interest for all businesses in the Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro and Charlotte areas.


How To Unplug, Turn Off, And Be Present On Your 2018 Summer Vacation

When it's time to turn off and unplug for summer vacation.

Getting ready to take that summer vacation with your family? Here’s your crash course for how to turn off technology and unplug from the office, social media, and other irrelevant “notifications” (AKA interruptions) that distract you from being present with your family and friends on your summer vacation.

It’s 1996. You’re packing for your much-needed vacation with your family. You walk through the airport to your gate (TSA who?) Maybe listen to your Sony Walkman on the flight. Your kids fight over who gets to listen to the new Backstreet Boys CD on the Panasonic Mash, they work it out eventually. Upon arrival to the resort everyone slathers up in coconut-scented sunblock, you style it up with some zinc for your nose, grab a book, a cooler, and spend the reach of the day soaking up some serious rays. You take turns rotating with family members or ask a stranger to snap 2-3 obligatory summer vacation family photos with your disposable camera (because there was no such thing as a selfie), and then its smooth sailing with Mai Tai’s and Pina Coladas for the rest of the day.

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Megan Fox, Your Flight Status, And Traverse City: 12 Cool Ways to Boost Productivity With Windows’ Virtual Assistant Cortana

12 Ways to Boost Productivity using Cortana, Windows' Virtual AssistantThe adage “Time is Money” is never so relevant than when it comes to navigating through your Windows operating system to knock out your business’s week’s to-do list and boost productivity. Consider this: Let’s say you spend 5-8 seconds browsing through a menu to pull up a calendar, move appointments that have rescheduled, or using your pesky URL search bar to google irrelevant facts about celebrities, the average user spends 15-25 minutes a week on inefficient productivity processes within their Windows devices.

Our solution? Save those precious wrists, fingers from carpal tunnel, and eyes from strain and fatigue; use Cortana!

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Reduce Risk By Simplifying The HR Process

Guest blog post by Mimi Soule, Managing Partner of Soule Employment Law Firm, who specializes in simplifying employment law compliance for business owners.

Let’s be honest, running a business is complex – especially for small business owners who are required to wear multiple hats including rainmaker, marketing, finance and, of course, human resources.  While you can’t become an expert in all matters, you can better equip yourself with information and risk-reduction strategies to avoid significant and expensive challenges.

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New Orleans, Marcus Luttrell and Talent Acquisition

New Orleans, Marcus Luttrell and Talent Acqusition; three seemingly random topics that intersected for me in early March. See, I was fortunate to be invited to speak at MSPWorld®, the premier conference for managed services professionals (MSP). The conference was created by MSPs, for MSPs, and driven by those with real-world experiences and successes in the managed services industry.

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