4 Ways to boost staff efficiency

Technology enables businesses to work remotely, collaborate more efficiently, and manage their time more effectively. But to achieve these benefits, you need to implement technologies that align with your business’s needs. Here are some things to consider. Change office communication To increase teamwork and productivity, set up instant messaging software such as Slack or Microsoft […]

Stringfellow Technology Group acquires CTC Networks

Stringfellow Technology Group (“Stringfellow”), based in Nashville, TN, has acquired CTC Networks (“CTC”) based in Franklin, TN.  CTC was founded in 1993 and provides managed technology services to the healthcare, manufacturing, and life science industries.

Embrace tech trends and enjoy their benefits early

Tech fads often easily come off as mere gimmicks, but they can actually be an opportunity for your business to optimize processes and save money. To seize that game changer your company has been looking for, follow these tips. Be an early adopter One of the biggest factors in determining how successful your SMB will […]

Now is the time to move to VoIP

The work-from-home shift has expedited the need for businesses to evaluate their technology roadmaps and make adjustments to their technology stack.  One area that should be considered improving is the way to handle voice across a phone system.  Many offices are still using an in-office PBX which lacks the phone capabilities that are necessary for a remote workplace to function efficiently.

Technology should be a variable, not a fixed cost

The COVID-19 pandemic has made businesses painfully aware of their fixed operating costs.  The largest of these fixed costs are people often followed by office space.  Outsourcing your technology immediately changes many fixed costs into variable utilization-based costs, with a POSITIVE impact on your business efficiency.

Don’t Let the Sunk Cost Fallacy Drive your Technology Decisions

Business owners are constantly bombarded with information about fiscal responsibility and how to avoid incurring more expenses than necessary.  But sometimes the fear over "losing or spending money" leads many to stick with a decision because they already purchased a product or service, not because it's the right choice.

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Trust is crucial in a remote workplace

Patrick Lencioni's book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, clearly shows that Trust is the basis for developing high performing teams.  Until this is addressed, it will be difficult for any team to achieve consistent and repeatable results. Unfortunately, some managers attempt to achieve results by imposing various controls on their employees which ultimately reduces productivity and team spirit.

Your Status matters more than ever working from home!

Status is now a communications tool in your office, not something to brag about!  What we are talking about is the usage of the Status setting in Teams (or other products) to effectively communicate during the Work From Home (WFH) world we are transitioning to.

What the end of Windows 7 REALLY means

Today marks the last day that Microsoft will provide updates for the Windows 7 operating system.  Depending on who you talk to, your computer may burst into flames OR it may continue to work perfectly for the next several years.  Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of that debate, the following three points are REALLY what the end of Windows 7 means:
Operating system updates are no longer optional
Like all your favorite cloud-based applications, you can't opt out of the changes that are made.