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5 Common Mistakes Businesses Make on Facebook

Posted by Jenny Leiker on May 30, 2018 3:54:18 PM

You may have heard that having a social media presence is important for a business. You may have a Facebook page, but with the rules always changing, it’s challenging to keep up with the best practices for your social media.  Having a business Facebook page at all is a great first step. Here are 5 tips on mistakes to avoid to ensure your page is driving business for your company.

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Social Media

Email – The Most Unappreciated Business Tool

Posted by Brian Meder on May 29, 2018 3:18:18 PM

Let’s face it – email has been around for so long that most people don’t even consider it part of IT anymore – it’s just the standard way to communicate and everyone has it, so we easily take it for granted and forget that your email requires just as much attention as your other IT assets. Yet, many businesses still rely on free mainstream email services for their most crucial business tool that hosts some of their most sensitive data.

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Topics: Business, email

Another Tech Edge in the Books

Posted by Peggi Axelson on May 29, 2018 3:07:38 PM

On May 24, 2018, we hosted the fifth annual Tech Edge. This year brought a few firsts with a lot of talk of innovation and transformation. With over 200 attendees, we started the day with the largest IT crowd we have ever had. The keynote speaker Michael George, CEO of Continuum, set the stage for a day of transformation and innovation as he described how we are in the middle of the technology revolution and how change has already arrived and will continue to be inevitable.

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Technology, Tech-Edge

Managed IT For Your Cybersecurity Strategy

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on May 29, 2018 2:59:21 PM

I have written many times about Managed IT Services (check out 3 Ways to Know if Managed Services is Right for You) and why it is a good move for many businesses to “tame the IT monster”, regardless of their size and staffing. But, recently the conversation has morphed into an argument for managed IT as an effective cybersecurity strategy.

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Technology

Don't Sleep On Your Infrastructure!

Posted by Darren Walters on May 23, 2018 5:35:21 PM

For several years now, I have heard customers tell me over and over that they are really not too concerned about their voice and data cabling infrastructure.  Here are some of the common statements I hear. 

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Topics: Internet, Technology, Tech-Edge

4 Benefits of Access Control

Posted by Roy Inlow on May 23, 2018 5:09:06 PM

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Topics: Business, Solutions, Local Access Control

NTCA Highlights Nex-Tech's CALEA Compliance Service

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Apr 26, 2018 12:43:58 PM

In Februrary 2018, Nex-Tech was featured in an article from NTCA, the rural broadband association, for acting as a trusted third party (TPP) that assists telecommunication companies with compliance in the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).

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Topics: Telecom Industry, Carrier, CALEA, NTCA

Are you Focused on Being Productive?

Posted by Steve Riat on Apr 26, 2018 12:23:44 PM

My office is a time machine!  You may have heard me say this before, but some days it really does seem like I come in to work and the next thing I know, it is time to go home.  What did I do with 9 or more hours?  It is not like I was staring out the window or was caught up in some huge project that was in alignment with our company goals. I decided to spend time looking at what things I was doing and if they aligned with my HIBU (Highest and Best Use).  There were some startling findings.

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Topics: Telecom Industry, Carrier, Productivity, Solutions

Too Much Information

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Apr 26, 2018 12:23:12 PM

My latest adventure in home automation was the addition of a couple of outdoor cameras.  I had been toying with adding cameras to my home for a while, and was leaning towards Ring’s floodlight camera, which would be an easy install. I would simply be replacing the floodlight in my front yard and a porch light in my backyard.  My hesitation in purchasing the Ring was my attraction to all the other great products Nest offers.  As of right now, my Chamberlain garage door, AcuRite Weather Station and Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller all “Work with Nest”.  After spending some quality time with a Home Automation Consultant, I was sold and walked out with two Nest outdoor cameras under my arm and a wish list of add-on products.

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Topics: Carrier

Nex-Tech & Fort Hays State University Partner to Bring Cloud Phone to Campus

Posted by Amanda Rohleder on Mar 15, 2018 3:46:49 PM

Cloud Phone has been the game changer in telecommunications for the last several years – it’s feature-rich, very scalable and easy to deploy, manage and use. The 2017 project at Fort Hays State University is a great showcase of how switching can be the best thing you’ve ever done.

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Topics: Business, Technology, Solutions