My co-worker and I have been working on a specific project for quite some time now, and we are really excited to see the project attain “plateau” status. Now, I’m sure you are asking yourself what is that? Don’t you mean “peak” or “pinnacle” status? Like, you’re DONE?
It was a beautiful Monday morning and I was setting up my booth at the TechAdvantage Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL. I had just sent my wife a text bragging about the temperature being in the 80s, as I knew it was cold back in Kansas. Little did I know “The Perfect Storm” was brewing.
As websites become an imperative marketing platform for large and small businesses, it’s important to understand what elements to include in one. Years ago, a good side menu and tons of keywords could easily land you on the first page of search engines. Now Google takes hundreds of factors into account when choosing which websites to list highest in their search results. Some of these factors include content, secured sites, mobile-friendliness/responsiveness and page speed. Among them, user experience (UX) is one of the most important ranking factors for SEO.
This only recently became a key question you should be asking when upgrading your company's communications system. I believe there are a few key things that are a no-go when looking at each system. First, let me cover Hosted Solutions. Specifically, if you have these items or issues, then this is not the right solution for you.
On May 23rd, 2019, Nex-Tech will bring the 6th Tech Edge to Salina, KS! Tech Edge, previously held in Hays, KS, is a one day business IT and marketing conference that brings together business owners, marketing professionals, IT lovers, vendors and so many more!
For most of us, these words still seem to sound like a Tom Clancy novel, but the cybercrime landscape is rapidly making them a reality, with more examples from our direct environment added to the storybook every week.
The beginning of the year is always a refreshing time for me. The cold, brisk, winter air is a fresh feeling as I step outside, no matter what time of day. The new year is a time to start with a blank slate to build from – whether that be ideas, processes, improvements or changes. Now is the time to look at what you are doing, where you want to be and what you want to accomplish in 12 months.
I have always been an early adopter of technology, even way back. I remember being in grade school programming in BASIC on my Commodore 64. Technology has changed a lot since then. It is much more obvious the impact it can have on learning. When the iPad 1 came out in 2010 I was one of the first to have one. The iPad was not the first tablet in our house (tablet being defined by a touch screen computer in slate form); however, it was the first that was truly refined and did what it promised.
With my job, I am blessed to be able to travel the country and tour some impressive facilities. Facilities such as large central offices, carrier hotels and recently, an underground data center. I had a preconceived notion of what to expect in an underground data center as I have toured several above ground. I assumed we would enter a building above ground and an elevator would take us below. After receiving driving directions to the facilities and being told “Once you enter the cave”, I had to ask for clarification. After confirming that I would be driving into the cave, I still assumed we would park just inside the entrance and take an elevator down. Was I ever wrong.