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A Message from  Jimmy

Posted by Jimmy Todd on Nov 15, 2018 3:52:15 PM

I recently attended an IT conference, and I am sad to say this was the first of its kind for me. With the reality that Nex-Tech has been in the “Technology” business, I realized I was not where I needed to be with understanding the vital needed of advanced IT support and cybersecurity in today’s business. To be fair, I have had the luxury of leaning on our talented staff and our Chief Operations Officer, Mike Pollock, to understand how this is important to our company as well as our customers. Once immersed in the world of IT, I learned that they speak a different language than I had learned in the traditional telecommunications world. I found myself taking a lot of notes and then following that up with a lot of questions to my team.

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Security, cybersecurity, Managed IT

Quick Tips:  With Microsoft Office, You Can...

Posted by Tech Quick Tips By Nex-Tech on Nov 13, 2018 6:07:26 PM
  1. Edit PDFs

 Your PDF files open by default in Adobe. But, what if you want to edit them? You cannot do that within Adobe Reader, and the Adobe software that does let you make changes to PDFs is not cheap. Microsoft Word to the rescue!

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Microsoft Word, Tech Tips

Oh, Deer!

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Oct 8, 2018 12:08:54 PM

Often, when I ask telecommunication providers who they use for their CALEA compliancy, I usually get that deer in the headlights look. Most remember hearing the acronym CALEA, but aren’t familiar with what it stands for, or they say, “I remember approving the bills, but not sure with who or why.”

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Topics: CALEA, Telecom Industry

Quick Tips: 3 Features in Windows 10

Posted by Tech Quick Tips By Nex-Tech on Sep 27, 2018 8:57:46 AM
  1. The Start Menu

 

For you Windows 7 users, rest easy, because this is here to stay. For the Windows 8 users, the start menu is back with its full functionality – and then some. The aesthetics of the new start menu combine the basics of the start menu from Windows 7 with the sleek tiles that were a part of Windows 8. The customization of this helps you to access what you need much faster and boosts productivity. Open the Start Menu, click on Settings, Personalization, and then Start. Make the Start Menu work for you. Microsoft created a helpful onboarding resource for this feature as well.

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Topics: Windows Operating System, Technology, Business, Nex-Tech, Tips and Tricks

Why You Should Ditch Windows 7 – ASAP

Posted by Kris Fair on Sep 26, 2018 6:04:42 PM

It’s time for a good old conversation about operating systems. Rarely do we form such an emotional bond with any software as we do with our favorite OS. It makes sense, of course. It manages everything you do. It is either is your best friend making life seamless and easy, or a consistent fiend irritating you every time you try to find or do something.  

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Topics: Windows Operating System, Upgrades

5 Myths About Managed IT Services

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Sep 26, 2018 5:48:15 PM

Not all Managed Services Providers (MSP) are created equally – sure, they may all provide IT services for a monthly fee, but beyond that, there are vast differences. Today we want to look at some of the myths surrounding what “good managed IT services” look like, debunk them and give you some ideas of what to really look for in a great MSP. The industry is moving fast and what may have been best practice or top-of-the-line 5 years ago could be ineffective by now.

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Topics: Business, Managed Services Providers, Managed IT

5 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Get Your Business Noticed

Posted by Peggi Axelson on Sep 26, 2018 5:32:35 PM

The news says the economy is getting better, and it might be the nation’s best economical year since 2007. Unfortunately, businesses are still feeling the budget crunch and are continuously looking for inexpensive, yet effective ways to push their products and services. The good news with that is, there are a lot of marketing ideas you can push out without spending your whole budget. Take these five tips and implement them any time of the year. However, since I love Halloween, I added my own little timely tips in the list. 

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Business, Marketing Tips

How to Claim Your Google Business Listing

Posted by Daniel Schwindt on Sep 18, 2018 6:02:55 PM

Google is best known for providing its standard text-only search results in the style you see below:

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Topics: Business Technology Watch

Lessons Learned Mowing the Lawn

Posted by Steve Riat on Sep 10, 2018 9:21:27 AM

Mowing the lawn

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Topics: Coaching, Training

Are You Purposeful About Your Customer Experience?

Posted by Steve Riat on Jul 30, 2018 3:12:42 PM

Recently it feels like I am always thinking about my customer experience.  Let’s face it, it is not because I am having a good customer experience.  When I look at some of the companies that are growing exponentially, they almost always have an amazing customer experience-for example, Zappos.  Super fast shipping, free returns and an amazing corporate culture that can be felt through any interaction.  Others might include;

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Topics: Customers, Business