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Give a Child an iPad - 8 Years Later

Posted by Steve Riat on Feb 11, 2019 2:16:24 PM

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. 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.

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Parenting

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 Operating 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

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

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: Social Media, Business Technology Watch

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: Tech-Edge, Technology, Business Technology Watch

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: Technology, Business Technology Watch

FACEBOOK ZERO

Posted by Aubree Broyles on Mar 15, 2018 2:49:50 PM

Call it Facebook Zero or Facebook Apocalypse. The date was January 11, 2018. The Facebook corporation announced a new focus on bringing people closer together. While this has a feel-good charm to it, what it means for social media marketing is that the goalposts are moving again.

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Topics: Marketing, Business Technology Watch, Business

Why We Focus on Partners, Not Vendors

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Mar 15, 2018 2:37:13 PM

by Olga Detrixhe and Kathy Marihugh

Here at Nex-Tech we work with many different manufacturers, vendors and distributors to deliver the most cutting-edge and relevant technology to you. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have a history of long-standing and deep relationships with our vendors, and that they are much more than vendors – they are truly partners. That means we work together beyond ordering and delivering; we have a stake in each other’s success and collaborate to achieve the best outcomes. Through that, we get the honor to be invited as members to serve on advisory boards to help shape the solutions that are most relevant for you, our customers.

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Topics: Technology, Business, Network Assessment, Business Technology Watch