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Tech Edge is in Salina.  Be there!

Posted by Peggi Axelson on Feb 25, 2019 2:16:01 PM

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!

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Technology, Tech-Edge, Salina, Conference

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

How to Budget for IT

Posted by Shannon Rothchild on Jul 30, 2018 12:46:06 PM

IT is becoming so prevalent in our businesses that it is thankfully earning its place in many budgets with its dedicated resources. If you’re not budgeting for your IT, here’s your wake-up call; you’re definitely spending money on it, so you might as well include it in your business plan. For those who do budget, many still struggle with spending money ad hoc as they react to issues and failures as they come up. IT can be a monster that’s tough to tame. Today I would like to share a few tips that will help you budget for the long run and stabilize your IT spending. None of these are quick fixes, but they will pay off over time and allow you to scale, so that as you grow your business, your IT helps that growth by enhancing productivity instead of becoming a cost inhibitor to that growth.

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Topics: Managed IT, Business, Technology, Budget

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

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

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: Business Technology Watch, Network Assessment, Business, Technology

It's that time again! Tech Edge is back!

Posted by Peggi Axelson on Mar 15, 2018 11:40:50 AM

On May 24th, 2018, Nex-Tech will host Tech Edge for the 5th year! Tech Edge has established itself as the largest tech event in Western Kansas, bringing together vendors, end users, business executives, and IT lovers from all over the state!

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Topics: Nex-Tech, Business, Technology, Tech-Edge

I Am Tired of Scare Tactics and Cybersecurity

Posted by Curtis Flax on Mar 15, 2018 11:03:57 AM

FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) are projected everywhere when it comes to cybersecurity. From my Facebook feed running ads of companies that say they can provide cybersecurity, to emails that I am afraid to click on that advertise the final solution to cybersecurity and more, the reality is there is no one click, one buy or single solution to meet your cybersecurity needs.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Internet, Technology