Recently, Fivel System’s CEO, John Breakey, took a dive into the world of Cisco and Microsoft VARs to determine if the effects that Cloud has on their business. Is Cloud Finally Disrupting the Cisco and Microsoft VAR? Value-added Resellers (VAR) have been a versatile group over the years since the dawn of Microsoft and Cisco. […]
On average, Employees are subjected to 30+ changes per year. Some of these changed are digital (program upgrades, new software, etc), and some are to processes or procedures (forms updates, new steps for customer support, etc). Some changes are “top of mind”, strategic changes for company advancement, or Tactical/Supporting changes that are low on the radar, […]
As humans, we don’t take well to change. There are 3 main reasons why we resist. First, it is ingrained into the way our brain works. Our brains develop pathways (sometimes referred to as muscle memory) as a way of reducing the number of calories it has to burn. Yes, thinking can produce smoke that […]
Microsoft Office 365 is a new, innovative and integrated cloud-based service that allows users to gain access to their documents anywhere and at anytime. As more on-site employees turning into remote workers, and utilizing an average of 3 devices to get their job done, companies are transitioning away from the traditional software and towards cloud-services that offer […]
It’s the biggest leap forward for Windows since, well, since Windows 8, actually! Windows 10 started rolling out to the public in late July of this year. A few weeks later, there are many people who’ve taken Microsoft up on their offer of a free upgrade from any version of Windows greater than (but not […]
People go to work every day expecting to be frustrated. Changing priorities, heavy workloads, constant interruptions and obstacles – all of these factors contribute to a stressful day. What if you could change the outcome by gaining more control of your environment? For starters, take a look around your desk. How much technology surrounds you? Most people say they touch a minimum of 10 technology tools per day. These technologies add to some of your anxiety. So we ask, is technology your friend or your foe?
Over the years, technology has become increasingly advanced and complex. Remember when our cell phones used to “just dial phone numbers” or our office phone systems “just transferred calls”. Now just one piece of technology does everything that 10 pieces used to do! The issue is that technology has slowly crept up on people over the years to boiling point. The result is that most people only know the basics of all their technology and use it to survive, not thrive.
Ever dreamed of having a Butler who would remove daily distractions, serve up things you need when you need it or make your day less difficult. Removing obstacles in our life frees us to focus on tasks we love to do, allowing us to feel more accomplished everyday! Ever wish you had an IT Butler, someone who […]
All companies experience growth cycles as well as turnover. While the national average for turnover is about 25%, some companies experience more than that, and therefore need to be as efficient as possible when bringing on new employees. Onboarding is much more than just starting a new employee and hoping it works out. Ideally it […]
Ever feel like you are invisible to your company when new technology is rolled out? You’re not alone. Companies are continually rolling out new software or upgrading phone systems, email, and PDAs. We’ve all received emails from the tech folks saying, “We are upgrading Outlook so the system will not be available over the weekend!” […]