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Tools of the Tirade

If you saw a hammer lying on the ground for the very first time, would you know what it was for or how to use it?  It’s very difficult to imagine you wouldn’t because it’s so engrained in your mind.  The large flat face on one side used for...

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managed services

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What are managed services?

As the world around us changes, so do the terms we use to describe things that have been around for decades.  This phenomenon is very noticeable in the political arena with the advent of changing terms to be “politically correct”.  I’m not going...

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Artificial Intelligence – It’s all Toilet Paper

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Artificial Intelligence – It’s all Toilet Paper

Disclaimer, I am not an AI expert or AI scientist or developer, so my opinions are solely my own.

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Microsoft Windows: End of the World (Support)

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Microsoft Windows: End of the World (Support)

Companies like yours need to keep up with strict business, compliance and industry regulations. New threats have made it harder than ever to secure data and applications. With end of support for Windows Server 2008 (including R2) and Windows 7 operating...

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Understanding the Cloud

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Understanding the Cloud

In 2019 you would think the business community would have a good understanding of cloud computing. Reality is much different.  As I speak with business owners, management, and users, the “cloud” is still a nebulous concept more than a solution. ...

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Does anyone really understand Office 365?

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Does anyone really understand Office 365?

I was recently asked to provide training for Office 365.  This innocent request is like asking for training on airplanes.  The wide variety in types along with new releases with new features is a moving target.

Just when you think you’ve finally...

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Wash... Rinse... RETREAT

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Wash... Rinse... RETREAT

It’s spring time, and that means many things – March Madness, bad allergies, baseball, spring break, and for the Fluid IT team, spring means; it’s time for our annual company retreat!  About ten years ago, the entire Fluid crew started traveling an...

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Finally Four

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Finally Four!

Time to take a break away from “business” and to more important topics - college sports!

As a proud Texas Tech alum, I am used to years, even decades, of the perpetual pain and anguish associated with being a Tech fan.  There have been bouts of...

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Breaking News: IT Can Actually Save Money

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Breaking News: IT Can Actually Save Money

Headline: IT Saves Money for Company!

Wouldn’t it be great to see more headlines about the positives of IT rather than all the negative press about cyberattacks, privacy concerns and cost overruns?

If you are a small to mid-sized company, you are...

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 Cybersecurity

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Destination Unknown – Cybersecurity without a defined objective is a path to disaster

Destination Unknown – Cybersecurity without a defined objective is a path to disaster

Vacation time!

Let’s start this cybersecurity discussion by taking a little vacation – or at least pretend to take a vacation. Before going on vacation, people usually...

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