From the desk of: Cathy Coloff
Subject:  Game on!

It’s amazing how things have changed.  During the winter months as a youth, I was likely inside playing board games with my friends.  We played all the classics plus some newcomers such as Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit.  The games were great at teaching you how to be a good winner, avoid being a sore loser and, in some cases, how to work together as a team.  Great life lessons in a simple but fun way.

My son, on the other hand, is more likely to play Minecraft or Madden Mobile on the iPad with his friends.  Is his generation learning the same life lessons?  I hope so.  I like it when they work together in Minecraft to build something or accomplish a goal but worry when the consumerization of things rears its head in the form of purchasing power packs or something similar to improve your score, performance or some other attribute.  So many new and different challenges facing our youth today.

As we come out of the holiday season and start a new year, I reflect back on last year and take pleasure in the strides not only my family has made but also all of us at IT Radix.  We did a number of technology upgrades internally, completely remodeled our office space, and launched a number of new initiatives throughout the company—all the while continuing to help our clients succeed through the use of technology.  Sometimes things got a little crazy, but everyone really stepped up and pitched in where it was needed.

I think we’ve all earned a brief time-out to play some of our favorite board games which you can check out at  I’m looking forward to taking on someone in a rousing game of Backgammon…are you ready?  Game on!

First published in our January 2018 IT Radix Resource newsletter