Everything About IT Changed (for the better)…And You Missed It

There is an old joke about IT folks. It goes like this:

Question: What's an extroverted IT professional?
Answer: He is the one who looks at your shoes while he's talking to you, instead of his own.

The joke works because it plays on the stereotype of a young, nerdy, geeky IT guy who treats his clients with condescension and disrespect.

Is Your Business Disaster Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month. I’m sure you’ll agree, disaster readiness is crucial to help you get back to business faster should a disaster strike!

Here are a few simple reminders for you to consider…

Back Up Your Data Remotely!  We recommend backing up all data to an offsite location, and we offer this as a service to our clients.

Take a Swing at IT Frustration

When your computer or smartphone doesn’t respond as expected, it’s frustrating. A recent study of workplace and academic computer users showed high levels of frustration and time loss with just daily computer activities. So, when an interaction with a computer or an application turns sour, it’s easy to understand the desire to reach for that baseball bat!

However, there are better ways to approach your relationship with computers.

Proactive Maintenance Leads to Improved Computer Health

 

“We are what we repeatedly do,” Aristotle proclaimed. We all know that we should brush our teeth twice a day, eat healthy, and get regular exercise. Sadly, not everyone does this.

Just as we should take care of our bodies, in business we should take care of our computer network because quite often it’s what makes everything flow through the business.

Ameridia Says Oui, Oui to IT

 

 

 

We are very pleased to welcome Ameridia, the American division of Eurodia Industries, into our growing list of clients. Ameridia is a dynamic and innovative French company with over twenty years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of plants which have a unique need for separation process technologies.

Master of Disaster

Senior IT Consultant, Mike Oster, is here to save the day!

Remember when you were a kid and wanted to be a superhero? I do. I always wanted to be like Superman. As an IT consultant I sometimes feel like a superhero. You know, coming to the rescue and saving the day.

Fighting Disasters for our Clients

In the 80's, Bonnie Tyler’s hit song said, “I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night.” While we may not be super heroes at IT Radix, over the years we’ve had the honor of helping out our clients when disaster strikes.

Case in point: September 17, 2012. It started out as a regular Monday morning until we received the call that a potential client had a server down.

IT Radix’ Take on Shut Down by The Beach Boys

Back it up, back it up
Buddy or you’ll be shut down

 It can happen in a blip, we’re not trying to be snide
Running two apps viewing side to side
It’s a poor neglected laptop with Office Twenty thirteen
Revving up and shaking like a washing machine

 Flat lining processors, won’t equate
If I lose this data, I won’t celebrate
My server’s lights are clicking and starting to dim
I have no backup, this is really a sin

 ...Gotta be smart, with IT support, here we go.