Cathy’s Corner – September 2021

Many talk about having work-life balance, but to me it’s a work-life blend. Over the years, I’ve found that my time spent on work vs “play” has ebbed and flowed as different parts of my life have required more attention or time. There are many gurus or programs that will help you determine the right mix for you, how to prioritize and more.

Cathy’s Corner – August 2021

I’ve dabbled over the years with photography—taking a variety of courses and having a home darkroom. As with many activities, it’s fun and challenging at the same time. I really appreciate the amazing works of photographic art that can take your breath away, make you feel like you’re in the middle of a sporting event, or empathize with people all over the world.

Cathy’s Corner – July 2021

Now that summer is in full swing, many of us are getting outdoors more. Several of us participated in an IT Radix Spring Step Challenge. Our lone bicyclist, Doug, rode for CycleNation to support the American Heart Association and stroke awareness. Many joke that COVID-19 resulted in an additional 19 pounds, but it's no joking matter.

Cathy’s Corner – June 2021

The month of June acknowledges some of the diversity in our country by celebrating both Juneteenth and LGBTQ Pride Month. Given that we like to celebrate holidays at IT Radix, I think it’s fitting that we shed some light on these two important times of observation.

Cathy’s Corner – May 2021

May 7th is World Password Day. Several of our clients have our Dark Web monitoring service which alerts them when their credentials—including passwords—are available on the Dark Web. These days it is critical to know when your credentials have been compromised, especially since so many people tend to use the same password (or minor variations of it) for multiple websites or applications.

Cathy’s Corner – April 2021

I recently read an article online that said a business without personality and without heart is a business without a future. It went on to say the foundation of an organization’s personality and its heart lies in its core values. I couldn’t agree more, and I truly believe our core values are the secret to our success.

Cathy’s Corner – March 2021

This month we took a “cut” at relating IT to sewing (pun intentional). If you’ve ever tried sewing of any kind, you quickly realize that it is a skill that takes time to master. I can recall trying to sew a dress in high school and it being significantly more difficult than expected.

Cathy’s Corner – February 2021

I’ve been involved in my fair share of home improvement projects over the years. I can still remember the built-in bookshelves my parents made for our home in New Mexico, complete with a burnt wood finish created by a blow torch. As a kid growing up, my job was primarily to hold, fetch or otherwise assist when needed on these projects.

Cathy’s Corner – January 2021

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month?  I’ve had my fair share of hobbies over the years.  With COVID-19 and the need to social distance, many are turning to their hobbies to spend time in a positive manner.  Let’s face it—all too often, we’ve let the busyness of life allow our personal hobbies to fall by the wayside.

Cathy’s Corner – December 2020

As we wrap up the year, I believe that we’ll all be “talking 2020” for many days to come. When we launched into 2020 with its connotations of clear vision, who could have predicted the year that would unfold? For IT Radix, the year started with a big push to help our clients upgrade or replace not only Windows 7 PCs but also Windows 2008 Servers, which meant literally hundreds of computers and hours of effort.