Cathy’s Corner – January 2022

A new year often comes with change. While I can sometimes find change a bit scary, I find focusing on what’s important to me and looking for the humor in a situation makes it easier to manage my fears and the stress of change. At IT Radix, we're changing our security software platform to better address cyberthreats, we’re adding new functionality to better serve our clients (especially with the new work from home model and ever-changing schedules), and we’ve expanded our expertise, especially in areas associated with Microsoft 365.

On a personal level, I believe one of my keys to success is to never stop learning and embracing change.

Cathy’s Corner – December 2021

IT Radix is a first responder in the IT world, and like a hospital with an emergency room, it can be very challenging sometimes. Being positive is key. From solving technical issues to helping a client expand and grow, I know our “can do” attitude helps our clients succeed.

Cathy’s Corner – November 2021

Growing up, I was taught to give back and help others in need by giving of our time in addition to financially. Sometimes that meant collecting food for the hungry, tutoring in school, picking up trash along our roads, or just being there for someone who was house bound or in a nursing home.

Cathy’s Corner – October 2021

Making sound business decisions requires looking at a situation from multiple perspectives and developing a course of action that is beneficial for all. This is particularly important when it comes to cybersecurity.

At IT Radix, we frequently need to make decisions about how to do things securely for our clients or recommend how our clients should secure their technology and sometimes, quite simply, it’s not convenient.

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.