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.

Cathy’s Corner – November 2020

"As we sail through life, don't avoid rough waters, sail on because calm waters won't make a skillful sailor.” (Unknown)
 
I have this quote tucked away in a notebook that I regularly use—being the geek that I am, it’s in OneNote (a favorite app), but I digress… As someone who grew up sailing on the waters of North Carolina, it has always struck home for me.

Cathy’s Corner – October 2020

I started my technology career at Exxon back in the late 1980s. While Exxon was not on the bleeding edge of most computer technologies, it turns out they were on the bleeding edge of something—cybersecurity. In general, they were a conservative and cautious bunch which naturally resulted in a high cybersecurity awareness level.

Cathy’s Corner – September 2020

Making sense of the world is different for everyone. We all rely on our five senses to supply inputs to our brains and assimilate them. It’s amazing to see the advances in technology that make computer inputs that essentially mimic what we’re born with.

Cathy’s Corner – August 2020

As we move into August through the “Dog Days of Summer,” I’m grateful to be able to enjoy the time outside even if it’s hot and sometimes sticky. If you’re like me, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change our summer plans; and as a result, I’ve been doing things around my home.