Supporting Our Community

The IT Radix team is pleased to support great organizations like FAMILYConnections—a non-profit community based counseling and family service agency.  Recently, some of our IT Radix staff members attended a fundraising dinner.  Our Sr. IT Consultant, Mike Oster, shared that the highlight of the evening was hearing firsthand how FAMILYConnections is impacting lives.

Sharing Our Gratitude with Others

Recently, IT Radix proudly sponsored the Gratitude Dinner at FAMILYConnections in Essex county. The Gratitude Event included the participants and their families of FAMILYConnections’ addiction treatment programs. These programs such as Strong Mothers, Strong Fathers and Clean & Cool kids focus on those facing addiction issues.

Different Types of Connections

As humans, we crave love and connection at our core.  Technology has made it easier than ever to be “connected,” but it does not replace actual physical interaction or connection.  So, while we at IT Radix assist our clients in getting connected via technology, be it via the Internet, email, instant messaging such as Skype, webinars and more, we believe actual interaction is critical to successful relationships.

Protect Your Business from Information Theft

In my last post, I identified the need to protect your business from information theft.   In my humble opinion, most small-medium business don’t pay sufficient attention to this risk.    Here are some interesting statistics about cybercrime’s wide reach:

1 in 6 – Number of companies where employee fell for a simulated phishing email scam
$5.9 million – Median annual cost of cybercrime per U.S. company
47% – Number of U.S. small businesses that provide cybersecurity training to employees

The good news is that your security system doesn’t need to be perfect but rather, it just needs to be better than most.

Presenting: Tech Tips for the Business Owner

Thanks NJAWBO Metro East for letting me speak on "Tech Tips for the Business Owner" on Tuesday, March 3 at Toast in Montclair.

According to technology columnist, David Pogue, "today we are expected to learn to use technology via osmosis".

How's that working for you?  I had the pleasure of demonstrating some tips and tricks that will make navigating your devices faster, easier and safer.

The Power of Putting Pen to Paper

"Spoken words are the symbols of mental experience, and written words the symbol of spoken words. Just as all men have not the same speech sounds, so all men have not the same writing." -- Aristotle

Stop for a minute and think…  When was the last time that you put pen to paper to write someone a letter?  Written a heart-felt “thank you” or condolence card to a friend?  Purchased nice stationery to correspond with a family member across the miles?

In today’s day and age, we’re more likely to pull out our handy-dandy smartphone to send a quick text or log onto our laptop to type a quick email.

Using IT to Remember

Sadly, I recently lost both of my maternal grandparents within the space of 4 weeks.  They had a long and happy life together with over 70+ years of marriage.  I will love and cherish my memories of them both.

Happily, technology makes this so much easier to do.

A personal inspiration to me

Earlier today, I attended a celebration of the life of Evelyn Ortner--an amazing woman who came to be a friend in a roundabout way because of technology. The story of how we became friends is a little silly but I'd like to share it nonetheless.  When I graduated college and first moved to New Jersey, I was very green about financial planning, more specifically budgeting for day-to-day expenses.

I'm thankful for IT

I have a gratitude journal that I keep by my bedside that I reach for on nights when I’ve had a hard day.  Sometimes I add to the list, sometimes I simply review old entries as it reminds of all the good things in my life.

As I’m preparing for Thanksgiving, it struck me that I should add technology to my list and here are my reasons why:

IT has opened my world to so many places and people.