GIF vs. JIF

We all agree that a GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) file is an image with the ability to combine several image frames into a single file, creating the illusion of animation. But we all don’t agree on how to pronounce this file type. Even our own staff is split down the middle.

What’s Happening in the Shadows

The Risks and Rewards of Shadow IT
Shadow IT is when individuals in an organization use technology services or solutions without approval or oversight by management and IT. It’s simply IT that happens in the shadows. Just like an artist who might wish to create depth in a painting by adding shadows, staff often create shadow IT systems with the best of intentions.

Geek Speak

Tech Terms (aka, Geek Speak) is like a Whole New Language
Learning a new language is one of the top 15 hobbies to master during the coronavirus pandemic. What better way to escape the doldrums than to immerse yourself into learning about another country, its culture, and its language! It also paves the way for new possibilities for work, travel (eventually), and meeting new people (virtually, for now).

Discussing technology can be like speaking another language.

IT Infrastructure Designed Like a Quilt

A Seamless IT Network Design Requires Advanced Planning
Plotting your organization’s IT infrastructure is similar to designing a quilt. You start with an idea—in business, this is a desired outcome that technology can help you create. Whether it’s a quilt or business network, you need to get the ideas out of your head and into reality.

Patch IT Up!

Software Patches are a Part of Essential Preventive Maintenance to Keep Machines and Networks Safe
The expected lifespan of cotton fabric is over 100 years. Yes, that nice blouse or shirt or those pants you look great in can have an extended life of that range! Too bad fashion makes some of these items outdated almost as fast as technology makes hardware and software obsolete! Of course, even during its short fashionable life sometimes that article of clothing might need some patching or repair sewing done to address some rips or tears.

Learn What Microsoft Teams Can Do For You!

Microsoft Teams Makes Collaborating Between Coworkers a Breeze
Collaboration between coworkers has greatly expanded thanks to Microsoft Teams. And with so many people working remotely, this functionality/capability has never been more necessary.
Microsoft Teams is more than just messaging
When a team is created, users get access to everything that comes with that team.