By Kate O’Neal For many of us, going out to eat is a relaxing break after a busy and sometimes stressful workday. Some do it more often than others, but I’m sure we can all admit it’s a nice break from spending time shopping, prepping and cooking the meal, and cleaning the kitchen afterwards. For…

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 by Tony Rushin Network 1 was delighted to participate in another successful E2E: Where Education Meets Expertise event last week. We always have fun at these AALA events, and come away with great insights as well. This one was, as expected, chock full of useful ideas and engaging discussions – and it was at the…

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by Erin Kowtko In our ever-efficient and technologically friendly society, many of us send a fair amount of text messages. Texts are a terrific way to communicate, making it simple to send a simple request, funny joke or a picture. A common text thread among my parents, brother, sister-in-law and myself is about my beloved…

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By Kate O’Neal Your business depends on data. Everything from customer orders to back-office accounting and employee records has to be accessible and secure, even when things go awry with the weather, hardware, buildings and all the other factors that can create risk. The need to protect your data through thick and thin makes secure backups…

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By Tony Rushin Business owners frequently ask us how often they should refresh the computers their employees depend on. While it’s always nice to have the latest features, this kind of hardware represents a significant financial outlay. Each situation is different, but in general we recommend replacing laptops every two to three years and desktops every…

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Tuesday Tip - Heard of Slack? | Network 1 Consulting

by Kevin Jackman When I was in college, I started my own website that helped college students do better on exams. Communicating with all of the engineers and people involved to maintain the website was extremely difficult at times, until we got Slack. Slack is a chat application that sets the bar for UI (User…

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By Richard Stokes I was recently with my brother and noticed on his iPhone that he had over 10,000 unread email messages. After I picked up the fragments from my mind that had literally just blown up, I asked him why he had so many unread emails. He laughed and explained that this was not…

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