The Slippery Slope of Always Connected

  These days we can get way more than email on our phones. File sharing, presentations, co-worker status updates, company financials, line of business applications and more are now available pretty much anywhere any time from your laptop, tablet, and phone. This is tremendously empowering for sure, enabling people to produce value and stay connected… Read more »

Technology for Technology’s Sake

A couple of months ago I had a phone conversation with our partner rep at an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with whom we have had a long and happy relationship. Jack (not his real name) was trying to convince me of the value of cloud servers for our SMB clients, something this ISP now offers… Read more »

Kickass IT Company Seeks Roomie in Atlanta

The Highgroove gang is moving to a new space this month, and we’re gonna be out one really cool company to share our space. Are you a small company or growing startup looking to occupy a suite with all the mod cons in a historic and unique building? Well then, check out the details… Us: A managed… Read more »

Management: Hiring the Right People

Oftentimes, I hear people in management say things like, “I wish I had more workers just like [insert name here].” That’s a great compliment of the worker, but what it should be is a wakeup call for those doing the hiring. Chances are, the rest of the employees on staff are either the wrong people… Read more »

Flame On: Government-Sponsored Malware

Earlier this week, Kaspersky Lab announced that a staggering amount of private data had been collected via a malware known as Flame, which had been active since 2010. Although it doesn’t appear that the data collected was made public, or used for the purpose of identity theft, Flame is thought to have been the product of state-sponsored… Read more »

Atlanta’s Top Workplace Works With Ripple

Hot on the heels of being named Atlanta’s best small workplace by the AJC, Pardot has announced that they will be hiring 100 some people over the next 18 months, complete with a highly visible billboard campaign. Why now? And why 100 people? I asked Pardot’s CEO, David Cummings, to give me the lowdown and to fill… Read more »

IT Service That Fits

We often talk about this at our weekly meetings when discussing new business, but don’t often get a chance to explain to prospective clients why finding companies with similar office cultures and ethics is so important to us. And it is, as our current (and former) clients will attest to. When we first meet a prospective client,… Read more »

Let Us Update Ya!

Keeping your technology (workstations, servers, software, etc) up-to-date is important, but it’s often seen as something that can be shelved. Unfortunately, putting technology updates on hold has more than a few negative effects: 1. You can’t get support for outdated technology. Eventually, hardware and software companies stop offering support and updates for older products. That’s… Read more »