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Password Problems

Password Problems

Let’s face it, we all hate passwords. The requirements are getting harder and the number of passwords one has to remember is forever growing. They are not going away. As long as you plan to be on the internet and take part you will continually need to create passwords. The frustration around creating and remembering all these passwords leads most …

2.4 < 5 (But Not Always)

Two giants of the tech world – Apple and Cisco, recently released a document that seemingly wrote off one of the most common aspects of wireless technology: the 2.4GHz WiFi band.   It’s important to note that the claim is primarily focused on large, enterprise grade networks. Think office high rise building, densely populated apartments, etc. For environments such as these, …

Winding Down for 2015

Winding Down for 2015

It’s over. Well, almost. And it was a heckuva year, and not just for us – but for you, our clients, too.   For us, after 15 years of business we came in at #3385 on Inc’s 5000 list of nationally growing private companies. Locally, we also made the MSPBJ Fast 50 as #33. We’ve added six tech support folks, …

A Local Legend Lost

Yesterday, the loss of a great Minneapolis Ad Man’s passing had begun to make its way around the internet, and caught many of us off guard.   Pat Fallon, the namesake and visionary of Fallon, passed away at the age of 70. The Minneapolis (and arguably midwest) ad scene would never be where we are without him. Perhaps unbeknownst to …

Updates Available? Think Twice.

“Software Updates Available.”   Three seemingly harmless words, filled with the potential of upending your workflow.   Glitches. Bugs. Spinning beach balls. However you describe it, it comes down to this: compatibility issues.   Take ‘El Capitan,’ (OS X 10.11), the latest version of the Mac desktop OS for instance. Greeted by a picturesque landscape image, users are invited to …

Now Hiring:  Wireless Engineer

Now Hiring: Wireless Engineer

Position Title: Wireless Engineer Location: Minneapolis HQ, some travel may be required Reports to: Director of Operations   Job Summary   We’re not like other IT organizations. We’re not looking for geeks or geniuses or specialists. We’re looking for the ultimate generalist.  Our Engineers are required to be technologically agnostic. Aerohive, Ubiquiti, Cisco, Meraki, and more. That’s what we know. That’s what we …

Now Hiring: Biz Dev Rep

Position Title: Biz Dev Rep   Location: Minneapolis HQ, up to 25% out of state travel   Reports to: Dir. of Biz Dev/Ops   Job Summary We’re not like other IT organizations. Maybe you Think Different, but now it’s time to think big. We’re here to help retailers and enterprises run away from traditional IT. We’re movers and shakers, and difference makers. We …

WWDC Interview and Review

This year, we’ve asked some of our industry friends for their opinions on Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference that happened last week. Aaron Freimark (CTO of GroundControl) and Charles Edge (Product Manager at Bushel) share their thoughts below:   Who are you and why do you care about Apple’s WWDC?   Aaron Freimark (AF): I’m a guy from New York who helped …

Proof that Retail Doesn’t Have to Suck

Every quarter, we try to host an event that we see as interesting and valuable for our clients. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel on Retail Experiences at our new headquarters in Ford Center. Being the first time we did it here, I was happy to see that the office layout worked, and we were able …

Meet the Panelists: Angela Gearhart

Thursday, June 4th  |  420 N 5th St 5th Floor  |  Minneapolis, MN Happy Hour: 4:30 – 5:30 PM  |  Panel: 5:30 – 6:30 PM Introducing our third panelist for The Panel: Retail Experiences – Angela Gearhart, Senior Director of In Store Experience with Select Comfort.   For the past 12 years, Angela has led the vision and strategy to elevate the Sleep Number brand …