Thrive Gwinnett | An Ecosystem of Water Innovation While creating a hub for innovation is not for the faint of heart, a dedicated team of pioneers at The Water Tower are accomplishing ...
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Rocket IT Wins 2020 Small Business Award
Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – For the last 25 years, Rocket IT has meticulously crafted a work environment that rewards innovation, inspires stewardship, and encourages people to have ...
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Thrive Gwinnett | Representing the Needs of Others Whether you’re launching a startup or expanding to a new market, navigating commercial real estate for your team’s new home can be a difficult ...
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Black Friday Tech Deals
With health precautions limiting Black Friday activities at many brick-and-mortar locations, retailers have been forced to offset in-person crowds with more impressive online sales. And ...
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Thrive Gwinnett | Creating Authentic Experiences As the 2020 school year continues to look quite different for many students across the United States, pressure has fallen on local education systems ...
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Thrive Gwinnett | Building What Lasts When you discover an organization that fully commits to the community it serves, it can sometimes feel like you’ve found a diamond in the ...
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Initial Thoughts on the Apple iPad

Jul 5, 2010

For years I’ve waited for someone to come out with a great tablet computer. One that can do all the things my notebook computer can do, but in a smaller, lighter package and with a really great touchscreen. Presumably, it would come with a stylus and would recognize my handwriting. It would definitely run Windows…

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Professional Photographer Chase Jarvis Shows How Backups are Done

Jun 27, 2010

I ran across this fascinating video recently on one of my favorite photography websites. In it, professional photographer Chase Jarvis describes the backup strategies he employs for his work. Chase does a great job explaining how a quality backup plan works, and many of the methods he shares are similar to the backup solutions we…

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Reality Check on Leadership

Mar 3, 2010

Do you subscribe to the idea that specific actions produce specific results? If so, where do you look when you’re not getting the results you want? Are you quick to point the finger at someone else? After attending a training session about the effective use of KPIs and dashboards, a member of our sales team…

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Warm Fuzzies Feel Good

Mar 26, 2009

A few days ago, one of our support engineers told me that an employee of a valued customer had moved to another organization. He was sorry to see her go because he had enjoyed knowing her and working with her. I was disappointed myself, knowing that she was well-liked by our team. It’s always a…

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Take Your Monkey with You

Feb 3, 2009

This monkey hangs on the inside of my office door as a simple reminder to team members that stop by to visit. Please don’t leave YOUR monkey on MY desk.  In other words, feel free to come talk to me if you want to discuss ways to handle a problem you’ve uncovered. But don’t come…

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When You’re Getting Nowhere, There’s No Place like Someplace Else

Jan 25, 2009

I wasted a great deal of time sitting at my computer today, trying to refine an idea for an article I plan to write. After spinning my wheels for hours in my home office, I finally realized that I wasn’t making any progress and decided to go do something else for a while. So, I…

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Six Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Business (and 3 Things I’m glad I Didn’t)

Jan 18, 2009

Marcia Hoeck recently asked me to name the most important thing I had learned since starting my business 14 years ago. I did not have a ready answer. I have learned so much. After I struggled to give the question justice for a few minutes, Marcia kindly offered to allow me to respond later. This…

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Cloud Computing in Plain English

Jan 10, 2009

I ran across this YouTube video that does a good job of explaining what “cloud computing” is. Thought I’d share it here. By the way, I’m facilitating a live panel discussion near Atlanta on January 20 related to cloud computing and its effects on business IT. How Cloud Computing is (Finally) Changing Business IT Forever.…

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Ten Big Tips to Keep Your Sanity and Get Your Invoices Paid

Mar 29, 2008

Unless you run a cash-only business or started less than 10 minutes ago, chances are that you’ve experienced a past-due customer. Here are ten big tips to keep your sanity and make sure you get paid: The collections process begins with your proposal. That’s your opportunity to set clear payment expectations with your client. Include…

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