There is so much power in “knowing.” I heard the recent news about the 42-year high in price increases, but I’ve already felt that pain from the gas pump and the grocery store. I also know that the current unemployment rate is 3.6% for the fourth month in a row. As a small business owner, […]
Smart Tech Acceleration = Effective Long-Term Growth
Tech acceleration is about fast implementations that fix short-term issues. Smart tech acceleration focuses on implementing technology that supports the organization’s long-term goals and vision. The rapid growth of technology shows no signs of slowing, and businesses have gradually begun to adjust to a “new normal.” Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have started to realize […]
Understanding Effective Tech Acceleration
I know you hear me say this often, but the technology landscape is constantly evolving. Organizations must keep up with these developments to avoid being left behind by competitors and customers. This is where understanding tech acceleration can become your advantage. We define it as intelligently improving the technology that employees rely on in a […]
More On The Ability To Scale Up Or Down—Especially Now
Our companies operate in a turbulent business environment where new technologies are reshaping industries, customer preferences are evolving rapidly. and geopolitical equations are shifting dramatically. If you’re struggling to adapt to these quick and challenging transitions, you’re not alone. I have seen some corporate executives resort to quick fixes that don’t support customer or employee growth […]
Possible Recession? Time To Review “Sustainable Scaling”
“Sustainable scaling” may sound like a dental procedure, but in practice, it is a combination of business choices and procedures that can steer your company through volatile economic times. Let’s start with defining “a sustainable business.” Being a sustainable business means more than just recycling and using renewable energy. It means laying the groundwork for […]
Longest Q1 Ever—Or So It Feels, Right?
I am very much a by-the-book kind of businessman. I plan. I project. I try to spend time with my nose to the grindstone even in weeks I’d rather dream I was independently wealthy. I stay hopeful and I have faith. But to be honest—this first quarter of 2022 has tested me. What else can […]
Federal Law Is Changing: You Must Report Cybercrime
Last week, a $1.5 trillion funding bill for the government was signed into law. It should be noted that this funding bill passed the Senate with a unanimous vote. That by itself is remarkable these days. I am telling you this because part of that new law mandates that owners and operators of critical U.S. […]
Contingency Plan? Now Is A Good Time To Have One
“Confidence is that feeling you have right before you know all the facts.” I have laughed at this adage ever since I have been in business. Ain’t it the truth? I don’t know that I believe some cosmic shift has pushed us into these I-Max-type world situations (i.e. pandemic, brutal war in Ukraine,) but I […]
The Double Edge Of The World Wide Web
The world is too much with us, late and soon; Getting and spending we lay waste to our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away . . . William Wordsworth, published 1807 This sonnet was written in the early 1800s as a lament by William Wordsworth for […]
What Is Zero Trust Security Architecture?
Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2101, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 19 years in the region that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo OH.