“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie I have been to the gas stations. I have been to the grocery stores. In my profession, I have ordered parts and equipment, and I have […]
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 […]
“Unexpected Changes,” “Unknown Vulnerabilities”
Is sustainable scalability is a fancy way of saying “roll with the punches?” Maybe. If so, that analogy presumes two things. First, that all business owners know to expect the punches. Second, that we all know where to look for the punches to come from. Right now we are watching multiple economic indicators so we […]
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 […]
Prepared For Russian Cyber Attacks?
“I am your enemy, the first one you’ve had who is smarter than you. There is no teacher but the enemy. No one but the enemy will tell you what the enemy is going to do. No one but the enemy will ever teach you how to destroy and conquer. Only the enemy shows you […]
Best Exercise For Thanksgiving? Counting Our Blessings
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.
Tomorrow Is The Start Of Planning Season
It is the start of Q4—already—so for me it is the beginning of my planning season. From October 1, I can see the start of a new year. I will spend some time reviewing what we have done here at Aptica so far, but I will also start my list of new goals for 2022. […]
Out Loud And On Purpose Responses To Things People Say
When I sit down with potential clients and sometimes with current clients, I am prepared to deliver straight talk even if it is bad news. It’s business. But sometimes what I get from clients is so contorted that I remind myself to count to ten and take deep breaths. I’ve learned to try to listen […]
I Am Saying Things Out Loud And On Purpose
What a week. The stock markets tanked on Monday. The Chinese real estate giant Evergrande may default on some of its $300 billion (with a “b”) dollars of debt. This collapse would ripple across the globe. Here I am in northeastern Indiana, but I don’t for a moment think that this won’t affect me. After […]