AWS Cloud

New cloud features and tools from Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The adoption of the cloud has been widespread and has been increasing at an astonishing rate.  Organizations from all verticals and sizes have looked to migrate their IT environment from an on-premise platform to the cloud.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been on the forefront of this trend.  The benefits of migrating to a hosted cloud environment are being realized …

Room scheduling optimizes collaboration

Businesses count on streamlined collaboration and communication to spur innovation, improve processes and increase efficiencies.  Having the latest in video conferencing and collaboration technology is only as effective as what processes manage them.  The larger the business, the more of a need to manage meeting rooms, conference rooms and huddle spaces arise. IT departments can utilize room scheduling technologies with …

Collaboration In the Cloud

The Cloud: Revolutionizing Business Collaboration

Sharing information and ideas at anytime from anywhere has been long sought after by businesses.  Companies must continually innovate their processes and products to maintain competitive advantage.  Internal and external collaboration is a critical component of product innovation, process improvement, and a healthy environment for organic growth. Businesses migrating their IT environment into the cloud have been doing so at …

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society recently held their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in downtown Louisville.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of people from all walks of life came together to support finding a cure for this disease.  The 40-degree weather was no deterrent, as teams of walkers sported shirts and signs for their loved ones who were suffering or …

Cyber Security

Managing Cyber Security Risks: The Internet of Things (IoT)

Leading technology analysts predict the Internet of Things (IoT)  as the next big installment for the technology landscape.  To put into perspective, over 20 billion devices will connect to IoT.  These devices could be managed through a single pane of glass brings a variety of possibilities to the table.  IoT would completely revolutionize the way we interact in our daily …

IT managed services

Selecting an IT Managed Services Provider: Partner with the right company

The role of IT is changing in businesses.  Technology is revolutionizing the way businesses communicate, collaborate, innovate, and ultimately grow.  Once thought of as a “break/fix” department, organizations have realized IT departments can be utilized as revenue generating centers.  There is still the need for IT departments to address the day-to-day updates.  For instance, these tasks include patches to endpoints …

Cisco Gold

Strategic Communications renews Cisco Gold certification

Louisville, KY – 9/26/2017:   Strategic Communications, an IT service provider and Audio-Visual integrator, announced it has successfully renewed it’s Cisco Gold certification until November 22, 2018.  Strategic became a Cisco Gold partner last year after spending several years at the Premier level.  The Cisco Gold certification gives Strategic the ability to sell and service a vast array of Cisco technology. …

Huddle Spaces: Collaboration Redefined

When we think of the term “collaboration”, we think of ways people can communicate to achieve a goal.  Collaboration is an essential part of success in any aspect of life, and the business world is no different.  Individuals from the same department must share knowledge and resources to achieve desired results for their projects.  Departments must effectively communicate and share …

2017 KCTCS Supplier Diversity Fair

2017 Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) Supplier Diversity Fair

Recently, my colleagues and I travelled to the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY for the annual KCTCS Supplier Diversity Fair.  We arrived at the convention center early and decided to go exploring.  Downtown Frankfort has a very small-town Appalachian appeal to it.  The buildings and lofts lining the downtown area have a lot of history.  We decided to get …

NGAUS

139th Annual National Guard Association of the United States: Event Recap

The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) recently held their 139th annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  The conference brought together over 2,000 military personnel from branches of the United States Army, Air Force and National Guard from across the nation.  Conference delegates from all 50 states and territories used this platform to set the legislative agenda for 2018 …