Mytech Culture Experience | July 2017

Mytech Culture Experience | July 2017

“Givers succeed in a way that creates a ripple effect, enhancing the success of people around them” said Adam Grant in his groundbreaking & innovative book “Give and Take”. The book talks about extensive research on people who are givers, takers or matchers. My inspiration for this piece is on “Givers”. The surprising forces pushing people up through their careers works well for not only takers but givers as well. When a giver gives guidance, mentoring, companionship to another, he is actually setting him up for success. At Mytech, one of the values that is deeply engrained is “Set the next person up for success”. 

Mytech Culture Experience | June 2017

Mytech Culture Experience | June 2017

With Summer taking full stride, I want to bring the value “Create Fun and a Little Weirdness” to the forefront of June. Every day I see the demeanor at Mytech change with the weather and all that comes with it. So much of moving any organization forward comes from productivity and metrics that lead us along a path of growth and prosperity. I believe much of Mytech’s productivity comes in part from the uniqueness of its employees, a uniqueness that naturally shines through when Summer comes.

How Layered Security Keeps Attacks Out

How Layered Security Keeps Attacks Out

High-profile malware attacks keep putting threat prevention best practices at the top of everyone’s technology list. Just last month there were two major attacks, Google Docs Phishing and WannaCry Ransomware, that spread quickly through exploiting both human and technology vulnerabilities. With each new attack, the importance of layered security continues to be reinforced by both vendor partners and security experts.

Mytech Culture Experience | May 2017

Mytech Culture Experience | May 2017

I find myself writing this month’s culture article with a heavy heart. One of our project engineers Jason Ritenour was involved in a fatal car accident this past weekend. If you ever had the privilege to work with him, you know how devastating of a loss this is for his family, friends and our team. He was not only a smart engineer he was a great coworker and friend to many of us.

Mytech Culture Experience | April 2017

Mytech Culture Experience | April 2017

This month we are highlighting our value of “Communicate directly and openly”. I believe if an organization can do this well, it can accomplish anything. The challenge here can be with an individual interpretation of this value. For instance, one interpretation of this value could be; I can say whatever I want and it does not matter who I hurt as long as I am being direct and open. On the opposite side, another interpretation could be; I do not have to share everything, just the stuff that I feel comfortable being direct and open about.