“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”.
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.
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.
In the cat and mouse game of data security, the weakest point will always be the humans. According to the BakerHostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report, 32% of incidents in the study were initiated by human error.
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.
The press can’t get enough of corporate data breaches. They delight in showcasing the latest horror story about a business that lost massive amounts of private records or millions in revenue to the latest hack. You could be next.
With over 30 unique breakout sessions to choose from, Twin Cities TechPulse offers something for everyone in your business – from sales, to operations, and everything in-between. Join your hosts Mytech Partners and SUCCESS Computer Consulting for two engaging sessions on the human element of cybersecurity.
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.
This month we are focusing on our value of Innovate through creativity. I personally love this value, because it allows us to think outside of the box. To dream about things that can impact others in a positive way. This value challenges us to not accept the status quo, and to really be forethinkers in the industry. Our vision to provide the best IT experience in North America relies on our team’s commitment to this value.
A mature look at the cloud encompasses more than just the technology, it involves a discussion on how the cloud fits into your business strategy and goals. While technology is always a focus at TechPulse, we also provide learning opportunities that focus on the challenges associated with growing and administering a business.
Disasters can come from all directions: from the employee that accidentally deletes a file off the server to a failed server, and from a ransomware attack that locks down all your files to a snow storm that cuts power to your office. Do you have a plan in place to return to productivity and minimize the cost of downtime in the event of different types of disasters?
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From its beginning, Mytech Partners, Inc.’s unwavering focus has building connections with its customers and community. This dedication to increasing its impact by helping area nonprofits earned the company the Pro Bono Maximus Award at this year’s Community Impact Awards