Entries by Jolene Rankin

Jolene Rankin: Employee of the Quarter!

We recently announced Jolene Rankin as Akins employee of the quarter for embodying several Akins core values and it couldn’t be more well-deserved. She is definitely an A- player on the team! Her role requires a lot of multi-tasking as she is the office manager and executive assistant to our CEO, Shawn. She also supports […]

Is Your Security Worth 25 Cents a Day? [List]

Author: Shawn Akins Security is at the forefront of every business owner and IT department.  For as little as 25 cents a day, your organization can dramatically increase your networks security.   Below is a list of items to get you started, all for under 25 cents/day/user and some are FREE!  Who doesn’t love FREE? 1. […]

Thanks for Joining Us at the Porsche Experience Center!

Thank you everyone for coming to the Porsche Experience Center with us yesterday! There were great presentations from our co-sponsors, Fortinet and Aerohive, as well as a presentation from our very own Chris Nicholas. During happy hour, we had several lucky people win Fortinet backpacks, an Aerohive AP, and a boxster experience with the raffle. […]

Heart Attacks and Security Breaches

Author: Shawn Akins The first sign of heart issues is typically a heart attack.  Similarly, the first sign of security issues is a security breach. My dad died of a heart attack when he was only 42 so I know firsthand that this can and does occur.  We know that we need to take care […]

Ink vs Type

It’s a long-running debate, like Mac versus PC, or who shot first in the cantina. When you’re looking for a new mobile gadget, you have to ask yourself, do I want a tablet or a keyboard? Another way to put it: ink or type? It’s often a question of ink versus type, which is, of […]

Give Your Brain a Digital Detox

Author: Jaime Garispe Over the summer, I took a 9 day trip to Norris Lake, Tennessee. It was a great vacation for so many reasons. First of all, the lake was one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. The water is warm and it looks almost tropical like a scene from Jurassic Park. I […]

Azure Cloud Migration Checklist

Author: Chris Nicholas I’m quite proud of our team. 2 years ago we set out on a mission to help our clients include public cloud in their IT strategy for many business, security and economically fueled reasons. We have many success stories now of companies and institutions that have partnered with us and successfully taken […]

Challenges of Working Remotely

Author: Shawn Akins When working remotely, I’ve found the most important thing to do is to have dedicated space that is setup so you can truly be efficient and work like you are “at the office”.  If you are constantly interrupted, its very difficult to be productive.  However, once you have a good home office […]