Business & Technology Blog

Meet Velocity's President, Thaddeus Gerber

Posted by Dustin Hall

April 10, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Thaddeus_Gerber.LinkedIn_1I've written articles about many of our newest staff members. However, it wasn't until yesterday, when I was having lunch with Velocity's President, Thaddeus Gerber, that I thought, 'Geez, nobody knows anything about this guy.' Those of you who have met him know he's a pretty outspoken and jovial guy. BUT, did you know his mother was a computer programmer or that he's actually pretty good at ping pong (a staple skill in IT these days)? Probably not! Learn more about the President of one of the world's top managed IT service providers in the short interview below.

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Topics: IT Careers, Company News

Velocity Hires Pod of Dolphins to Run Help Desk

Posted by Dustin Hall

April 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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As a way to shave down costs and increase operational efficiencies, Velocity Network Solutions has recently hired a pod of dolphins to operate the help desk. The dolphins are currently in training but have been taking a few support calls and are expected to handle over 90% of the tickets submitted by clients by the end of the week.

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Topics: Company News

Microsoft Office for iPad: A Welcome Tool for Businesses

Posted by Dustin Hall

March 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM

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On March 27th, 2014, after 4 years of speculation and doubt, Office for iPad was finally released. Microsoft Office for iPad is viewed by many as one of the latest and greatest achievements by the tech giant. Given that Microsoft has historically locked Office up to push it's own Windows agenda, it's iPad release is definitely one of the smartest moves Microsoft (and new CEO, Satya Nadella) could've made this year. With that said, this article is designed to introduce you to this product and provide an overview so you can quickly familiarize yourself with what might be one of the greatest productivity tools you'll gain this year, aside from us, of course. Let's get started.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Microsoft Office

Meet Velocity's Newest Senior IT Consultant: Jeremy Sawyer

Posted by Dustin Hall

March 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM

senior it consultantVelocity Network Solutions has recently hired Senior IT Consultant, Jeremy Sawyer. We're pretty excited to add Jeremy to our growing list of senior consultants and, much like our other consultants, his technical expertise and consultative abilities are top notch. In our opinion, he's also just a great guy. For our clients reading this, we must prepare you: We now have 2 members of our team named Jeremy! There's our IT Support Manager, Jeremy Bell, and now Jeremy Sawyer. It's been suggested that we address Jeremy Sawyer as "Sawy Dog" (pronounced "soy-dog") but, well, we're certainly open to other suggestions. Here's the skinny on the newest Jeremy.

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Topics: IT Careers, Company News

7 Things Everyone Hates About IT Support Companies

Posted by Dustin Hall

March 13, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I get it. Most of you are thinking that 7 things are simply not enough to describe the cold-hearted, slightly murderous feelings you may have toward IT support companies. No problem, just scroll to the bottom, post a comment and we'll grow this list until the printed version can wrap your cubicle in a protective cocoon of hate that shields you from those nerdy nincompoops for the remainder of the week. For the rest of the casual readers out there, we'll just address 7 along with some tips to fix them. Let's get to it.

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Topics: IT Support, IT Companies

Velocity Network Solutions Listed as One of the World's Top IT Companies

Posted by Dustin Hall

March 4, 2014 at 8:53 AM

best it companiesWe are pleased to announce that Velocity Network Solutions has officially made it on the MSPmentor Top 501 List for 2014! "Great, so what the heck is that," you ask? Well, the short version is that it's a listing of the best managed IT service providers from around the world, as determined by one of the top authorities in our industry, MSPmentor.

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Topics: IT Companies, Company News

Network Security Threat: The Microsoft Tech Support Phone Scam

Posted by Dustin Hall

March 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

security watch microsoft phone scamOver the past few months, many of our Los Angeles clients have been subjected to a popular Microsoft phone scam making a strong resurgence. Fortunately, none of them were victimized but the the threat is still there, none-the-less. The scam itself has been around for years and it just...won't...die.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Network Security, Security Watch

Introducing SECURITY WATCH: Network Security Alerts

Posted by Dustin Hall

February 28, 2014 at 5:46 PM

security watch network security updatesIt's an understatement to say that there are an incredible amount of network and data security threats out there. They attack from every angle imaginable, from spammy emails to malicious ads on our favorite websites to old fashioned over-the-phone scams. Unfortunately, there's no way to protect yourself or your business 100%, You can, however, arm yourself with knowledge, increasing your ability to identify threats and protect your critical data. Velocity Network Solutions' SECURITY WATCH program is designed to help local professionals do exactly that.

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Topics: Network Security, Security Watch

Meet Velocity's Newest Team Member: IT Support Manager, Jeremy Bell

Posted by Dustin Hall

January 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Jeremy_Bell.IT_Support_ManagerIntroducing the latest addition to the Velocity Network Solutions crew, IT Support Manager, Jeremy Bell. As usual, we ask a lot of probing questions during the interview process to make sure we're not letting any crazy people inside our glorious Temple of Productivity (aka, our office). Of course Jeremy passed all the necessary requirements of background checks, technical expertise, etc. Below are some of the less technical questions questions we asked Jeremy, along with a couple other, less practical ones.

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Topics: IT Careers, Company News

5 Ways Nonprofits can Thrive with Technology in 2014

Posted by Dustin Hall

December 30, 2013 at 3:10 PM

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Topics: Nonprofit