Deploy latest version of iPhone X to employees of medium sized company in Milwaukee

Technology is a fast moving field – as anyone who works in the IT field can tell you.  The next best thing is always there waiting right around the corner, and more often than not, if your budget will allow it, at least, you want to be using the latest and greatest technology.  Apple recently released their latest revision of the iPhone, the iPhone X – a beast of a phone that represents the pinnacle of what they have to offer. So, let’s say that you have a medium sized company – 57 employees, and you want to get them all set up with the latest Apple phone.  A top of the line phone like that is almost certain to speed up operations day to day – but, at what kind of a cost? Safe to say, it’s not exactly going to be a cheap endeavor – but, it will be well worth it, in the end.  Having the latest phone enables the employees to use the latest features easily and quickly, and you will never (for the next few years, at least) have to worry about any kind of app you run on it slowing down performance.  The price tag is a bit shocking at first glance – $999.99.  While you might get sticker shock thinking “I could buy a quality laptop for that” consider the fact that that is basically what the iPhone is – but pocket sized, with the added ability to make calls and send/receive texts. That’s not to say you can’t do this a bit more cheaply.  Sure, MSRP is just a penny shy...

Make Travel Arrangements for a Business Trip from Milwaukee to Tokyo

When you think of someone in an IT career field job, you likely think of them as sitting around at a desk in the same location, day after day.  While this may ring true for entry level employees, when you are working at a company that deals with clients on a wider scale (that is, beyond just the local region) you will often end up traveling to meet with clients and making deals when you have managed to make you way higher up the ladder to a higher up position, such as a project manager.  A business trip could be something as small as driving a few towns over and spending a night – but on another hand, it could be something far, far larger – such as a trip to the other side of the globe, like Tokyo, Japan. There are many things to consider for costs when you are traveling for business.  There are certainly lots of instances where the company will pay for it – either in full, or in part.  Even in these cases though, there’s always things that you should be aware of as potential out of pocket costs for you – such as getting a passport if you don’t already have one, or renewing one that has since expired.  The cost of this would be $110 plus a $25 fee – and if you’re doing it on short notice, it will cost you another $60 to expedite the process.  If your employer is covering your transportation costs, you’re in luck.  But that doesn’t mean you won’t to bring along money for additional expenses...

Becoming Microsoft Office Certified (MOS Specialist) in 2018

The economy is ever changing before our very eyes – for some of us, we may have at one point had a very nice paying full time job with benefits – enough money to support a whole family on one income… and for some of us, this was done without any higher education.  Sadly, however, this is quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Times change, and if you don’t keep up with them, then you are bound to end up getting left behind. In times like this, your best course of action is to reconsider careers – with the looming threat of automation growing, there is no longer much security in a manufacturing job, and on top of that, automation stands to make the need for human workers doing certain tasks totally obsolete.  It’s a worrying matter for many of us, but it doesn’t need to be.  In this post, I will tell you a great way to jump start a brand new career – and best of all, this is one career you don’t have to worry about losing your job to a robot or AI anytime soon. I’m talking about getting into computers and support here, but namely, I’ll be talking about getting certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).  At this point, just about all of us are at least a bit familiar with this suite.  Certainly at some point, and likely often for quite a number of us, we’ve used some of the programs included – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, to name a few. Consider past experiences when using Office – you’ve likely...