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4 Ways to Weaken Your Security

The list of “to do’s” for cybersecurity can get pretty long and overwhelming. So, in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re giving you a short list of what NOT to do instead. Here are four of our favorite ways to weaken your security and make it easy for hackers to take advantage of your […]

Does this smell “phishy” to you?

Phishing attacks use malicious emails or websites cleverly disguised as legitimate points of contact and business to lure you into giving criminals access to your personal, financial, and business information. Attacks are on the rise, especially for SMB’s. Think was even targeted earlier this year. With the stakes for your business (both for your finances […]

Using Cybersecurity as a Differentiator in Your Business

Customers are more aware than ever of how vulnerable their information is, and they depend on you to step up and to keep them safe while providing them with excellent customer service. Here are 5 steps to help your company gain a competitive edge with cybersecurity. Audit, audit, audit – you can’t fix a hole […]

5 Bad Habits of IT Departments

Even the best of intentions can be sabotaged by bad habits, and IT departments are no exception. In this post we’ll share with you the top 5 bad habits you’ll want to watch out for in your IT department. Bad timing with new technologies With technology moving in leaps and bounds, the phrase “Timing is […]

River of Technology

The common sense survival guide that will keep your business afloat. Here at Think we play as hard as we work, and for some of us that means time on the river. We couldn’t help but notice that there are some important parallels to being successful in the water and successful in business technology. Here [...]

Company Culture: the secret to success

Some parts of a business require a lot of work, time, and focus to create and maintain. Others will happen whether you work at them or not. The biggest (and maybe most important) example of this is company culture. Think about it. We’re social creatures, and it is natural for us to function as a […]

Think Listed in Top 100 Woman Owned Companies by ColoradoBiz Magazine

Durango, Colo., July 30, 2019 – Think Network Technologies (Think) ranked 87 on ColoradoBiz Magazine’s annual Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies list, up from last year’s ranking at 91. This is the third consecutive year that Think has made the list. Melissa Glick is CEO and Co-Owner of Think, a Southwest Colorado IT solutions provider.   “There […]

Two-Factor Authentication: Secure, Simple, Inexpensive

“I don’t believe there is any single item that is more cost effective at improving security for public facing services than two-factor authentication.  This is why most Internet banking and other sensitive websites are requiring this nowadays.” – Darrell Brooks, Director of Infrastructure at Think Even the strongest password may not be enough to protect […]

Successful IT Transitions Need These 5 Components

Change is easy to get excited about and easy to get started, but it’s tough to follow through and keep the momentum going. Especially when it feels like there’s no end in sight, as can happen with IT projects if you’re not careful. But it doesn’t have to be an endless slog. If you build […]

7 Tips for Training Tech-Savvy Employees

Updating your technology on a regular basis is an important part of keeping your employees productive and efficient as well as protecting your company from cyber security threats. But keeping employees up to date on how to use all this new tech can be a challenge. Here are 7 tips to help you train more […]

Melissa Glick Named to CRN Women of the Channel 2019 List

Durango, CO, May 20, 2019 – CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Melissa Glick, CEO of Think Network Technologies, to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT […]

Is your business being targeted?

Two members of our staff and 3 of our clients were targeted by this phishing scam last month. You should know about it.   Have you seen the latest email phishing scam? It looks like a quick email from your boss. They’re in a meeting and can’t talk, but could you stop and pick up [...]

5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Backup and Recovery Plan

If you lost all your business data today, how long would it take for your business to recover? What steps would you take to get everything up and running again? How would it impact you financially? Knowing the answers to these questions is all part of being prepared. Just like having a back up and […]

7 Skills of a Successful Digital Leader

As the role of IT evolves and becomes more integrated with the very foundations of our businesses, it’s vital for you to evolve with it. It’s no longer enough to know the ins and outs of business tech, now you need to have the leadership skills and business savvy necessary to make all that tech […]

Your Business Needs These 3 Types of IT Resources

As technology becomes more essential, more versatile, and more complex, it also becomes increasingly difficult to manage. This can be especially true for SMBs as they balance the need to grow and stay competitive with limited budgets and less IT expertise. Luckily, there’s more than one way to look at IT, and how you approach […]

Help Your Business and Your Community this Earth Day

At Think we value the beautiful area we live in, the growing community we support, and the businesses we serve. So, to celebrate this Earth Day (April 22), we want to share with you an easy way to help all three: eRecycling. Put simply, eRecycling is the recycling of computers and other electronic equipment. As […]

Continuous Adaptation: The new role of IT in your business

There was a time when critical business applications changed every few years at most. This gave you and your employees plenty of time to plan for major changes and adjust to them while your business continued to operate and grow. But, thanks to the power of cloud technologies, the pace of change has accelerated. While […]

Celebrating National Puppy Day

At Think our four-legged friends bring our staff unconditional love and lots of laughs. Every once in a while, you will catch one here at the office. Having them around keeps life interesting and gives everyone a chance to scratch an ear or throw a toy during the day, which studies show helps make for […]

How a Technology Replacement Plan Will Save You Time and Money

Would you like to help your employees be more productive? How about helping them collaborate more easily? And knowing in advance when and what you’ll be spending on IT? If these sound good to you, then a Technology Replacement Plan is definitely worth looking into.   What is a Technology Replacement Plan? Put simply, this […]

Pros and Cons: Cloud Computing

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every business. It’s one you’ll be forced to consider carefully, because it’ll impact your business practices and expenses for the foreseeable future. There’s plenty to be said for both cloud storage […]

Think CEO Melissa Glick Receives Morley Ballantine Award

Melissa Glick, CEO of Think Network Technologies, received the prestigious Morley Ballantine Award from the Durango Chamber of Commerce. Morley Ballantine was a philanthropist, a business owner, a community activist, and a mentor to many.  She campaigned for women’s equality issues such as equal pay for equal work, protection from workplace harassment, and the right […]

The Inevitable eMail Scam

Some things in life are guaranteed to happen, like death, taxes, and email scams. The email scams get more creative as time goes by. One of the latest email scams going around has a particularly devious set up. Targets of this scam receive an email from what looks like their own email address, as if […]

Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 r2 Are On Their Way Out

All good things come to an end, and that includes operating systems. This time around it’s Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 r2. As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates for these systems. This means that any devices running on these operating systems will become vulnerable to security threats […]

Celebrating Engineer’s Week

Engineer’s Week is February 17th – 23rd, and here at Think we’re pretty excited. In part, because engineering is a huge part of what we do and who we are, but also because engineering is amazing. This is the perfect chance to shine the spotlight on some of the wonderful things engineering has helped us […]

Relationship Problems: 5 Ways Your Outdated Tech is Getting Between You and Your Staff

Technology exists to make our lives easier, our work more efficient, and our businesses more productive. It’s the perfect marriage of need and solution. At least it’s perfect until these 5 issues start causing downtime that interferes with your staff and their ability to do their jobs. Are any of these outdated tech issues getting […]

Videoconferencing: Why You Need It

Cut Cost and Increase Productivity Save time and money, boost collaboration and cut emissions – these are just a few of the reasons behind the growing popularity of videoconferencing. Here’s a look at the many business benefits and why your business needs to utilize videoconferencing. Benefits of Videoconferencing While your travel points may take a […]

Speed Up Your Browser with 5 Simple Steps

Is Your Browser Running Slow? There’s nothing worse than a website that won’t load. Over time, high volumes of content can cause your Internet browser to slow down. However, with a bit of maintenance, it’s easy to ensure your browser stays speedy for longer. The following tips apply across all major Internet browsers, including but […]

Think Ranked Among Top 250 Private Companies in Colorado

Think Network Technologies has been named one of the Top 250 Private Companies on ColoradoBiz magazine's 2018 list, coming in at number 223. Think was last recognized on the Top 250 Private Companies list in 2015. We are proud to represent the Four Corners and the IT sector, and are grateful to our customers and [...]

Stay Secure When Shopping Online

9 Tips for Secure Shopping Online As we approach the holiday season, we encourage extra mindfulness when it comes to online shopping. There are some simple precautions that will make your online purchases more secure, including using reputable third-party pay services (like PayPal) whenever possible, always logging out of sites after you’ve completed a purchase […]

What Does a vCIO Do Anyway?

vCIO, Explained Despite the title, a vCIO, or Virtual Chief Information Officer, is not virtual at all. For many Managed Service Providers (MSPs), like Think Network Technologies, a vCIO is somewhat of a figurehead. A vCIO serves as an outsourced Chief Information Officer for organizations that don’t have a full-time CIO on staff. The vCIO […]

How to Run a Simple IT Audit

Conduct an IT Audit in 6 Easy Steps You can’t manage an IT system effectively if you don’t know what it’s made of. It’s easy to lose sight of what makes up your IT ecosystem, especially if IT is not your only responsibility at work. Keeping track of IT systems is increasingly more difficult with […]

Think Spearheads Mural to Beautify North Main

Think partnered with artist Mariah Kaminsky and Mountain Middle School students to complete a mural, titled “Butterfly Code”, on the alley wall behind Think at 3067 Main Avenue in Durango in an effort to beautify the North Main neighborhood. Think was awarded the City of Durango’s Durango Creates! grant in September, which provided funding for […]

Layer Your Security Like a Bean Dip

What is Network Security? Network security is any activity designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. It includes both hardware and software technologies. Effective network security manages access to the network and targets a variety of threats to stop them from entering or spreading on your network. The Layered Approach […]

Technology News – September 2018

Your Guide to the Most Relevant Technology News Here’s what we’re reading this month: The right to be forgotten allows individuals to have their data erased from certain sources, including search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. The GDPR enforces this law for EU citizens, but the right to be forgotten could be enforced worldwide […]

Why You Should Outsource Your IT Support

Why Outsource? Virtually everything is connected to data. How your business manages data continues to gain importance – as technologies evolve and become more sophisticated it is imperative for your business to have a strong grasp on its IT strategy. However, for many small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) it is not practical to manage […]

It’s Budget Planning Season

Q4 is Just Around the Corner With Q4 just around the corner, it’s time to implement this year’s remaining IT projects and start planning your IT budget for next year. Now is a good time to communicate and gain consensus for next year’s IT budget and strategy. IT projects are more easily justified at budgeting […]

Think Selected as 1 of 3 Technology Top Company Finalists in Colorado

Durango, Colo., August 30, 2018 – Think Network Technologies (Think) was recognized as one of three technology finalists on ColoradoBiz magazine’s 2018 Top Company list. The full Top Company finalist list consists of 42 Colorado-based businesses across 14 industries. Think was the only Durango-based finalist in 2018. ColoradoBiz magazine's annual Top Company Awards represent statewide [...]

Buzzword Breakdown: “Internet of Things”

What is the “Internet of Things”? The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the connection of devices that send and receive data through the Internet. Any stand-alone internet-connected device that can be monitored and/or controlled from a remote location is considered an IoT device. Cars, appliances, lighting, fitness trackers, healthcare and home security can all […]

Think Ranked Among Top 501 Global MSPs

Durango, Colo., August 8, 2018 – Think Network Technologies (Think) ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Future’s 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year, Channel Futures received a [...]

A Look Behind the Scenes

Meet the Team Members Who Run the Show! At Think, our close-knit team members work in harmony with our innovative business solutions to fuel success. In order to take care of our business we must first take care of our employees and we believe that fostering a positive culture in the workplace will extend to […]

Think Recognized on Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies 2018 List

Durango, Colo., July 2, 2018 – Think Network Technologies (Think) ranked 91 on ColoradoBiz Magazine’s annual Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies list for the second consecutive year. Melissa Glick is CEO and Co-Owner of Think, a Southwest Colorado IT solutions provider. “I hope the female leaders recognized on this list will inspire more women to be [...]

How to Avoid a Phishing Attack

90% of Data Breaches Involve a Phishing Attack First things first – what is phishing? Phishing is an email technique used to fraudulently obtain sensitive information. Phishing emails are designed to look like they’re from a brand or institution you trust. They typically prompt you to download malware (malicious software), click on a link that redirects […]

Rising Temperatures, Rising Server Threats

Why is it important to monitor server room temperatures? With temperatures on the rise, server threats also increase. When servers overheat they can shut down. Whether you’re running a huge data center or a server room with just a few servers it is important to monitor room temperature to prevent downtime, loss of productivity and […]

Disaster Readiness: Are You Prepared?

Fire is a Real Threat On Sunday, May 21, 2017 a fire engulfed 1111 Camino del Rio in Durango, CO.  This location was the former home of Think Network Technologies. Disasters are real and business owners should have a disaster readiness plan in place to continue business operations during and after a disaster. There is no […]

Think Makes a Difference in STEM Education

Durango, Colo., May 16, 2018 – Think Network Technologies (Think) partnered with Mountain Middle School to sponsor materials for two week-long computer programming education sessions, “intersessions”, the week of May 7-11, 2018. Think’s intersessions partnership with Mountain Middle School stemmed from a previous partnership in December 2017 to execute the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code […]

Melissa Glick Named to CRN Women of the Channel 2018 List

Durango, Colo., May 15, 2018 – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, announced yesterday Melissa Glick, CEO of Think Network Technologies has been named to its prestigious CRN Women of the Channel 2018 list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure […]

Think Honored with 2018 Channel Partners 360⁰ Award

Think Honored with 2018 Channel Partners 360⁰ Award Durango, Colo., April 19, 2018 – Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, announced today that Think Network Technologies has been selected as one of 25 companies in the U.S. to win the 2018 Channel Partners 360⁰ Business Value Award. […]

Technology News – April 2018

Your Guide to the Most Relevant Technology News Here’s what we’re reading this month: Dell’s Director of Virtual and Augmented reality talks about the future of virtual reality, and how VR headsets will change the way we approach training and education. Read more here. Big retailers are increasing their adoption of robots. Retail giants Walmart, […]

Think Named to 2018 CRN Tech Elite 250 List

Think Network Technologies Named One of 2018 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN Durango, Colo., March 26, 2018 – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Think Network Technologies to its 2018 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the […]

New Client: Aztec Machine & Repair

Think Network Technologies Announces New Client: Aztec Machine & Repair Durango, Colo., March 9, 2018 – Think Network Technologies (Think) announced today the signing of new client, Aztec Machine & Repair (Aztec). Aztec is a long-standing and growing company in Bloomfield, N.M., specializing in hydraulic and industrial repair as well as truck upfitting and equipment […]

Technology News – March 2018

Your Guide to the Most Relevant Technology News Here’s what we’re reading this month: Everything you need to know about blockchain, a new technology used for sharing information, and how it will change the business world. Read more here. The order overturning net neutrality rules was officially published. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order hands […]

Think Named to 2018 CRN MSP 500 List

Think Network Technologies Named to 2018 CRN MSP 500 List Durango, Colo., February 20, 2018 – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, announced today that Think Network Technologies is named to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 category, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services […]

Security and Compliance Solutions

Solutions for Law Firms and Legal Service Providers Think’s cloud services (T-Cloud) deliver essential IT services that maximize cost-efficiency and productivity for your team while offering the highest levels of privacy and security to protect your firm’s clients. Legal services firms are under intense pressure to offer services that are innovative and agile in the […]

Tax Breaks for IT: Get Your Fair Share

With so much red tape, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a love-hate relationship with the country’s small and medium businesses (SMBs). However, when you dive into the details of what most SMBs can claim as tax breaks, it’s clear Uncle Sam is more generous than you think. Tax Deductions […]

Encryption for Email and Phone Security

To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt: What is email encryption? Why would you use it? What about security for your business phones? Are you protecting sensitive data? Today I want to jump into a topic that most of Think’s competitors seem to be missing. I walk into businesses every day that are not taking the […]

Brian Turner Joins Help Desk

Think is excited to welcome another fantastic team member! Introducing our newest Help Desk Specialist, Brian Turner! Quick Questions with Brian I know Brian’s busy helping Think customers with tech support questions, so I just took a minute to ask him a few quick questions. Background in technology and IT support Brian has 10+ yrs […]

Business IT Solutions: T-Cloud

The world of business IT solutions can be complicated. Not only are there many services to think about, but there are dozens of options for each service. Of course, it’s great to have so many things to choose from, but it can be overwhelming. That’s where T-Cloud can make a big difference for your business. […]

HIPAA Compliance Solutions

Medical providers and healthcare organizations need to be careful about compliance. It can be intimidating trying to navigate the world of HIPAA and other rules, but it doesn’t have to be too complicated. In a nutshell… Protected Health Information Healthcare organizations that are “Covered Entities” under HIPAA are expected to secure protected health information (PHI) […]

Buying A Laptop-Tablet 2-in-1 Computer?

Best Tablet/Laptop Hybrid for Small Business? If you’re “of a certain age,” you might remember the classic candy commercial with a chocolate bar and a jar of peanut butter. The chocolate bar ends up stuck in the peanut butter, and the kids argue over whether the chocolate is in the peanut butter, or whether the […]

Cisco Spark Demos

Communication is about more than simply being able to dial or send a message to employees or partners. It’s about being able to message, meet, and call instantly in a way that strengthens relationships and increases productivity. And now communication needs to be agile. Mobile. Collaborative. All thanks to mobile devices and evolving innovations in [...]

Think End Of Summer BBQ Party!

As a special thank you to our staff and clients we hosted an "End of Summer BBQ Party" that also celebrated the opening of our new help desk center. Things weren't looking so great an hour before the party. The forecast said 20% chance of rain, but you know how that goes. It was dumping [...]

Tech is Changing the Way Our Kids Learn

Digital technology is revolutionizing many parts of our lives, whether it’s communications, transport, entertainment, personal finance or even shopping. Education is no different, with advancements in digital tech transforming the way students learn in schools around the world. While Chromebooks have become commonplace in many classrooms, there is a range of other cutting-edge technologies that [...]

How Secure Is Your BYOD Policy?

It only takes one unsecured device that's plugged into your network to lead to a network breach. That's why it's so important to have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. BYOD has its pros and cons, and organizations that already have a policy in place or are contemplating implementing one need to tick some [...]

Think Named 2017 CRN Fast Growth

Think Network Technologies Named to 2017 CRN Fast Growth 150 List List Recognizes Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel Durango, CO, August 8, 2017 – Think Network Technologies, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Think to its 2017 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of [...]

Ask the Engineer – Online or Desktop?

In our last newsletter, we asked our readers about what topics they had the most questions about and we shared those questions with our technical team.  This month is about online bookkeeping programs. Reader Question:  Online bookkeeping programs - how secure are they? What is the probability of someone hacking into your personal or business [...]

Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies in CO

Durango, CO - Think Network Technologies ranked 91 on ColoradoBIZ magazine’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies this year. Melissa Glick is CEO/Co-Owner of Think, an IT consultant and network integrator. “The women led companies on this list bring innovative products and services to the market, create jobs, drive economic growth and provide for families and communities,” [...]

Think Ranked as Top 501 MSPs

June 19, 2017: Think Network Technologies (Think) ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $14.48 billion in total [...]

Volunteering at “Keys to High School Success” Girls Conference

On May 4th, the Women's Resource Center hosted the 17th annual "Keys to High School Success" girls conference. Think Network Technologies volunteered to support this inspirational event by mentoring these young minds.     Lori Thibeaux connected with the 8th-grade girls to help them prepare for the transition and challenges of high school. The conference addressed topics such [...]

Melissa Glick of Think Network Technologies Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

Durango, CO, May 18, 2017 – Think Network Technologies announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Melissa Glick, CEO to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently [...]

Lisa Parker’s Puppies’ Paws for Celebration

If you know Jonell then you know that she has a special place in her heart for helping animals. That's why it's not surprising that she decided to use her Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to help the caring folks at Lisa Parker's Puppies.   Paws for Celebration On April 21st, Lisa Parker's Puppies hosted the [...]

10 Things You Should Know About Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft officially released its significant update to Windows 10 on April 11th. The company is calling it the "Creators Update". In comparison to the monthly updates that usually only contain minor changes and security fixes, the latest update has new features that are large and small. BUT, before you go through with ANY update, be [...]

Can You Achieve More by Doing Less?

The eternal quest to achieve perfect work-life balance. We all know it. We all want it. None of us ever seem to get it. But maybe, just maybe, that’s not the point.   What if merely trying is? We all have a tendency to throw ourselves into our work – time out to do the [...]

Tech Tips for the Business Professional – Keyboard Shortcuts

Time is money for most business professionals and you want to utilize every second that you have. It may not seem like a big time saver, but when you add up all the times you have to move your hand away the keyboard so you can "select", "copy", "paste" or any other similar functions, it starts [...]

Think Network Technologies Named One of 2017 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

Durango, CO, March 29, 2017 – Think Network Technologies announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has added Think to its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology [...]

Create a Workstation with Purpose

Eight hours a day, five days a week - we all know what it’s like to feel tied to our desk. Considering we often spend more time at work than we do with our own family, how we feel at our desk has a huge influence on our day. The build and set up of [...]

T-Cloud Hosted VoIP

Reduce IT Costs with T-Cloud VoIP Hosted Phones The business environment in today’s world is always changing. New technologies, developing consumer behaviors, and a wavering economy accentuate this fact. Continual change introduces real and constant challenges for businesses of all sizes, so flexibility is crucial. But flexibility is more than a management mindset. Your infrastructure [...]

Think IT Town Hall Helps Locals with Tech Advice

Matt Glick and Prudencio Dimas from Think have over three decades of experience in the IT world working side by side with organizations, both large and small, to understand and resolve ongoing IT challenges.  Their understanding of network infrastructure, design and implementation was offered to participants of the TechKnowledge 2017 Conference in a Town Hall [...]

Tech Knowledge Conference 2017

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd Annual Tech Conference on Wednesday, March 15th at the DoubleTree Hotel featuring keynote speaker Jeff Walker. There will be a variety of breakout sessions throughout the day which include topics about cyber security, email marketing, makerspace, web policies, digital marketing, facebook marketing, hackathon, and much more. [...]

The Surprising Secret of Happy Workers

When the gurus talk about their recipes for happy workers, they seldom mention technology. Information technology is normally only discussed in terms of productivity. But it turns out employers looking for a happy (and productive) workforce ignore technology at their cost. “Lifestyle IT” Reaches the Office Technology is marketed as aspirational. Phones are not sold [...]

Grace Lightning – Think Mascot & Dock Diver Extraordinaire!

DockDogs® is an aquatic sport in which dogs compete in distance, height or speed while jumping from a 40 foot dock into a pool of water. There are three disciplines: Big Air (dogs are judged based on the distance jumped), Extreme Vertical (the dog that jumps the highest) and Speed Retrieve (based on the fastest [...]

WordPress Sites Hacked Due to Exposed Vulnerability

WordPress 4.7.2 was released last Thursday, January 26th. If you have not already updated, please do so immediately. A WordPress bug called REST API Endpoint allowed more than 100,000 websites to be hacked over the past two weeks. According to security firm Sucuri, websites have been hacked solely because the admins did not make an update [...]

Page Versus Screen – Is There a Balance?

For years, the debate has raged, but research hasn’t been able to prove one way or another if we retain information better when we’ve read it from a physical page – in a book, magazine or newspaper– than when we’ve read it online, with a tablet, mobile device or other screen. And hopefully it never [...]

Traditional Typing Skills in the Digital Age

Handwriting is in decline as students increasingly use digital forms of writing throughout their lives – from their personal communications through to their essays. Does this mean learning to touch-type is now a vital skill? Perhaps not – there’s researching suggestion that knowing how to touch-type doesn’t necessarily make you a faster or more accurate [...]

Think Outside the Box: Soren Thompson

This is volume four of the "Think Outside the Box" series and we're introducing you to the newest addition, Soren Thompson! We're so excited to bring Soren on the team and you can see why below. Get to Know Soren Where did you grow up? I was born in Escondido, CA but moved to Ruidoso, NM at a very early [...]

Technology Disposition

Donate or Recycle Your Electronics, But Don't Throw it Away! Donating and recycling your electronics is the best way to help the environment by conserving resources and natural materials. It is critical to make sure you are donating and/or recycling electronics safely and correctly. Computers, printers and other electronics contain a variety of unsafe and toxic [...]

Volunteering at Manna Soup Kitchen

Think Gives a Helping Hand Recently, the ladies at Think Network Technologies put on their aprons, so they could help out the less fortunate at Manna Soup Kitchen. It was a wonderful experience for them, but also an eye opener because we found it really takes a village to make Manna work so well. The moment [...]

Give a Helping Hand and Volunteer

Volunteering at a Local Non-Profit Can Make a Big Difference Giving your time to service others is not only beneficial to your community and to the less fortunate, but it can also make a better and happier YOU! There have been many case studies and research about volunteering and how it improves your health and [...]

10 trends to watch for in 2017

Smart machines are getting smarter, and a new IT reality has dawned. The machines are rising. Artificial intelligence (AI) has proven it’ll be no fun at a party, having taken down the world’s best player at the difficult strategy game Go. If that makes you anxious, good news: virtual reality (VR) is being used by [...]

Start the Year on a Secure Note

9 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now. Research from Spiceworks, a network of IT professionals, highlighted more than 70% of respondents rated security as their top concern for 2017. Here are nine things that should be keeping you up at night… 70% of respondents rated security as their top concern   Aging hardware [...]

Think’s Holiday Party

Holiday parties are full of merriment, food, drinks, and sometimes it can get a little awkward. The Think Network Technologies holiday party had all of those things, but instead of awkward, we had a dash of weird, a sprinkle of geeky, and a whole lot of FUN! The festivities started with a scavenger hunt that [...]

Specialists vs Generalists

The best IT services providers are specialists, not generalists.   Whether their specialty is an industry or a type of service, specialization gives them the knowledge to serve as experts in the field.  Their expertise gives credibility and confidence to the customer, immediately.  Specialists, are experienced, usually identify the issues faster and anticipate problems better, and […]

The Largest Learning Event in History

The vision for Hour of Code is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest […]

No more passwords in 2017?

Yahoo!’s disclosure that hackers might have vacuumed up the passwords of as many as half a billion users lit the floodlights on two gaping issues in IT: Passwords run out of steam well before they cross the goal line of today’s security needs Sometimes you don’t even know they’re gone, which means you’re vulnerable without […]

Think Employee VTO

Think Network Technologies loves to give back to the community. One of the ways that we give back is by having our employees get out there and volunteer! Recently, our very own Kenneth Horne utilized his Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to help out at the Hesperus Ski Swap. If you know Kenneth then you know […]

10 Essential Steps To Protect Your Data

There are various ways to calculate the cost of losing work stored on computers. Perhaps the easiest way to get a gut feel for the cost is to think for a moment about how long it would take to replace lost work. How many people would have to spend how many days to create everything […]

Do Not Rule Out The Desktop Yet

Reports of the demise of the PC industry are greatly exaggerated. In fact, market research firm IDC forecasts PC sales will “stabilize” by 2018 and then record slow, steady growth. Another indication of the health of the PC industry is the news of improving demand from chip maker Intel. Reports of the demise of the […]

Is It Time To Let Go Of Windows 7?

In September, Microsoft told the world that the number of monthly active users of Windows 10 had gone past 400 million. Many of those users are consumers, but businesses are making the leap as well. What’s surprising about that is that Windows 10 is only a year old. Historically, businesses have taken years to manage […]

Are Our Workplaces Smart Enough?

Market research firm Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) interviewed 3,801 employees around the world about what they were expecting in the near future in terms of technology. Working with HAL PSB found that respondents were expecting to be more mobile and to do less face-to-face. They were also expecting to be more capable—use artificial intelligence to […]

Do New WiFi Standards Mean New Servers?

WiFi is changing: 802.11ac brings speeds that range from a bit over 433 megabits per second to 3.47 gigabits per second. In 802.11ac Wave 2, the maximum speed jumps to 6.93 gigabits per second. But 802.11ac Wave 3 is coming. It will take that high speed and provide it to multiple users simultaneously. The bandwidth […]

Think Outside the Box: Jonell Jones

Here is Volume Three of our "Think Outside the Box" series and we're introducing you to the newest addition, Jonell Jones! She's already fitting in great with the Think team and you can see why below. Get to Know Jonell Where did you grow up? I grew up in central Minnesota in a little town called Princeton. The Land [...]

Entry-level Workstation is the Way to Go

There’s something about that label. An “Entry level” workstation is seen as insufficiently powerful, marginally useful, and substandard when placed on a professional’s office desktop. This characterization might have been accurate years ago. But today, even entry-level workstations can be capable, powerful computing devices that, under the right circumstances, can be “cool” for users to work with. […]

Think Outside the Box: Darrell Brooks

In Volume Two of our "Think Outside the Box" series, we're introducing you to one of our Senior Engineers, Darrell Brooks. He's one of Think's highly-trained experts, and probably qualifies for official nerd-hero status. Read the interview below, and you'll see why. Get to Know Darrell Darrell Where did you grow up? I grew up [...]

Think Wins Colorado Companies to Watch 2016

Think Network Technologies Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner Think has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging Think’s drive, excellence and influence as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado. […]

10 essential steps to protect your data

Nobody likes feeling panicked about a lost phone, broken computer, or system failure. Unfortunately, these things happen every day, so we need to be prepared. What would you do if your business computers were damaged or destroyed? Do you have a backup plan? There are various ways to calculate the cost of losing work stored […]

How Should You Budget for IT?

Cast your mind forward 5 years. Will we still send so many emails? Will we be satisfied with a keyboard to fill in web forms and use passwords to log on to secure systems? The changes in speed of access and capability will be many. As facial recognition, voice recognition, and biometrics develop, our concept […]

2016 Colorado Companies to Watch Finalists Announced

Think Network Technologies is a finalist, and we’re so thankful to our employees and customers! The official press release follows. Fifty Winners to be Announced at 8th Annual Gala Awards Ceremony Denver, CO – Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW) today announced the 2016 Finalists of the 8th Annual Colorado Company to Watch Awards, a unique […]

Think Outside the Box: Kenneth Horne

We are excited to debut a new feature series, introducing the people behind the tech here at Think Network Technologies. You have probably worked with us by phone or in remote support sessions, but we’d like to show a bit of our personality. We have some amazing people powering our business, and today we’re introducing […]

Where the EFFFF Did That File Go?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer We’ve all been there, right?! Desperately scrounging, clicking, and searching for that file that you just saved on your computer last week. Panic starts to set in because you need to send it to your boss or your client in the next three minutes and you can’t find it […]

Think receives award from ColoradoBiz Magazine!

Think Network Technologies has been named one of the Top 250 Private Companies in Colorado, by ColoradoBiz Magazine. We are proud to represent Durango and the IT sector, and are grateful to our customers and employees for making our success possible! Looking forward to another exciting year in 2016. Onward and upward!

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer It is a phrase I hear almost daily as an IT Professional: “What do you mean my Mac won’t work with ____?” Feel free to fill in the blank with pretty much any business application you have in your business’s technology environment. Why is it that your usually brilliant […]

Tom, the Turkey Technologist

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Thanksgiving is around the corner. And shhhhh… don’t say it too loud, but Christmas is only SEVEN Fridays away. Ahhh, the holidays! A lovely time of year for families to get together, eat, and be merry. But, as with everything else, technology is changing even the age-old traditions of […]

November 2015 SB152 Ballot Question

La Plata County community citizens will have the opportunity to vote on an exemption from SB 152 later this month. Colorado Senate Bill 05-152 (SB 152) is a measure passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2005. Its intent was to limit governments from competing with the private sector. Among other provisions, it requires local governments […]

WEAR is Your Data Going?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer No, this is not a grammar lesson – Today we are taking a look at the biggest technology fad since smartphones. Wearable technology, or wearables, continues to gain momentum in the sports, technology, and fashion industries. Everyone has something that tracks something that syncs up with something! I’m talking […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month – or NCSAM for those who love their acronyms! October was declared NCSAM by President Obama in an effort to engage and educate the people on the importance of cyber security awareness. Each week for the month of October, a new theme presents […]

Would the Real Slim Shady Please STAND UP… At Your Desk?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Let’s face it. It is not a secret that we Americans are more dependent on the luxuries of living a comfortable life. From our luxury cars with plush, leather seats, expansive houses with overstuffed recliners and memory foam mattresses to our sophisticated offices with ergonomic chairs and leather couches. […]

Is Your Security Layered Like Your Bean Dip?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer So there’s this simile… Stop me if you’ve heard this one… That says you should layer your security like a seven-layer burrito. Sounds like a logical thought to me! If you prefer burritos over bean dip, you are welcome to sign up for The Seven Layer Security Burrito: How […]

Are your POS Devices EMV Ready?

What is EMV? If you are a retailer, financial institution, or a regular old Joe who accepts credit cards for payment, you should be well-aware of the “Payment Network’s Liability Shift associated with EuroPay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV)” (para. 1). October 2015 is the highly-anticipated date in which you and your POS devices will need […]

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Free Windows 10 Upgrade!

Free Windows 10 Upgrade We all dread the release of another Microsoft operating system because of the price tag that comes attached to it. It is the very reason why some people are still on Windows XP (hopefully no one is relying on an earlier version of Windows)! But what’s this? Microsoft is offering a […]

Think CEO to Present at Small Business Conference

Melissa Glick, CEO of Think Network Technologies, will be presenting “Using Improv in Business is No Joke!” at the 6th Annual Colorado SBDC Women’s Small Business Conference in Durango on Wednesday, July 29th. Her session will be fun and educational, and draws on her Second City improv training, as well as her business experiences. Audience […]

End of the Road for Windows Server 2003

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Ladies and Gentleman, this is the final curtain call for Windows Server 2003. Microsoft announced a long time ago that July 14, 2015 will be the end of the road for Windows Server 2003. Granted, it isn’t like at 12:00 A.M. on 07/14/2015 your WS2003 box will shut down, […]

The Virtual Desktop – VDI at a Glance

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer The concept of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been around for years, yet adoption and deployment rates have missed the predictions-mark year after year. As Tom Rose pointed out in his post The History of VDI “…the running joke is that 20XX will be ‘The Year of VDI’…” But […]

Generation Management

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Everyone agrees, yes even you, that management is a tough job. All of the clichés apply, and I’ve heard them all repeatedly! “Better you than me” seems to be the one I hear most when I tell people that I’m an IT Manager. But the fact is, I love […]

IoT for Me? (The Internet of Things)

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Smart phones, Smart cars, Smart homes…what about SMART PEOPLE? Seriously, we are smart people. But what the heck is IoT? Bhavesh Patel, Director of Marketing and Customer Support, put it in the simplest terms for me to understand. He said “At its most basic, the Internet of Things (IoT) […]

Let’s Talk About Compatibility

By: Melissa Glick, CEO Think Network Technologies According to the Chinese Zodiac, I am a Lion and my business partner (and brother) is a Snake. The male snake is intelligent, wise, but his weakness is that he is not good at talk or communication. The female tiger is open-minded, frank, and cares for others but […]

Colorado Companies to Watch 2015 Finalist!!

Think Network Technologies has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Colorado Companies to Watch. Colorado Companies to Watch, presented by UMB Bank, energizes the state of Colorado by recognizing second-stage companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state. Second-stage companies fuel […]

Read the March Newsletter!

The March newsletter is here, and it’s filled with great information on Spring Cleaning your technology and protecting your assets from cyber attacks.  Our CEO also gives a shout-out to local technology companies! Read all about it in this month’s edition.  

SPRING CLEANING YOUR DIGITAL WORLD

Going Beyond the Household By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer The middle of February had many of us hiking in the 60+ degree sunshine, concerned about water for the year, and generally preparing for spring and summer. Spring … was in the air! Along with the freshness of spring comes our desire to also freshen […]

CYBER ATTACK: HOW DO YOU RESPOND?

  By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer. With all of these massive data breaches happening within some of the largest companies in the world, I cannot help but think it is only a matter of time before something happens within my company. I’m sure you have the same fear too…and if you don’t, you should! […]

Think featured in Durango Living

Check out the “The IT Factor“ article by Durango Living featuring local IT companies as a “bridge that connects businesses to information technology“.  

Check out the February newsletter!

In this month’s newsletter you’ll find tips on the best technology blogs and news sources, remedies for slow internet, and more info on cloud services like Saas! Read more here.

Slow Internet?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer “You don’t really know someone till you’ve seen them surf the web with a slow internet connection.” Truer words have never been said, and I’ve got two simple tips to help rescue you from replacing your desktop monitors every other month. We’ve all experienced that dreadful spinning icon – […]

Sassy ‘lil SaaS

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer There is just something so intriguing about the hosted service offerings that end in “…aaS”! Get your mind out of the gutter! I was talking about the convenience and peace of mind to have someone else responsible for the services that you offer or are in need of. Continuing […]

The January newsletter is here!

Filled with lots of information about the newest technology trends and buzzwords, our January newsletter has arrived.  Happy reading!

WTH is P2V? LMK! SMH!

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Whatever you do, do not look at your teenager’s phone and try to decode their text messages! Teenagers have more acronyms than your local IT Shop. On the other hand, maybe you should know their language, in which case you should check out this article 28 internet acronyms every […]

IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS – A Whole Lotta…

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer WhaaaaaaaT? That’s a lot of aaS to squeeze into a single article! So this month, we’re going to focus on IaaS, and please keep a lookout for SaaS in February and PaaS in March. Who knows, by April, there may be more aaS offerings that Think can help you […]

Great technical consultant rates for local realtors!

Your computer is your whole business and  your central command center. Don’t let technical issues slow you down this year.  We’ve got the resources, tools and dedication to get the job done. See our current Realtor Specials for more details!

The December newsletter is here!

…including a Letter to Santa and a great post on Sophisticated Phishing.

Practices to Make BYOD Simple and Secure

  In October’s newsletter we looked at endpoint security as a whole, and how the BYOD Era is changing how companies are protecting their networks. As a reminder, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device and has to do with employees using their own personal devices for work reasons. To follow the BYOD topic, this […]

A Disaster Recovery Plan for You

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Do you remember a time when there were no computers in the workplace? A time when office walls were lined with filing cabinets taller than the average woman? Ok, maybe many of you do not remember these times, but I know some of you can take a stroll down […]

Sophisticated Phishing

Who’s Spoofing your Emails? By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer It’s the holiday season, and I wouldn’t be a good business partner and friend if I didn’t warn everyone about the invasion of phishing emails that your company is probably fighting off this season. Those pesky Black Hats are getting smarter while creating phishing emails […]

Think Donates…

Think has donated to the knowthesnowfund.org foundation. Providing website design and hosting services. We strongly believe in supporting the community and are a proud sponsor.

Think CEO launches Professional Women’s Network of Durango

Think CEO, Melissa Glick, launches Professional Women’s Network of Durango. PWN of Durango provides a forum for women to share their creativity and inspire each other in a collaborative environment. Through networking, presentations, speakers, events, mentoring, and volunteering this group will help women connect with each other, build leadership roles and support their community. Think […]

November Newsletter

It’s the time of year where many of us are spending time with family and friends, reflecting on life, and looking ahead to 2015. The November Newsletter with some thoughts from our CEO, Melissa Glick.

Think Awarded!

Think awarded: Best Network Design and Support in Farmington, New Mexico for 2014

The October Newsletter is here!

Check out the latest from Think in our October newsletter: Rethinking Security for the BYOD Era Still Sunny for the Cloud Solving the Area’s IT Talent Gap …and more!

Think Nominated!

Think nominated for: Colorado Companies to Watch 2015

Announcing “THIN”K Cloud

Think launches “THIN“K Cloud, adding to our line-up of hosted services and managed solutions.

Darrell Brooks — New Hire

Darrell Brooks joins Think as a Senior Systems Administrator & Senior Network Engineer. We are excited to have Darrell on the team.

Think and Durango Fire

Think helps Durango Fire Protection District outfit the mobile command center vehicle for mobile communications. This vehicle acts as a mobile datacenter to support large incidents within the DFPD support district.

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