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Becoming Good at the NEW IT

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -Alvin Toffler Over the past 3 years I have begun to see a shift in the way customers are planning, selecting and deploying technology capabilities to their users. The range of choice […]

SMP Fearlessly Faces Challenges

SMP enjoyed two fun endurance events this past week.  On Thursday, May 21st SMP Albany participated in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge for the first time.  Nearly 8,500 runners and walkers participated in the event.  Six employees form the SMP Albany office represented at this 3.5 mile corporate road race.  Fostering team spirit, the group […]

SMP Endurance Events: Season Kickoff

It is event season at SMP!  As we enter spring time, we have a full line up of endurance events on the schedule through the fall.  These events offer much more than a chance to be active.  It is an opportunity for us to mingle with and jog beside colleagues outside of the office and […]

Architecture Matters!

After a few days of meetings revolving around architecture, I figured this blog post would be fitting. It is an everyday conversation that normally ends up with the words “Architecture Matters” coming out of my mouth. It is all too common for people to want to leverage the newest IT shiny gadget. After all, most […]

Welcome the Age of Change @ the Speed of Life

We live in a connected society of humans and machines. This world creates great conflict for both humans and machines. Humans must protect themselves from allowing the machines to control them. Some of us attempt to do so by removing technology from our lives at certain times during our day. I say attempt because it […]

Welcome To Our Blog!

Yes, we provide IT solutions. Our engineers are the best and they have tremendous competence in virtualization and data center transformation, networking, unified communications, storage, security, and just about anything you need to make a difference in the way you run your business. With additional offices in Albany, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, and Orlando, FL, we […]

The “Network Effect” and its Impact on Collaboration

A successful collaboration strategy promotes the grouping of applications, services, devices and content into “one” unified architecture to improve business processes and boost productivity. Cisco’s Collaboration portfolio has an end to end solution for businesses of all shapes and sizes. However, an organization will not see the impact of their strategy until the user population […]

What is Wellness at SMP?

In my role as Wellness Director at SMP, one of the first things I like to ask new employees is “Did you have a wellness program with your past employer?” Corporate wellness programs today take on so many different forms that I enjoy hearing about the wellness experiences our employees have had and then sharing the […]