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8 Signs You Need More IT Staff and 4 Alternatives to Hiring

The world of IT is becoming more complex, isn’t it? We have gotten to the point where it is so complex and multi-faceted that it is almost impossible for a small IT team to be experts on everything, and that can cause many recurring problems. Businesses that are faced with technology challenges often view them as their indicator that it’s …

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4 Secrets Top Employers Use to Attract and Retain Employees

It seems superficial, but people will notice whether your front office or sales team has the latest computers, smartphones, tablets and gadgets. Technology is more than a platform for work, it is also one face of your company to the world.   Old hardware and software can send the signal your company isn’t evolving with the times. Potential employees will wonder …

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Is Your Technology Driving High Employee Turnover?

You probably can’t remember the last time you left home without your phone. On those rare occasions where you do venture out without technology, it feels like you’re missing a key element of life.   Of course, this wasn’t always the case. Life wasn’t based around technology 20-30 years ago. The consumerization of technology has changed expectations in our personal and …

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7 Ways Applied Tech Helps Businesses Embrace Digital Transformation

Helping businesses succeed has been at the core of what Applied Tech does since we opened our doors in 1999. Over the past 20 years, our company has evolved to meet the needs of the Wisconsin business community. Applied Tech started by fixing issues for small- and medium-sized businesses who were underserved by technology. From there, we branched out into …

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AR and VR Will Shape the Future of BIM 3D Modeling

Soon, walking through a construction site and envisioning what the completed project will look like won’t require an active imagination. Using virtual and augmented reality and Building Information Modeling (BIM), any element of the design will appear before your eyes. To better understand what’s going on now and future developments in BIM, Andy Fischer, our Professional Services Manager, sat down …

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3 Smart Ways for Construction Job Sites to Connect to the Internet

Software and mobile devices are making the construction industry more efficient. Apps have streamlined the QA process and instead of printing out a 20-pound roll of drawings, you can view the complete set on a tablet. But there is one catch – you need a reliable, secure internet connection. A standard internet connection is ideal at a job site but …