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There is time for navigating change with Santiago Jaramillo, Indianapolis

August 5, 2021

Santiago Jaramillo knows all about dramatic change, when he was just 10 years old he immigrated to the U.S. and had to figure out how to thrive in a new country that came with its own set of rules. And thrive he did, to the point where he’s since earned himself titles like CEO and author. As a serial entrepreneur, he took his past experiences and used them to help others navigate change and now he’s in a transition period himself. He’s just sold Emplify, a company he founded, and he’ [...]

Azure Virtual Desktop – June Updates

June 23, 2021

June has been quite a month for Azure Virtual Desktop. Microsoft remains committed to actively reading user’s suggestions and implementing real and substantial change. Some of those changes will be rolling out soon, so we have taken the liberty of preparing a list summarizing the biggest changes announced this month for AVD.   The Name Change  Probably the most noticeable change to AVD is the fact it is now [...]

Azure Virtual Desktop – Why Make the Switch

June 17, 2021

With the events of the past year still fresh in our minds, it is more important than ever to regard technology as an integral business partner rather than simply a tool. Not only that, it is evident the flexibility offered by technology plays an important role in the overall functionality of the business. Many organizations are struggling to find that perfect solution to bridge the gap between home and office work for their employees. It might be time to investigate Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). [...]

Reopening The Office – Considerations for a Smooth Transition

May 25, 2021

Last March, we wouldn’t have guessed it would be another 14 months before planning began for a transition back to the office. There is little doubt your team has rapidly adapted, developed new skills and become infinitely more flexible. Here are a few important things to consider as your team builds its reopening plan.  Hybrid Work Options According to Microsoft, more than 70% of workers want flexible remote work options to continue after offices are reopened and, at the sam [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to confront uncertainty with Matthew Porter, St. Louis

May 13, 2021

Matthew Porter is the President and CTO of EmpowerMe Wellness. While Matthew has experienced substantial professional success, it’s his life outside the office that is truly inspiring. Several years ago, Matthew was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Yet, in the face of overwhelming uncertainty, he makes the most of every moment of every day. He’s a husband, father, ultra-marathoner, and philanthropist with a passion for anonymously helping others. How does he do it? He makes Zero Excuse [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to say yes with Jeff Winters, St. Louis

April 29, 2021

Jeff Winters is the President of Sapper Consulting where he and his team help growing companies generate B2B leads, fill their sales pipelines, and secure more customers. He’s a husband and father of three boys and spends his free time supporting the homeless by raising funds to cover utility bills for a local shelter. You would think someone with his schedule would find it hard to lend a hand. Yet, despite the increasing demands on his time, he believes in saying yes to helping the people [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for self-reflection

March 18, 2021

Josh Driver is an activist and entrepreneur who has been featured on CNN for the nonprofit he started in 2015, but he wasn’t always an activist. While he valued helping others, he first had to eliminate the excuses that kept him on the sidelines. “We owe it to our community to spend time doing more for others.” As CEO of Selfless.ly, Josh helps HR leaders develop engaging philanthropy programs for companies and employees to accelerate impact and purpose in the workplace. He also sup [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to do the work

February 18, 2021

Kalvin Jones wasn’t willing to accept the lack of diverse candidates in technology as a status quo. He took the simple but repeated requests for coding classes in Indianapolis and founded Code Black Indy, a non-profit organization with the mission to make tech accessible for everyone.  “If you really want something, there's a way to get it. It may not be easy. It may not be pretty, it may not be fast, but there is a way you can get it done.” Kalvin’s goal is to help bring sma [...]

How Three Zero Excuses Leaders Stay Balanced

February 8, 2021

Many of our Zero Excuses leaders cite the significance of having a hobby or habit that allows them to separate from their work and decompress.  These pursuits vary greatly but each leader appreciates the importance of stepping away to renew and reconnect. Striking the balance between professional and personal success is the cornerstone of Zero Excuses, after all.   Here are the ways three Zero Excuses leaders unplug and unwind:   [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for everything important

January 21, 2021

There is time for everything important | Michael Crafton Michael Crafton is a true entrepreneur who began his business, Nelbud Services Group, with about 800 bucks and a pickup truck. Since 2005, he's grown his business to twenty office locations and over 300 employees. He's made a name for himself in Indianapolis with both Michael and his company winning a myriad of awards.  “It really is one big excuse not to figure out a way to protect your people. And if that's what your goal i [...]