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Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
The Dynamic Computing family started off our day with Waffle Wednesday to stretch out our stomachs in preparation for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast. Although, from the looks of the rapidly emptying table, I’d say we are all well versed in scarfing down a meal and definitely do not need any preparation.
We are all super thankful for the people we work with, both inside the company as well as out. From all of us at Dynamic Computing, we want to thank you for allowing us the chance to be a part of what you do. We look forward to many more years of working together.
Dynamic Computing will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday so our staff can enjoy the weekend with their friends and family. The closing dates are: Thanksgiving, November 26th, 2015 as well as the day after on Friday, November 27th, 2015.
As always, if you have a pressing issue that requires attention, feel free to call our main line, follow the prompts for the after-hour procedure and one of our on-call service technicians will get back to you.
I know some of you have some questions in regards to this new Windows Operating System all the cool kids seem to be talking about. Well, have no fear, Dynamic Computing is here! The team has been doing some research and am now ready to share our wisdom with the world; or at least, the Dynamic Computing world.
Here’s the gist of the new Windows 10 Operating System – bullet point style:
There have been a handful of you that have emailed or called in to ask whether upgrading to Windows 10 is the right decision. Long story short, our stance is that there’s no rush and you should hold off on the upgrade for a while still.
Here are some reasons why:
Hopefully, this was useful information; should you have any more in depth questions, feel free to email email@example.com and one of our fabulous service team members will get back to you.
And now, a meme to brighten up your day!
Happy July everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve been having.
Fun fact for the week:
Did you know the Declaration of Independence was drafted on a laptop?!
Nonsense, you say.
Well, not exactly.
This contraption was what Thomas Jefferson used when drafting the Declaration of Independence. It’s a kind of desk used to write on one’s lap.
Cool, huh? We thought so.
Another fun fact of the week:
Dynamic Computing will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 so our staff can observe the Holiday and spend Independence Day with their loved ones.
If you find yourself in need of some IT assistance over the long weekend, please call our main line and follow the prompts for our on-call service; one of our technicians will get on their laptop to assist you as soon as possible!
My, it has been a long time since we have updated our blog! In fact, happy New Year! (Better late than never, right??) Since we last posted, we have moved to our new Belltown office, implemented a new service management system, been tackling a ton of projects, and have made a number of personnel changes. We’d like to take some time to introduce and re-introduce you to our newest roles and the people filling them!
Without further ado, we would like to introduce…
Aziza the Extraordinary Service Coordinator
Aziza is the friendly new voice that you have been hearing when you call us for about the last month. Starting at the beginning of May, she replaced Breanna as our Service Coordinator. Process-driven, smart, funny, sweet, and passionate are a few of the words we would use to describe her; she has quickly become part of the Dynamic Computing family.
You might be asking (don’t worry if you’re not, she won’t take it personally!), “If Breanna has been replaced, what happened to her?” Not to worry, she’s still around!
Breanna the Brand New Finance & Operations Specialist
Breanna is now our resident bookkeeper, report writer/analyst, and administrative/operational jill-of-all-trades, which explains her unique and slightly vague title. As her work is now largely internal, you won’t be hearing from her much, unless she’s covering phones or you have invoice-related questions. If you ask her about her new position, she will say it’s bittersweet; she misses working so closely with you all, but she’s very excited to be learning new things!
Breanna is not the only one movin’ on up! As of June, Breanna’s work twin (same start date) has also been promoted!
Chris the Hilarious Field Consultant
After wowing everyone with his incredible work ethic, we are proud to say that Chris is being rewarded with a fancy new title. Mr. Starr is jam-packed full of sincerity, intelligence, hard work, and goofy jokes. Coming soon to an office near you! (Or, you know, your office.)
And last but not least, our newest addition!
Lydia the Shining Solutions Team Coordinator
Even though Lydia has only been with us for a couple weeks, it feels like she has always been here! Like Breanna, Lydia has another shiny new, never-before-seen position here at DC. As Solutions Team Coordinator, Lydia will be another jill-of-all-trades, but in the sales/customer satisfaction arena. You will be seeing her at system review meetings, discussing product and upgrade quotes with her, and she will be taking over our social media presence so that you hopefully will be hearing from us again before December. Lydia is talented, kind, motivated, and has a soft spot for a well-placed prank, though we think she’s taking it easy on us for now.
If you would like to learn more about any of our employees, be sure to check out their profile on our Team page!
Congratulations to all of our new and newly promoted team members!
On Friday, 11/28 we are moving to a beautiful new office in Belltown! We scheduled it for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to reduce any impact this might have on you and we will of course still be available to help with any emergencies you may have during this time. We are closing early on Wednesday, 11/26 at 2pm and will reopen Monday, 12/1 at 8:30 am.
Here is how you get in touch with us in case of an emergency:
Wednesday, 11/26: Office closes at 2 and our phone system will be down temporarily. *Update* – our phones are moved and online at the new office.
Thursday, 11/27 – Sunday, 11/30 – Office is closed, but we are still available for emergencies at 206-284-6200 using the oncall prompts.
Our new office address is 2505 Second Avenue, Suite 605, Seattle, WA 98121. Please update your records for after the holiday.
The Team at Dynamic Computing
On August 24, 2009, Nic Hage stepped into Dynamic Computing for his first day of work not knowing what to expect. That day started a 5 year tradition of Nic being a solid rock for Dynamic Computing.
According to Kevin, Nic immediately fit in and was part of the team. He is (and always has been) the first to offer support when you need it. He makes us all laugh and is the go-to guy when you need anything done.
When it came time to celebrate Nic having been at Dynamic Computing for an invaluable 5 years, we knew that we had to do a cruise. Nic loves the outdoors and had mentioned wanting to get out on a boat. So, we gathered yummy sandwiches, salads, Nic’s favorite cheesecake, a keg of beer, and headed out onto Lake Union via the Mallory Todd, a small but impressive schooner. I attached some pictures of our adventure below.
We gathered everyone around and presented Nic with a special gift and a stack of cards full of kind, appreciative words from each of us. I think he may have even had to choke back some tears. We asked everyone to tell their favorite Nic stories. People mentioned memorable past projects, Nic’s pranks, and various experiences that they had with Nic’s down-to-earth competence and kindness.
Oh, and did I mention that this was a super secret event that Katrin, Kevin, and I kept from everyone until we actually got down to the dock? It was really fun being able to surprise everyone with someone so awesome. Unfortunately, Nic was tipped off to the boat idea when we asked everyone to wear closed-toe shoes, but he still had a great time.
Thank you, Nic for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you every day.
If anyone has any kind words for Nic or stories that you would like to share with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 years ago today, a young, bright-eyed Kevin Gemeroy turned a dream of his into reality; though the official launch of the company did not come until June of 2001, today is the 14th anniversary of Dynamic Computing’s official incorporation. In celebration, we would like to honor our President and CIO.
This last year has been a big one for Dynamic Computing. There are new people, a lot of changes, and an upcoming office move – all driven by a very ambitious, focused Kevin. He works very hard to be a good, fair boss; a loving, present husband and father (to two cute Brittanys and an even cuter new baby!), and an avid golfer.
I have gotten to work closely with Kevin since I have started (back in January) and have found him to be intelligent, funny, caring, and a hard-worker. My favorite thing about working here has always been that this company cares about each person as an individual and is looking forward to helping you grow; Kevin is absolutely the driving force behind that atmosphere. This kind of environment comes with higher expectations and standards, which makes working for this company incredibly fulfilling. Dynamic Computing and its employees are thriving. Kevin wows us all the time with how much he has accomplished and continues to accomplish on a daily basis. He juggles all the different aspects of his life (and believe me, there are so many it would make your head spin!) with great finesse. It is truly inspirational.
Here are a few quotes from my co-workers about their experience at Dynamic Computing with Kevin:
“Kevin combines attention to detail, a high standard for quality, and a willingness to go the extra mile to lead Dynamic Computing and ensure our company always delivers quality services and the highest possible customer service.”
“Dynamic Computing has been a great company to work for and I am extremely happy that I landed here after my move across the country. Kevin’s choice of clothing for a mini-golf outing, however, is questionable.”
“Kevin is a great leader who works hard to motivate those around him. He’s also really great at creating vision and when he sets his sights on a goal he will do everything in his power to accomplish it. Kevin strives for excellence and ensures that we are delivering the best product or solution to our customers every time.”
“I think Kevin’s a really great boss. He pushes us hard to improve the company and ourselves, and holds us to a high standard. He also really cares about all of us, and has gone out of his way to create a great work environment.”
“Dynamic Computing is a great place to work. Ever since I started 8 months ago, Kevin has always striven to help us provide better support for our clients and improve ourselves as technicians. I have grown as person since I started working here and hope to continue to do so. Thank you Kevin for all the support.”
Dear clients, thank you for letting me share our gratitude with you. If you have any well-wishes or stories about Kevin you wish to share, feel free to leave a comment here or email Kevin and/or our Support box.
Kevin, happy 14 years of owning this wonderful business and thank you so much for being a part of our lives.
Breanna and the rest of the Dynamic Computing team
We’ve got a couple of quick but fun announcements today:
First, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Breanna (Miller) Carosio, our fantastic Service Coordinator, who is now officially a newlywed! She’s spent the last week on her honeymoon and returns to the office tomorrow with a new last name. We promise – it’s the same Breanna, just a different name. 🙂
Second, we’ve been a little behind on our posting of new team members, but we’re finally getting back up to speed…and so (drum roll please)…it’s time to introduce Katrin Iversen, our new Operations Manager! (Who’s no longer new since she’s been here for almost four months now). Many of you have already had a chance to meet her (over the phone at least), since she’s been filling in for Breanna in her absence, and doing a stellar job of juggling all of the responsibilities of her new job plus Breanna’s for the past week. Please don’t hesitate to say “hi” if you get the chance.
If you’d like to learn more about Katrin (or anyone on our team for that matter), you can read her bio on our team page.
Our office will be closed on Friday, July 4th, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. We will open as normal on Monday, July 7th at 8:30 am.
If you need emergency support, please call our main office line at 206-284-6200 and follow the prompts to leave a message for the on-call consultant.
Enjoy your long weekend and have a happy 4th!
-Breanna and the rest of the Dynamic Computing team
It’s been a busy few weeks on the security front. First heartbleed and now CVE-2014-1776! (Really, couldn’t they have named it something easier?!) It seems that we internet-users can’t catch a break these days.
As you’ve probably heard, CVE-2014-1776 is a threat targeting Internet Explorer versions 6-11 which runs on pretty much every PC out there. This vulnerability can give a hacker everything they need to completely hijack a computer. Not good.
So what do we do?
Microsoft will be releasing a patch to fix the bug, although we don’t know exactly when it will be released. As soon as it is, we’ll make sure to push it out to all managed PCs for our Managed IT and QuickFix clients. As a side note, we’ve been upgrading our patch management system over the past few months, so this update would have been pushed out to all of your systems automatically in any case.
In the interim, we’d recommend limiting your use of Internet Explorer as much as possible. Both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are better browsers for most people anyway, and it’s always good to have more than one browser around.
For our Windermere offices, please make your agents aware of the need to use Windows Update regularly on their personal machines. We’ll send another reminder about this out once the patch is released.
For those of you who are still Windows XP users – it remains to be seen whether MS will patch this or not. Our guess is not. You really shouldn’t be using Windows XP anymore anyway, as support ended for XP on April 8, 2014. If you still use XP at work or home, it’s time to upgrade…now.
In the meantime, just remember this – the chances of you being hit by this bug are probably about equivalent to buying a winning lottery ticket…so although it’s best to avoid the problem altogether by limiting or eliminating your use of IE, it’s unlikely that you’ll actually be impacted by this. Just food for thought.
-Kevin (and thanks to Breanna for her help on this post 🙂 )