Most people graduate college and don’t have a clear direction on where to go with their education and degree to succeed in professional work. Joel Thacker, an Account Executive at IT Outlet, was experiencing this same feeling. “After I graduated from college with my business degree, I didn’t know what I was going to do,” said Thacker. “I’ve always been good with technology and figured working at an IT company would make sense.” Thacker struggled to find employment with his degree and was offered an opportunity as an Account Executive at IT Outlet. Since 2020, Thacker has seen major [...]
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Brittany Rennich is a jack of all trades; she has a strong background in healthcare, bartending, manufacturing, and direct sales. Her time as a direct sales representative is when she first learned that she loved being in sales and wanted to continue moving her career in that direction. As one of the newest members of our Account Executive team, Rennich was looking for a change of pace. As a single mother from Brookings, SD, she wanted better opportunities for her and her son while working to create her own income and be part of a great workplace culture. [...]
Managed Service Providers (MSP) help bridge the gap for companies that can’t manage their own IT needs, but aren’t big enough for a full-time IT staff. MSPs in the IT space have become a major contributor to the growth of small- to mid-sized businesses because of their ability to provide the service of a full-time team without the attention requirements and fiscal needs of in-house staff. Ready to explore MSP options for your business? Take this short quiz, or, read below to see what to look for. The Best Managed Service Providers Focus On 2 Areas Although most MSPs [...]
My story is a little more unique than the average bear, but my journey to move my career toward sales could be relatable to someone looking to make that decision. When I was a young kid, I got a typical 9 to 5 job but then transitioned into the restaurant/retail industry. My career had become stagnant. I was stuck and felt like I couldn’t get out. Through the years, I met my now wife, and we had opposite schedules; as she was coming home from work, I was walking out the door. We wanted to start a family. I [...]
I joined the IT Outlet initially out of necessity. While living in Kansas, I had just recently graduated with my Master's Degree and my wife and I were moving back to Sioux Falls to be closer to our family after having our first daughter the year before. As much as I had tried, I couldn't find a job in my field and essentially took the only one that was offered. I've had sales positions in the past, so I figured it would at least be something I could do until I could find something that fit my degree. The [...]
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Today, nearly all organizations have adopted the cloud to modernize their operations, enable rapid innovation, and accelerate growth. The Fortinet 2021 Cloud Security Report, a global survey of 572 cybersecurity professionals, reported that almost 33% of enterprises are running more than half of their workloads in the cloud. Moreover, that percentage is expected to increase to nearly 56% in the next 12-18 months. Many of these organizations have multiple disparate security solutions deployed, with few that integrate. And with each cloud environment, management complexity increases as each one presents a siloed risk posture and limited remediation capabilities. IT Outlet [...]
How can any of us find a company culture worth joining when almost every company in existence tells us their establishment is a great place to work? The claims by companies touting great cultures are fairly standard. Some places are, “fun.” Others allow us to be a part of a “team.” Many even claim to provide us with an “exciting opportunity.” So, for those of us looking to truly be a part of a rewarding culture or work family (and who isn’t), what can we do to separate truth from fiction when it comes to the claims from the [...]
First, consider this: data is the new oil. Based on how much we use and rely on data in our home and professional lives, such a bold claim seems to hold serious merit. Where can we go in life without the aid of gas in the tank or something made with oil-based material to get us there? As for the data part, it is almost inconceivable to do anything anymore without a smartphone within arm’s reach. Kevin Huber, CEO of the fast growing, nationally recognized IT firm headquartered in Brandon, SD, would agree about the prominence of data in [...]
In today’s evolving game of technology and cyber, there is one player more impressive, relentless and innovative than all the rest. You might know him as an extended car warranty salesman that calls at all hours of the day. Others might think of her as a foreign country princess ready to bring her riches to the states--if only you could front her some quick travel money through an email full of your bank routing info. IT professionals that work in-house, or those that provide contract services, both know all those pretend players as one thing: the cyber criminal. Why [...]