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Get "Social" Without Even Leaving the Office

Posted by vantage_agora on Apr 18, 2019 8:00:21 AM

It’s late at night, you’re laying in bed as the bright light from your illuminating phone burns your already sleepy eyes. You endlessly scroll through posts and pictures, liking and sharing the content you see… sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’re all guilty of this. Social media has become so ingrained in our everyday lives that it’s almost impossible to go a day without using it. This may not be good for our eyesight or our productivity at work, but did you know that social media has massive potential to help your business flourish?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Work Perk Paradise or Digital Disaster?

Posted by vantage_agora on Apr 2, 2019 8:00:02 AM

Sleeping in, pajamas and laziness can be a few negative side effects of the Work from Home (WFM) phenomenon. But words like integrity and intensity, coupled with the desire for flexibility and independence can also accurately depict the millennial-driven workforce powering the industries and innovations of today.

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Topics: Tech Tuesday

Standard Deduction Rates are "Springing" Up

Posted by vantage_agora on Mar 21, 2019 8:00:32 AM

The season is beginning to change, the sun is out longer, the days are getting hotter and moods are lifting. Don’t “Spring” to conclusions too fast…remember we still need to get through tax season first. Who doesn’t love filing their taxes, filling out the countless forms and adhering to the ever-changing tax regulations? Each year, the IRS makes changes to the ways in which taxes are filed, and this year the “hot topic” is the Standard Deduction increase.

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Topics: Managed Services

Fines Are Not "Fine"

Posted by vantage_agora on Mar 19, 2019 8:00:15 AM

Palms sweating and hands shaking, you tear open the envelope only to be hit with the notice no one wants to see…. you’ve been fined. You ask yourself, "How could we possibly be hit so hard again?" You don’t have millions of dollars to shell out on compliance issues that could have been avoided. Where are these issues stemming from? The answer is simple. Banks constantly receive fines from customer complaints due to failure to abide to regulatory compliance, which can lead to major fines and reputation damage (no one wants their name dragged through the dirt).

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Topics: Managed Services

What do Leprechauns, Four-Leaf Clovers and the Environment all Have in Common?

Posted by vantage_agora on Mar 14, 2019 8:00:08 AM

With Saint Paddy’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably beginning to think about festive green leprechaun hats and four-leaf clover attire! If you’re breaking out the green, why not go green as well?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Alarming or A-OK?

Posted by vantage_agora on Mar 5, 2019 7:00:18 AM

Do machines really have the power to improve upon and transform the way we make decisions? The answer is an astounding: yes! With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) already upon us, our society is advancing technologically by turning what used to be a science fiction fantasy into reality.

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Topics: Tech Tuesday

Say ‘Hello’ to Accomplished and ‘Goodbye’ to Sluggish

Posted by vantage_agora on Feb 13, 2019 3:45:59 PM

Monday morning rolls around again. You drag yourself out of bed, drown yourself in a cup…or three of coffee just to give you that jolt of energy you need to get through the workday. Sleepy-eyed, you reach for your keys, get in your car and start your morning commute to work.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Opportunity “STEMS” from Education

Posted by vantage_agora on Feb 5, 2019 11:57:09 AM

Success is not solely driven by what you know, but by how you can apply skills to real-world applications and problems. The problems facing us today deal heavily with technology, engineering and science… but as a society, we lack resources in these fields.

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Topics: Tech Tuesday

Thinking About Becoming Blockchain Certified?

Posted by vantage_agora on Jan 24, 2019 10:46:54 AM

The hot topic instilling a sense of urgency in everyone this year is Blockchain Technology because 2019 is predicted to be the year we see this hype become a reality.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Top Tech Trends Taking Off in 2019

Posted by vantage_agora on Jan 15, 2019 10:57:10 AM

With 2018 under wraps, it’s time to reflect on the past and look forward to the bright future ahead. We aren’t just talking about personal growth and goals going into the new year…this is something way more enticing than that new diet you were planning on starting for 2019!

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Topics: Tech Tuesday