Data Sprawl

Posted by Tim Luzadder, TCC Enterprise Infrastructure Director

Back in the day, companies had a primary file server for holding all the important files. That was it. Nice and simple. Administrators knew to back up servers as well as the local home folder on desktops and laptops. There may have been other file servers in remote offices, but it was still obvious where the files were. Today’s storage architecture doesn’t even compare. It’s not an outgrowth; it’s whole new species!

We still have file servers, desktops, and laptops, but now we also have SharePoint hosting file libraries, employees emailing themselves documents so they can work on them at home, and countless memory sticks going through home washers and dryers. That doesn’t even come close to all the alternate solutions employees utilize — mechanisms like tablets, smartphones, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, S3 buckets, Evernote, and the list goes on. These may all be straightforward, effortless solutions, but the typical consumer version lacks security and controls that companies need to protect themselves from data breaches and spills.

Getting this data sprawl under control starts with establishing corporate policies for data and information governance and the Approved List of technologies permitted for use by staff. Organizations need to implement a variety of tools and solutions that offer similar flexibility and workflow that the staff are accustomed to in a manner that maintains company security objectives. These solutions must be socialized and the staff must be trained. Only then can Administrators block the sites that are not approved and enable other means of blocking rogue technology.

 To learn more about TCC’s IT Managed Services, please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/managed-services.

 

 

TCC’s Michelle Thomas Wins the 2017 NARA President’s Award

Posted by Steve Fey, TCC Director of Business Development

Michelle Thomas, TCC’s Senior Policy Advisor was presented with the 2017 National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) President’s Award by Tara Orlowski, NARA Board President. This award was presented to Ms. Thomas for her work in support of NARA and the licensing community.

Ms. Thomas serves as Chair of the Research and Development Committee, and this award is in recognition for dedicated and meritorious service to NARA, and her devotion of an exceptional amount of time and effort to assist the organization.

Michelle Thomas 2017 NARA Presidents Award

To learn more about NARA, please visit their website http://www.naralicensing.org/.

To find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Data Management Systems, please visit our website http://www.e-tcc.com/early-childhood.

 

Technology Plays a Vital Role in the Life of an Automotive Technician

Posted by Melissa Waters, TCC Director of Business Development, Learning Technologies

Remember the 80s-advertising slogan, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile”? No? Neither do many of today’s automotive technicians. Just as the Oldsmobile is a relic of the past, so are the old ways of learning about autos in general. As the evolution of the automotive industry continues and new technologies become mainstream features in today’s cars, automotive service centers have become a place where technicians need regular upskilling and information.

Recently, a panel of industry professionals discussed how advances in technology are impacting the skill requirements for automotive-service technicians. As manufacturers integrate the latest innovations into their vehicles, it’s increasingly more critical that service technicians stay on top of the latest research and development so they know how to perform needed repairs. When a company like Audi introduces new technology such as 48-Volt Electrical Systems (a system that is not only more powerful, but can also improve fuel economy), technicians have to undergo specialized training to learn to repair and maintain such systems.

As you can see, technology plays a vital role in the life of an automotive technician.

To address the needs of the automotive technician of today, TCC has created an Automotive Technician Training Library. Based on ASE certification standards, this high tech offering is designed to increase your employees’ expertise and productivity, while reducing training seat time and overall training administration. That translates into satisfied, loyal customers, and a stronger, more profitable and competitive brand.

What can you gain by having a properly trained technician? Following proper protocols is not only important for ensuring that vehicle repair and maintenance are performed effectively and efficiently, but also for keeping your shops in compliance with state regulations. Preventing botched work saves you money and the grief of having dissatisfied customers, or even worse, unsafe vehicles on the road.

It’s important to be able to show your customers your expertise and have the backing of a sound foundation of training. Leverage the expert knowledge captured in TCC’s Auto Library to help prepare your technicians for the next wave of innovation in the auto industry, and beyond.

To learn more about TCC’s Learning Technologies, please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/learning-technology-services.

TCC’s Michelle Thomas Wins the 2017 NARA President’s Award

Posted by Steve Fey, TCC Director of Business Development

Michelle Thomas, TCC’s Senior Policy Advisor was presented with the 2017 National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) President’s Award by Tara Orlowski, NARA Board President. This award was presented to Ms. Thomas for her work in support of NARA and the licensing community.

Ms. Thomas serves as Chair of the Research and Development Committee, and this award is in recognition for dedicated and meritorious service to NARA, and her devotion of an exceptional amount of time and effort to assist the organization.

Michelle Thomas 2017 NARA Presidents Award

To learn more about NARA, please visit their website http://www.naralicensing.org/.

To find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Data Management Systems, please visit our website http://www.e-tcc.com/early-childhood.