We Don’t Do Band-Aids

You’re successful because you’re intentional As a professional, you’ve no doubt realized that you can’t run into your daily grind with pure spontaneity and intuition. Not if you want to keep your clients happy. You’re seasoned. You know there has to be a methodology, a trajectory, a consistent set of steps that you can count […]

Are Your Smart Devices Really Secure?

In a world where you can just tap a few buttons or say a few words to water your lawn from miles away, or order a few odd sundries to show up at your door, you have to wonder just what else our smart devices are hearing. If you’re not following the WikiLeaks saga, they […]

Can Your Microwave Listen to You?

It’s a great time to be alive. Not only do we have cutting-edge smart devices to make everyday duties more convenient, we also have a slew of fun and sometimes creepy theories about vulnerabilities and even large-scale conspiracies that may or may not actually come hidden with our devices. Here’s a look at a current […]

What Is The Internet of Things?

If you’re one of the many Americans who aren’t familiar with the phrase, “the Internet of Things,” it basically refers to our increasing line of products that collect and transmit data via the internet. Think smartphones, fitness trackers, smart thermostats, etc. Once the stuff of sci-fi books and spy comics, gadgets of unsurpassed capabilities and […]

Varay Case Study: Ransomware Hits El Paso Healthcare

Client description Our client is a midsize healthcare organization. The challenge Though we’ve served this client in the past, they were not using our services when they were attacked with ransomware. Ransomware is an increasingly common type of malicious software that threatens both individuals and businesses. Basically, the attacker sneaks in past antivirus defenses and […]

Why This Baby Boomer Hates the “M” Word

The media has a new whipping boy, and it’s not the new POTUS. It’s the up and coming generation of westerners born (depending on whom you ask) between 1982 and 2004. Millennials. I hate that word. The label millennial has some pretty unflattering connotations: lazy, entitled, and whiney, to name a few. Why millennials matter […]

Case Study: Securing International Business

Client Description Our client is a wholesale vendor who does international business in the U.S. and Mexico. With over four decades of international relationships and contracts, this business is focused on making their transactions secure to protect their valued clients on both sides of the border. Challenge Relationships are vital in business, and when you’re […]

How to Make KPIs Work for You

A look at how Varay uses KPIs to get better with every service call How many service calls do you receive each day? How many customers do you and your staff interface with daily? Imagine the possibilities if every single business call and service made your company better — better at achieving your strategic goals, […]

What You Need to Know About KPIs

Take the guesswork out of your business performance In the IT world, we sure like our acronyms and initials: CPU, HTTPS, ICMP … But have you heard the initialism KPI yet? As it turns out, KPIs are one of the most important tools for thriving, growing organizations, but surprisingly few people are using them. KPI […]

My Top 10 Favorite Tech Tools for the Office

What you need to run your business like a boss Why are these people so happy? Because they’re going paperless. You’ve gotta try it. It’s such a liberating direction for your business. And taking advantage of paperless and cloud-based technology can really free up your employees to get more done — with a lot less […]