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October 23, 2017

“Work smarter, not harder.” Who hasn’t heard this phrase? In fact, it’s become a cliché. But just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s wrong! Nowhere is this phrase more necessary than in technology. 

Between fire drills, “urgent emails,” outages, and everything el...

August 7, 2017

Remember the band “Nickleback?” They were a hit band in the late 90’s early 2000’s. But for whatever reason, it became “cool” to hate on Nickleback. They’ve sold over 50 million albums worldwide, had multiple Top 10 songs and is the 11th Best Selling Band Of All Time.


June 19, 2017

Have you ever had the chance to head up into the St. Louis Arch? It’s a wonderful experience, with one giant caveat. Don’t go if it’s too windy! 

Here in the Midwest, we get some good wind gusts. The engineers that built the Arch had to take that into account and creat...

June 5, 2017

Remember the old adage “progress, not perfection?” When did that stop applying to enterprise IT departments? Anymore, the prevailing adage is “perfection, not progress.”

If you’re well “seasoned” like us here at Wholestack Solutions, you remember the early days of tech...

February 20, 2017

When it comes to projects, most of us have heard of the old saying: “you can have it good, fast, cheap…but only pick two!” There’s a visual representation of this at the bottom of this piece that we really liked. 

This concept has been around for a while, so why re-has...

April 18, 2016

Skilled, talented, and specialized IT engineers are in short supply– and sometimes it seems as though they have even shorter patience. Employee retention for IT engineering talent can be a major business challenge, and it's one many organizations ignore until it's too...

March 21, 2016

Ever heard of a “black swan event?” If you haven’t, here’s a quick definition: it’s a surprise event that has a major impact, and those involved eventually try to rationalize using hindsight.

So what does a black swan event have to do with managed services outsourcing?...

November 30, 2015

IT engineers don't need to fear the managed service provider (MSP)– they just need to adapt. Managed service providers and IT engineers can coexist in a harmonious and mutually beneficial arrangement, provided everyone understands their role. Many IT engineers will fin...

November 9, 2015

Is your team qualified, or merely capable? Simply possessing the ability to complete a task doesn't necessarily mean you have the knowledge to do it well. And though your team may be familiar with the technology you seek to employ, it doesn't necessarily mean they are...

April 27, 2015

Jerry may be the title character of the popular 90's sitcom Seinfeld, but we're betting Kramer was your favorite. Today, we've got 5 reasons why IT services are like Kramer from Seinfeld.

1. "You need movie phone, you got it."

Remember when Kramer changed his phone numbe...

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