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Renodis Summer Soiree at the Minnesota Transportation Museum

by Colleen Kranz

Team Renodis had a great time last Saturday at the Minnesota Transportation Museum/Jackson Street Roundhouse for their Summer Soiree get together.  The Jackson Street Roundhouse is a a former steam engine maintenance facility with a genuine operating roundhouse turntable, one of the last of its kind in the country.

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CIO Joe Topinka on Vendor Partnerships and Renodis

by Colleen Kranz

Recently Joe Topinka (www.ciomentor.com), author, speaker and previous CIO of Red Wing Shoe Company, sat down to talk about how he delivers more business value through vendor partnerships and why he chose Renodis to manage Communications Infrastructure at Red Wing Shoe Company.

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Renodis volunteers at Second Harvest Heartland

by Colleen Kranz

A group of Renodis volunteers recently spent an afternoon helping to pack food at Second Harvest Heartland's headquarters located in St Paul, MN.  Second Harvest Heartland is the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization.

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Employee Spotlight, 2013 Employee of the Year, Melanie Mortensen

by Tiana Tharaldson

Melanie is a huge contributor here at Renodis and was recognized by her colleagues as Employee of the Year in 2013 as a result. Many years in telecommunications arms her with a breadth of knowledge – she’s extremely helpful with wireline issues and currently leads the support desk. You may have also read one of her posts on the Renodis blog! Please take a few minutes to get to know Mell:

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We’re Getting Lync at Our Office…Should I be Excited?

by Tiana Tharaldson

Microsoft Lync, available in the bundled business version of Office 365, is yet another way to stay connected to your co-workers, colleagues and clients. You can message, have a video or audio call, host a presentation and work collaboratively with others on the same screen. It has become so popular, there’s even an entire multi-day conference dedicated to it. Here are some reasons why it is such a great business solution and some potential disadvantages.

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5 Ways to Burn through Your Data Plan and Rack up Your Bill

by Brian Dykhuizen

With increased data speeds on mobile networks and devices (and there seems to be an app for everything), we are doing more than we ever have before…most couldn’t imagine life without them.  With great bandwidth comes great responsibility.   Some people get so lost in what their mobile devices can do that they forget the consequences. 

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Why Should I Care About HTML5?

by Chris Hardee

If you’ve spent some time online, chances are good you’ve heard of HTML5.  HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and the fifth version is likely to make some major changes in the way we all use the web.  However, many people are probably left wondering, “Why should I care about HTML5 and how does it help my company?”