Innovation is key in this week’s Top 5 for business

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1) Newmind’s Dan Jefferies talks “innovation” at DESIGNEDtoLEAD conference November 14th

“I think we can all be innovators to a greater or lesser extent, it’s just about having an idea and trying to make it a reality. It doesn’t have to be a new idea to the world, it can just be new to your target group.”

The founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Newmind Group has participated in a number of conferences and panels at WMU, and in November he gave students a talk on practical innovation. Get a snapshot of his session in this article.

2) How a quality MSP can get your IT staff building value

You might say these groups “take out the trash” for the IT department—“the trash,” being tasks like network monitoring, backing up data, maintaining servers, and managing devices. These tasks form the time-consuming body of work that gives IT a reputation for being little more than a tech cleanup-crew.

3) Meet Newmind: Steve Chang

Get to know Steve Chang: husband, father, and a true workhorse of the Newmind Group team!

“Another thing Steve values is helping out the community by making it a safer place to live for those he cares about. This explains why he started volunteering in 2003 as a Sergeant of Training for the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division. Basically, he assists the Sheriff with any needs that might come up within the County.”

4) Windows XP Hack: A Newmind Yay or Nay

Windows XP sure knows how to stay in the headlines! It all started when Microsoft officially ended support for this old operating system in April. Shortly after that, there was all that buzz around the Internet Explorer vulnerability which, despite their claims to no longer support it, Microsoft actually provided a patch anyway. But should users still be standing by XP?

5) Ditch the PC, grab the cloud

With developments like cloud-computing elevating our technology engagement every day, a simple value comes to the surface: IT shouldn’t be about technology, it should be about the people behind the technology. The move toward cloud computing won’t just help our networks run more efficiently, it will align IT strategy with corporate strategy.

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Garrett Wenger is a storyteller and marketer at Newmind Group, and a native to Kalamazoo, MI. He received his BFA in English Literature from Western Michigan University, and has heritage in Southwest Michigan’s creative writing community. He published his first book of poetry in late 2013, and he has been featured in numerous literary journals.