Community Recycling Day

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Apr 17, 2015 3:57:00 PM

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Join River Run for a Community Recycling Day in Pewaukee, WI on May 16, 2015 from 9a.m.-12p.m.!

Hosted by Ellenbecker Investment Group, Foundations Bank and River Run Computers, the Annual Community Recycling Day will take place 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 in the parking lot of the Foundations Bank building, N35 W23877 Highfield Court, Pewaukee. This year, the hosts are expanding the annual paper shredding event to include electronics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. For more information about this event, including details regarding what can and cannot be accepted, please click here

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Signs your growing business needs to invest in technology

Posted by Blog Tipster

Mar 26, 2014 10:49:39 AM

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Topics: Technology problems, Technology Milwaukee

Cutting Costs with Technology

Posted by Blog Tipster

Jul 10, 2013 10:01:00 AM

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To many business owners improving technology normally means spending money rather than saving it.  However, that is not always the case, and if done you will often save money with technology upgrades and services.  This is not only money you will save by increasing productivity, but real money that can be quantified when saved. 

1) By virtualizing your machines you will reduce energy costs and thus be saving money.  Replacing existing servers with virtualized servers will reduce your electricity use and cooling costs, as well as will save on additional space needed. If you have numerous servers, there is also money you will be saving on having to work on numerous machines.  If you have three servers that means you need three disaster recovery plans, three servers to maintain and three servers to support.  If you virtualize your servers you will not have to spread your time amongst three machines, rather just the one.

2) Outsource technology management.  Technology continues to advance, and with that it has become very rare that once person can manage an entire network.  For larger corporations the answer is easy, hire more IT employees.  Small and medium sized businesses do not always have that luxury, and it does not always make sense either.  Small and medium sized businesses that outsource their IT to assist their current IT person reap the benefits of large corporations without the extreme cost. 

3) Avoid unnecessary travel or office expenses.  If you give your employees the ability to work remotely they will no longer need to run up expenses traveling back and forth to the office when unnecessary.  Also, if not needed, you will not need to create office space for additional employees.  For employees who rarely spend time in the office, there is not a need to set them up in the office, rather giving them access to work outside the office is a great and affordable option. 

Although sometimes it may seem like you are spending a lot of money when improving technology, when the numbers are broken down you can realize how high the actual savings over time will be.  This money savings can be saved through efficiency costs, time costs, and real money that is spent on space and energy.  For more information and other ways to save on your technology upgrades please contact River Run Computers.  


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Topics: Technology Milwaukee

Improving Employee Experience with Technology

Posted by Blog Tipster

May 1, 2013 9:57:00 AM

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Your employees are an important component of your organization and keeping these talented individuals is critical.  There are many reasons why an employee may become frustrated, and one of those reasons may be because of lack of up-to-date technology which is restricting them from performing to the highest level.  Losing an employee for this reason is unacceptable especially when you consider the high cost of turnover. 

Employees need technology for a number of reasons, one being communication.  Technology can speed up the communication process, and open up employee’s time so that they can attend to other tasks and not be held up.  If an employee starts to be slowed down by the effects of outdated technology, it will start to become very frustrating for them and their experience at your company will be affected negatively.  For some employees being given old computer equipment will be taken as a lack of respect for the individual.  Imagine being given a 10 year old computer, on your first day at a new company, would you really feel like this company is invested in you and is giving you the tools to excel? You probably would not.  Overloading your employee’s workloads is another negative effect of not keeping up with technology.  Today most people do not have to gather their own data and processes are automated.  However, if technology is not up to date they will spend time gathering data and doing other tasks that could be done automatically with different programs and solutions.  As a result your employee’s stress level will raise and will have a lot more on their plate as they have to take on this work as well as all the other tasks they are responsible for.  Convenience and flexibility are a huge factor in keeping employees happy, and being up to date with your technology will really help with that.  For instance, if it is a Saturday morning and your employee needs to work to get a project done by Monday morning, would they prefer to have to drive all the way to the office, or prefer to be able to sit in the convenience of their home and complete their work? Having the correct software can allow employees to work from home and avoid driving to the office when it is unnecessary. Giving employees the flexibility to work at home is important to their work-life relationship, and will make working much more enjoyable.

Keeping your talented employees is key to continue to run your business smoothly, and keeping them around is much easier when you keep them up to date with the tools they need to perform their job effectively. 

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