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Proactive Vigilance – be aware and alert

By |2020-04-02T13:21:14-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ephesians 6:12 tells us that there are spiritual forces at work in this world, and we can be certain that the Enemy seeks to wreak havoc by taking advantage of turmoil, much like we are all experiencing now with the Coronavirus. There are several practical steps we can take daily to mitigate tension and anxiety, such [...]

PatchWork #2: More Holes Plugged, but Not the Main Issue

By |2020-03-19T15:03:50-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hello and welcome to the second edition of PatchWork! This month, there was a host of issues that had to be taken care of; however, considering the recent occurrences between two weeks ago and last week, the copious amount of small security patches paled in comparison. Worth briefly noting is the sheer number of small fixes [...]

Live Streaming Church Service When Closed by the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-19T10:45:06-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

In recent days, many of us have tried things we have never done before. Perhaps working from home or waiting in lines wrapped around the store to get groceries. School districts extend spring break while evaluating online learning options and look at the possibility of students not returning to campus until the fall. Conferences and events [...]

1-2-3’s of Church Online

By |2020-03-19T11:53:38-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The ACTS Group would like to partner with your church in this challenging time. If you are in need of assistance the “1-2-3’s of Church Online” promotion provides remote setup of these services for churches who need help. We’re doing the following pricing for remote work: $199 – Setup of online streaming and training, up to [...]

Observations From Time Spent Leaning on Bars

By |2020-03-12T13:24:53-05:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Now that I have your attention, let me clarify by saying I am referring to the handlebars of a bicycle.  When I am not figuring out how to design a network, or sort out an issue on a network, I spend part of my time riding, restoring and collecting old bicycles.  My collection of bicycles covers [...]

Microsoft Planner for Project Management

By |2020-03-05T10:38:49-06:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Microsoft introduced a new tool into Office 365 in June of 2016 called Planner. Planner is a great way to keep track of projects, and all the many components and tasks assigned to you and your team. As the resident project manager here at the ACTS Group, part of my job is to keep our projects [...]

Honesty in Business, Community, and Life

By |2020-03-03T14:27:19-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Honesty is a good policy. In fact, it is a basic necessity. I believe honesty to oneself in their walk of faith is foundational. There comes a time when the decision is made to take that first step in having a deeper faith. For me, it was when I decided to be honest with myself and [...]

PatchWork: What You Need to Know About Windows Updates/Patch Tuesday

By |2020-02-20T11:07:26-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Windows Updates, commonly released on Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday,” have a certain notoriety among Windows users, particularly administrators and IT professionals across the board – they can sometimes break things, instead of making them better. I know a thing or two about the update process, and my section of the blog will be a monthly periodical all [...]

A Jeep and Your Church I.T. System

By |2020-02-13T07:22:48-06:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

By the time you read this, the Kansas City Chiefs will have already won the Super Bowl and Patrick Mahomes will have already been to Disney World. The fanfare and championship parade in Kansas City will be over and, if you’re an avid NFL fan, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the upcoming NFL season. [...]

ChMS Software, Seashells, SharePoint & 2020 Vision

By |2020-02-06T13:53:54-06:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Questions: Do people understand the organization of data? If one understands the organizational concepts and has the right tool, could that individual build their own system to meet their specific need? Is vertical market software becoming obsolete? Let me start by explaining that I am a storyteller.  I explain things in the context of an anecdote [...]