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By Rob Zack, CEO
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First and foremost, a heartfelt “thank you!” to our valued clients, associates, and partners for being an integral part of our thriving #TechInnovateCommunity this past year. 

As we collectively navigated the ever-shifting landscape of technology services, the past year presented itself with both challenges and remarkable advancements. Here are just a few of the bigger topics we all faced in this year of transformation.

Rise of AI Reshaping Industries

Major media outlets have been abuzz with the transformative influence of AI on industries of all shapes and sizes. Our collective willingness to embrace AI has not only positioned us all for growth but also catapulted our businesses to the forefront of innovation and significantly contributed to the broader narrative of technological evolution. In short, there is no turning back now.

The truth is, AI is here, and it’s here to stay.

As the famous 80s group Tears for Fears said so aptly in their top 10 hit, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,”  —“Welcome to your life. There’s no turning back.” 

This is a one way street with many forks in the road and decisions to make about our future, and the future of AI. It needs molding and guidance by humans with strong ethics and moral character, and I believe it’s imperative we embrace it and band together to shape it for the collective good.

Cybersecurity Challenges Continue

The increasing sophistication of cyber threats has underscored the critical importance of robust cybersecurity measures. Our commitment to prioritizing cybersecurity has not only protected our clients’ businesses but also set a new standard for resilience in the face of evolving digital risks. There’s certainly more work ahead, but we’re fighting the good, collective fight.

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In the words of the iconic Tom Petty in his hit, Stand My Ground, —“Well, I know what’s right, I got just one life. In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around, but I’ll stand my ground, and I won’t back down. 

And that’s exactly what we plan to do in the fight against cyber attacks.

The Era of Remote Work: Navigating the Hybrid Landscape

The global shift towards remote work has been a defining narrative of the year. Our collective adaptability and embrace of technology-driven remote collaboration have not only ensured business continuity but also positioned our future as a beacon of flexibility in the modern workforce. 

We’ve worked hard to strike a balance between embracing remote work and maintaining a strong culture that’s people-first and client-centric. If you missed it, check Larry Fulop’s blog on this topic.

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I’ll end my song quotes from the Scorpions’ classic ballad, “Wind of Change,”  —”The wind of change blows straight into the face of time. Like a storm wind that will ring the freedom bell for peace of mind.

We’re embracing remote work and finding equilibrium in this new paradigm. In essence, we’re finding a place of balance and peace with the shift.

Celebrating Our Collective Achievements

Before recapping the remarkable accolades our team has earned this year, I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to our incredible clients, amazing associates, and invaluable partners, without whom these achievements would not be possible. 

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Cheers to a Year of Shared Success

Our partnership with clients, associates, and partners has been instrumental in our collective achievements throughout this year of transformation. As we celebrate these milestones, we are inspired by the unwavering dedication to technological excellence by the entire tech community. The stories of the organizations and individuals we’ve had the privilege of helping all serve as a testament to the impact of those steadfast efforts and our unwavering mission.

We look forward to the opportunities the future holds, anticipating continued growth and innovation. Thank you for entrusting us with your technological journey!

Wishing you a prosperous, healthy, successful and technologically vibrant year ahead!

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