C2IT News, Resources, and Links

Welcome to our blog. This is a place where we share our thoughts as well as links to great articles we hope you'll find useful.

Remote Access – What are my Options?

Here we are, deep in the midst of winter, and if your business is anything like mine, you’ve already had to declare at least one “snow day” for your team. Whether it’s a foot of snow or just an eight of an inch of ice, winter weather can wreak havoc on commutes to the...

Good Enough Is Good Enough

I’ve had this column on my mind for a few weeks now, but haven’t figured out how to get it “just right.” I laugh at myself as I write that, because the entire point of this column is that you don’t have to get it perfect to get it DONE. I’m reading a book right now...

Trends in Tech: Email and Files in the Cloud

It’s that time of year… Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are upon us. I’m like many in that I’m always on the lookout for the newest piece of trending technology, whether it fits in the palm of my hand or exists “somewhere out there” in the Cloud. For the...

Trends in Tech: Mobile Friendly Websites

Last month I wrote about the bleeding edge tech, which can be defined as promising new technology that pushes conventional limits so far that should it fail, could lead early adopters to incur painful hardship and expense. This month and next, I will be sharing about...

The bleeding edge of tech… Is it worth it?

For publication in the Hendricks County Business Leader - October, 2017 Is it possible that 16 years have passed since Steve Jobs stood on stage and boldly proclaimed that Apple’s new device, the iPod, would put “1000 songs in your pocket?” Until that time, taking...

Our Sign is Up! A quick update on C2IT’s move to Plainfield

Today our new C2IT sign went up on our building. We couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. We're already meeting neighbors and other new companies in our area that want services we provide or know people that do, and it's exciting to see this new home not...

What is USB Type-C? How does it change the game?

I ran across my first USB Type-C connector today as I set up a new USB hub for my laptop in our new office. I won't actually use it on my computer, but I'd heard about them in the new MacBooks, so it was a good time to check out what they're really all about. Sounds...

Russia’s VPN Ban: What business travelers need to know

We have several clients with staff that travels the world selling and supporting their products and services. China is a hub of manufacturing and the "Great Firewall" is something you have to consider when setting up your business network, cloud services, and email....

We’re Moving – News about C2IT’s New Plainfield Office

As you may know, C2IT has been in business since 2003. Joe Newlin and I rode a roller coaster of on-call IT support and custom software development for well over a decade. Over the last 3 years, we’ve dialed in our vision to help organizations leverage technology in...

Benefits of a Windows Domain

What are the benefits of a Windows domain? We recently brought on a client with over 30 computers, 2 sites, and several users that roam the earth who still need access to company resources. The company does not have a Windows domain in place for central...

Setting Up Your WordPress Development Environment

We're currently lining up about 4-5 WordPress websites for clients - some long term clients moving from one CMS to another, and others for small businesses ready to move away from a 10 year old "online billboard" to something that can grow with them. The WP...

Why Isn’t My CrossFit Games App Working?

Dear @CrossFit, You should have called. We would have loved to help. We have removed the CrossFit Games iOS App from the iTunes store, and the existing app on people’s phones will now cease to work. Source: Where’s the CrossFit Games iOS App on iTunes? Why Isn’t My...

Getting Started with SQLite in a Xamarin.Forms Project (Part 2)

This is part two in a two part series helping you get started writing data-driven Xamarin.Forms cross-platform apps using SQLLite. In this post, we cover creating helper classes to access the data you’ve recently made room for in a SQLite database and then taking that data and using it in your cross-platform Xamarin.Forms app.

Getting Started with SQLite in a Xamarin.Forms Project (Part 1)

This is part one in a 2 part series helping you get started writing data-driven Xamarin.Forms cross-platform apps using SQLLite. In this post, we cover the NuGet packages you’ll need, creating your database models and tables, and establishing a cross-platform connection to the database file.

Windows 10… Is It Time?

If you're like me, you've probably seen the graphic below far too many times and wondered... "Why not?" When was the last time you saw Microsoft give away Windows for FREE? Truth be told, Windows 10 is in your future, like it or not. Microsoft has bet a lot on this...