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.

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...

How to Better Estimate Your Time (In 4 Steps)

eing able to accurately estimate your time is an essential skill for any WordPress developer. However, the ability to accurately judge how long a project will take to complete – and therefore how much you should charge a client – is a difficult task for many reasons....