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Tell me what I want, what I really, really want

Tell me what I want, what I really, really want

I sat down with the owner of a business a few weeks ago that had reached out to us about modernizing a software application he’d created almost 10 years ago. The system has been showing wear and tear for several years, and it was time to freshen it up. Once...

C2IT’s First Annual Cookie Decorating Contest

C2IT’s First Annual Cookie Decorating Contest

Last week we had our first annual cookie decorating competition during our holiday staff meeting. Popular shapes included snowmen and trees, which resulted in votes for a winning tree design and a winning snowman design. Winning SnowmanWinning Christmas TreeOur team...

Introducing the New C2IT Help Center

Introducing the New C2IT Help Center

We’re pleased to announce the release of C2IT’s online Help Center. We use the back-end of this tool to process all tickets and support requests for our clients. This can include anything from a request to add a new user to your system to additional content you’d like...

Do I Need My Own App?

Do I Need My Own App?

There are over 3 million apps in Apple’s App Store and over 2 ½ million in the Google Play Store. In contrast, there are over 1.5 BILLION websites in the world. That’s one app for every 2,000 websites, but the number is growing exponentially. Whether you’re looking...

C2IT at Gleaners

C2IT at Gleaners

1 in 7 Hoosiers are hungry. The mission of Gleaner's Food Bank is to lead the fight against hunger. They do this by distributing food to hungry Hoosiers through a network of over 250 partner agencies in 21 counties, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and...

Now Hiring – Business Development Specialist

Now Hiring – Business Development Specialist

Role Description C2IT Consulting provides clients a wide variety of valuable technical products and services. Some clients engage with us to build a new website that will dazzle potential customers. Others ask us to build and maintain complex mobile apps and web-based...

C2IT’s Annual Pumpkin Painting Contest

C2IT’s Annual Pumpkin Painting Contest

Our annual internal pumpkin painting contest showed improvement in skill and creativity from last year's inaugural event. With new participants this year, the question was whether last year's reigning champ would be over thrown. Winner 2018 This year's contest...

Why All the Wi-Fi?

Why All the Wi-Fi?

Tap the Wi-Fi button on your phone or the icon on your computer. What do you see? Unless you live in a rather rural area, you’re likely to see a slew of available wireless hotspots. Some you know, others you don’t. Some are tied to familiar locations you frequent and...

New Resources Library Now Available

New Resources Library Now Available

C2IT offers a variety of tools for use on your website; from theme templates to plugins, we work with a multitude of resources that will help take your website to the next level. Recently, we added two sections to our website that detail what some of these resources...

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is the plugin C2IT uses to help with your company's search engine optimization. It will bump your company's website up in the search results of Google and Bing. This plugin allows you to enter keywords or keyphrases you’d like your post or page to rank for...

Who Shut Off The Internet?

Who Shut Off The Internet?

We have a routine at home when tablets start running slowly or the TV glitches out. Someone inevitably hollers out, “Can someone restart the Internet?” This is the sign for someone (normally dad) to crawl under the stairs, fumble around with all the electronics, and...

WooCommerce – The Easy to Use E-Commerce Platform

WooCommerce – The Easy to Use E-Commerce Platform

If you have items you want to sell on your website, WooCommerce is the plugin for you. WooCommerce is built for WordPress and integrates seamlessly with Divi, the theme C2IT uses for its websites. With over 400 extensions, we can customize your store to suit your...

Divi – The Versatile WordPress Template

Divi – The Versatile WordPress Template

The Most Popular WordPress Theme In The World And The Ultimate WordPress Page Builder. Divi isn't just a theme, and it isn't just a framework. It's a community of hundreds of thousands of designers and developers filled with amazing third party extensions, child...

Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

Over the past two months, I have written about firing and hiring your IT Guy. Whether your business has an on-staff IT department or simply calls a friend when there’s a technology problem, you know who I’m talking about when I refer to “the IT Guy.” We depend on the...

How to Hire Your IT Guy

How to Hire Your IT Guy

Last month I titled my column “How to Fire your IT Guy.” It was a catchy title I had on my mind for awhile. The world of technology consulting and IT support offers an almost endless variety of options to outsource your technology needs from the one-man-band to...

How to Fire Your IT Guy

How to Fire Your IT Guy

“How to Fire your IT Guy” - sounds like a catchy title to me. It also sounds a little self-serving, since I’m the owner of an IT business that’s always searching for new clients. The truth is, my business has been “fired” before. It’s only happened a couple times, but...

Now Hiring – Solutions Architect / Developer

Now Hiring – Solutions Architect / Developer

C2IT Consulting, Inc. (“C2IT”) is a central-Indiana based technology firm with over 20 years’ experience in helping organizations achieve more with tech. C2IT designs, builds, and supports data-driven mobile apps, websites, and technology solutions. We increase...

Practice Makes Perfect… or at Least Prepared

Practice Makes Perfect… or at Least Prepared

My 7th grade son came home a few days ago and told my wife and I that they’d had a drill at school to prepare for an active shooter situation. The school had done a great job of notifying parents in advance that this drill was going to take place, so we weren’t caught...

REDUNDANCY – Finding Balance in Spare Parts

REDUNDANCY – Finding Balance in Spare Parts

Two weeks ago a client called us with more than a hint of panic in his voice. “Everything is down. The only thing on the server is a message stating that hard drives have failed.” As you’d expect, he wanted us to come out right away. When our technician arrived on...

How Safe is the Cloud?

How Safe is the Cloud?

Backing up our critical files and email is something we’d all agree is important, but we often treat it like flossing our teeth. We know we should do it daily but it’s all too easy to take shortcuts or push it back until the next checkup. You never know when you’re...