The Intersection of Healthcare and Technology

We have all been reading a lot about Healthcare and Biohealth Technologies and how they have a deep impact on our economy.  This rapidly evolving marketplace has created thousands of jobs in our state, specifically in Dane County. Whether you are thinking about the behemoths like Epic and Exact Sciences, or the myriad of startups… Read more »

What’s HOT in IT today?

You’ve likely read a lot about IoT, digital transformation, cyber security, and the next greatest software development language.  There is so much that is constantly changing in the technology space that it can be hard to sift through all of the information out there and focus on what you want to learn about next.  We’ve… Read more »

Cyber Security Tips for Summer Travel

  All month the Smart Solutions team has been sharing tips about cyber security and cyber awareness.  Here is a quick summary of recommendations for your summer travel: 1. Be cautious of public Wi-Fi Free public Wi-Fi is a hacker’s playground for stealing personal information.  One of the dangers of using a public Wi-Fi network… Read more »

Are You Taking the Time to Improve Your Skill Set?

You’ve been in your role now for at least 2 years. You excel at what you do, and you know what is expected of you. Now what? Do you put yourself on cruise control, watch out for obstacles and see how long you can ride this out? After all you’re happy and content right now…. Read more »

Is consulting right for you?

You’ve reached a point in your career where you are a trusted resource, and a subject matter expert. You’ve paid your dues and have seen the ups and downs of the market and industry you thrive in. This could’ve happened over the course of several years or throughout a storied career. Either way, you’ve been… Read more »

Why Contractors are a Smart Solution

As a hiring manager, internal recruiter, or project manager, you may be fully aware of how challenging it is to find the right talent for your teams in this market. Currently, the economy is thriving, and organizations are taking full advantage of the fruitful conditions to develop, implement, and deploy projects to help them achieve their… Read more »

9 Simple Tips to Build a Strong LinkedIn Profile

Just like millions of others, you probably already have a LinkedIn profile. That’s great! But why should you create and tend a strong LinkedIn presence?   Today most companies are either going to find and recruit you from your LinkedIn profile. Or if you apply to their company, they are likely to check your profile…. Read more »

What do Non-Verbal Cues Have to Do With Communication

There is more to communication than talking. When leading a meeting, speaking to a group, or interacting one-on-one, pay close attention to the other person’s body language and voice tone, Price says. ‘Listen with your eyes. Their nonverbal cues can tell you when they have a question, want to say something, agree or disagree, need… Read more »

Start Each Day with a Clean Slate

How do you start your work day? The first few hours of your day sets the tone and your attitude, it is critical for directing (or derailing) your focus — and helping you achieve better results! You may have to attend to projects or discussions that rolled over from the previous afternoon — Consider first… Read more »

Shred That! Tune Up Your Privacy and Security!

By Dave Pagenkopf Personal security and privacy are often areas of our lives we would like to be more diligent about. Now is a great time to refresh our goals and tune up those areas!  Don’t be overwhelmed… From August 1 – 10, I am sharing 10 ideas to tune up your personal online privacy… Read more »