PPA Office Tour Part 2- We really are in Kansas Dorothy!

Guest post by Nicholas Stebbins, System Administrator and Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems Pediatric Professional Association, has been an Umbrella client since September 2014. Janet Schaaf, RN, BSN, is the Practice Administrator.  A few months ago, Pediatric Professional Association was highlighted in our Client Spotlight during an office remodel. The remodel is complete, and …

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Humble, Hungry and Smart : Hiring the Right People

By Trent Peters, Principal and Chief Technology Officer at Umbrella Managed Systems One of the things we’re focusing on as an organization is a teamwork. And as we continue to grow our team, we want to hire the right people for our culture… not just for their technical skills. Heath discovered an excellent book by …

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Disabling Your Laptop Track Pad When an External Mouse is Connected

By Curtis Bagnall, Solution Engineer at Umbrella Managed Systems At Umbrella, we’re always willing and available to help with any IT needs. From the simpler tasks of a mouse not working all the way to planning for and creating an entire network, we’re up to the task. However, we also like to take the time …

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Top 5 Lunch Places in the River Market you may spot an Umbrella Employee

By Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems Below is a list of the top 5 lunch places in the River Market where you might spot an Umbrella employee at lunchtime. If you happen to see us at one of our favorite locations, be sure to say hi! Harry’s Country Club Before I even …

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Employee Spotlight : Welcome Back Trent Peters!

This month, we’re excited to announce our co-founder, Trent Peters, is returning to Umbrella Managed Systems full time! For the past three and a half years, Trent has juggled roles at both Umbrella and DataFile Technologies, where he served as Chief Information Officer. He was leading their IT, Compliance, and Research & Development teams. With …

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10 things to account for before an office relocation.

By Curtis Bagnall, Solution Engineer at Umbrella Managed Systems Almost every business, at one point or another, thinks about moving to a new location. As of right now, Umbrella is working with three clients that are in the process of moving to new locations. A simple, single syllable word “move.” It sounds like something fairly …

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Client Spotlight: Pediatric Professional Association

By Curtis Bagnall, Solution Engineer, and Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems Pediatric Professional Association, has been an Umbrella client since September 2014. Janet Schaaf, RN, BSN, is the Practice Administrator. A couple of years ago, Curtis Bagnall was sent to PPA, for a technical situation. As he approached the building, he began …

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The Phoenix Project is a perfect book to learn about work processes.

By John King, Business Development Manager at Umbrella Managed Systems Learning is a requirement to evolve within the marketplace. Our education doesn’t stop after we graduate. Mark Twain said, “Don’t let schooling get in the way of your education.” With that in mind, I want to learn and evolve in the business place throughout my …

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Organizational apps to consider… Instapaper, Trello and Simplenote

By John King, Business Development Manager at Umbrella Managed Systems I find myself getting distracted by digital squirrels constantly. Scrolling through LinkedIn or the numerous websites I follow can lead to a serious time drain. A few of the apps I keep on my computer and iPhone have increased my organizational processes and efficiency. Instapaper …

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