Note from the CEO: Our end-of-the-year post is a little bit different this year. Traditionally I take time at the end of the year to reflect on changes affecting our team and clients. This year I experienced a life-changing event that solidified my belief in the power of people and the value in relationships. You will find the first part of this post to be business as normal and my personal story in the second part. – Dylan Natter
If 2022 taught me anything, it’s that strong relationships are the most important things we can develop. Period. The power of people working together towards a common goal makes miracles happen.Read more “The Power of People”
How do you say thank you for 20 years of service? For me it is with gratitude.
I have the urge to pinch myself, for this moment seems unbelievable. 20 long years ago I started centrexIT as I discovered my passion to help people business solve problems using technology. My favorite reaction is when someone says, “Wow! I didn’t even think what was possible.” or “Dang. That is so simple now.” I realized that technology can be a powerful tool or a major pain in the butt. Technology is nothing without people and for many it can create unnecessary stress and even anxiety when using it. I take that personally and have always been seeking new ways to make people’s experience with their technology simple and almost invisible to them. Great technology, when it works right, can be a powerful enabler for people to achieve their mission. We understand the trickle down impact great technology can have, or not have, on the chain of customers.
We have a lot to be thankful for this year! We officially went fully remote, we moved to a better office space, and we helped develop an exciting new IT management platform, all while navigating a second pandemic year. And most importantly, we worked hard to support each other and keep our core values at the forefront of everything we do. 2021 was certainly a year to be thankful for!Read more “2021: A Year to be Thankful For”
This year was a big year for us. After the first few months of working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic, the team gave a nearly unanimous vote to continue working remotely, even after things opened up. This caused us to make the big decision to downsize our permanent office space. Our new space focuses on provisioning, project engineering, “hot desks” for anyone who needs them, and occasional in-person team meetings.Read more “centrexIT recognized as one of San Diego’s Best Places to Work 2021”
We are excited to announce our new work-from-anywhere office! Last year, our team immediately transitioned to a full work-from-home model when the covid-19 shutdown occurred. We were already confident in the tech side of things, but we had not yet experienced the exclusively online interaction and KPI-driven success matrix that fully remote work requires. As it turned out, we loved it! Effective communication technology from Cisco and Microsoft kept us connected and productive, and cutting out the daily commute wasn’t all that bad, either! This year, we decided to make the shift to a permanent hybrid office and work-from-anywhere business model and move to a space that reflected our new and improved work structure.
Our New Address
12232 Thatcher Court
Poway, CA 92064
You can find us here and everywhere with an Internet connection, ready to help.
The IT Office Move
Moving computers to a new office space is a typical service we provide for our clients. It’s not often we get to do it for our own team, which made this particular move extra exciting.
The New Office
One thing we love about our new office space is the ground-floor design. The high-rise setup we had before was great for our back office and service desk teams. However, moving equipment up and down fourteen stories was not efficient for our field engineers and provisioning department. With the hybrid work-from-anywhere office model, our back office and service desk teams now only visit the office on a part-time basis. This new space prioritizes the requirements of the technicians and engineers who come in regularly to prepare equipment and transport hardware to our clients.
How do we keep connected during our primarily online interactions? First, our entire team meets every morning at 8:00 am to catch up on any planned company initiatives or urgent client needs. We also have a weekly all-hands meeting with a mixture of company announcements, updates, training, and special guests. Of course, our favorite way of keeping in personal touch are our casual chat spaces. From IT memes to sporting events, we love to share our stories with each other online. This keeps our friendly company culture strong in the work-from-anywhere environment.
We were excited to publish our first Forbes article earlier this year and then we thought to ourselves…what article should centrexIT CEO Dylan Natter work on next? After all, as a true renaissance man, Dylan can provide some pretty good insight into a wide variety of topics. It turns out Dylan Natter had plenty of Forbes article propositions to send over.
Dylan Natter’s Proposed Forbes Articles
Nickelback is the greatest rock band in the world, and I’m tired of pretending otherwise.
Technology is cyclical: the triumphant return of the semaphore
I can hold my breath for 10 minutes
“Jack and Jill” was a movie years ahead of its time, and you owe Adam Sandler an apology
Hey! You look really nice today. Is that a new aftershave? It smells great!
The socioeconomic ramifications of rock and roll music in East Berlin, circa 1967
Forks are uncivilized
Mary Shelley kept her husband’s calcified heart in her desk, and that’s just about the most metal thing I’ve ever heard of
Can’t anyone else hear that terrible heartbeat from beneath the floorboards?
Scissors should absolutely beat rock
Grant Page owes me $15
The XFL is the future of sports entertainment
And our favorite:
Brown bears aren’t so tough, and I’ll wrestle one to prove it
When we chose “Taking Care of Business” as part of our tagline, we weren’t expecting the unique challenges of 2020. However, we here at centrexIT are blessed with the key to any challenge: a truly outstanding team that has gone above and beyond to support our clients, our community, and each other.
Despite the myriad of difficulties, 2020 has been filled with countless unexpected joys. Here are a few examples of things to be grateful for that stood out to me over the past year.Read more “Taking Care of Business in 2020”
Photo: centrexIT and SynergEyes giving a “high five” to Working Wardrobes. It was a pleasure helping Working Wardrobes help others.
2020 has been a challenging year for many people, in many unforeseen ways. And yet, despite these difficulties, we at centrexIT have been astounded by the incredible work and admirable charity that many of the businesses we serve have continued to do. Recently, we were invited to participate in helping Working Wardrobes help others in our community.Read more “Helping Working Wardrobes Help Others”
On May 2, 2020 our client, the San Diego Humane Society, is about to hold their biggest fundraising event of the year…virtually! We’re so excited about this event. If you participate in the San Diego Humane Society Virtual Walk for Animals with us, then we will give a matching donation up to $2500.