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Bellwether Technology Corporation Named a Top Workplace In New Orleans

Employee Survey Affirms that Managed IT Service Company is a Great Place to Work for Third Consecutive Year (October 19, 2021 – New Orleans, LA) –Bellwether Technology Corporation is on the Times-Picayune 2021 list of Top Workplaces in New Orleans. This is the third consecutive year that the company has received this recognition as a great place to work. Inclusion on the list is a sign of a positive work environment and a high level of employee engagement based on the results of an anonymous survey that considers 15 separate attributes of company culture that are critical to organizational success. […]

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Is this Website Address Safe to Visit or Login To?

Here are some ways you can decide whether to trust a website link or page in a web browser and tell when things smell phishy. Taking the time to look for signs of a hack attempt in links and websites is like washing your hands; it helps keep you and your co-workers safe, and every adult should know how to do it. We’ll start with the best ways to tell if a link or website is safe or a hack attempt. First, look at the link address you are about to visit. In many cases, you can hover your mouse […]

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Employee Spotlight Series: Kirk Coco

Kirk Coco: a brewery founder makes his way to Bellwether Kirk Coco, Bellwether’s Director of Sales and Marketing, joined the Company in June 2018. His path to Bellwether, and to IT consulting, was certainly an unusual one: he went from personal injury attorney to naval officer to local brewery owner. Kirk opened the doors of Nola Brewery, on Tchoupitoulas, in 2005 as a passion project to bring beer production back to New Orleans. After an evening at Mayfair lounge, sipping on a Dixie Beer, Kirk realized that the famed New Orleans beer company was no longer produced in New Orleans. […]

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Out to Lunch Podcast: Life Online

Bellwether Technology President Steven Ellis joins It’s New Orleans and the Out to Lunch Podcast to discuss online threats and cybersecurity. Give it a listen for some up to date information on how hackers and scammers are targeting businesses. Life Online  

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Employee Spotlight Series: Andrea Woolsey

Andrea Woolsey: the heart of the office Ask anyone at Bellwether, and they’ll tell you how much they love Andrea. She’s warm, hilarious, hardworking, and keeps the train on the tracks. As the gatekeeper for Bellwether’s Chairman, Poco Sloss, Andrea wears many hats. In addition to performing executive assistant duties for Poco, she is a sales assistant, servicing some choice client accounts. No two days are alike for Andrea, but that’s what she loves about her position, “I love that I can jump back and forth from executive assistant work to sales work. There are always wheels spinning!” Andrea first […]

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Employee Spotlight Series: Matt Lax

Matt Lax: Bellwether’s IT swiss army knife Matt Lax’s affinity for technology began at a young age, “I was the weird kid that asked for appliances for my birthday so that I could take them apart and put them back together.” As Bellwether’s Escalation Engineer II, he gets to deploy this passion for problem solving and technological learning by tackling client issues that reach him at the end of the escalation chain. Growing up in Vermont, Matt was exposed to higher education and advanced tech from an early age. His father worked at a university and got Matt involved in […]

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“Is This Email Real?” 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Every day every person with email is put to the test. No matter the job title or position, we all get phishing emails. And no matter your knowledge of cybersecurity, you make the initial decision of whether a message is malicious. So, when deciding whether to call the IT Help Desk, here are some solid, simple tips and tricks from the top to help ANYONE dodge bad guys’ phishing hooks, nets, and spearguns. Not everyone has the time to call their IT provider’s remote support just to check emails every morning. You can follow the ‘WHO, WHAT, WHERE, AND WHEN’ […]

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Employee Spotlight Series: Parker Bordeaux

Parker Bordeaux: a geographic information systems expert with a penchant for the visual arts Parker Bordeaux, a New Orleans native, joined Bellwether off the heels of completing his undergraduate degree in December 2014. At Vanderbilt, as a math major, Parker found a true passion in problem-solving, something he wished to carry into his career. “I love learning new things. That’s why problem-solving is so enjoyable because it provides an opportunity to learn and grow during process of finding out a solution. I knew I wanted a large component of my job to be problem-solving. I was fortunate to find a […]

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IT Disaster Preparedness

‘Storm preparation’ is a term with which people across the gulf coast are intimately familiar. Most of the tools we need from June to November (and this year possibly longer) have become second-nature. Sandbags. Non-perishable foods. Battery-operated radios. Flashlights. But in the IT world, there are other tools we use in storm and disaster preparation, devices that are essential to any small business trying to stay afloat during a catastrophic event. As Bellwether’s Data Assurance Engineer, it is my job to use Backup and Disaster Recovery tools to protect our clients. These essential tools preserve a company’s files and servers […]

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Employee Spotlight Series: Nathan Raby

Nathan Raby: Bellwether’s back-up expert with a passion for sports-writing and podcasting Meet Nathan Raby, a Data Assurance Engineer who joined in June 2012 and has become Bellwether’s in-house security and back-ups guru. When asked why he has stayed at Bellwether for so long, Nathan explained one key component: leadership that listens. “The Company wants to change and grow, and they want their employees to be happy.” Nathan went from a level-1 help desk technician to his current post as the de facto back-up expert on the security team by having open and honest conversations with his manager, who saw […]

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