first_imgCisco Systems, Atrion Networking Sponsor “Unplug and Win” Contest.Winner to receive $35,000 Wireless MakeoverWarwickAtrion Networking Corporation today announced details of the “Unplug-and-Win” contest that will award the winning organization a wireless communications makeover worth $35,000. To enter, organizations must describe in 500 words or less how their business would benefit from wireless technology. The winning entry will receive $35,000 in hardware from Cisco and professional services from Atrion.”This is an exciting opportunity for a local New England local company to unplug and stay connected with leading-edge Mobility technology,” says Melissa DelPrete, Director of Marketing with Atrion.Mobility Solutions based on wireless technology are helping organizations compete more effectively and innovatively than ever before by connecting employees, partners, and customers anywhere, anytime to the information and resources they need over a secure, reliable, wireless network. Mobility Solutions improve convenience, increase productivity, and enhance customer responsiveness, helping businesses create competitive advantage.Wireless technology is improving business efficiency by increasing collaboration and the ability to respond rapidly to market changes. It is also increasing satisfaction and productivity by enabling guest Internet access without compromising network security. And it is enhancing the security and management of both wired and wireless networks, as well as saving time and money by quickly tracking in-demand resources across businesses.This contest, jointly sponsored by Atrion and Cisco, ends April 29, 2008 with the winner announced June 9, 2008. The contest is open to businesses in RI, CT, MA, NH, VT and ME.For complete contest rules and to enter the Unplug and Win contest go to http://atrion.unplugandwin.com(link is external).About AtrionAtrion specializes in the fusion of business and technology. Organizations across New England rely on Atrion to accelerate their business through customized technology solutions. Atrion’s team of specialists is trained to look at the entire business and to design technology solutions that are specifically suited to a business unique needs. Atrion offers a full array of technology services including consulting and management services, project management, manufacturer-certified training, carrier services, telephony, equipment procurement and local and wide area network implementation.For information about Atrion Networking Corporation visit: www.atrion.net(link is external)Contact:Melissa DelPreteAtrion Networking Corporation30 Service Ave.Warwick, RI 02886Phone: [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

first_imgMake 2015 the year you stick to your New Year’s resolutions!This year conquer that race you’ve been eying or organize the over-nighter you’ve been fantasizing about.Take advantage of these sleepy days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve that provide the perfect opportunity to create the year of your dreams. Mix a hot toddy, grab a pen and follow these three tips to make this year’s resolutions stick!1. Own It. Setting aside quiet time allows you to think about what you really want to accomplish or change this year. Waiting to the last minute leaves us grasping for ideas and too often we resolve to do things we think we should want, but the goals don’t actually align with our values or lifestyle.Be specific about your goals. Don’t merely write that you’ll work out more often in the coming year, but add when you’ll find time in your schedule. Add whether your route to fitness will be at the gym or outside. Create a series of smaller steps that you can take to reach your goal.Next, arrange your life to support your goals. If you need equipment or a gym membership to make your goal happen, now is the time. Consider other obligations and talk with your partner about how you can support one another’s goals in 2015, whether it means swapping chores or hitting the gym together on date night.2. Share Them. Telling friends and family about your resolutions can help your stick-to-it-ness. Enlist your friends most likely to hold you accountable, thing of the coach- and cheerleader-types you know. Skip the naysayers.Better yet, find others who share your New Year’s resolutions and motivate each other. If you’re goal it to hit the gym more often, the group dynamic of workout classes provide a community of accountability. Whatever your goal, the more you talk about it, the more likely you are to find someone who made the same one. Sharing the journey enhances the ups and minimizes the downs.It’s not enough to tell your family and friends your resolutions at the start of the year. According to research from the Dominican University of California, while those who told friends and family about their goals did better than those who didn’t, people who emailed others weekly progress updates did even better.3. Get Over It. Make a vow to do the best you can under the circumstances and forgive yourself for the occasional slip-up. Don’t beat yourself up, because nobody is perfect and the minor misses are an expected part of the process. Perfection leads to the all-or-nothing view of the world, which can end with goal-setters to abandon their goals altogether. Better to acknowledge your mistakes, dust yourself off, and reset your sights on your 2015 goals.Make your goals something you intensely want and capture that emotion in a way you can tap into when temptation leads you astray. Write down your goals and post them in a place where you’ll see it often, whether that’s by your mirror, refrigerator or computer. Follow these three tips and you’re sure to make 2015 the year you do keep your resolutions.Cheers to a year of becoming the best you yet!~ Mountain Mamalast_img read more

first_imgPHOENIX — Gerald Green, the Phoenix Suns’ free-spirited guard and designated gunner, came off the bench on Nov. 12 night and scored a season-high 28 points as the Suns erased a 19-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104.As is often the case with Green, he didn’t have the greatest shot selection. He went 7-of-15, including just 3-of-9 from 3-point range. But he hit 11-of-12 free throw attempts.Isaiah Thomas added 17 points off the bench for the Suns. Thomas and Green picked up the slack for starting point-guard duo of Eric Bledsoe (11 points, seven turnovers) and Goran Dragic (18 points, six assists), who weren’t clicking.Joe Johnson led the Nets with 21 points, Mirza Teletovic scored 16 and had seven rebounds, and Brook Lopez had 16 points but only three rebounds. Kevin Garnett added 12 points and 10 rebounds.In addition to his scoring, Green was solid on defense. He stole the ball from Johnson and started a fast-break layup, and three-point play by Goran Dragic for a decisive 106-99 lead with 1:57 left.“I don’t think Joe saw me,” Green said. “I had an opportunity to go for a steal. I know I make a lot of mistakes in a game. I’m trying to limit my mistakes. I’m not trying to add another. I got the steal. I saw the fast break. I tried to give it up to my teammates.”The Nets, though they entered the game as a higher-scoring team than the Suns (104.7 to 103.7), vowed before the game to slow the fast pace that the Suns prefer.It worked for a half. Then the Nets gradually gave in to the Suns’ preferred pace, Thomas and Green went to work, and the Suns made their move and took over the game.Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said he showed the Suns video clips of their defensive lapses at halftime and told his players, “If we take it up a notch defensively, we’ll have a chance to win the game.”It worked. The Nets also gradually gave in to the Suns’ preferred pace.“In the second half, we just got into a rut. We obviously couldn’t get stops, and we couldn’t score,” Johnson said. .”That is probably the toughest part. We couldn’t come up with the big plays. To blow such a big lead, that is hard to swallow.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more