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2018: That’s A Wrap
December 21, 2018

2018: That’s A Wrap

With less than 2 weeks left in 2018, it’s time to reflect on the year… From company buyouts to losses of some of technology’s greats, 2018 was a big year for some major headlines in tech…

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Sierra’s Techie Christmas Wishlist
December 7, 2018

Sierra’s Techie Christmas Wishlist

Here at Sierra Experts, we’re constantly surrounded by and involved in all things tech. It’s what we’re built on! So, with that in mind, we decided to ask our team: If you could have any tech gift this Christmas, what would it be? And here’s what they said…   Trent DevOps Lead Logitech K800 Illuminated […]

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2018 Holiday Tech Deals [So Far]
November 19, 2018

2018 Holiday Tech Deals [So Far]

This week is Thanksgiving, and in a flash it will be the biggest shopping weekend of the year… That’s why we put together a list of some pretty cool tech deals from our partners, as well as other larger retailers, that you can take advantage of this week.

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The 5 Best Office 365 Apps For Your Business
November 9, 2018

The 5 Best Office 365 Apps For Your Business

Microsoft offers various Office 365 plans for businesses and enterprises of all sizes… to enlighten you, we’ve gathered a short list of 5 useful Office 365 applications you might not have been aware of but could really be a game-changer for your business operations.

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Tech Terms 101: The Beginner’s Guide to IT Lingo
September 5, 2018

Tech Terms 101: The Beginner’s Guide to IT Lingo

Not sure what all the acronyms and complicated lingo that you see in the IT industry means? You’re not alone! We put together a list of 25 tech terms and phrases with simple definitions, use-case scenarios, and examples to get you acclimated. So, the next time your boss or tech-savvy friend throws out a term like “colocation” or “the […]

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From Steel City to Smart City
August 2, 2018

From Steel City to Smart City

The city of Pittsburgh has undergone many transformations throughout its history. From being a steel industry titan to becoming a cultural center for food and the arts, Pittsburgh has always managed to successfully reinvent itself by remaining relevant in modern culture. Now, it seems another transformation has already begun. Over the last few years, Pittsburgh […]

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Friday the 13th Flashback: Jerusalem
July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th Flashback: Jerusalem

It’s Friday the 13th and most people think of today as a day full of silly superstitions, but for computer users in the 1980’s and 90’s, Friday the 13th was a day to truly be afraid. The Beast Itself In 1987, a virus called “Friday the 13th” (aka Jerusalem) was created to activate and reactivate […]

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5 Jobs You Can Get “In The Cloud”
March 9, 2018

5 Jobs You Can Get “In The Cloud”

Forbes posted an article detailing that cloud computing is projected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020. With an increase in sales and revenue comes an increasing need for qualified professionals to take on the task of designing, managing, developing, testing, and selling these new virtualization platforms. Below are 5 examples of […]

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Sierra Experts Hosts the Pittsburgh Office 365 User Group
December 15, 2017

Sierra Experts Hosts the Pittsburgh Office 365 User Group

As defined by WhatIs.com, “In personal or business computing, a user group is a set of people who have similar interests, goals, or concerns. The members have regular meetings where they can share their ideas.” Most user groups are based around discussing certain technologies such as a specific software, application, or corporation. Typically, these user groups […]

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AI Shut Down for Creating Its Own Non-Human Language
July 31, 2017

AI Shut Down for Creating Its Own Non-Human Language

In a recent case, Facebook researchers had to shut down an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system as the AI “agents” began speaking another language that they created. To humans, this language could be interpreted as gibberish, but to the agents it’s a more efficient mode of communication. The AI agents, that have limitless cognitive abilities, created […]

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Technology to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving
November 22, 2016

Technology to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a day to relax, eat too much turkey, and spend time with family. Technology might be the furthest thing from your mind on Thanksgiving, but chances are that you’re relying on it anyway. Before you gather around the table to give thanks, let’s take a minute to appreciate the technology that helped […]

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A little History for the Holiday: Thanksgiving!
November 20, 2015

A little History for the Holiday: Thanksgiving!

Bet you don’t know who declared Thanksgiving to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November. Hint: It’s the same person to serve as the first President of the United States… and no, it is not George Washington as many believe! The United States declared its independence in 1776, yet Washington did not take […]

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Sierra’s Top 5 Techy Costume Picks!
October 26, 2015

Sierra’s Top 5 Techy Costume Picks!

Are you a true nerd at heart, where technology just seems to always be surrounding you?  Halloween is the perfect chance to go all out and blow those boring costumes out of the water with your super cool tech costume. Here is our top five list of tech costume ideas for 2015: 1. Mario and Luigi: […]

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Back to the Future: October 21, 2015
October 18, 2015

Back to the Future: October 21, 2015

Today is October 21, 2015. This is the same date on which a time traveling Marty McFly arrived in the future within the 1985 film Back to the Future. In case you are too young to remember the 80’s, here’s an IMDB link: http://imdb.to/1HwWIs4 In the film, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back in […]

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A little History for the Holiday: New Year’s!
December 28, 2014

A little History for the Holiday: New Year’s!

Why do we drop a ball on New Year’s Eve at midnight? The tradition began because American’s wanted a way to light up the city of New York without the threat of fireworks endangering the city goers below. The Ball Countdown and Dropping at midnight is most famously known to take place at Times Square […]

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World Wide Web Easter Eggs
April 15, 2014

World Wide Web Easter Eggs

With Easter just passing can you think of a symbol that kids recognize during Easter? How about Easter Eggs? Easter Eggs aren’t just something children recognize or have fun with but programmers and developers have fun with them as well. Easter eggs however, have a different meaning to developers and programmers, they are unexpected hidden […]

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