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Meet The Centriq Team: Brandie

Meet The Centriq Team: Brandie

August 11, 2022 in Centriq News / by Centriq Training

Tell us about your journey into technology training.

I have lived in the KC area most of my adult life, but growing up we moved around every couple of years as my father was transferred from one Air Force base to another. Ended up in KC after attending UCM (was CMSU at the time). I am a newlywed. I married my husband, Jeff, in June 2020. I have one child, Austin, and two stepchildren: Rachel and Ryan. All the kids are out living on their own, so we have been empty-nesters for the last year and a half and enjoying it!  I have one pet named Bella, who is a black and white tuxedo cat and a diva most of the time. 

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Centriq How To: Power BI – “Visualize List” Tool

Centriq How To: Power BI – “Visualize List” Tool

July 7, 2022 in Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Microsoft 365/Office 365, Microsoft Office / by Andrea Pomatto

Lists in SharePoint can contain up to 30 million items. That means your lists can have a lot of data to process and fully understand only by using filters, views, and search alone. Luckily, Power Platform apps are integrated conveniently with lists and libraries. Specifically, you’ll find that Power BI’s integration enables you to instantly create a report of your list’s data in just a few clicks. 

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Meet The Centriq Team: Ley Fatzinger

Meet The Centriq Team: Ley Fatzinger

July 7, 2022 in Centriq News / by Centriq Training

Tell us about your journey into technology training.

Hi, I am Ley Fatzinger. I have been with Centriq for over 5 years. I seem to have been in some sort of training/development position for most of my life, both professionally and personally. I have been a teacher, counselor, advisor, trainer, Girl Scout leader, mentor, and team mom to name some of my titles. What I really enjoy is seeing others have their aha moments, as well as having my own. I believe in lifelong learning; if I’m not learning, I’m bored. Who likes to be bored?

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3 Tools To Help Book and Schedule Meetings Efficiently

3 Tools To Help Book and Schedule Meetings Efficiently

June 8, 2022 in Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Microsoft 365/Office 365, Microsoft Office / by Nate Chamberlain

Microsoft Bookings has had a journey… It was first only available to small business licenses, then released to enterprise licenses. Now, Microsoft is releasing another change in June for ‘Bookings in Outlook’.  

What does this mean for you and your organization? Well, if you want a great step-by-step on the ‘how-to’s of Bookings check out our webinar recording. If you’re not sure if Bookings is right for you, then keep on reading!

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Meet The Centriq Team: Lori Smith Jennaway

Meet The Centriq Team: Lori Smith Jennaway

June 8, 2022 in Centriq News / by Andrea Pomatto

Tell us about your journey into technology training.

It really happened by accident! I was working as a Coordinator of Student Outreach and Success in the School of Communications at Webster University, and my co-worker interviewed for the advising position in STL. Even though the position was filled, and the recruiter didn’t realize it at the time, she mentioned the Operations Coordinator position to her. She, in turn, referred me and the rest is history! This was my first job outside of higher education and I love it. 

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Meet The Centriq Team: Jason Ashley

Meet The Centriq Team: Jason Ashley

May 11, 2022 in Centriq News / by Andrea Pomatto

Tell us about your journey into technology training.

Since I was in college, I’ve been tinkering with computers. My roommates came to me with their computer problems. Later in life, I had my own handyman business, which included home computer repair and networking for small business. I was self-taught up until 2020; life-changes catalyzed my call to our friend and radio legend, Russ Mondry, to learn and certify in IT. It seemed like most IT people were doing well and staying in their jobs despite the challenges in the world. Now I am a proud Centriq grad.

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Is Microsoft Power Platform Worth Your Time?

Is Microsoft Power Platform Worth Your Time?

May 11, 2022 in Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Microsoft 365/Office 365, Microsoft Office / by Andrea Pomatto

I could ramble off several mistakes people make when it comes to optimizing their productivity. I could also offer solutions to fix those mistakes. But in the end, I haven’t answered the most important question: how much time is it going to take to adopt the best solution?

In 2021, Forrester performed a TEI (Total Economic Impact™) study, and determined that the solutions built through Power Platform showed a 3% efficiency gain within a single organization and within the first year of adoption. Without a doubt I know this to be possible just by watching our trainers and operations team build out automation tools on the fly, but we also have the most knowledgeable training team out there. What if  a non-technical person (like me) tried to build a solution through Power platform?  Would the risk of wasting time learning how to build a Power Platform solution outweigh the reward?

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Meet The Centriq Team: John Hardin

Meet The Centriq Team: John Hardin

April 13, 2022 in Centriq News / by Andrea Pomatto

Tell us about yourself and your journey into technology training.

I was in the I.T. field for 20 years and got a reputation for being the “instructor” type of I.T. guy. I enjoyed creating step-by-step instructions in visual format, explaining technical concepts in laymen’s terms to non-I.T. to help them, and documenting everything I could to make I.T. operations easier for everyone. I was a Systems Administrator when the Centriq Training Technical Trainer position was brought to my attention and I immediately thought “I would love that! But I guess you have to have a degree in teaching…..?” A technical recruiter felt that wouldn’t be a problem, and here I am loving my job with Centriq, two and half years later.

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Meet The Centriq Team Ashlee Rhoades

Meet The Centriq Team Ashlee Rhoades

March 10, 2022 in Centriq News / by Andrea Pomatto

Tell us about yourself and your journey into technology training

After spending years teaching preschool and waiting tables, I was ready to move in to more of a corporate space. I was brought to Centriq through a friend and have loved every moment here. I came to Centriq with little to no knowledge about the IT or corporate worlds. It was so different from what I had done before. But everyone around me has always been so open to teaching down to the smallest details. It’s been amazing being here and watching Centriq grow to what it is now.

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