Articles by Davis Merrey

About Davis Merrey

Davis, is Owner/CEO of TeamLogic IT of Oklahoma City, part of an international network of franchisees providing IT support for businesses. He brings many years of experience in a variety of technology related industries, leading teams in providing technical solutions that respond to critical customer needs. The company culture is defined by its Mission Statement: “To help our fellow employees and clients be successful”.

Davis earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA in Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He serves on several business related and non-profit boards of directors.

Maintaining remote employees’ boundaries

By Davis Merrey | May 4, 2021

Suzanne Massie, an American scholar, taught President Ronald Reagan the Russian proverb Doveryai, no proveryai (Russian: Доверяй, но проверяй; Trust, but verify), advising him that, “The Russians like to talk in proverbs. It would be nice of you to know a few. You are an actor—you can learn them very quickly.” Reagan used it frequently when discussing U.S. relations with…

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Are you Zooming or Teaming?

By Davis Merrey | April 6, 2021

More now than ever, having a reliable, secure way of meeting remotely is a must for most organizations. Microsoft Teams and Zoom are among the most popular video conferencing systems in use today. While you can participate in meetings held on either platform, I recommend standardizing on one of them if you are hosting meetings.…

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Is your business outpacing your technology philosophy?

By Davis Merrey | March 2, 2021

Recently, a business leadership team asked my team to assess their technology infrastructure. They were particularly concerned about security but had also been experiencing some “sluggishness” in their network. The company was due for a technology audit by one of its largest customers, and their Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance was up for renewal. We…

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Do I need a cybersecurity assessment?

By Davis Merrey | February 2, 2021

I recently met with a business owner who asked about a cybersecurity audit. A consultant approached him and suggested he might need one, but he didn’t understand what it entailed. The familiar question “Why?” popped into my head. Being proactive is almost always a good idea; anticipating problems and preventing them before they harm your business will…

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3 strategic IT questions

By Davis Merrey | January 5, 2021

I was recently asked to speak before a group of non-profit organizations about IT matters. These were CEOs and executive directors of agencies aligned with The United Way of Central Oklahoma. They were kind enough to provide a list of topics of interest, including the following. Remote working best practices How to host a successful…

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Asking the ‘how’ when it’s time to change

By Davis Merrey | December 1, 2020

My friend Bob had reached the end of his rope with his bank. Getting an answer to a simple question had become a nightmare; being switched from one person to another, taking up precious time, and still not getting a logical explanation for the answer. Somehow his bank seemed to have forgotten how to make…

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Gone phishing

By Davis Merrey | November 3, 2020

Okay, I got hooked! A couple of years ago, I fell for a phishing scheme. I was exchanging emails with a supply partner of ours about a service we were considering offering. For us to become an authorized reseller of the service, I would have to sign a document. When I received an email from…

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Are you using technology as a strategic asset?

By Davis Merrey | October 6, 2020

One of our customers has aggressive growth goals. However, they have been struggling to overcome two limiting factors. First, how can they expand geographically without investing in “brick and mortar”? Second, servicing more clients requires additional legal and accounting experts; these folks are in limited supply these days. The solution? Virtual offices. As a result…

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Ask (the right) questions – Part 4

By Davis Merrey | September 1, 2020

A few years ago, a customer told me my competitor had dropped in and described a service that might improve his company’s productivity. My customer asked if we could provide this service and when I answered “yes” he asked why we had not told him about it. Wow! Was I embarrassed! Fortunately, we still have…

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Ask (the right) questions – Part 3

By Davis Merrey | August 4, 2020

A colleague told me about his conversation with the owner of an appointment setting service. She gave several examples of types of companies she likes to work with. He then asked her about referrals she would rather not receive from him. She replied, “IT service providers.” He thought, “Oh, I can’t wait to share this with Davis!” She told…

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