Company Picnic 2016

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Company Picnic 2016

What a Beautiful day for a picnic at the Boulder Reservoir!

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Pictured above are our leading limber limbo extraordinaires! Other activities included badminton, batonk, and a whole shmorgishborg of summer snacks with picnic fare!

chris at the picnicSince 1995, DirectNET and companies have been celebrating the joys of family, technology, and satisfying the efficiency needs of others. Developing a true business relationship means providing attention, consideration, passion and professionalism that starts and ends with a community that cares.


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Meatless Monday Fajitas

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Spices and laughter fill the air as our excited employees stack their plates with this Meatless Monday special. Jess brings the farm to table, or rather to the office, with fresh avocado, cilantro, and bell peppers marinated in her secret, mouth-watering fajita sauce.

How could we not get creative and sink our teeth into these faux chicken and beef, whole wheat wrapped burrito goodness!

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Conservation through Trail Maintenance

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As spring approaches, Colorado nature trails get a grooming by local volunteers. Here at DirectNET, we are proud to have more than a few people who spend time outside clearing paths and enhancing the safety for others.


Chris

Chris is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for conservation. In June, he’ll be trail building with a non-profit group, Flyathon, who is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), to “ rehabilitate several miles of trail accessing Rio Grande cutthroat trout waters in the Indian Creek / East Middle Creek / Middle Creek drainage.  Volunteers will help close user created social trails, install signs, build rock drainage structures, widen and rebuild trail tread, clear blowdown trees and other obstacles and build cairns to demarcate the intended route as it travels through open meadows.”

Sara

This is Sara’s first year helping maintain a few miles of the Colorado Trail with a family that has watched over it for a couple generations. A long camping weekend in May will help boost the quality of the trail for summer visitors.

“The CTF’s Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) Program and volunteers accomplish annual maintenance on The Colorado Trail (CT). Each summer, Adopters and their volunteer helpers…

  • Clear fallen trees to make way for trail users early in the trail season and soon after snow melts on your section.
  • Assess signage: intersection signs and trail markers both northbound and southbound.
  • Clean water diversions sometime during trail season to prevent erosion.
  • Report to CTF and AAT Coordinator as needed & requested.

By performing this maintenance and reporting back to the office, Adopters and their helpers enable the CTF to continue preserving The Colorado Trail.”

The Office

It has become a natural routine to explore the open space behind our office. At different points in the day, our biophilic employees get some sunshine, walk the paths, and return fly-away trash to its respectable receptacle — Helping this world be a better place, one trail at a time.

Sneak peek in our next article: The weather is near perfect for some picnic-ing…


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Valentine Special 2016

v day 2016Walk into work to find a plethora of chocolate and smiling faces wishing a “Good Morning!”

It’s mid-month in February on a leap year, the new 2016 buzz continues to energize our goals and ambitions …and it’s not just from today’s sugar rush (which is quite the happening idea)!

From the team at DirectNET, Inc., we wish you a lovely weekend!

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Meatless Monday – Jan 2016

Another delicious month incorporating #MeatlessMonday!

curry potJanuary 2016’s menu kicked off with Tuttle providing lettuce wraps with well-spiced veggies and tofu. The following monday, Shannon kicked it up a notch with some curry creation! Incorporating her vegan choices, her custom-adjusted 30 minute coconut curry recipe fulfilled all our nutritional needs PLUS coconut curry sensations, all in one bowl of awesome!

Which brings us to today!

Daniel Mamane is perfecting his high altitude, garlic-oil-based pasta with citrus flavors of lemon and lime.

Our team not only participates in the preparation of meals on Monday, but indulges in the big feasts throughout the rest of the week. Want to incorporate #MeatlessMonday in your kitchen? Check out the nifty toolkit from meatlessmonday.com

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Happy New Year 2016

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
From all of us with DirectNET, Inc.

2015 was filled with many achievements including

Upcoming in 2016, we aim to share monthly blog posts of our team’s meatless creations on this blog along with maintaining a bi-yearly newsletter with industry tips and tricks along-side our corporate culture updates like what we’re reading and educational content we’re creating delivered to your inbox. We will be introducing the new products available on 42U, KVMSO, and SRO along with complimenting educational opportunities and events that are free to sign up for via each website or its newsletter. As always, we are very conscious of your privacy and actively maintain the security of your information and will respect your communication preferences.

We encourage you to give us a call anytime. We are here to help you find the best solutions for your data center, server room, or computer closet project! Stay tuned for a plethora of educational content to help build our community even stronger throughout 2016.

Here are some 2015 industry wrap-up’s from:

2015 Green House Data Top Headlines

Review GreenHouseData.com’s 5 most popular blog posts and 4 biggest headlines of 2015 including topics involving Tier rankings, server sales, and reasons why forecasts report green data center market growth.

Bloggers worth following

DataScienceCentral.com listed 16 leading industry writers, 4 DSC Category Resources, along with additional reading. @DataScienceCtrl is worth the follow!

Cool Stories from Upsite

We are avid subscribers to Upsite.com and enjoy helping share their brilliant content, including this one about the “Top 10 Data Center Cooling Stories of 2015.”

Along with some 2016 predictions from:

Forbes 2016 Predictions

Forbes.com listed 7 enriching points of 2016 predictions to good to pass up the good read.

Perle.com

As their pull quote says, “Disconnects between technology and policy has put the federal government at a disadvantage.” A must read for 2016.


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A DirectNET Holiday 2015

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Most all companies bring the team together for the holidays. This year, the DirectNET, Inc. family had a very filling lunch at one of our favorite local authentic Thai food restaurants, Busaba!

Plus, a few optional events included Secret Santa and Share-a-Gift.

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Endless dishes of spring rolls, noodles, rice, veggies, and tofu filled our bellies while we shared stories and laughter.

This may sound cheesy (a vegan-friendly cheese of course), one of our team members exclaimed, “The food is excellent! And the napkins are top notch.”

Check out more pictures posted by our local Vegan Travelers on the VeganTravel.com/Busaba page.

One of the Secret Santa gifts was a scavenger hunt for a 12 pack of soda!

Check out the YouTube video below for our Share-a-Gift project.

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Happy Holidays from the team at DirectNET, Inc.

 

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UPDATE December 23, 2015:

1,600 kids from 650 families received gifts with the help of the Boulder County Share-A-Gift volunteers, including Chris, one of our KVM Switch gurus (picture right).

See more pictures on the Share-A-Gift event on their Facebook page!


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2015 Halloween Party

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Fall 2015 was filled with all sorts of themed events including our weekly Meatless Mondays, bi-monthly yoga sessions, and the highlight of October: Halloween Party!

Spooky food with ghoulish tunes set the tone for the Costume Contest!

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The Frightful Delights included:

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Who would you vote for best costume?
Comment here –We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Halloween Montage 2015

Afterwards, we decorated some pumpkins and visited the new office where the winners were announced. Overall, a very successful and enjoyable office party!

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Meatless Monday: Oct 2015

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Healthy, easy to make burritos with cilantro and lime-flavored brown rice, black beans, red onions, salsa vegan sour cream and homemade guacamole. How would you stack your burrito?


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Surprise Donuts!

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“Good morning!” said the two plates of gluten-free, vegan donuts. 3… 2… nothing but crumbs were left before you could count to …1. Our talented baker, Shannon, sure knows how to spoil us healthy!

Yummy donuts devoured by Jennifer, Sara, & Diana


We want to know, which would you choose A) Peanut butter with vanilla frosting OR B) Vanilla with spiced caramel drizzle? Share us your answer here!


Donut Day

Check out more scrumptious recipes!


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