Current Events and Articles

Please help us welcome Sam Preece to team NPI.  Sam is the new account manager in the Kent office.  Sam is a bachelor, but has a girlfriend of 2 and a half years.  Sam lives with his girlfriend Hilary. Sam grew up in Kent, Washington and...

Ingredients cooking spray10 large eggs eggs, beaten2 (16 ounce) packages cottage cheese1 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles½ cup butter, melted½ cup all-purpose flour½ cup cooked crumbled bacon1 teaspoon baking powder Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)....

As I get older, I find myself reminiscing more and more about the path my life has taken. Since my work at NPI has been such a large part of it for the past 20+ years, this reflection seems natural.  Vince and I often share...

This month we are doing a company spotlight on MacMillan-Piper.  MacMillan-Piper is a local Transloading/Warehousing and Logistics company, headquartered in Seattle, WA.  MP offers import, export and domestic services.  MacMillan-Piper was founded in 1969 by Jim Piper in Seattle.  He built it into the largest transloader...

I was talking with a client the other day and mentioned they needed to verify their PBX was locked down.   I said, “Every four years we hear about a phone system that gets hacked”.   The client looked confused and asked why every four years?  It’s...

This is a great summer dish that goes with anything. INGREDIENTS 1 medium zucchini, cut up5 medium fresh plum tomatoes, diced5 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a knife2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/2 tsp Herbes de Provencekosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste INSTRUCTIONS In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.Add garlic and sauté until...

Hello NPI clients, have you ever called into the service desk and chatted with our guys (and gal)?  If so, you may or may not have talked to Gary Manker, our service desk manager.  He is the fearless leader of the service desk team.  Gary...

If you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you are familiar with the services we offer and have already had to call for assistance. We genuinely love helping out each and every one of you, but sometimes, the turnaround rate can be...

I was speaking with a client the other day and they asked me what the ratio of hosted phone systems versus on premise systems were. I had never stopped to think about this and was surprised that I could not remember the last phone system...

It's hard to make dramatic changes in our lives and businesses. During my 61 years on this planet I've been through a few big changes. Therefore, I think I can safely say this is a time of deep change for most of us. It's moving...