Current Events and Articles

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...

Ingredients2 cans plain fava beans (13 to 15 ounces each can) (see notes if using dry fava beans)½ cup waterKosher salt½ to 1 tsp ground cumin1 to 2 hot peppers, chopped (jalapenos will work here)2 garlic cloves, chopped1 large lemon juice ofExtra virgin olive oil...