Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Why Puget Systems is like my Favorite Coffee Shop

Written on May 12, 2017 by Brett Nordquist

If you enjoy good coffee and are traveling through the southwesternmost corner of Utah, you'll have to stop at Jazzy's. You'll find they make a great cup of coffee, but you won't find their website. They don't have one. No drive-thru either.



Jon Bach (President)

On Culture and Unspoken Rules

Written on May 9, 2017 by Jon Bach

We believe that computers should be a pleasure to purchase and own. They should get your work done, and not be a hindrance. How do we keep that experience mission as we grow?



Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Dear Microsoft

Written on April 14, 2017 by Brett Nordquist

Dear Microsoft, Windows and I go back a lot of years together. Too many to count, but let's just say my first PC gave me the choice to login to Windows 3.11 or MS-DOS. While our relationship has been mostly great (XP, 7), it's also been bumpy (ME, Vista) at times. But I've stuck with Windows as my primary computing platform because it's versatile, familiar and supports the programs I rely on each day.


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Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Tale of Two Micro-Engagements

Written on April 7, 2017 by Brett Nordquist

As I've mentioned before, I live in Southern Utah. But I travel to the offices of Puget Systems a few times each year. This gives me the opportunity to interact with a number of companies over a short period of time. Some marketers call these short interactions with customers micro-engagements. They might be short in duration, but smart companies understand how important they are in keeping customers happy.


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Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

In Search of Competition

Written on March 10, 2017 by Brett Nordquist

While speaking to our customers, I'm often asked why we don't carry a specific brand or type of product. For example, AMD recently released a CPU called Ryzen that competes with Intel CPUs. AMD is positioning these chips as comparable to Intel's offerings but at a lower price. Some customers are interested in how these new chips stack up.


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Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

A Lesson I Learned at Microsoft

Written on February 3, 2017 by Brett Nordquist

Before I came to Puget Systems I worked for a number of small companies and one large one: Microsoft.


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 (Solutions Program Manager)

Event Schedule For 2017

Written on January 17, 2017 by

In 2017, our goal is to get out there where our customers are to learn more about them, learn more about their workflow, and find out what more we can do to optimize our systems and experience to those exact needs. That is why we are working with many user groups this year and have a big tradeshow calendar lined up. Are there any events that we should attend that aren't on this list? Let us know!



Alicia Menson (administrative assistant)

Puget Systems 4th Quarter Newsletter

Written on December 28, 2016 by Alicia Menson

Welcome to Puget Systems first quarterly newsletter! We want to share with you the new and exciting things that are happening with us.



Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Visiting Supercomputing 2016

Written on November 25, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

I made the trek to Salt Lake City to attend the Supercomputing conference. I've attended conferences both large and small going back 20 years, but nothing could prepare me for what I saw at Supercomputing. If you're not familiar with Supercomputing, it's an annual conference where scientists, researchers, and engineers gather to discuss high-performance computing, network storage and related technologies.



Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Person to Person

Written on November 11, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

Yesterday, I awoke to the sound of my phone buzzing on the nightstand. I answered it assuming it was another automatic message from one of the schools my kids attend. But this time I was jolted awake when the person on the line said, "Your bank account has been hacked." I grabbed my phone, punched the app to my bank and there it was: my account had been drained.


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Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Good, Better, Best

Written on October 14, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

A few weeks ago, I managed to get three kids in the van. On this morning, I wouldn't have to speed to get them to school on time, but I was cutting it close. I slammed my door shut, hit the button to open the garage door and turned the key in the ignition. Nothing.


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Matt Bach (Puget Labs)

Now Offering Glyph External Drives!

Written on September 20, 2016 by Matt Bach

As a part of our goal to provide not only quality workstations, but a complete workflow solution, Puget Systems has recently partnered with Glyph Tehchnologies to offer their robust and reliable external drives to our customers.



Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Taking the Time

Written on September 2, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

I've never felt comfortable working on anything but the most simple plumbing jobs around my home. So when I noticed a leak in my sprinkler system, I decided to call a professional. I started by checking reviews on Yelp. That took me to a few Facebook pages which lead me to a handful of websites. I made a list of six companies that had positive reviews from work they performed in my area. Of those six, I was able to get quotes from three companies, and my experience with each couldn't have been more diverse.


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Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Buy It For Life

Written on August 19, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

A few weeks ago, I called a customer who had recently purchased a computer from us. She explained to me she'd configured this new system to run Adobe Creative Cloud to support her business. I had her profile on my screen and noticed she'd purchased a computer from us back in 2008. I said, "Did the last computer we built for you finally stop working?"


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Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Loyalty

Written on August 5, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

About six months ago, a new grocery store opened a few blocks from my home. On my first visit, I was handed a loyalty card and told to attach it to my key-chain, which I did without much thought. The checker explained that rewards would automatically appear on my card depending on how much I spent at the store. She also mentioned that using my loyalty card would give me a discount at their gas station.



Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Everyone is a Creator

Written on July 10, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

My 12-year old daughter recently returned from a weeklong trip to Boston. Her friend invited her to join their family as they visited various sights around this historic city. They visited an aquarium, several museums and threw tea in Boston Harbor. Her favorite stop was a tour around Old Salem that concluded with a visit to the Salem Witch Museum. Before she returned home, she purchased a number of trinkets for her siblings that included a mini Declaration of Independence she set aside for her old sister.



Alicia Menson (administrative assistant)

Selling on Amazon

Written on June 28, 2016 by Alicia Menson

This article gives you a little insight of the process we had to go through to sell our products on Amazon-GPU Braces, TK1 Kits and TX1 Kits.



 (Customer Service Lead)

Let us know!

Written on June 22, 2016 by

As a small business company, we value the the personalized touch we offer to our clients. Our goal is to ensure the client gets a great purchasing experience and that the system is tailored to their needs. We try our best to be as thorough as possible when discussing a system quote with a client and ensure we've addressed any questions, concerns, or requirements they have.



Samyntha Hubbard (Customer Support Lead)

A word from a Support Technician at Puget Systems

Written on May 10, 2016 by Samyntha Hubbard

Although our hope is that you will never have to call in to Support for assistance (we hope our machines operate at optimal performance out of the box and for many years without any hiccups) we realize that from time-to-time, you will need to reach out to us. Whether it is assistance with setting up or troubleshooting an issue with a newly purchased system or working to resolve issues with a system that has seen its share of years, we are more than happy to hear from you.



Eric Brown (Solutions Program Manager)

The Growing Puget Systems Community

Written on April 28, 2016 by Eric Brown

If you've been following us over the past few months you are probably well aware that we have been travelling quite a bit and have a lot of new projects going on. In fact, since the beginning of the year, we have traveled approximately 15,000 miles.. So what have we been up to?



 (Customer Service Lead)

It's the Personal Touch

Written on April 22, 2016 by

Puget Systems is growing and as we continue to add more staff and infrastructure, we never want to be so large that we forget what makes us a great company. It's the relationship we have with our clients. The personal touch we deliver time and time again. The experience we provide when you purchase a system from us that makes you always want to come back to us for all your computer needs.



Alicia Menson (administrative assistant)

Working at Puget is Worth It

Written on April 5, 2016 by Alicia Menson

Hi. My name is Alicia and I am one of the newer employees here at Puget. I am the administrative assistant and the first person people see when they enter our office or speak to over the phone.



Christopher Lee Crader (Customer Support)

Having an Opinion

Written on March 8, 2016 by Christopher Lee Crader

What does it take to provide good customer service? Among other things, it's having an informed opinion, and actually expressing that to a customer.



Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Improvement Through Feedback

Written on February 28, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

For nearly three years now I've been calling our customers after they purchase a computer. I don't work off a script and no two calls are the same. I might call to check in to make sure your new computer arrived safely. I might call to see if you're happy with your purchase after you've had a few weeks to run the new system through its paces. And I'll be honest, sometimes I call customers to shoot the breeze. A few weeks ago, I called a man who was on his way up the mountain to plant his skis into fresh powder. I told him I lived in Utah, and we spent the next 10 minutes talking about our favorite ski resorts.


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Richard Falk (Customer Support)

Microsofts Windows 10 Push

Written on February 5, 2016 by

As many of you have noticed, Microsoft has been pushing really hard to get people to upgrade to it's latest operating system. This is a blog post I wrote to present my take on why they are trying so hard.