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CLAYTON, MO, September 6, 2018 – The St. Louis Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group (RCCEEG), a Major Case Squad-like group battling and investigating digital crime, will join nationally recognized cyber security expert John Sileo at a breakfast and half-day workshop 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 20, at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. The event […]
dpi plans to expand storage capabilities for high-volume data clients ST. LOUIS, MO (USA), April 4, 2018 – With the growing demand for more and more high-volume data storage in entertainment, sports, and other industries, digital partners incorporated has enlisted Burbank, CA-based LumaForge to provide dpi’s customers with a wide range of storage solutions for […]
Starting next week the media and entertainment industry will have a new go-to storage option. Promise & Symply are partnering to bring media businesses the latest storage solutions designed to meet their future needs, today. The partnership will extend not only to their hardware, but will also offer new software solutions as well. At dpi, we’re excited […]
Apple has made it easy for users to look up shortcuts. They’ve also made it easier to find the answers to most questions that Mac users face, but there are still some things a lot of businesses are doing wrong. It’s slowing down their productivity and leading to system errors which can cost millions over time. […]
The times have certainly been changing over the past couple of decades, and it’s thrust our culture into relying almost completely on digital solutions to not only run our businesses, but our entire lives as well. You can find an app to satisfy almost any need you have from one of your digital devices, but […]
Becoming Apple certified in a variety of different operating systems, and other Apple products is a truly great way to increase your business’ footprint in your industry. It allows you to not only service the Mac products you use efficiently, but it also allows you to differentiate your organization in the marketplace. It shows your […]
digital patners (dpi) are the only Apple Certified Trainers in the greater St. Louis area. If you’re looking to improve your Apple skill sets to streamline your processes then come to the pros. Now Enrolling for El Capitan 101 Training OS X Support Essentials is a three-day, hands-on training course that provides an in-depth exploration […]
At dpi we like to keep the Apple community up-to-date on what they may expect across the tech giant’s diverse platforms. Here’s a brief look into their latest innovations, and upcoming products that are sure to please you throughout your business and personal life. Apple has already reported record sales through its first fiscal quarter […]
Like a blonde bombshell, the Apple Watch attracts everything from admiring glances to outright leers. Wearing one during this test, I have been smiled at, winked at, waved at (by people also wearing an Apple Watch), and had my arm virtually drooled over. I have had people point directly at me – “Look what she’s […]
In a recent guest post on the Business2Community website, Absolute Software VP Stephen Midgley wrote that while mobile devices have created a productive work environment where nearly everything is instant, collaborative and shareable, employees are also putting valuable company data at risk by “getting up to mischief.” Midgley wrote that his U.K.-based company researched employee mobile device […]
Mobile devices have proven their worth in the enterprise sector, especially with the rise in the employees maximizing smartphones and tablets for work purposes through the ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) schemes. Apart from these smart devices, wearables are also predicted to be the next gadget to be integrated into businesses. A survey featured on Computer […]
This article is posted from the St. Louis Post Dispatch and can be accessed here. Matina Koronis-Koester is president and founder of Digital Partners Inc. in Clayton. The 20-year-old firm sells and services products made by a wide range of technology companies, including Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco. Koronis-Koester was three years out of […]
Corporations around the country could face major data security issues in 2015 as a record number of mobile phones, tablets, and PCs are used for both personal and business by employees, said Matina Koronis-Koester, president of locally based Digital Partners Incorporated (dpi). “While ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) management and new security policies are slowly […]
In a move to help corporate customers save time and money when deploying their Macs, iPads and iPhones, a new Apple, Inc. program is being launched that will enable those devices to be configured remotely, it was announced today. Clayton-based Digital Partners Incorporated (dpi), an Apple Authorized Reseller that serves enterprise customers nationwide, announced that […]
Matina Koronis-Koester says she’s a little old-fashioned when it comes to customer service. That means when someone calls digital partners inc. a person is going to answer the phone. There is no automated system here. Koronis-Koester, founder of the authorized B2B reseller of Apple products, says she still heeds the words of one her first […]
About a year ago we published the post, The Top IT Challenges of 2012. In the ever-changing IT environment we felt it would be beneficial to review the Top IT Challenges for 2013. Forrester Research reviewed questions from clients during 2012 and noticed a new breed of inquiry: • ”How can we better serve our […]
With all of the enterprise solutions available in the market today every enterprise should implement these cost effective solutions this year. 1. Operating System Updates An outdated Operating System can lead to many inefficiencies including document compatibility, mobile device integration and overall security risks. When Apple released their latest Operating System, OS X Mountain Lion, […]
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 St. Louis business is seeking a fulltime Apple Trainer / Systems Engineer to provide training to potential customers and end users on existing and new technologies. Additionally applicants will perform technical services and support for enterprise clients via site visits, phone, email, and remote support.  Overview of Job Responsibilities: Teach/Lead Effective Training Courses- Includes Apple […]
Job Description: Inside Sales/Customer Service Rep digital partners in Clayton, MO firm is seeking a fulltime candidate to perform Inside Sales and various Customer Service responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be a motivated critical thinker with willingness to embrace and learn a diverse range of activities.  Overview of Job Responsibilities: Perform Inside Sales Activities to […]
Clayton business is seeking a fulltime General Office/Marketing Assistant to perform various administrative and office support activities as well as support the dpi marketing team. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker with excellent oral and written skills. The candidate will have a positive can-do attitude and willingness to embrace and learn a diverse […]
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.7 Boot Camp (Lion 101+201) is a combined delivery of the Lion 101 and Lion 201 courses, along with the associated certification exams. This hands on course provides an in-depth exploration of functionality and troubleshooting on OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X systems. […]
OS X Server Essentials is a three-day course designed to give technical coordinators and entry level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server on Yosemite. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web […]
OS X Support Essentials is a three-day, hands-on course that provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on OS X El Capitan. This course is designed to give you a tour of the breadth of functionality of OS X El Capitan and the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X El Capitan systems. The course is […]
For years, Apple has promised the world it would “continue innovating.” With the recent unveiling of new products like the iPad mini and the Retina display for the MacBook Pro and the iPad, we are confident that Apple is standing behind its promise. Earlier today, during one of its infamous Keynote addresses, Apple unveiled exciting […]
The biggest disruptive force in the computer equipment market is not [the cloud], but Apple. – Andrew Bartels In his Global Tech Market Outlook for 2012, Andrew Bartels, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, focused not on the major shifts in Enterprise computing in the cloud, but that Apple is taking the workforce by storm. This […]
A recent article from Forrester Research reviewed the challenges that Information Technology and Operations teams faced in 2011 and listed the growing challenges in the coming year. Concerns with transitions from local storage to backup in the Cloud, mobile device management, and hardware updates have moved to front and center for IT planning. Above all […]
The advanced class is used to cover concepts that exist in other development languages and how to do them in Objective-C and the mobile devices, as well as further interact with native capabilities of the device.  To ensure business logic processing does not cause sluggish or non-responding UI, asynchronous designs can be used to allow […]
The intermediate class delves further to explore the capabilities of the device and various controls that can be used to provide better interaction with the mobile devices.  A typical message notification control is available as Alert View and Action Sheet and we will explore how to use these two constructs.  More sophisticated applications may require […]
The beginner class starts off with an overview of the Objective-C programming language, how it is different in comparison to other development languages, and a high-level walk through on using the Xcode development environment.  The class will then cover using the designer (Interface Builder) to arrange your application look and feel and how to work […]
digital partners is excited to announce our new trio of app development training classes to prepare you to design and develop the next great app. Budding developers and app experts alike can gain new skills by enrolling to take beginner, intermediate, and advanced level classes, as well as other advanced topics. It’s easy to enroll. […]
Dedicated to providing its customers the latest in technology solutions, digital partners has developed new relationships with leading software, professional solutions, and hardware providers. This year, dpi has added Autodesk to its lineup, offering Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Maya design and modeling software. AutoCAD is the industry-standard 2D and 3D design application, aiding engineers, architects, and […]
The long proponent of having a Windows-only workplace, Forrester did an about-face and released a new report saying that Mac users are often the most productive at a company and continuing to support their technology needs means growth over-all. A Forrester survey of 590 IT executives and decision makers found that the top-earners and performers […]
As millions of iPhone and iPad users adopt Apple’s newest version of their mobile platform, companies are working to ensure their security and in-house apps are compatible. iOS 5 presents challenges for the enterprise environment, with some IT departments wondering how to address mobile security issues. Changes and updates in iOS 5 invite concerns on […]
Apple Financial Services is offering something all businesses can appreciate. For the remainder of 2011, business customers can choose the 24- or 36-month lease structure they want — Fair Market Value, 10% Purchase Option or $1. Purchase Option — and pay nothing until 2012. Most businesses have a lot to do before 2012 arrives. You […]
A recent article from The Economist examined the challenge that many companies are facing with employees’ attitudes toward technology in the workplace. Young hires are increasingly offering complaints about complex systems with complicated manuals. Raised on user-friendly, but powerful websites and mobile applications, Generation-Y is finding corporate software and sites anything but helpful. But what […]
Four weeks after releasing Lion, Mac OS X 7, Apple unveiled its first update to the operating system. The release brings a host of improvements and fixes to the first release’s bugs. Updates have been made to stabilize data transfer, settings, and changes older application in the new system. Apple named specific fixes in the […]

Lion is Here

July 20, 2011
Apple made Mac OS X Lion available today with little fanfare and no physical presence in stores. The 10.7 version is available exclusively for download in the Mac App Store. Users can log into the App Store application on their Macs to purchase and download the new operating system. As the eighth major release of […]

iOS 5 for Business

June 8, 2011
At first glance, Apple’s début of the latest iOS update seems to cater solely to the consumer, bringing much anticipated changes to the way iPads and iPhones will operate. With new offerings in fun favorites like Game Center and Air Play, casual customers will be tickled pink. But for the rest of us who use […]
Yesterday Apple unveiled its major release of OS X 10.0, nicknamed Lion. The operating system has a host of new changes, and both consumers and companies can rejoice. Refreshes come to the form and function of Lion, with many updates inspired by the ease of iPad’s and iPhone’s iOS operating system. While some companies may […]
Today marks the release of Adobe’s latest Creative Suite (CS) 5.5. This mid-cycle release may seem like small potatoes to those who have recently upgraded from CS 4 to CS 5, but the multimedia design and production company made the product refresh surprisingly significant. The changes come in a couple of main areas: 1) all-new […]
When Apple discontinued the Xserve last year, many video professionals were left wondering the direction the technology corporation would take. Certainly it appears that Apple is catering more to the general consumer and prosumer with the $4.99 iMovie app for iPad or Final Cut Express for Mac. And while some (the same doomsayers that vow […]
High performance reaches a whole new height. With up to twice the processing speed, advanced graphics, and ultrafast Thunderbolt I/O, there’s plenty of fast to go around. The new MacBook Pro is a breakthrough, through and through. And financing lets you bundle your new Macs, services and software into one manageable payment. 24 month FMV […]
On March 31st, IT leaders from around America met at The Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, MO to hear from key speakers from Apple, JAMF Software, MobileIron and dpi. The Apple ProSeries event is an annual favorite that highlights emerging trends in technology and best practices for everyday practical scenarios. Sessions included information on […]
dpi has been chosen by Active Storage to be the key reseller of the new ActiveSAN, a high-performance metadata controller appliance for Xsan and StorNext Networks. In an agreement with Active Storage, dpi will sell ActiveSAN nationwide. dpi is giving hands-on demos and pricing is now available. The ActiveSAN unit is shipping soon. “This is […]
West Coast Office Demonstrates Dramatic Growth of Company as an Apple Reseller for Corporate Accounts in Biotech, Pharmaceutical Sales, Medical Technology, Law and Graphic Arts ST. LOUIS, MO – December 1, 2010 – dpi, the leading reseller of Apple products for businesses across the U.S., announced it is expanding to the West Coast to serve […]
In an article from this Sunday’s edition in The New York Times, Miguel Helft examines the market for tablet devices, like Apple’s iPad, for businesses. While new tablet PCs are forthcoming from Motorola, Research in Motion (RIM), Samsung, and Hewlett-Packard, the author focuses on the breakthroughs that iPad has already brought to enterprise companies. Although […]
A fully capable Mac in a thin package. High-Resolution Display. Millions of pixels. Millimeters thin. Corner to corner and pixel by pixel, the display on the new MacBook Air is both an engineering feat and a design breakthrough. MacBook Air weighs less than three pounds, but it’s a heavyweight where it counts. Financing lets you […]
Amongst Apple’s slew of announcements at the Back to Mac Conference one garnered less attention than it should have. Apple’s news that starting January 6th the App Store will offer OS X software downloads is not to be ignored. This is in addition to its already long list of iOS apps by Apple and third […]
Apple Xserve owners show loyalty to Macs with some uncertainty about their Xserve transition plans A survey conducted by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance showed that Apple Xserve owners are considering a wide range of options in response to Apple’s surprising announcement on November 5, 2010 that it was ending the shipment of the Xserve hardware […]
Affordable beauty. Inside and out. It’s made from strong, beautiful materials like aluminum and glass. It comes with the latest technology — powerful processors, advanced graphics, and fast memory. And it has features you won’t find on a PC. So from the outside in, a Mac is designed to be a better computer. Financing lets […]

Apple releases iOS 4.2

November 22, 2010
iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users rejoice! Much requested (and much needed) updates to Apple iOS have   been released today for the mobile operating system. iPad users may celebrate the most: the update includes over 100 new features including multitasking, folders, and a unified inbox. The other breakthroughs are both big and small, including: AirPrint […]

No Xserve?

November 21, 2010
While some within the IT community are rightfully frustrated with Apple’s November 5th announcement to discontinue Xserve, mass panic should be easily avoided. Simple solutions are available and dpi is more than ready to help. The Intel-based server was Apple’s fastest yet, but weak sales may have led Apple to cancel Xserve production. What’s more:  […]
On May 27th, 2010, dpi hosted an ApplePro Series Event.  As a featured speaker, Noha Edell, Business Development Manager at Adobe Systems, presented some of the amazing new features of Adobe’s new Creative Suite 5.  For white papers from pro series event, follow the link at the bottom of this entry. Contact dpi at or […]
Morning and Afternoon Agenda Apple in the Enterprise and Mobile Computing Marc Jedel, Director, US Commercial, Government & Channel Marketing at Apple, Inc. Exploring the role of Apple in the enterprise, trends in mobile devices and adopting Apple OSX as a standard platform.
Thought the iPad was just for reading books and seeing pretty pictures? Not so, says Matina Koester, president of Digital Partners Incorporated, Joe Besser and the dpi team impressed CIOs and area IT managers with the iPad’s vast business capabilities during an Executive Technical Briefing at the Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) […]
Active Storage, Inc. has announced the introduction of Innerpool, a groundbreaking new class of RAID storage solution designed to reliably store Metadata volumes that are so critical to Media focused SANs (storage area networks).  Featuring an innovative ‘Zero U’ design, Innerpool actually resides inside a SAN’s Metadata Controller–yet provides powerful on-board RAID storage via 2.5” […]
A revolutionary business product at an unbelievable price. Starting at $499.* Introducing iPad. It’s the best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video. All on a big, beautiful Multi-Touch screen. With just the touch of a finger. Product Details iPad with Wi-Fi 16GB  32GB  64GB 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology Multi-Touch […]
We are excited to announce to you today that St. Louis-based digital partners incorporated, which is among the largest Apple-Authorized resellers in the region, has been named a business-to-business reseller of Apple iPad in the greater St. Louis area as well as nationally!
Active Storage, Inc. has announced the release of new 32TB XRAIDs. These compact and powerful high-availability RAID systems feature Active/Active RAID controllers with redundant power and cooling in just 3U of rack space. Utilizing high throughput enterprise class 2TB SATA II hard drives, the Active Storage XRAID offers twice the capacity of previous models, ideal […]
Save the Date: Two invitation-only events for business users  — one for video pros, one for IT pros — at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis on March 4. Attendees eligible to receive coupons for up to $1,500 off Apple hardware and hardware giveaways. ApplePro Video Series Apple, Matrox, and JVC share the latest methods for streamlining […]
The Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.10 Boot Camp is a combined delivery of the Yosemite 101 and Yosemite 201 courses and associated certification exams. This hands-on course provides an in-depth exploration of functionality and troubleshooting in OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X systems. This course also gives technical coordinators […]

iPad in the Enterprise

January 29, 2010
Perhaps the worst-kept tech industry secret went from rumor to fact yesterday when Apple unveiled the iPad. So now that the product specifications are known, what will a really big iTouch mean for Apple customers? We know for sure that the high-end of the eReader market has been demolished. No one is going to pay […]
There’s no better way to experience the power and reliability of Apple solutions than in your own environment. And now you can evaluate whether a system is a good fit—before you even decide to buy. Whether your organization is already running an all-Mac environment, or simply considering Mac integration onto a heterogeneous network, you’ll get […]
Apple offers comprehensive certification programs for creative and IT professionals in business, education and other fields. We offer Mac OS X, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, and Xsan certification. Enroll Now!
Employees who have chosen Macs as their home computer are likely to become frustrated by their work PC. They find they can do more, and do it more productively, on their home computer. That frustration is beginning to change how some companies purchase equipment. More and more, business  both large and small are allowing their […]
Apple unveiled new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with longer battery lives, faster processors and lower prices today at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The price on the ultra-thin MacBook Air was also lowered by more than 15 percent. Also introduced was the iPhone 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone […]
Register now for ApplePro St. Louis. Two Great Apple Events. One Big Day. ApplePro St. Louis, hosted by dpi and sponsored by Apple, will bring the latest in Apple news, equipment, and solutions to IT and video professionals in the St. Louis market on June 18. In a morning event for Mac-based IT managers and […]
By incorporating the new Nehalem processors into the Xserve Apple has given their servers the same benefits the processors delivered to the new Mac Pros, more power with less energy. While the additional oomph is nice for desktops users, the injection of speed and performance at the server level can increase productivity across an entire […]
Active Storage has announced two new high-value RAID configurations. Named the XRAID ES, new models differ from the original Active Storage XRAID in that they have a single high performance RAID controller (vs. dual controllers on the original) and they use business class hard drives with a smaller cache size (16MB vs. 32MB). The original […]
The new iMacs are very pretty. They come bundled with iLife, the digital lifestyle software suite for consumers. Apple’s marketing copy even positions the iMac predominantly as a home computer. But the iMac packs some serious punch, plenty to make it a business desktop machine. It combines a large 20-inch or 24-inch screen with a […]
Apple has announced updated versions of the Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro, the three desktop platforms in the Mac family. The big news for business customers is the new Mac Pro, which can be scaled with an inordinate amount of size and speed. With the redesigned interior (the exterior dimensions haven’t changed) Apple found […]
If you look for displays at you now will find only two displays in the online store: the new 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display and the old 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display. The 20-inch model was quietly pulled, sharing the fate of the 23-inch model. That leaves the 30-inch model as the only matte-finish […]

Macworld 2009?

January 13, 2009
We were in San Francisco last week for Macworld and we promised we would share our perspective on how news and events from the conference impact business customers. So here it is: there was nothing announced or discussed at Macworld that had any impact on business customers.

Macworld 2009

January 6, 2009
We expect a number of announcements from Apple at Macworld 2009. Much of the speculation leading up to the event has been around consumer products, particularly the iPhone, and Apple’s announcement that it will no longer take part in Macworld. We are in San Francisco this week attending Macworld and meetings with Apple leadership. We […]
The recent glut of articles debating Apple’s interest in the enterprise space has been interesting to watch. The feeding frenzy peaked with rumors, and then validation, that Apple vice president of enterprise Al Shipp was leaving the company and Apple was not going to replace him. The tone of coverage varied from doom and gloom […]
A recent survey published by ChangeWave shows that the Apple iPhone is gaining share in the corporate smartphone market. We see this as more evidence to support our view that the iPhone, and the iPod before it, are helping Apple make inroads into the enterprise market. The iPhone’s market share of 14 percent makes it […]

Adobe CS4

November 21, 2008
Some of the biggest beneficiaries of Apple’s success have been companies that follow up Apple products in a way that takes an original task, like Mac-based video production, and elevates it to a whole new level of sophistication. One of those companies is Adobe whose new CS4 product is redefining how companies market themselves and […]
Apple has started taking orders for the new 24-inch LED Cinema Display. The new monitor was designed as a companion to the new MacBook and MacBook Pro, and share their styling and feature sets. These include a glossy, back-lit screen with black trim, USB 2.0 ports, an iSight video camera, a microphone, speakers, the new […]
More on the movement of Apple in the enterprise: Barron’s quotes a Bernstein Research report that companies planning to either issuing iPhones to employees or support them in the next 12 months has risen from 2% of CIOs in May to 12% in the most recent survey. The rest of the survey is less positive: […]
High-quality monitors and professional-grade color reproduction have long been a point of differentiation for Apple. Apple monitors are not only designed better, they perform better. Professionals who care about color and image details, including researchers, scientists, designers, publishers, and commercial printers have to come to rely on the Apple 23-inch Cinema HD Display. The Cinema […]
Research and science applications remain both an emerging market and an opportunity for Apple. The recent release of the XRAID from Active Storage caught the attention of David Gohara, Director of Research Computing for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. David blogs at MacResearch, a […]

iPods in the enterprise

November 5, 2008
If you were asked to name the device that has caused corporate executives to consider replacing their Windows-based PCs with Apple computers, you’d naturally figure it was the iPhone that got its nose under the enterprise tent. But, you’d be wrong and you’d also probably be wrong about who in the enterprise is driving the […]
We have selected the Four Seasons as the site of our CS4 event. Come at 8:30 to register and have coffee and continental breakfast. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and last two and a half hours. Noha Edell from Adobe will walk us through the new features in Adobe CS4 and field questions […]
We are excited to be the first reseller for the Active Storage XRAID, a powerful and compact high-availability RAID system delivering up to 16 terabytes of storage in stylish chassis occupying only three units of rack space. Active Storage is an innovative developer of hardware RAID solutions for Apple-based infrastructures with enterprise-class platforms. The XRAID represents the evolution of storage for Apple users. Unlike other products available for Macs, they are not just reworked Windows RAID systems. They have been designed from the group up by the most experienced Apple storage team in the business.
dpi announces Adobe CS4 event in November in downtown St. Louis The latest creative suite from Adobe began shipping last week. In addition to hundreds of feature innovations to creative workhorses Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, the new release delivers radical workflow breakthroughs that will advance the creative process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and […]
On September 23, Adobe Systems Inc. hosted an international webcast of the CS4 launch event, reaching more than 100,000 customers in over 120 countries. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen opened the event, setting the vision for Adobe’s creative platform and then Johnny Loiacono, Senior Vice President of the Creative Solutions Business Unit, Adobe Group Product Manager […]
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