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Navigator's Log: March 2016

From the Bridge:

The Pace of Change

I just celebrated my 14th anniversary associated with SouthTech and can tell you it’s been a wild ride.  Pretty much like a roller coaster that never ends. For me personally, it has been thrilling and would go on it again without a thought. My best friend and wife, Marie, may have a different opinion.

From the Engine Room:

Business Grade Wireless for Your Business Grade Company

Take a minute to consider all of the data on your company's network. Everything on your servers and workstations. How much of that is sensitive and private? Financial records, trade secrets and privileged customer information may come to mind. Are you regulated by HIPPA or PCI compliancy? What are the repercussions if your suffered a breach and someone gained access to it all. A firewall may protect you from threats on the Internet, but it may not be enough if you leave your back door unlocked.
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From the Operations Control Center:

3 Commonly Asked Questions from Clients & We Have Answers!
1. If I have an issue with my network, computer, or Star2Star phone system, should I call or email SouthTech?
2. When I email in a service request to support@southtech.com, how long is it going to take to hear back from a Support Specialist?
3. How long is it going to take for my issue to be resolved?

ANSWERS HERE
 

From the Promenade Deck:

Spending Too Much Time to Find Time? Scheduling Your Next Meeting Just Got Easy.
We all experience it on a regular basis. Trying to get multiple people together for a meeting in a time slot that works for everyone. From a personal experience, sometimes scheduling the meeting takes longer than the meeting itself! If you would like to get back all those frustrating hours we spend each year combing through everyone's calendars, then look no further than FINDTIME.
 
**Meet us at Future Events**        

March 31st: Young Leaders Alliance Group Networking Event
                 5:00-7:00 PM at Crawlers Pub   
            
                 SIGN UP HERE
 
March 31st: Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Keystone Benefit Baseball Game
                   3:00-5:30 PM at Ed Smith Stadium

                  SIGN UP HERE
 
Focused On Our Clients:
All Faiths Food Bank Plans $3.1M Expansion to Better Serve Local Community in Need
 
After 18 months of planning, All Faiths has developed a fiscally conservative, cost-effective approach to increase the size of its facility. By purchasing the warehouse and land next door, the new, expanded facility will have 40,000 square feet  with a 4,000 square foot freezer/cooler. Once the expansion is complete millions more pounds of donated food will be available and All Faiths will have adequate warehouse and cooler space.
"We anticipate All Faiths will distribute an all-time record 8 million pounds of food this year", said Sandra Frank, CEO of the Food Bank. "Even more startling is 50 percent of children in Sarasota County and nearly 90 percent of the children in Desoto are either going hungry or face a high risk of hunger on any given day. The new facility will allow us to provide better services to all our neighbors while we shrink that hunger gap".
 
For more information about All Faiths Food Bank visit www.allfaithsfoodbank.org

SouthTech News:

 
The MSP500 is a list which recognizes the top technology providers throughout the United States each year whose goal is to provide managed services to customers, improve efficiencies, cut costs, and speed time to market for their own products and services.

CRN's MSP500 List is broken down into 3 groups: MSP Elite150, who are large data-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise services, The MSP Pioneer 250 focuses on managed services for small to mid-sized businesses and the MSP Hosting 100, providing an array of cloud-based, off-premise services.
 
Preview of the list is listed below.

 
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