Sharing the Top 3 Business Collaboration Tools in 2020

Posted on: January 5th, 2020 by admin

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LOS ANGELES/VENTURA/ORANGE COUNTY/SAN DIEGO – We are sharing our top 3 business collaboration tools in 2020. Small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) need to be able to collaborate across teams and departments and unfortunately, the old way of doing business simply has become obsolete, due to its inefficiencies. i-NETT is actively engaged in educating the business community with how SMBs can utilize the latest in technology to position themselves to grow substantially in 2020, and if there’s a single feature that virtually every organization needs it is the ability to collaborate. With more companies looking for better, more effective ways to collaborate i-NETT has compiled its top 3 technology tools that are imperative to foster collaboration. The first tool that business owners need to deploy within their organizations to foster collaboration is remote workforce technology. Typically, this encompasses cloud IT such as Microsoft’s Azure and cloud voice to support remote workers.

Employees need to be accessible and communications need to be secure. The reason these technologies are indispensable to an organization is because remote working has become the norm in many industries and in the coming years that will only expand as Millennials and Gen Z begin to dominate the workforce.

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Rupy Bans Has Joined I-NETT as Director of Technology Services

Posted on: December 18th, 2019 by admin

Rupy Bans, Director of Technology Services at i-NETT

Rupy Bans has joined i-NETT as Director of Technology Services. He is an entrepreneurial IT leader with over 20 years of experience, including a successful track record leading strategic initiatives for SMBs and Fortune 10 companies. He has deep experience within various industries, including highly-regulated verticals, and is skilled in a larger number of specialized IT disciplines.

At i-NETT, he will be working alongside company leadership to ensure that processes supporting the sales organization are running efficiently and create a competitive advantage for the company in the MTSP space.

Managed VOICE – Phone Solutions for Your Hotel

Posted on: December 13th, 2019 by admin

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As a hotel proprietor, you and your employees want to provide the best in-person customer service, along with monitoring operations to make sure your guests have a fantastic experience. Unfortunately, your employees will have to invest a significant amount of time making wake-up calls, answering questions about the hotel address or when breakfast hours are, rather than interacting with in-person guests.

With a managed VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system, you can automate many of these daily tasks, allowing you and your employees to focus on providing the best service to your patrons.

Our service, Managed VOICE, provides automation benefits as well as:

  • Two deployment options – Hybrid (On-Premise based) or Hosted (Cloud based)
  • Installation and Deployment/Integration Testing
  • SIP Trunking – Local/Long Distance/E911 Compliance
  • Low CAPEX and affordable monthly OPEX
  • Hospitality VoIP PBX
  • 24/7 Hardware & Software Support

Along with many other benefits that you can learn more about here.

Managed VOICE is engineered to grow with you. You can quickly expand your service with a software update, or if you decide that your phone systems are too robust, you can scale back.

At i-NETT we have a solution that will fit your phone system needs. Contact i-NETT today to find out how we can help your hotel grow in a cost-efficient manner.

How a Virtual CIO Can Help Your Business

Posted on: December 5th, 2019 by admin

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As businesses grow and expand, they end up needing new positions filled by qualified individuals. Many small to mid-sized companies will know how this can translate into growing pains, especially with a specific job. A Chief Information Officer (CIO) is vital for businesses to have, as they’re responsible for applying appropriate technology to help the company. However, not every business can afford to start trying to hire people for the job. Luckily, there is a way to have that critical role filled while staying within budget. Get a Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) with i-NETT.

A vCIO is a consultant, a third-party, or a business that offers a service to fulfill the role. They typically work remotely, providing support, and covering the duties and responsibilities of a conventional CIO, all at a fraction of the cost. This method helps SMBs that can’t afford the salary and benefits for a full-time executive to get that competitive advantage the position has to offer. Now SMBs can continue their growth, all without feeling the growing pains usually associated with such expansion.

Don’t let your budget hold your business back from growing. Contact i-NETT today and get everything a vCIO has to offer your business.

i-NETT Monitors the Dark Web to Keep Customers’ Information Safe

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by admin

Blue Background with Binary numbers throughoutLOS ANGELES/VENTURA/ORANGE COUNTY/SAN DIEGO – i-NETT a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company proactively monitors the Dark Web to keep their customers’ information safe. i-NETT leverages sophisticated Dark Web intelligence technology to identify, analyze, and check for compromised customer and employee data. Cybercrime is rapidly on the rise in the United States and SMBs need to know if their information is on the Dark Web.

Sadly, it’s become commonplace to see reports in mainstream news whereby hundreds of millions of customers’ data has been breached by cyber criminals, that have successfully infiltrated networks and extracted sensitive data which inevitably leads to identity theft, corporate intrusion or any form of cyber abuse. i-NETT has taken a proactive step forward to not only address this rampant source of criminal activity, but to put an end to its effect on SMBs.

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Secure WiFi-as-a-Service Protects Customers from Cyber Attacks

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019 by admin

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Los Angeles/Ventura/Orange County/San Diego – Announcing the launch of a Secure WiFi-as-a-Service program to protect our customers from cyber attacks through wireless access points. Over the past few years, the prevalence of cyber attacks has continued to grow, expanding every SMBs’ need for cybersecurity. One of the most widely utilized methods by cybercriminals is WiFi hacking through an organization’s wireless access points.

WiFi hacking has proven to be one of the most effective means of cyberattacks and hackers are using this specific method to exploit SMBs. However, Our Secure WiFi-as-a-Service program comprehensively stamps out this threat and equips SMBs with a means to securely connect to WiFi, so that their businesses can run smoothly, securely and safely. This program goes far beyond the typical protection that most businesses utilize. Common cybersecurity packages include firewall, data backup, antivirus, malware prevention, OS security and patches, yet these solutions are no longer sufficient protection mechanisms.

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i-NETT is Your Gateway to the Cloud

Posted on: September 30th, 2019 by admin

Cloud network graphic showing several devices on chalkboard.Have you considered moving your business to the cloud? I-NETT offers premier cloud solutions and support to make your migration to the cloud as seamless as possible. With the complexity that comes with making the switch over to the cloud, utilizing a managed service provider, or MSP, can make moving not only easier but safer, efficient, and even more advantageous.
In this ever-changing technological ecosystem, there is no denying the possibilities and benefits of being in the cloud: reduced costs, scalability, flexibility, and more. But for any business considering the cloud, it is critical to consult with a professional before you leap and here are a few reasons why:

  • First, you want to ensure that your business is reaping the maximum benefits it can get from the cloud. A trustworthy and reliable managed service provider will make sure that you have all of the tools, features, and resources in place for not only running your business but also advancing your company’s overall operation. Your MSP wants your business to grow and will find all the ways to make that happen.
  • Cloud Migrating takes time; it is critical that an MSP be available for support before, during, and after to prevent issues from occurring and reduce any potential downtime.
  • Security is a top priority, and an MSP with the right industry experience will ensure that your systems comply with any data security regulations in your business.
    Making a move to the cloud can be tremendously beneficial for your business when done the right way. Team up with the experts here at i-NETT; we have a broad range of expertise in many industries, as well as cost-effective solutions no matter your business size. At i-NETT, we continue to be your trusted provider in phone solutions, managed IT, security, surveillance, and cloud.

Organize Your Data and Network Cabling for Increased Long-Term Performance

Posted on: September 17th, 2019 by admin

Is Your Network Wiring an Embarrassment?

Cleaning up and removing the old wiring and ancillary phone equipment, not only looks
better, but also allows for better support and long-term performance. Everything runs
smoother when unneeded equipment is removed.

Client Network Cabling Infrastructure Before
Network Cabling Infrastructure After i-NETT

Does the “before” image look all-too familiar? Contact i-NETT to discuss the benefits of
partnering with a Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) today.

How to Trade Oversized Lease Agreements for New Technology

Posted on: August 28th, 2019 by admin

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LOS ANGELES/VENTURA/ORANGE COUNTY/SAN DIEGO – Did you know that we are advising SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) on how to fully leverage the benefits of a remote workforce, bolster employee satisfaction, reduce office space, while simultaneously strengthening the infrastructure of their organizations?

As the demand for remote workers continues to increase at an exponential rate, modern workplaces are noticing the shift towards more flexible, collaborative work environments. Highly educated organizations are positioning themselves ahead of this trend by investing in their technological infrastructure, so that they gain relevancy, attract top talent and secure their organizations for the future, instead of being caught holding onto the past.

“Whether you agree with remote workforce or not is inconsequential because it’s the future,” stated Ryan Mulvany, VP of Sales & Marketing of i-NETT. “The real reason that remote working agreements are so controversial is that they highlight managerial and employee engagement issues. In other words, nothing can be swept under the rug, anymore. Management by proximity is being replaced by management through performance. This is a knowledge gap in the market and we’re attempting to shore it up within the business community so that our customers know exactly how to use technology to bolster employee engagement and to get more out of their team.”

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How to Avoid Disruption in Business When Moving to a New Location

Posted on: August 20th, 2019 by admin

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When moving to a new business location, it is critical to conduct proper planning and preparation, so that downtime is minimal or even eliminated. Assuming that internet speeds from your provider will remain functional or not realizing that a larger space may require more coverage are major issues that can arise during relocation. Without proper planning, several issues can cause your business to prolong its hiatus, resulting in the loss of business and upset clients.

Relocation planning is a measure that should be taken months before the actual move. Many managers often forgo the chance to prepare an adequate plan or assume that things will go smoothly, once everything reaches the new location. Carrying out a relocation process alone is already a tremendous undertaking, but this sort of thinking typically leads to disorganization and disarray once the move occurs. Having a strategic and well-planned relocation procedure in place ensures that from the packing, inventory accounting, and traveling to the unpacking, setup, and operations, everything goes as planned without any hiccups. Your company can continue as scheduled, and you don’t lose any business. So what are the significant ways to have a worry-free move to avoid any considerable disruptions?

First, as mentioned above, it is critical to plan the move in advance. The planning process enables more control and order. Also, when moving major equipment like IT cabling, networks, servers, desktops, peripherals, and telecommunication devices, it is essential that the packing, transportation, and logistics are properly planned and coordinated. Secondly, consider where the new location is and how large the office will be. These factors are critical when it comes to internet speeds and connection.

It is essential also to know your providers. Will your current providers have the right solution for your new location, or will you have to switch to a new carrier altogether? Are you stuck in a contract with a provider that may not have the best solution for the area you are relocating to? Some providers either don’t service specific locations or don’t have the proper solutions for regions with dead zones, rural, or highly congested areas. Finding a provider that can follow you where ever you go can be challenging. If you are in a contract, you may be able to negotiate a way out of the agreement before the move so that you can move on to a provider that will be able to service your new office.

Overall, relocating can be stressful, which is why it is often avoided; it takes considerable time away from your current business functions and may be pricy. That’s where we can help. At i-NETT, we can assist you in your relocation planning and on the actual moving day. We have experts that can assist in the planning and professionals that can aid in the logistics and transit. In addition to our relocation solutions, we also have solutions that suit any location and any size office. Our solutions also stay with your business, no matter where you go, and we make relocating worry-free and straightforward.