Empowering Companies to Combat COVID-19 with an Innovative Approach Using Microsoft Teams

Posted on: May 11th, 2020 by admin

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LOS ANGELES/VENTURA/ORANGE COUNTY/SAN DIEGO – We are a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) that is empowering business owners to accelerate innovation within their companies through Microsoft’s new software, Teams. Microsoft Teams is a tool that dramatically enhances every employee’s ability to collaborate by integrating the functions of chat, meetings, calls and collaboration into a single platform. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, mandatory precautions have forced small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) across the country to innovate after being thrust into an immediate need to keep their operations running, remotely. i-NETT is proactively helping customers transition to their staff to a remote workforce leveraging Microsoft Teams.

While working remotely is the “new normal” among many businesses, some companies are reluctant to change, often citing intangible benefits of working in a shared physical location. However, according to the Forrester Study: The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams, those assertions lack data. In fact, according to the study, “information workers were able to save 4hrs/wk through improved collaboration and information sharing,” thereby giving many employees the extra time they needed to finally catch up on all the loose ends that often interrupt operations. Furthermore, the Forrester Study also concluded that “an average of 150 overnight trips [were] replaced with online meetings by year 3.” Regardless of industry, every business stands to benefit greatly from the dramatic reduction in costs associated with decreasing travel budgets as well helping to combat COVID-19.

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i-NETT Helps Businesses Be Efficient While Working Remotely

Posted on: May 8th, 2020 by admin

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As companies have transitioned to a remote workforce, they are finding that there are adjustments that need to happen in order to remain productive and efficient. There are tools that businesses need to utilize to keep employee collaboration and communication working as efficiently as they did while working in the office. Tools such as Microsoft Teams and Azure will ensure companies can communicate and collaborate effectively.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows businesses to collaborate in real-time, which is a significant benefit for a remote workforce. Your business will see increases in productivity by making all of your collaboration available in a single app and interface. You can hold virtual meetings, share files, and tasks so your employees can stay up-to-date on new business objectives.

Microsoft Teams also compartmentalizes information into channels, which will allow your employees to focus on the information related to their job or current task. This will increase productivity as your employees won’t need to sift through information that isn’t pertinent to their job.

Microsoft Azure

Businesses need a secure platform to host all of their operations and data, and it needs to be highly accessible. Microsoft Azure allows companies a secure way to store and access all of their data. Microsoft Azure’s data centers are highly redundant, which will help your company be better able to handle any disaster that occurs.

Microsoft Azure is highly scalable, which allows companies to adapt to their busiest seasons. Companies won’t need to make expensive hardware investments in order to meet demands; they can do it with a click of a button. And if businesses find that they need to downsize, they can do that quickly and efficiently as well.

Microsoft Azure has numerous security options, including threat detection, DDoS protection, and encryption. Companies can rest easy knowing their data is highly secure and stored in redundant data centers.

At i-NETT, we have been working remotely and understand the challenges of learning how to work from home. We know the best practices and understand how to implement them so your company can be productive and efficient. Contact us to learn more.

Leveraging Microsoft Azure to Take Customers Into the Cloud

Posted on: April 9th, 2020 by admin

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LOS ANGELES/VENTURA/ORANGE COUNTY/SAN DIEGO – i-NETT a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) is leveraging Microsoft Azure to help eliminate outdated IT hardware in small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and make a seamless transition to the cloud. Microsoft’s most common suite of products has reached expiration such as Windows 7 and as those products and services have matured into obsolescence along with server they ride on. i-NETT has been proactively transitioning companies with end-of-life Microsoft products into Microsoft Azure in order to keep them up-to-date with the contemporary business world.

While many business owners are accustomed to purchasing on-premise servers, this way of storing data has become obsolete with the proliferation of the cloud. Aside from the fact that the tech world has embraced the cloud and that virtually all innovation from this point forward will incorporate the cloud in some way, on-premise servers have matured beyond their useful life into obsolescence. On-premise servers are vulnerable to becoming outdated, which lead to major security concerns for business owners. On top of that, without regular updates and software upgrades they are susceptible to slower speeds while the rest of the world is speeding up. In sum, it makes no sense
for business owners to outlay large capital expenditures on deteriorating technology.

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i-NETT Offers Cloud Solutions to Enable Employees to Work Remotely

Posted on: April 2nd, 2020 by admin

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With the growing COVID-19 outbreak, businesses need to adapt to the ever-changing landscape. One of the ways companies can ensure they can remain operational is by migrating their operations to the cloud. The cloud offers the flexibility for employees to work remotely, which will enable business continuity. Aside from enabling employees to work remotely, the cloud provides numerous benefits for businesses.

Scalability

With on-premise servers, if your company needs to expand its operations, you’ll need to purchase additional hardware, which can take a long time. When you host your services in the cloud, expanding your operations is quick and efficient, allowing you and your employees to focus on business operations. Additionally, scaling your servers back can be accomplished quickly as well.

Reduced IT Costs

Since hosting operations in the cloud is a much easier process to manage, your business will be able to reduce the size of its IT department. Additionally, upgrading or expanding your servers is cheaper than buying new hardware, and you’ll no longer need to make large up-front purchases for the equipment. And, since you won’t be powering a server room, your energy consumption will likely decrease, thus making your monthly power bill less costly.

Business Continuity

Since all of your data will be stored in the cloud, no matter what happens to your physical place of business, you will have access to your data. Having access to your data increases your business’s ability to maintain operations during a disaster. Additionally, the cloud gives your employees the option of working from home during the disaster. This mobility is a massive benefit for your business, especially during times of prolonged shutdowns, as all of us are currently experiencing.

The cloud offers numerous benefits for businesses, from reduced monthly costs to increased mobility. At i-NETT, we support all levels of cloud services and solutions, and we will work with your company to find the optimal solution. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable representative about how the cloud can help your business thrive.

Security Camera Systems to Protect Your Business

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by admin

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Ensuring that your company, hardware, and employees are safe is a critical endeavor for business owners. One of the best ways to accomplish that is by installing security cameras in and around your business. Cameras will deter theft and crime, monitor employee interactions and activity, and lower insurance costs. At i-NETT, we understand the importance of keeping your business protected; that’s why we have a national network of contractors ready to install state of the art security cameras in your business.

There are many benefits to security cameras. Here are the top three.

Lower Insurance Costs

With the ability to monitor the activity of employees and customers within your business, you will be aware of any accidents that may occur. If an accident does occur, you will have video evidence of the incident, which will make it easy to determine who was at fault. The ability to view the activity inside of your business will drastically reduce any scams. Additionally, insurance companies will often give your business a discount with the presence of security cameras in and around your business.

Reduce Theft and Criminal Activity

The presence of security cameras will reduce theft and criminal activity around your business. Criminals will bypass your business if they notice they are under surveillance, and if they go through with the act, you will have video evidence to show the authorities. Additionally, it will be easier to recoup costs if you know exactly what was stolen.

Another reason to have security cameras is to deter employee theft. While most business owners don’t want to believe that their employees may steal, it does happen. Being able to monitor your employee activity will ensure that no theft occurs.

Safer Workplace

With the presence of security cameras in and outside of your business, including the parking lot, you will know what is happening at all times around your business. This will help your employees feel safer, especially if they are leaving work at night. The cameras will also deter any vehicle break-ins from occurring. If your employees know that you are doing everything you can to ensure their safety, they will feel more appreciated.

If you would like to take the necessary precautions of ensuring the safety of your employees and business assets, contact the experts at i-NETT. We are highly experienced and will provide you with the security cameras that best fit your business needs and budget.

Educating SMBs on Surveillance and Security

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by admin

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LOS ANGELES/VENTURA/ORANGE COUNTY/SAN DIEGO – i-NETT a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to midsized businesses (SMBs) to take advantage of dramatically increased capabilities in surveillance cameras. As security, both online and offline, has become a growing concern for many small business owners, i-NETT is educating business owners on how recent advances in facial recognition and surveillance camera capabilities can protect their organizations from threats, while simultaneously enhancing customer experience.

“These aren’t your dad’s old security cameras,” stated Dale Stein, Co-Founder of i-NETT. “Security cameras have now become intelligent. Some of the most common problems with security in the past were the result of low-light environments with blurry, lowresolution cameras. When a breach would occur, authorities would have to review recordings or employ staff to monitor them live. However, the recent changes in our industry have taken security to a whole new level. Many SMBs have started to take advantage of extremely sharp, 4K resolution and when paired with facial recognition software, business owners can custom tailor their client experience. This is huge for all sorts of industries, especially organizations that are highlytrafficked or security is an extremely high priority,” Stein added.

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i-NETT Provides Solutions for Your Business with Microsoft SharePoint

Posted on: February 5th, 2020 by admin

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At i-NETT, we understand the need for businesses to be able to collaborate and communicate effectively. Whether it is with customers, or remote colleagues, the ability to share documents and files is a massive benefit. That’s why we are busy switching our client accounts to Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, and Teams, as well as virtualizing their servers on Microsoft Azure.

The functionality and benefits that SMBs can gain from switching to Microsoft SharePoint are immense. As an owner of an SMB, you will enjoy quicker, faster, and easier communication amongst your employees and with your customers. Your employees will also be able to build custom applications and components, so they can always access the specific tools they need to do their job effectively.

With Microsoft SharePoint, you will be better protected against security threats. You will be able to manage permissions to sites, lists, documents, web applications, and folders. You will also be able to see any revisions made to documents, and if anything is wrong, you can return the document to its original state.

You will enjoy those benefits when you utilize SharePoint, as well as:

  • Simplifying access to business data
  • Accelerating shared business processes
  • Manage and repurpose content
  • Centralized administration

Your business will see a considerable benefit by using Microsoft SharePoint. When you partner with i-NETT, we will ensure your employees are adequately trained to utilize the features fully in SharePoint. Contact i-NETT today to learn more about our industry-leading solutions. We are ready to help lead your business to a more efficient future.

Leverage the Power of Microsoft Teams

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020 by admin

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LOS ANGELES/VENTURA/ORANGE COUNTY/SAN DIEGO – i-NETT, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is leveraging the power of Microsoft Teams to help companies collaborate faster and
more effectively. As we enter a new decade, the workforce is changing drastically, both in demographic and behavioral tendencies. Millennials soon will make up the majority of the workforce and “by 2025, 3 out of every 4 workers, globally, will be a millennial,” (source: TIME Magazine). Millennials and Generation Z have a preference for working remotely and utilizing collaboration enabling tools.

Microsoft Teams is a representation of the way that communication has changed the way we work and is set to become the new standard in collaboration and professional communication, posing many new opportunities for enhanced productivity amongst SMBs. i-NETT is helping businesses reinvent themselves and remain relevant with advanced technology, so they can reach higher heights than ever before. “There are myriad of collaboration tools out there, but the core reason that SMBs will be utilizing Microsoft Teams in the future is because it increases an organization’s capacity to collaborate, but more importantly, they can collaborate securely,”
stated Dale Stein, Co-Founder of i-NETT.

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Protect Your Data Network from Security Threats with i-NETT

Posted on: January 29th, 2020 by admin

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Businesses rely on computers and IT more than ever before. All of your company’s valuable information, from accounts receivable/payable to sensitive client information, is stored on a server or hard drive. It is more important than ever to protect your data network from hackers. i-NETT has you covered with our cybersecurity solutions.

At i-NETT, we offer a comprehensive cybersecurity solution in F-Secure Protection Service for Business. This software will keep your company protected, and all of your confidential data safe. F-Secure offers numerous benefits such as:

  • Workstation, server, and email antivirus protection
  • Simplified deployment and administration
  • Automatic updates
  • Lower cost

F-Secure Protection Service for Business is designed to solve challenging security needs that face businesses. It protects your network against numerous threats, including ransomware and data breaches. Your business will be able to manage everything through a single cloud-based console, which simplifies management and monitoring of endpoint security. In addition to ease of use, your business security systems will automatically update, so you will always have the latest security protection.

i-NETT offers rapid activation, so in one business day, your company will be protected from cyber threats. We also offer a complimentary network and security assessment to identify any vulnerabilities in your security systems. We will then recommend the best practices that your business should adopt to remain safe. Contact i-NETT today to learn more about our cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions.

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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