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What does our Microsoft Gold Partner status mean for you?

You probably know by now that we are a certified Microsoft Gold Partner (we like to talk about it now and again) but what exactly does that mean? So we can affix the name Microsoft onto the end of every service we offer but being certified gold by the brand is much more than bragging rights! It basically means that we can offer our customers so much more to our customers than our competitors can. In fact, as we like to shout when it comes to our managed services – we are staying ahead of the game!

What’s the point of it?

Being certified gold by Microsoft means that we are officially endorsed to provide you with the highest levels of expertise, strategic thinking, and hands-on skills. It means that when it comes to working on Microsoft products, we know better than other companies how their products operate, their strengths and weaknesses and above all else, how to get the best results from all Microsoft products.

It means that we work closely with Microsoft, maintaining excellent communicative links with the company and receiving the very best IT training. As a gold certified Microsoft partner, we encompass a broad range of expertise and vendor affiliations that can help you prioritise and effectively deliver your technology solutions.

 

Why should I care?

 

Not just any company gets to be certified gold by Microsoft you know!  Microsoft Gold partners have been in the IT industry for an average of five years, bringing lots of experience to customers.  Such an award proves that we have met the minimum benchmark for the number of Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have a demonstrated level of technical expertise and the proven ability to deliver solutions featuring Microsoft products. MCPs have to pass certification exams developed by Microsoft no less! If you like talking numbers, we have four!

 

In order to achieve Microsoft Gold status, we have to prove that we offer expertise in IT   infrastructure, networking, office automation, e-commerce, collaboration, business intelligence and other leading edge IT disciplines. We offer consulting, training, implementation, maintenance and support – the complete package!  With 24/7 telephone support available to us from Microsoft, 365 days of the year, there is no Microsoft-related IT enquiry that we cannot solve for our clients, making us one of the most skilled IT systems businesses in the region.

 

Oh, and guess what….

 

You now know exactly what we are talking about when mention our Microsoft Gold status but that’s not all.  We’re currently #2 nationally on the MS Pinpoint website for Gold Server partners. We’re #1 within a 10 mile radius of Coventry across all disciplines and #3 within a 25 mile radius (CLICK HERE). This simply means that we have received some of the most positive reviews from customers.

 

So don’t just take our word for how good our services are, take the word of one of the biggest IT companies in the world and the many people who have used us in the past. It is them who help us stay ahead of the game!

Cloud Computing boosts employee performance

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Stephen Groundwell demonstrates the flexibility of Cloudmetix

The business agility created by Cloud Computing is boosting employee motivation and performance, according to Head of ICT & Business Development at 02, Nicola Mortimer.

As we launch our own cloud solution, Cloudmetix, we find it no surprise that businesses are instantly seeing the benefits of the system, with a general trend of an increase in staff motivation.

 

As a result of the ‘business agility’ created by cloud computing, Ms. Mortimer claimed that employers could use it as an employee motivation tool to provide a better work-life balance for their workforce.

With the flexibility and scalability Cloudmetix offers, you could potentially attract new staff to your company as well as boost the existing morale in the business.

Flexible working is a growing phenomenon, and the key element of creating such an environment in the workplace is for businesses to switch their IT to a cloud-based system.

Ms. Mortimer said: “From an employee’s perspective, they really get greater mobility – access to company tools from multiple devices when they are outside of the office, so they are not restricted to being at the desk.”

The whole dynamic of an office shifts with cloud adoption, resulting in a more flexible business. A survey of 500 IT decision makers by Sand Hill found that 50% of respondents cited business agility as a primary reason for implementing cloud-based IT.

Another major advantage of transitioning to the Cloud is the financial implications it will have, as Cloudmetix is a cost effective way for SME’s to update their businesses IT.

Ms Mortimer added: “Cloud computing allows businesses to pay only for services as they use them; it’s a utility-based type of computing. That would be a very key aspect for reducing costs within a business.”

How Cloudmetix can make your business more agile ….

  • ·        It can be scaled in response to your business needs.  The elasticity of Cloudmetix means you can add or remove users quickly.
  • ·        Your complete office IT can be accessed from anywhere at any time.
  • ·        Cloudmetix has robust data security, preventing risks from cyber crime, hacking and viruses.

 

How will it change day-to-day activity?

BEFORE AFTER
The traditional 9am to 5pm office hours ties employees to a rigid working regime.  This can create resentment when more flexible working is required. Cloudmetix is easily accessible from anywhere in the world, enabling employees to have flexible working hours and being able to work from home.
Having to deal with masses of spam emails and sort through them causes annoyance and also lost productivity.

 

Cloudmetix spam filters ensure junk emails are minimised and you are also safe from hacking and cybercrime.
Malfunctioning IT systems can result in unnecessary downtime for staff creating backlogs in workload and lost productivity. Cloudmetix is available 24/7, and is on robust and secure servers, virtually guaranteeing no downtime for business productivity.
Remote workers and freelance staff can often feel isolated and not part of a team leading to lower morale and motivation. Cloudmetix enhances business communications, ensuring that team members have access to the office IT as if they were there.   With all the business data being readily available and accessible, the performance of remote workers and freelance staff can be increased.

 

Cloudmetix 30 Day No Obligation Trial

If you are looking at moving to cloud computing why not try it first. 

With Cloudmetix you can have a 30 day trial period with no obligation.   

Simply call us today or email:  Stephen.groundwell@netmetix.net