Archive for December, 2013

Second Harvest Food Bank: Our Customers’ Success is our Success

Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by webadmin No Comments

Our customers’ successes define our success.  Sometimes, they tell us about it.  Here is a note from Akil Boston, from the IT department at Second Harvest Food Bank, in Charlotte, NC.  Both controllers in SAN failed and Second Harvest was unable to find replacements.  The Network Team located a replacement part and had it shopped for morning delivery the very next day.  Once Second Harvest received the part, they were able to install, configure, and get the network running again.

“I just wanted to thank you again and let you know that as far as IT companies go, you guys are the best I have used so far. Your response was fast and correct the first time. We got our order today and I was able to get Second Harvest back up and running. They are happy and because of the way you handled my request with a great response all around from everyone involved, we will start doing more business with you and will recommend your services. Thanks again and I hope everyone has a great weekend!”
Akil Boston

The Network Team is proud to serve customers like Second Harvest Food Bank.  Let us know how we can help improve your company’s success.  Call The Network Team at 980-263-2850.

TNT Joins Florida High Tech Corridor Council

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by webadmin No Comments

The Network Team is excited to announce that we have joined the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. The FHTCC exists to bring companies and research institutions together to grow high tech industry in central Florida.  The initiative was started with the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and University of Florida.

“TNT is proud to be a part of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council because of its support of research, marketing, and entrepreneurship,” said TNT president Jeff Gaura.

The Network Team opened an office in Florida earlier this year. Sales Account Executive Tom Daly has spent the last quarter of 2013 learning about the technology needs of businesses in the Jacksonville area.
TNT was excited to host our first event in Florida with fellow Microsoft partner Gblobal Infonet.  We met with over IT and business leaders from over a dozen companies at the “Reimagining Your Business with Microsoft” event at the University Club. Attendees were able to see a Microsoft’s roadmap for success, with a particular focus on Enterprise Social.
TNT and Global Infonet presented on Lync, Yammer, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Azure, SharePoint and System Center 2012 R2.
TNT is committed to creating strong, lasting partnerships with companies and organizations that will benefit our customers by helping improve our technology offers.  That made joining the Florida High Tech Corridor Council a “no-brainer.”  We look forward to growing and advancing technology together.

Going Cloud, Whatever That Means

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by webadmin No Comments

Going cloud, whatever that means, has had two consistent obstacles: availability and security. One of these barriers just lost its punch.
“The cloud just isn’t secure enough for my business.” Sure, we hear that. However, Microsoft has the government’s blessing to operate and meet SOC 2 compliance requirements. The press release states that Azure is, “the first cloud platform of its kind to receive a provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board, making it easier for the US Government to realize the benefits of the cloud using Windows Azure. We (Microsoft) also recently announced that Windows Azure was the first to complete an assessment using the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix, as part of its SOC 2 audit.” Big news for folks who were on the fence about accessing the cloud securely.

There remains a hole is that accessing the cloud is proportional in user experience to Internet bandwidth. Nearly everyone still has faster connections to their in-house IT resources like printers and servers than they do to the cloud. Some geographies can’t get high speed Internet that parallels their in house IT speeds. Some geographies have a price structure for Internet access that make it unaffordable. I don’t perceive to have a blog post in the near future about how we have overcome this obstacle.
That said, it is good to know that for those folks who do have access to high-speed bandwidth can’t lean on a lack of security as their primary reason to avoid the cloud. That was huge.