Miami, FL – July 28, 2010 — South Florida IT services company Invizio is pleased to announce the launch of its new and improved corporate website. Invizio, which offers IT support, management and monitoring services to small businesses in the South Florida market cited strengthened market position as the motivation for revamping their online presence.The website features new information on the company and its services, improved access for clients to request technical support and reflects updates to the Invizio brand.
In celebration of the website launch, Invizio is offering small businesses in South Florida 2 hours of complimentary computer support to assist them with any technology challenge that they face. “Invariably, every small business owner has questions about leveraging IT, but until they have someone right in front of them to ask, many never seek out information on their own. We see this as an opportunity for small businesses to get access to technical knowledge and have their questions answered” says Invizio co-founder and Managing Partner Kevin V. Michael.
As part of the launch of the new website, the company has revived the Invizio blog which will feature technology tips and information to help their clients be more productive and stay in tune with emerging trends in small business technology. The first blog post in this vein, “5 Productivity Applications We Couldn’t Live Without”, will discuss free or inexpensive web-based technologies that Invizio currently uses or recommends to its clients. “Invizio is a reliable partner for the successful implementation of state-of-the-art business technologies. We are pleased with their latest moves to share their knowledge and expertise with the community” said Steven Befera of the Befera Law Firm, an Invizio client and past president of the Dade County Bar Association.
Invizio, LLC is a leading South Florida IT services company that specializes in serving as the single point of contact for all things technology to small businesses and organizations. Invizio offers computer support for everyday technology problems, ongoing IT support, management and monitoring services as a virtual IT department and implements a wide range of IT infrastructure solutions such as document management, network design, and Voice over IP (VoIP).
For more information please visit www.invizio.com.
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Here at Invizio we spend a lot of time advising small business owners on how to get the most bang for their buck with respect to IT investments. While the only option for some clients is to purchase specialized software and systems, there are also a ton of free or inexpensive alternatives on the market . One of the most fascinating things for me personally has been the evolution of the web and the growth of rich web applications that put functionality and user experience at the forefront for little or no cost to the user. Many of these applications offer features that small businesses can leverage to operate similarly to their larger counterparts and without breaking the bank. So here are 5 applications that we either use in-house at Invizio or recommend to our clients and friends to help them be more productive everyday.
Yes, its not just one application but Google’s suite of Mail, Contacts, Calendar & Docs applications is in my opinion the best option for small businesses that want a strong mix of collaboration and mobility features without investing in an onsite email server. Available in two business editions (Standard, Premier), you can configure Apps to work with your company domain (e.g. invizio.com) and create accounts for all of your employees to receive mail, share calendars and collaborate on documents.
What I really enjoy about Apps is the convenience and flexibility that it offers. While you may access Apps via the web interface, features like push mail and calendar/contact syncing are available for mobile users through Google Sync on mobile device platforms like Android, Blackberry and iPhone.
Cost: Standard Edition: Free (supports up to 50 users); Premier Edition: $50 per mailbox annually (no ads, technical support & better Outlook integration)
How to Get It: You can get started with Google Apps at www.google.com/a/.
Google Apps has almost everything I need to be productive on a daily basis except a proper tasks application. So when I stopped using Microsoft Outlook a few months ago, I needed a replacement that would offer similar task management features and go well with my Blackberry as well. Remember the Milk fits the bill (free). The application provides an intuitive online interface to manage tasks allowing you to create as many lists as you’d like and lets you share tasks with family, friends or coworkers. There are a bunch of ways you can get new tasks into the application, but by upgrading to Remember the Milk Pro you get the option of syncing with your mobile device.
Cost: Free; $25 per year for Remember the Milk Pro (mobile sync functionality)
Where to Get It: Never forget another task (or milk run) at www.rememberthemilk.com.
After noticing that my best email sending hours are really late at night or in the wee hours of the morning, I didn’t want my contacts to think I was an insomniac (which for the record, I’m not). The Deferred Sender service lets you schedule the delivery of email messages at a date/time in the future. The service is free, reliable, and can be configured to notify when your message has been delivered. One of my favorite uses of the service is to schedule follow up e-mails within 24 hrs of meeting someone at a networking event and not have to worry about fitting it into my schedule the next day.
Where to Get It:Start scheduling e-mails today by signing up at www.deferredsender.com.
I can’t tell you the last time that I actually checked my voicemail, and it’s not because I’m rude or have a problem with voice messages. It’s because of Google Voice. Now finally open for public sign-up, Google Voice gives you a separate phone number in any area code you like and lets you redirect your voicemail inbox so that your voicemails can be transcribed and sent to you by text or email. You can configure your Google Voice number to ring and forward to any number you like, control your availability, screen calls and record custom voice greetings. We often recommend Google Voice for solopreneurs who rather not give out their personal cell phone number or need a business phone number.
How to Get It: Visit www.google.com/voice to get started.
Of course there are tons of places online to store files, but we have an app-crush on Dropbox. This online storage service goes the extra mile by offering 30-day revision snapshots and a convenient online interface. The application works on Windows, Mac or Linux uploads your most recent file changes to the cloud, provides collaboration features and is simply awesome on the go with iPhone, iPad or Android. Dropbox really shines in situations when you need to share file updates on file types that are not easy to shuttle back on forth via email. The basic (free) package kicks off at 2GB, but you can swindle your way into an additional 8GB of space by getting others to join.
Cost: Free (2GB, Basic edition); $9.99/month (50GB); $19.99/month (100GB)
How to Get It: Get your very own at Dropbox at www.dropbox.com
If you use any of these or any other applications to be more productive, please tell us what you think.
It’s been almost two years since we launched the original Invizio website. After a few minor revisions and lots of changes to the way we do business, we feel the time has come to give our online presence a makeover.
Most notably, the new website features changes to the Invizio brand, including a streamlined logo and the adoption of our mantra “Sensible Technology Management” as the company tagline. We’ve consolidated our service portfolio into three specific areas, On Demand Computer Support Services for all our incident based hourly consulting, Managed IT Support Services for ongoing IT support, and Small Business IT Solutions for project based technology implementations. In addition to the website changes, we’ve relaunched the Invizio blog as a way to share our thoughts, observations and ideas regarding small business technology as we live and support it everyday. Be on the lookout for tons of exciting and informative content, guests posts and the occasional glance behind the scenes.
A big thank you goes out to all of our friends and clients for your continued support. Leave a comment here to let us know what you think about the new site and don’t forget to also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.
To celebrate the relaunch of the website we’re also offering 2 Hours of Complimentary Computer Support to any small business in Miami-Dade & Broward until the end of August. Spread the word!