2012 was marked by many flows and ebbs in our industry and from our standpoint as small business technology consultants, much of the technological shift our clients have experienced, is driven by three inescapable forces which we believe will continue to influence the workplace and its expectations. The future of work is here to stay, and as consumers of business technology, I invite you to ask yourself if your business has a plan of action to take advantage of this new reality.
In other news, our company turned four years old this past September and so I’d like to take a moment to thank you, all of our many loyal clients, partners, friends and fans for your unfailing support over the years. We’re very proud to say that our company was recently named among the Top 3 IT Service Companies in South Florida by the Daily Business Review. Just like making the list of Top 100 Minority Businesses by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce this year, we could not have gained this recognition without your help and your urging.
So, without further ado, it’s my time to go (and ours too). On behalf of our team here at Invizio, Happy Holidays to you and your families. It has been our privilege to serve you in 2012 and we look forward to your support in the New Year.
Kevin V. Michael
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Check it out! The Daily Business Review, South Florida’s premier publication for the legal and real estate communities has named Invizio among it’s Top 3 IT Consultant Services in its inaugural ‘Best Of’ Survey.
We are truly honored to have made the list and would like to thank all of our clients and supporters for making this a reality.
As a devout PC or rather Windows user, I’ve remained loyal to the Microsoft line amidst tremendous innovation that has taken place across the industry. Admittedly, I’ve looked on in envy at how ‘cool’ Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms have become while maintaining my dedication to the Windows OS and Windows smartphones. I’ve watched the rise of Google Android and that ecosystem. Seemingly, Microsoft has not kept up with overall pace of change in the industry.
Today, I must announce that my envy is officially over. Why? For the first time in a long time I can truly say that I’m super excited about Microsoft’s creative direction. With a newly conceptualized, mobile inspired desktop/tablet operating system for Windows 8, and a rapidly evolving smartphone OS in Windows Phone 8 that rivals the iOS and Android, Microsoft is keen on making a comeback in the consumer world. For a company that has traditionally refrained from delving into desktop/laptop hardware design, Microsoft has doubled down on its investment in mobile by giving birth to it’s own tablet device, the Surface.
As an industry giant, Microsoft has realized it has an opportunity to remain relevant in the marketplace by revamping its image and brand. In everything from Windows to Office, they are seizing the opportunity to innovate and be a company that is ready for its second act. They’ve even gone as far to launching a new logo to go with the level of enthusiasm that the company is experiencing.
If you caught our Invizio TV: Tech Predictions 2012 episode back in December, we predicted that 2012 would be a pretty big year for Microsoft and we won’t say ‘we told you so’, but its pretty much shaping up to be the case. Microsoft is back to being cool (they’ve even launched a new logo and upped their marketing). I’m totally psyched about it and I think the world will be better place now that innovation is front and center at Microsoft. Finally!
Be on the lookout for more posts from us on the revolution taking place at Microsoft. In the meantime, enjoy this video of Surface.
Our Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kevin V. Michael is scheduled to appear on the panel at the 3rd Annual South Florida State of the Black Business Forum on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Renaissance Hotel in Plantation. The annual event hosted by The Mosaic Group of Palm Beach, coincides with the celebration of Black Business Month, an initiative to increase the number and scale of African/Caribbean American owned businesses in the United States and globally.
This year’s State of the Black Business Forum will feature two panels of thought leaders from the private and public sectors sharing their insight about the impact of black businesses on South Florida’s economy and the challenges, future outlook, and solutions to creating and growing sustainable black businesses.
Under the theme “Job Creation and Innovation” the forum will cover the discussion topics:
Check it out! Our Co-founder and Managing Partner, Kevin V. Michael has been named among South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans by ICABA Media Holdings, a a South Florida based affinity marketing and media company dedicated to identifying and connecting accomplished black professionals and entrepreneurs. Kevin along with other distinguished corporate executives, educators, entrepreneurs, entertainers and community leaders was honored in a reception and awards program on Friday, June 29th, 2012 at the Broward Performing Arts Center.