Our co-founder and Managing Partner, Kevin V. Michael has been featured in the most recent issue of the University of Miami Student Magazine – Distraction. Profiled amongst other young & entrepreneurial University of Miami alumni in a spotlight called “They Have Cool Jobs”, Kevin dishes about his personal journey in entrepreneurship and his experience starting and managing Invizio.
Many thanks go to the entire Distraction Magazine staff, especially writer Lyssa Goldberg and photographer Raquel Zaldivar for making the feature possible. Hats also go off to Marc Billings of Digiport for providing a location for the photoshoot.
Our Co-Founder & Managing Partner Kevin V. Michael will be appearing tonight on the Dr Empowerment Show to talk about IT Essentials that every small business should have under their belts as they start and grow. Join us live at 7pm EST by calling into 347-996-5175.
Despite a few stubborn sun showers that blanketed the morning sky, theCracking the Code: Business Technology half day seminar got off to a brisk start at Jungle Island as attendees streamed into the event to learn about current trends and best practices in business technology, how to go virtual, and how disaster proof their business. With opening remarks from the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Diggs, and an introductory address from seminar host Kevin V. Michael, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of managed IT services company Invizio, the stage was set for yet another engaging and interactive Business Empowerment Networking Series.
Title sponsor representative Sandy Sloane of Comcast Business Class took the stage to introduce a few of their services to the audience of entrepreneurs, business owners, tech enthusiasts and the like, after which the first workshop topic of the day was led by Kyle Hurst, Co-Founder of Invizio. Mr. Hurst discussed the importance of data backup as a key component of disaster recovery and preparedness. Stressing that all business owners should have 3 copies of their data, Kyle provided tangible strategies that business owners should employ to protect themselves.
In an economy where every company is being asked to do more with less, Kevin V. Michael followed with the workshop topic on “Communication and Collaboration Technologies of Tomorrow” and outlined the importance of online collaboration platforms like Google Apps, Office 365, and also discussed the growing trend of online meetings and videoconferencing for business use. Attendees took the time to share their experiences using these various tools, and before long it was clear that everyone was happy to weigh in on the discussion.
Next, Mico Yuk, CEO of Benchmarkers, took the stage to share her real world experiences in scaling and streamlining the processes of her Business Intelligence consulting firm. Engaging the crowd with her stories of, let’s just say, eventful online meetings, Ms. Yuk focused in on the effective use of time in a small business and demonstrated how business owners could leverage technology to improve the time spent building their capability in each functional area of their business.
Coming on the heels of Mico Yuk, Kevin V. Michael kicked off the second half of the workshop session by introducing the topic of cloud computing. Kevin keenly described what cloud computing involved and discussed software-as-service tools for accounting, project management and other tools with which the audience should make themselves familiar. Mr. Michael outlined the use of infrastructure-as-service as a viable technology for reducing capital investment in technology hardware and informed the audience of how to incorporate all the solutions discussed to create a business that has the freedom of being virtual. Closing out the workshop, Kyle Hurst took to the task of explaining various options that the busy professional has at their disposal for Internet connectivity while on the go.
After a decadent lunch, Greenberg Traurig super lawyer and managing shareholder, Jaret Davis, CEO and founder of law firm delancyhill, Marlon Hill, CEO of Benchmarkers Business Intelligence, Mico Yuk, and Co-Founder of managed IT services company Invizio, Kyle Hurst, took the stage to engage in an interactive panel discussion best practices in business technology. Trading ideas on the importance of making sure that organizations are psychologically prepared for the change that new technology represents, each panelist shared experiences from their own organizations.
Kevin V. Michael of Invizio and Jessica Geter of the MDCC wrapped the Cracking the Code: Business Technology by graciously thanking the audience for coming and encouraging them to “Crack the Code” by fearlessly implementing technology into their business practices. Attendees then lined up to give video testimonials of what they liked and learned at the seminar. Video clips of the event are available upon request.
Invizio will host and moderate the Cracking the Code – Business Technology half-day seminarin an interactive, engaging and energetic setting. We’ll be talking about the latest and greatest advancements in technology that you and your business should take advantage of.
Connect with like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs in this relaxed and educational session while learning from the best of the best in business technology. We look forward to having you!
LEARN HOW TO:
· Virtualize and disaster-proof your business
· Maximize workforce communication & collaboration
· Work on-the-go from anywhere in the world!
Cracking the Code – Business Technology is especially designed for small to medium businesses. Kevin and Invizio will host and moderate the seminar and present strategies on integrating new tools in technology to streamline business operations and positively impact productivity and profits.
Kevin V. Michael is the co-founder and Managing Partner of South Florida IT services company Invizio. Kevin and Invizio are at the forefront of implementing cloud based technology solutions and will provide you an understanding of the latest technology trends that can help propel your business forward.
Marlon Hill is the CEO of delancyhill, P.A. a South Florida law firm that recently transitioned their operations into the cloud, landing them a feature article in the June issue of Black Enterprise Magazine. Marlon will speak on his firsthand experiences in virtualizing his law firm and discuss management and business process considerations for distributed workforces.
Jaret Davis is a Managing Shareholder & renowned corporate M&A attorney with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Mr. Davis will share his deep understanding of the security, privacy and regulatory implications that fast-paced technology advancements have had on business and what you should look out for.
Mico Yuk is the Founder and President of Benchmarkers Business Intelligence, a boutique IT consulting firm and is considered to be one of the world’s top executive dashboard developers. Ms. Yuk will be on hand to provide her perspective on how small businesses can utilize technology products and services to compete more effectively and will discuss strategies to use when selecting technology for your business.
[July 28, 2011] Miami, FL – Leading South Florida IT services provider, Invizio, announced today that it has earned Microsoft’s Small Business Specialist Partner designation and is now an active member of the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community. This designation, awarded to Microsoft Partners who demonstrate the capability and commitment to implementing and supporting technology solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, places Invizio at the forefront of the IT provider community in South Florida.
The “Microsoft Small Business Specialist” accreditation was established by Microsoft in July 2005 and is designed to help small businesses identify the technology partners best suited to support them. The Small Business Specialist Community is available as a competency designation within the Microsoft Partner Program. In order to qualify as a Small Business Specialist, Invizio has proven its competency in marketing, selling, planning and managing network solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.
“We’re very proud to have earned the Small Business Specialist designation. Deepening the partnerships we have with industry vendors such as Microsoft gives us access to insider insights and resources that will help keep our staff and clients at the cutting edge of technology developments,” said Kevin V. Michael, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Invizio.