Ideal as a first server for small businesses with up to 25 users, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to help protect data, organize and access business information from virtually anywhere, support the applications needed to run a business, and quickly connect to online services for e-mail, collaboration and line-of-business applications.
For Release 8:00 a.m. CDT
March 26, 2012
Quality Systems Solutions, Inc. Achieves a Microsoft Silver Server Platform Competency
Quality Systems Solutions, Inc. earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.
Carpentersville, IL, U.S.A. – March 26, 2012 – Quality Systems Solutions, Inc. today announced it has achieved a Silver Server Platform competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.
Quality Systems Solutions, Inc. has been a Microsoft Partner since 2007. We were part of the exclusive Windows Server 2008 Rapid Deployment Program and Launch Event. Rick Bahl has served on the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC) Advisory Board for the past 4 years. Our ability to deliver Microsoft Server Solutions is second to none.
“This is the second year we have attained Microsoft Silver Server Platform competency which validates our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Rick Bahl, President. “We use our expertise and our relationship with Microsoft to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”
“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”
The Microsoft Server Platform competency demonstrates partner expertise in architecting, deploying and supporting the Windows Server operating system, infrastructure and applications. From Active Directory and Terminal Services to Hyper-V and High-Availability Clustering, partners that invest in this competency are ready to meet the demands of customers looking to get the most value and efficiency out of their datacenters.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
Quality Systems Solutions is a Full Service Technology Solutions Provider seeking to help clients operate more “efficiently, effectively, and economically” in the rapidly changing world of information technology. Providing personalized IT solutions and support that is tailored for your unique business structure is the goal of QSS. To learn more about Quality Systems Solutions, Inc. visit them online at www.qualitysystemssolutions.com
by Karl W. Palachuk
Copyright(C) 2011 Great Little Book Publishing Co.,Inc.
My friend and serial entrepreneur friend posted this picture to his Monthly News letter. Too bad it is so true…
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I’d like to invite you to join me, my staff and our special guests for one or both of our Open House Events.
We just put up a landing page for the event but it is NOT done yet. We will be updating it as we firm up commitments so check back often. http://www.qualitysystemssolutions.com/events/
I will be sharing some of my marketing secrets but better yet, we will have some real experts present to give you some tips and tricks. If that is not enough, we have some awesome gifts that we will be giving away both Tuesday evening an Wednesday during the day.
This is GOOD news for all of our Small Business clients in the Elgin, Barrington and Hoffman Estates are. Most business owners probably don’t even know what this means, so I will translate! SBS 2011 Essentials will simplify your network management and safeguard you data in a manner that is almost Silly Simple.
If your business has less than 25 users, this is likely the best investment that you will make in your network. Here is a brief quote from the posting:
Many business owners will be tempted to tackle this themselves, and most could. If you would like some help, we would be happy to assist you in any way that we can.
Are you using it? If not why? There is a lot of talk these days about SEO and PPC advertising. If you don’t know what SEO and PPC mean, ask me. But that is not what I am talking about here. I am talking about a free tool that as the name implies, permits you to ANALYZE the performance and behavior of your website. In itself, GA does nothing for your SEO. What it does do is it gives you some visibility into how many visitor are hitting your site, where they came from and what they looked at. That information alone should be very valuable to you.
If you are investing in SEO, this is a means for you to begin… to measure the ROI of you investment. The real metric there is $$$. Is your web traffic converting into measurable business? For most businesses, if the answer is no, it doesn’t really matter what SEO does for your ranking or count.
Google Analytics, out of the box, can provide you with a wealth of information. If you take the time to do a little tweaking and goal setting, you can measure some very specific metric or exclude a great deal of superfluous data, depending upon your focus. Keep in mind, I am not a GA guru, but I would be happy to share what I do with it and how it has benefited my business. Just ask. Call me or drop me a line.
A couple of days ago I featured a Lenovo laptop. Today it is HP’s turn. QSS is a full service solution provider and we are authorized to sell and support nearly all of the major OEMs. We aren’t bound to any particular manufacturer. When it comes to our small business client in Elgin, Algonquin, Barrington and the surrounding Chicago metro area, we offer them the solution that best meets their needs and the budget.
When you work the way you want, life goes more smoothly. HP PCs and Windows® 7 Professional help you work so you can spend more time driving your business forward. It’s time to get HP PCs that help you:
· Be more efficient: Today’s HP desktops consume up to half the energy of your old desktop .
· Work smarter: A new HP PC with Windows 7 Professional can run nearly three times faster than your old PC while using half the electricity .
· Stay safer: Features built into Windows 7 Professional and HP PCs create an extremely robust security solution.
(1) System config for D530: Genuine Windows® XP Professional SP2, 80G PATA HDD, 3x512MB DDR1-400MHz PC3200, CPU Pentium 4 2.8GHz / Pentium 2.8G, CD ROM. System config for 8000 Elite: Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32 bit, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 2×1 GB RAM DDR3, 160 GB HDD, integrated graphics, and Lightscribe DVD/RW. Dual core CPUs were tested – Intel based systems used E8400, AMD based systems used B55. Power testing was done with EPA and non-EPA power supplies. EPA Power testing results used. All new products were tested with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32. Power & performance profiles: PCMark05 and power measurements were done with the "as shipped" defaults. Power measurements for idle, off, & sleep/standby was conducted per Energy Star 4.0/5.0 guidelines. Actual results may vary based on system configuration and performance will vary over time depending on software installed.
By attaining the Microsoft Server Platform competency, we can demonstrate our expertise in building, designing, deploying, and supporting the Windows Server operating system, Windows Server–based applications, and the Microsoft server infrastructure. That means that we are better positioned to help support our customers’ business strategies through high levels of availability, agility, and automation.
That is the “official” Microsoft explanation. Would you like to know what it means to you? Give me a call and I’ll explain why we are uniquely qualified to deliver your next Microsoft Sever Project. We are currently working on a Hyper-V High Availability Cluster solution for a client in Elgin, featuring IBM x-series servers and the DS 3512 iSCSI System Storage solution. When we are done, their network will ROCK!
Virtualization solutions are now affordable for even our smallest clients. I would love to show you how we can make your network faster, more reliable and less costly to support and operate and you might have ever imagined.
Good morning from Sunny (but cold) Phoenix. Today we are concluding our second day of the Q1 meeting.
An HTG peer group is a group of 6-12 like-minded IT company leaders who meet quarterly in a non-competitive environment to network and discuss issues specific to each member’s concerns as a company owner, president or manager. The HTG peer group experience is a unique forum for technology industry resellers who are serious about implementing a model for success in their own businesses through sharing and collaboration of best practices.
My group acts as my virtual board of directors. They guide me in growing my business and in developing solutions and strategies, that help my clients operate more Efficiently, Effectively and Economically.
Here is a little Techie fun for you. A special thanks to one of our clients, Nancy from Crystal Lake for pointing me to this one.