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March 14th, 2014

Operationally Mature Cloud-Providers typically charge on a “per-user” basis, ranging from $70 to $350 per user per month. The main variables affecting per-user price include the types of applications, data storage/size requirements, data retention periods, security measures, complexity of your environment, services that are bundled with cloud computing power, number of servers, availability of multiple data centers, disaster recovery options, and compliance levels. This fixed-fee approach makes pricing transparent and monthly bills predictable.

Other cloud providers price on a “per-user-plus-cost” model that includes the above variables plus other costs. The “plus costs” may include items such as bandwidth usage, power consumption, cooling requirements, failover capabilities and number of multiple Internet Service Providers available. These built-in, provider-based revenue “safety valves” make it difficult for companies to calculate usage and, therefore, their monthly costs. “Plus costs” can vary greatly from month to month, bringing unpredictability to your monthly cloud-computing bill.  If you have more questions or would like a customized quote, call Jennifer at 678-730-2703 or email Jennifer@mis-solutions.com.

 

March 14th, 2014

Essential GuideThat’s the title of our new book and its well on its way. Our publisher expects the book to be a bestseller on Amazon when it’s released in the Spring!  Lliam and I covered the topic of  Cloud Computing and there are other goodies inside including Voice Over IP, HIPAA, Security and more. If you’d like to order an advanced copy, email Jennifer@mis-solutions.com or call 678-730-2703.

March 14th, 2014

Pet of Month-Tia MariaCongratulations to Tia Maria submitted by Sandi & James Parr! “Tia Maria, my second black hair domestic cat that we adopted from Planned Pethood (Duluth), is truly our second baby.  She loves and is fascinated by clocks.  Standing on her hind legs, Tia intently looks at the clock on the wall at Planned Pethood.

  When she hears me winding the grandfather clock she comes running, so cute. Her favorite game is chasing light that comes through the prism in our front door during the late afternoon.  If the light hits the ceiling, she will stare endlessly upward, willing it to move in her direction. She also loves chasing her big sister Hannah through the house and rubbing the back of her brother, Turtleman’s shell when he crawls around in our laundry basket. She is my love!”  -Sandi Parr

Thanks Sandi & James for sharing Tia Maria with our readers. As this month’s winner, she has won a $40.00 Treat Basket from Pooch N Paws Pet Boutique and Barkery in Suwanee and Sandi, James & Tia Maria will be featured on our MIS Blog.

If you want fun free stuff for your fabulous pet, enter 1 of these 3 ways:  Call Jennifer at (678) 730-2703 OR Email to: Jennifer@mis-solutions.com OR Go online and submit your at: http://www.mis-solutions.com/pet-of-the-month/

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March 14th, 2014

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The Nest Protect Motto: Safety shouldn’t be annoying.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates nearly two-thirds of deaths caused by US home fires are a result of no smoke alarms in the household or the smoke alarms don’t work. Traditional fire alarms are a nuisance. They can’t distinguish between a real house fire and smoke coming from an overcooked meal. For most, the batteries die at the most inconvenient times (during the middle of the night) and homeowners remove the battery without replacing them because they simply want the noise to stop.

With the Nest Protect fire and carbon monoxide alarm system, you don’t have to worry about stopping the noise, while you are in a sleeping stupor. You won’t even have to worry about false alarms as a result of cooking. The new intelligent system doesn’t chirp instead, you are alerted to the fact that you need to change your battery by a quiet visual reminder-a light. Additionally, you can train the system to distinguish between when food is burning and when the house is actually on fire, which enhances your security.

Another great feature associated with having Nest Protect installed in your home is the ability to manage your system and receive text messages from your smartphone. No longer will you have to be concerned about your home when you are away. You can put your mind at ease by purchasing a Nest Protect system for your home today by visiting http://nest.com and ordering your device today.

February 6th, 2014

Who Else Wants To Win A $25 Starbucks Gift Card?

Take my monthly Trivia Challenge and you could win too! The third person with the correct answer will win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.

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Mount Rushmore is a very famous monument in the United States. Four of the country’s most honored Presidents have their likenesses carved into the mountain. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and which other President?

A. Theodore Roosevelt
B. Warren G. Harding
C. John Quincy Adams
D. Zachary Taylor

Email Jennifer at Jennifer@mis-solutions.com or call 678-730-2703 with your answer!

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February 6th, 2014

surveyResults: We received 87 surveys submitted by clients, our average score was 4.85 out of 5 questions resulting in 97% client satisfaction with our services in the areas of responsiveness, staff friendliness and issue resolution.  Thank you to everyone for participating—we encourage you to keep on submitting them—they are incredibly helpful at making our team better for YOU!

 

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February 6th, 2014

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We will pay $25 to you or your favorite charity for anyone that you refer to us that we get an appointment with. When your referral becomes a client (an spends $100 or more) then we will pay $100 more to you or your favorite charity. And we will give your referral $100 off their purchase plus enter you for a chance to win a new Lenovo Twist. Contest: January 1—June 30, 2014.

Visit http://www.mis-solutions.com/about-us/referral-program/

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February 6th, 2014

Best of GwinnettMIS Solutions Named Best I.T. Service by the readers of Gwinnett Magazine for 2013. Thank you to all who voted and supported us.  We appreciate your vote and most importantly the opportunity to serve you.

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February 4th, 2014

Lliam & Jennifer Holmes

Want To Discuss Ways To Automate Processes? Need Dashboards To Track Performance? Do You Have Marketing Questions?  Still Have Questions About Cloud Computing? Do You Want To Explore Hosted Email? Are you ready to replace your phone system? If you are facing a large upgrade and want to review options, give us a call at 678-730-2703 or email Jennifer@mis-solutions.com.  Lliam and Jennifer are available for you.

February 4th, 2014

wazeGet the best route, every day, with real–time help from other drivers. Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.

Nothing can beat real people working together. Imagine millions of drivers out on the roads, working together towards a common goal: to outsmart traffic and get everyone the best route to work and back, every day.

Traffic is more than just red lines on the map. Get alerted before you approach police, accidents, road hazards or traffic jams, all shared by other drivers in real-time. It’s like a personal heads-up from a few million of your friends on the road. With community-edited maps, you won’t hit a dead end. An active community of Waze map editors works to constantly improve and update Waze’s maps. That’s why they’re the first to reflect changes happening in your neighborhood, constantly improving routing for everyone. Check it out at: waze.com