Safeguard your business

Businesses today face a constantly evolving set of potential threats, from data security breaches to downtime from unexpected events. Businesses are asking questions like:

·         With growing use of the cloud and mobile devices at work, how can we keep business data protected?

·         As my data grows, how can I make sure it is all backed up without spending a fortune?

·         If an unexpected event occurred, like a fire, break-in, or flood, how long would it take our business to get back online? And what would this downtime cost our business?

·         How do we keep up with a constantly changing compliance landscape?

Get modern protection for evolving threats, with solutions that help protect your business data and minimize the disruptions caused by unexpected events. With Microsoft, enterprise-grade protection is built into its technologies. So you don’t have to think about it. From advanced data protection to solutions that help you recover quickly from unexpected events, get technology that is designed to help safeguard your business.

Safeguard your business use cases:

Get advanced data protection, built-in at every level of your IT
Easier security
for PCs & devices
Log in to PCs and devices quickly and easily using enterprise-grade security features like Windows Hello facial and fingerprint recognition—and Two-factor Authentication for added protection.
Automatic threat protection, PC to cloud Get up-to-date anti-malware protection with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Get built-in threat protection on PCs and devices with Windows Defender.

Detect and alert security breaches with Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) in the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).

Built-in mobile data protection Take your Windows mobile device to and from work and know sensitive data is protected with built-in encryption capabilities like Enterprise Data Protection and BitLocker.
Protection that
follows your data
Track sensitive data you send in email and selectively prevent actions like editing, copying, or printing with Azure Rights Management in Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).

 

Easy, affordable data backup—ready when you need it
Always have access to your latest files Keep your files synchronized across your devices and access them anywhere, anytime, both online and offline, with OneDrive for Business, where you have the confidence that your data is continuously backed up in Microsoft’s geographically distributed datacenters.
Easily back up business applications Get peace of mind knowing your data is backed up and that you can restore your information quickly with Azure Backup, which provides scalable, secure backup services and up to 99 years of data retention for legal compliance.
Protect your database Protect critical information in your SQL Server databases by automating database backups to Microsoft Azure with encrypted backup files and the ability to restore your backup to the cloud if your main servers are unavailable.

 

Be back online in minutes when the unexpected happens
Know you’re open for business, even if disaster strikes Get your business back up and running in minutes when the unexpected happens with Azure Site Recovery, which offers an automated disaster recovery solution in the cloud—without requiring major capital expense.
Have confidence you won’t lose your work Always access your latest files from any device with OneDrive for Business. So, if you accidentally leave your laptop at home, you can easily access your files from another PC at work—and then all of your changes will automatically sync back to your laptop at home.
Have peace of mind if mobile devices are lost or stolen Know that lost or stolen laptops are automatically protected with BitLocker encryption.

Remotely wipe data from a lost device with easy-to-use tools in Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).

Automatically sync your data, settings, and apps to a new Windows device to get back up and running fast.

 

Reduce risk with easier compliance
Business controls to help ensure compliant behavior Office 365 includes controls that help stay compliant, like Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Policy Tips, which triggers an alert when sensitive information is about to be sent via email.
PC and device compliance with Windows 10 Windows 10 is able to be deployed in a compliant manner, as Microsoft is continually working to deliver technology that helps customers meet the latest industry and regional certifications.
Compliance-ready cloud Meet a range of country and industry compliance requirements with Microsoft Azure and Office 365, which are independently verified to maintain compliance with a broad range of standards.

 

Microsoft Office 365 is the Right Choice for Small Business

Business is better with Microsoft Office 365. It’s the Office you know, with additional tools to help you work better together.

Create, edit, and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents from your PC/Mac, iOS, AndroidTM, or Windows devices, so you can get more done—anytime, anywhere. Plus, with multi-party HD video, content sharing, and shared calendars, you’re always in sync with your team.

 

Office 365 updates itself, so you always have the latest features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. With low upfront costs and the flexibility to add users and services as needed, Office 365 provides the ROI you need to succeed.

 

Office 365 Benefits

Access your email, contacts, and calendar anywhere on any device via Outlook, with built-in spam and malware protection that automatically updates itself.

 

Hold online meetings for up to 250 participants, with screen sharing, audio and video, virtual whiteboards, polls, and shared notes.

 

A private social network enables your company to stay connected, share information across teams, and make faster, more informed decisions.

 

Simplify IT management and save money with a reduced IT infrastructure and continuous backup and disaster recovery abilities.

 

Store up to 1 TB of documents online to easily access anywhere on any device, share with colleagues, and back up your work.

 

Get telephone technical support for setup and deployment. Get more support via online Q&As, how-to resources, and the Office 365 customer community.

 

A financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee* gives you the peace of mind of knowing you can always access your services.

 

Flexible plans to meet your needs. Choose between plans that include online versions of Office, or get the full Office suite loaded to your favorite devices.

 

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Support Pioneers in Skirts

Pioneers in Skirts™ is a film that takes an honest look at solutions for the setbacks women still face in their careers – for women now and for the next generation. Visit the official website to learn more about the film.

It’s a documentary film about women who want careers, their success and their struggles, and the people who advocate for them: employers, coworkers, mentors, and parents.

They are running a month-long crowdsourcing party on Kickstarter from August 19 – September 19! Funds raised will help the film finish production and transition into post-production. Please help them finish this amazing movie!!

Office 365 Government The best choice for government organizations

Use Office anywhere

Provide users with the Office applications they know, optimized for their devices, so they can work their best wherever they are.

Simplify collaboration

Hold multi-party HD online meetings with screen sharing, note taking, and annotations. Start an IM, call, or video chat with just a click.

Run it the way you want

Move to the cloud on your terms. Get highly configurable administration that is easy to use and accessible anywhere. And save on IT.

MetaLogix, Inc.’s Crystal Williams named to CRN’s Women of the Channel Power 50 Solution Providers

 

Charlotte, NC June 2, 2014 – MetaLogix, Inc. a leading software solution provider and IT consulting firm today announced that Crystal Williams CEO has been named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list, and has been recognized as one of this year’s inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers. The annual Women of the Channel list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel. The Power 50 honors an elite subset of female executives at solution provider organizations who are extending their respective company’s sphere of influence as trusted advisers.

Crystal has been the driving force in expanding MetaLogix services to not only provide software development solutions, but also to provide technical services to include Custom Mobile Application Development, Internet Marketing and Integration solutions to federal and corporate clients.

“We are seeing a steady increase in the number of female executives making their mark in the solution provider community,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.  “The new Power 50 list shines a spotlight on both their contributions as individuals and the importance of the solution provider role in the success of their clients. We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and look forward to their continued success.”

“It is an honor to be selected as one of this year’s “Women and the Channel and Power 50 Solution Providers,” and be associated with such a distinguished company, says the award recipient, Crystal Williams. “I am blessed with significant support from MetaLogix staff, the community, and my family, and they are what make such achievements possible.”

The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN magazine and online at www.crn.com. 

About MetaLogix, Inc.

MetaLogix, Inc., a Woman Owned, Veteran Owned, Information Technology firm specializing in SharePoint, Business Intelligence and Business Process Management software solutions.  Founded in 2002¸ MetaLogix maintains offices in North and South Carolina, serving clients all over the world.  MetaLogix is privileged to provide service for local, domestic and foreign enterprises as well as various departments and agencies within the US Government. The Charlotte Business Journal recognized MetaLogix as one of the Best Places to Work 2008 and 2009 and The Charlotte Chamber acknowledged MetaLogix for Best Use of IT as winner of the Blue Diamond Award in 2003.

 

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation Taps Woman Veteran to Expand Digital Marketing Efforts

WASHINGTON – The Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation is proud to announce that Crystal Williams, CEO of MetaLogix, Inc., has joined our team as social media and digital strategy coordinator. Williams and her team will work closely with BPW andJoining Forces Mentoring Plus® (JFMP) to develop and implement forward-thinking digital marketing campaigns. She will also assist with content and social media strategy, market research, and industry analysis.

Williams, CEO of MetaLogix, Inc., a Woman Owned, Veteran Owned, Information Technology firm brings with her over 14 years of business; government and technology experience where they specialize in web development, digital marketing and enterprise software solutions. She also currently serves as the BPW-North Carolina Women Joining Forces Chair.

Williams joined the United States Army shortly after her graduation from High School. During her 10 year military careerundefinedfirst in the US Army and then the US Army Reserves she received the Armed Forces reserve medal and Army service ribbon. She also served honorably during the War on Terror- Operation Enduring Freedom where she earned the national defense service medal. Williams was recognized by CRN Magazine as one of Top Women of the Technology Channel in 2013 as well as being named by the Charlotte Business Journal Forty under Forty and Top Women in Business. She also received recognition from the Mecklenburg Times as one of the Fifty Most Influential Women in 2013.

“I’m honored to be chosen by BPW for this task. I believe in BPW and the Women Joining Forces Mentoring Plus program, states Williams.  As one of the first grassroots organizations to focus on working women; BPW has a unique opportunity to engage women veterans and their families at a local level where mentorship will benefit the most.”

Deborah Frett CEO of Business Professional Women says, “With the ever changing digital landscape it’s critical that we continue to evolve our digital and social media engagement strategy. And we believe that Crystal will bring a unique voice to our mission and help spotlight the great work we are doing with Women Joining Forces Mentoring Plus Program.”    

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 About BPW Foundation  – With a legacy dating back to 1919, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation was the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information on working women. The mission of BPW Foundation is to promote systematic change in the workplace by strengthening the capacity of organizations and businesses to create environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women, empowering them to achieve their full potential.

 

 

For more information visit www.BPWFoundation.org. @BPWF4WomenVets @WomenMisbehavin

Great Article From My Friends at Integrity Global Advisors “All Politics is Local” But Best Practices Are Universal

 
Speaker Tip O’Neal famously said, “All politics is local”. As someone who has worked on and watched campaigns in New York City, Los Angeles, Bogota and Santiago among other cities, I agree. Each place presents unique challenges and opportunities, with rich history and cultural nuances at play. Nevertheless, I would contend that there are best practices every candidate should follow.

To win your next election, you must:

  • Create a strong campaign plan
  • Leverage digital media
  • Use technology to manage voter data effectively
  • Understand the role of money in your campaign
  • Hire the right team

In this piece, I’ll address creating a good campaign plan.

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Be sure to visit them at http://www.integrityglobaladvisors.com

Twitter: What are #Hashtags? And why @williamscrystal is using them

Hashtags are merely keywords or keyword phrases used to categorize tweets. By putting a # symbol before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) a link is automatically created. This is called a hashtag.  This link is clickable allowing you to see all other tweets related to this topic today. Hashtags allow information to spread and be categorized through the twittersphere.

How hashtags help with marketing

It’s important to use #hashtags in your tweets effectively broadening your audience and helping you to gain more followers. Events and Conferences use #hashtags to allow attendees to hold a conversation as a group. Think of it like virtual networking.

Seriously, hashtag etiquette?

  1. Don’t overuse them
  2. Make your hashtags short remember they take up precious real estate in your 140 character limit
  3. No spaces – #charlottenc
  4. Do not hijack popular hashtags to get your tweet seen.-This is SPAM!

@williamscrystal why is this important in my tweet

When mentioning users in Twitter if you put a ‘@’ symbol before their usernames you are directing the conversation to a specific individual or group grabbing their attention.  Unlike a direct message this conversation is public.  The mention then becomes a link to that person’s Twitter account taking readers to their tweets and profiles. Mentions are a great way to shout out to your favorite brand or friends.

In summary when constructing a tweet try using a relevant #hashtag and mentioning @someone to help grow your audience and engage more followers. So get out there and shake your Twitter handles!

 

 

MetaLogix CEO Named to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Defense Business Association

Crystal Williams, CEO of MetaLogix, Inc., has been named to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Defense Business Association. “It is a privilege to sit on the Board of Directors of the NC Defense Business Association; I am proud to play a role in the important work the organization is doing in the defense community,” said Williams. 

Crystal brings 14 years of business; healthcare and technology experience to MetaLogix, Inc. serving as Director for a multi-million dollar technology consulting business where she is responsible for the Corporate Strategy, Division Performance, Business Development, Communications, and Human Resources/Sustainability. Crystal’s other experience includes working within the healthcare services industry, and founding a healthcare services start-up company that was acquired in 2011. She has a vast knowledge and experience with finance, financial reporting, treasury and cash management, acquisition, post-acquisition integration, corporate asset/liability management, software conversions, human resources and information technology.

Crystal joined the United States Army shortly after her graduation from High School. During her 10 year military career—first in the US Army and then the US Army Reserves she received the Armed Forces reserve medal and Army service ribbon. Crystal also served honorably during the War on Terror- Operation Enduring Freedom where she earned the national defense service medal. Crystal was recognized by CRN Magazine as one of Top Women of the Technology Channel in 2013 as well as being named by the Charlotte Business Journal Forty under Forty and Top Women in Business. She also received recognition from the Mecklenburg Times as one of the Fifty Most Influential Women in 2013.

Crystal is a member of Woman in Defense, National Association of Woman Business Owners, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the American Legion. She also serves as the Business Professional Women NC Women Joining Forces Chair. As well as UNC Charlotte Athletic Foundation Board of Directors.  She lives in South Charlotte with her husband and two children.

About MetaLogix, Inc.

MetaLogix, Inc., a Woman Owned, Veteran Owned, Information Technology firm specializing in SharePoint, Business Intelligence and Business Process Management solutions.  Founded in 2002¸ MetaLogix maintains offices in North and South Carolina, serving clients all over the world.  MetaLogix is privileged to provide service for local, domestic and foreign enterprises as well as various departments and agencies within the US Government. The Charlotte Business Journal recognized MetaLogix as one of the Best Places to Work 2008 and 2009 and The Charlotte Chamber acknowledged MetaLogix for Best Use of IT as winner of the Blue Diamond Award in 2003.

About North Carolina Defense Business Association

The association promotes defense related business within North Carolina by providing information and networking opportunities to members. Its purpose is to build business for North Carolina industries with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security installations and agencies.

The association represents more than 75,000 employees in 240 businesses with interests in military contracting, government affairs, and supporting the state’s military installations. Members include private businesses, economic developers, state government officials, universities, and military leadership.

www.ncdba.com

 

 

 

MetaLogix CEO Crystal Williams Recognized by CRN as one of the Top Women of The Channel

Charlotte, N.C. June 17, 2013 – MetaLogix Inc., today announced that Crystal Williams, CEO has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN as one of the top Women of the Channel. CRN’s annual list recognizes nearly 300 female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year’s Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. These women represent a changing trend in a traditionally male dominated industry.

“We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. “For years, we have identified and celebrated the women who have made an indelible mark on the technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor focus on meeting the needs of the IT channel community.”

“I am honored to be recognized among the influential executives who comprise CRN’s Women of the Channel,” said Crystal Williams, CEO of MetaLogix, Inc. “I am blessed with significant support from MetaLogix staff, the community, and my family, and they are what make such achievements possible.”

A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel will be featured online at http://www.crn.com.

About Crystal Williams and MetaLogix, Inc.

Crystal Williams is CEO of MetaLogix, Inc., a Woman Owned, and Veteran Owned, Information Technology firm specializing in SharePoint, Business Intelligence and Business Process Management solutions. Crystal brings 12 years of business; healthcare and technology experience to MetaLogix, Inc. serving as Director for a multi-million dollar technology consulting business where she was responsible for the Corporate Strategy, Division Performance, Business Development, Communications, and Human Resources/Sustainability. Crystal joined the United States Army shortly after her graduation from High School. During her 10 year military career—first in the US Army and then the US Army Reserves she received the Armed Forces reserve medal and Army service ribbon. Crystal also served honorably during the War on Terror- Operation Enduring Freedom where she earned the national defense service medal. Crystal is a member of Woman in Defense, National Association of Woman Business Owners, NC Defense Business Association, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the American Legion. She lives in South Charlotte with her husband and two children.

About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.