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AxcientAxcient, a cloud-based Recovery-as-a-service provider, announced today immediate availability of the newest version of its granular recovery for Microsoft Exchange offering.

“This upgrade to our granular recovery for Exchange solution allows Axcient to offer a powerfully simple solution for e-discovery that is unmatched in the market,” said Justin Moore, CEO at Axcient. “Our customers now have a more efficient and faster way to protect and recover their MS Exchange databases at a lower cost than alternatives in the market. With today’s announcement, we’re continuing our commitment to provide the industry’s most comprehensive Business Recovery Cloud solution, in order to protect IT infrastructure across organizations, no matter the size.”

Field Nation Launches Android App

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fieldnationField Nation, a work platform that connects independent contractors and organizations, launched today its mobile app for Android-based systems.

“The new Field Nation app is faster and easier to navigate, from work order acceptance to completion and payment,” said Travis Emslander, Chief Technology Officer at Field Nation. “Now service providers can perform work order tasks in the field as they are completed and respond to new work opportunities in a timely way. Plus, organizations gain real-time visibility and faster response rates to existing and new work orders. It’s a win/win for providers and businesses using the Field Nation platform.”

appriverAppRiver, an email messaging and Internet security solutions provider, announced today its selection as a finalist in the 2015 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

“In a world of off-shore call centers, detached IT Help and increasingly complicated solutions, AppRiver has given tech a name, a face, a personal touch- qualities that are increasingly rare in the Digital Age,” said James Wirth, director of support at AppRiver. “We try to create a positive customer experience from first contact to post-op support.”

Decisive  Logo White BackgroundCanada-based Decisive Technologies announced today it has further extended relationships with myriad industry companies, including Cisco, HP and VMware, which contributes to its position as one of Canada’s largest specialized Enterprise IT Infrastructure providers.

“It has been an interesting year to say the least,” Decisive Technologies President Mike Smith said. “The hard work and dedication of everyone at Decisive has been instrumental in growing this company into one of the largest specialty IT infrastructure companies in the nation. Our relentless and ongoing focus on building a tremendous team of specialists, one that has such extensive real-world experience solving real-world problems, is an investment that continues to deliver returns—both for us, and for our clients. Their pride and dedication in designing, building, and implementing enterprise solutions that help our clients grow their business is what will continue to separate us from our competition.”

Decisive underwent a full rebrand within the past few months, creating a communication infrastructure designed to better cater to its clients.


sage logoI recently had the opportunity to speak with Connie Certusi, Executive Vice President of Small Business Solutions at Sage about a blog she posted to a women in business site. Connie opened our conversation by saying that, as people are making individual resolutions, the start of the new year is a great time for SMB owners to take stock of their business and look at key focus points for the year.

In the Sage blog, the four key recommendations for SMB owners in 2015 are: Embrace the Cloud, Keep an eye on regulatory issues, Go mobile and Don’t forget your customer. Let’s take a look at each one of these in a bit more detail.

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