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Winxnet Named One of the Top Performing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S. by Ingram Micro

World's Largest Technology Distributor Recognizes Winxnet in Annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 List

PORTLAND, ME  -- November 5, 2013 - Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that supports the complete IT strategy and services needs of small and mid-sized businesses, today announced it has been named to the Ingram Micro 2013 SMB 500. The list was revealed at Ingram Micro's 2013 Fall SMB Invitational and celebrates the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners focused on small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Ranked at number 102, Winxnet grew its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor, by more than 285 percent.

The Ingram Micro 2013 SMB 500 list was derived from the more than 20,000 U.S. solution providers and MSPs who work with Ingram Micro's U.S. SMB Business Unit. This year's top performers posted growth of nearly 250 percent. Developed in collaboration with Ingram Micro's Business Intelligence Center and U.S. SMB Business Unit, as well as channel research services firm The 2112 Group, the list also takes into account select criteria such as company size, overall technology category revenue growth and innovation with SMB business engagements.

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Does your organization need SharePoint?

by Amanda Downing, article taken from Winxnet's blog

SharePoint is likely to go down as one of the most successful technology products in history. As of mid-2012, 65,000 organizations (including 78% of the Fortune 500) had purchased 125 Million SharePoint licenses and one in five knowledge workers had access to the application.

But just because so many organizations have SharePoint doesn't mean that it's right for every organization. Below are thoughts I've put together to help executives answer the question "Does my organization need SharePoint?"

The first step in assessing whether your organization needs SharePoint is to establish the context for how you should be thinking about SharePoint. Organizations really fall into one of two buckets:

(1) Smaller companies with perhaps 50 or fewer employees that have fairly basic document management and collaboration needs; or
(2) Larger, more complex organizations that have more sophisticated challenges in areas such as knowledge management, collaboration, communication, and employee engagement.

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Mobile Internet Tops 12 Most Disruptive Technologies

Used with the permission of
by Laurence Cruz

In the sphere of technological innovation, you don't have to look far to see creation and destruction are closely intertwined.

In the railroad industry, the same high-speed freight service that enabled growth of cities in Illinois also disrupted agricultural businesses. More recently, digital technology has routed chemical-based photography, and the Internet is thrusting the print media industry towards possible extinction. Creation and destruction side by side. Or, as the early 20th-century economist Joseph Schumpeter put it, "creative destruction."

Looking ahead, what's a business leader, policy-maker or society to do? With hundreds of new technologies vying to be "the next big thing," how can they know which will rise and which will fall? The McKinsey Global Institute has published astudy that cuts through the fog, identifying the 12 technologies it considers most likely to transform life, business and the global economy by 2025. Top of the list is the mobile Internet, closely followed by the Internet of Things and cloud technology.

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Cloud Services you can trust: Security, Compliance and Privacy in Office 365

used with permission from Microsoft

When you make a decision to place your trust in a cloud services provider for productivity services, security, compliance, and privacy are top of mind. With over a billion customers on Office and decades of experience running online services, Microsoft understands what it takes to earn and continue to maintain your trust and confidence in Office 365.

Microsoft's construct for security, compliance and privacy in Office 365 has two equally important dimensions - Built-in capabilities that include service-wide, technical capabilities, operational procedures and policies that are enabled by default for customers using the service and Customer controls that include features that enable you to customize the Office 365 environment based on the specific needs of your organization.

Below is a look at Built-in capabilities and Customer controls for each of the key pillars of trust - Security, Privacy and Compliance.

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November 2013

              In this issue:

Winxnet Named One of the Top Performing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S. by Ingram Micro

Does your organization need SharePoint?

Mobile Internet Tops 12 Most Disruptive Technologies

Cloud Services you can trust: Security, Compliance and Privacy in Office 365

Did you know...

Winxnet now has a
corporate blog!

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New Hires:

Kevin Bailey
Kevin Bailey joins Winxnet as a Project Coordinator. Most recently he worked in project management and consulting at Tilson Technology Management, where he assisted with the management of projects externally, as well as internal procedural development.

Suzanne Magoon
Suzanne Magoon joins Winxnet as a User Experience Designer, with over 12 years of experience in visual and UI web design. Most recently she was as a Senior Web Designer for the Website Services group at Fidelity Investments in Boston.

Cormac Frost
Cormac Frost joins Winxnet as an Application Developer. He is a 2013 graduate of St. Michael's College, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science.

About Winxnet
Providing innovative IT solutions since 1999, Winxnet is a leader in IT outsourcing and consulting, software development, and strategic technical advisory services to the private and public sectors. With multiple offices in New England and the Southeast, Winxnet provides a broad reach with local expertise.