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Lanlogic has been a pioneer in offering professional and valuable service and support to organizations all over the San Francisco bay area for over a decade. LanLogic knows the technology compaines use better than anyone else on the market, this helps LanLogic get companies up and running more quickly and hassle free. LanLogic can custom-design a support plan or solution model that precisely fits your organization, whether you’re outsourcing all of your IT services or just looking for some extra help.
By choosing Microsoft Exchange Server hosting from Lanlogic, you connect to their hosting servers for e-mail while gaining popular features such as public folders, shared calendars, shared contacts, direct Outlook and Entourage connectivity over the web, as well as iPhone and other smart phone access. All this for a fraction of the cost of hosting the service within your organization!
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“This new solution from Microsoft gives us the remote access we need to stay connected. We can now seamlessly access e-mails, documents, and schedules from all of our branch offices.”
Jody Morrissey, Owner, JPA Landscape & Construction
JPA carries out commercial landscaping services across the San Francisco Bay area. As the company grew to more than 100 employees, it faced challenges with e-mail, file sharing, calendar scheduling and providing stable remote access for a branch office. After implementing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server with terminal services, JPA gained more productivity, improved scheduling of projects and solid remote access for branch workers.
JPA Landscape & Construction provides a full range of commercial landscape services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. As the company grew to more than 100 employees and opened a branch office, it found that the Microsoft technology it had installed many years before no longer was meeting its needs and was eager to upgrade from Microsoft Windows 2000 to a later, more advanced Windows server.
With more people and more locations, JPA was having difficulty in its current configuration with e-mail, file sharing and calendar scheduling. Productivity was suffering as an increasing number of employees spent hours trying to share more files. Customer relationships were impacted because scheduling with clients was uncertain when e-mail and calendaring were overtaxed. Additionally, remote access for the branch office was sporadic. JPA looked to a more powerful and flexible server to support its growing staff both in the main office and remotely.
Working with Microsoft Gold Certified partner Lanlogic, of Livermore, California, JPA implemented Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 (SBS) with terminal services to enable secure access to the server from remote sites. Lanlogic developed a new IT network for JPA that created a truly collaborative work environment with safe and seamless remote access for the branch office. All of the user profiles and data were migrated to SBS so that users could retain the same identities and group permissions they had been using. Within two weeks of launching the implementation, JPA had begun operating with its new IT network.
With its advanced Microsoft technology, JPA is functioning much more productively and is able to attract more new business than it could manage previously. The solution is helping to drive process improvements, cost reductions in regaining lost time, a stable e-mail and calendaring system, and solid contact with branch office employees.
Customer: JPA Landscape & Construction
Web Site: www.jpalandscape.com
Customer Size: 100-5,000
Country or Region: United States
Industry: Landscaping & Construction
JPA Landscape & Construction, founded in Pleasanton, Calif., provides a balanced and complete line of landscaping services for commercial, retail and residential properties across the Bay area.
June 23, 2008 Garden City, NY, and Livermore, CA -Proginet Corporation (OTCBB: PRGF), a leading developer of enterprise software for advanced managed file transfer and security applications, and Lanlogic, Inc., an innovative provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange solutions, today announced a new partnership to deliver hosted e-mail attachment management solutions to businesses of all sizes. Through this agreement, Lanlogic will offer Proginet’s CFI Slingshot to customers of its hosted Microsoft Exchange services, enabling users to easily exchange files of any size within and outside their organizations.
Lanlogic provides hosted services and technology support to over 4,000 customers worldwide. Its dedicated Exchange server hosting programs provide customers with the same IT foundation as the world’s largest companies without the complexities and costs of maintaining the systems themselves. By adding Proginet’s Slingshot solution to its hosted offerings for Microsoft Exchange users, Lanlogic will enable its customers to send and receive large files without the need to deploy and manage additional software locally within their organizations.
“With Slingshot, Proginet has an innovative solution that addresses the major attachment management challenges faced by businesses,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales and Marketing for Lanlogic. “At Lanlogic, we recognize that as the size of files exchanged by businesses continues to grow, so too must our ability to provide customers with the best solutions for exchanging them. Partnering with Proginet gives Lanlogic a distinct competitive advantage by helping its customers overcome the file-size limitations enforced by most e-mail systems. This will enable our customers to conduct business more efficiently.”
The hosted e-mail market represents a significant growth opportunity for CFI Slingshot. According to recent research by Gartner, “Driven by dropping prices and new vendors, the market for hosted e-mail mailboxes is poised for rapid growth over the next five years, from 1% of enterprise seats in 2007 to 20% in 2019.” *
“Lanlogic has a strong history of leadership in the hosted Exchange market,” stated Kevin Bohan, Chief Information Officer for Proginet. “By incorporating Slingshot into their solution, they completely eliminate file-size limitations for their clients. In a market that’s becoming increasingly competitive, this translates into a major competitive differentiator. In addition, the partnership enables Proginet to gain a solid foothold in the rapidly growing market for hosted e-mail solutions. We look forward to working together closely to solve the attachment-management challenges of our mutual customers.”
* Gartner, Inc., E-Mail Hosting: Poised for Explosive Growth, Matthew W. Cain, February 22, 2008.
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Lanlogic was founded in 1995 as a network service company. This was at the beginning of the Internet revolution and the company’s original focus was on bringing e-mail and Web browsing services to the marketplace. In the process of doing this, the company discovered that most customer networks were not properly configured to efficiently leverage the Internet, and that the ISP’s of the day were so overwhelmed that they could not provide an acceptable level of service. To solve these problems, Lanlogic decided to build its own ISP network and to expand its consulting services to provide full support for its customer’s networks. Over time, the company has proven capable of providing a much higher level of service at a lower cost by combining both disciplines. In 2001, the company began offering its ISP and hosting services to consultants and integrators looking for a partner rather than just another vendor. Lanlogic currently has customers located in all 50 states and in 20 countries. For more information, visit www.lanlogic.com.
About Proginet Corporation
Proginet Corporation is a leading developer of enterprise software for advanced managed file transfer and security applications. Throughout its 20-plus year history, the company has earned an excellent reputation for its multi-platform expertise and dedication to customer service. The company’s flagship solution, CyberFusion Integration Suite (CFI)T, is the world’s most advanced managed file transfer solution, and supports all major computing platforms, from Windows to the Mainframe. Proginet’s global customer base spans more than 30 countries and includes many Fortune 500 companies. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in Toronto, Canada, and is publicly traded under the symbol (OTCBB: PRGF). For more information, visit www.proginet.com.
NOVEMBER 19, 2007 SUNNYVALE, CA - LIVERMORE, CA -To accelerate its rapid growth, commercial contractor Trim Tech has deployed a secure infrastructure from SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL) to provide high-performance connectivity and protection for its broadband network. A comprehensive set of small and mid-sized business (SMB) solutions from SonicWALL now provides Trim Tech with the ability to deliver improved employee productivity, customer satisfaction and component supplier workflow while insulating them from exposure to malware, loss of vital data, or vulnerability from email threats.
Since 1986, Trim Tech, Inc. (http://www.trimtech.com) has been a leading commercial subcontractor specializing in the sales, distribution and installation of architectural doors, frames and hardware in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm has grown to nine outlets, providing services to general contractors, owners and property managers for industrial, commercial, tenant improvement, and public work projects such as hospitals and schools. Maintaining employee productivity and customer service levels, while protecting vital data assets as it continues to expand, is a prime objective for the company.
The need for fast transmission of design plans and component specifications, and the distributed nature of Trim Tech’s job sites had led the company to transition to high capacity T1 broadband communications. While the move to broadband brought immediate communications improvements, it also increased Trim Tech’s vulnerability to malware, spam, spyware and other Internet-borne threats. With business protection a prime concern, they turned to SonicWALL Gold Medallion partner Lanlogic. Lanlogic deployed a full suite of SonicWALL security appliances and software designed to keep Trim Tech safe and in control of their business data.
“We recommended SonicWALL technology because it delivers real benefits for growing businesses,” said Alex Kokin of Lanlogic. “Their products are easy to manage and monitor, the user interface is simple, and they provide the most comprehensive threat protection. The real value of this network is that supports an immediate improvement in employee productivity, which is the strongest ROI for a business owner.”
Powerful, easily managed Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls, automatic data backup and recovery devices, email security appliances, and secure remote access appliances now protect Trim Tech’s head office and branch locations. Lanlogic upgraded Trim Tech’s existing SonicWALL UTM firewall to a SonicWALL PRO 4100. To provide streamlined, secure access for employees working from distributed and mobile locations, Lanlogic installed a SonicWALL SSL VPN 2000 secure remote access appliance. Three SonicWALL data backup and recovery appliances were deployed to deliver fast, simple backup and recovery for desktop computers at the click of a mouse, protect their key ERP application, Microsoft Dynamics, and provide secure offsite backup at the offices of Trim Tech’s CPA’s offices. A SonicWALL Email Security appliance protects Trim Tech’s inbound and outbound email communications.
“Within the first day of installing the Email Security 400 appliance, we blocked over 35000 spam emails as well as several sophisticated phishing attacks,” said Alex Kokin. “Our goal is to help our clients get the most out of their technology dollars while realizing as many productivity enhancements as possible. Our SMB customers need streamlined, powerful solutions that are affordable, practical and scalable, and SonicWALL’s products meet that requirement. With SonicWALL’s Global Management System software, we can manage each SonicWALL device – as we do for Trim Tech – without being on the customer’s premise, allowing our company to provide immediate intervention and remediation against security threats.”
Cyndy Thomas, Director of Operations at Trim Tech noted, “Business protection is at the top of our mind. As we grow, we have become more dependent on technology and it is critical to have a partner like Lanlogic that looks out for our best interests both in systems advice and in selecting the best infrastructure. SonicWALL and Lanlogic provided us with the best-integrated performance and at a far better price than competitive offerings. Their products and services give us the peace of mind to focus on running our business and our commitment to service excellence without being distracted by IT or security issues.”
Dave Parry, SonicWALL’s chief technologist , commented, “We are seeing many more SMBs using higher bandwidth, which as well as being a huge business enabler also increases the need for sophisticated network protection. The SMB IT model looks more and more like that of enterprises, with data the most valuable business asset and complex IT requirements driven by the need to remain competitive. SonicWALL’s products are designed to meet the changing needs and growth objectives of small businesses by providing enterprise-class protection.”
About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of security. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL’s award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company web site at http://www.SonicWALL.com/.
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In August 2005, the United States Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which changes the start and end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) as observed in the United States. Some additional countries/regions are following the U.S. change. As a result, DST will start three weeks earlier on March 11, 2007, and end one week later on November 4, 2007 – resulting in a new DST period that is four weeks longer than previously observed. These dates are referred to as the extended DST period.
All systems depend on international timekeeping standard
Outlook calendar and system times will be affected.
Unless certain updates are applied to each of your servers, workstations and mobile devices, it is likely that the time zone settings for the respective system clocks may be incorrect during this four week period. When your time zone settings are incorrect, your clock may be off by one hour, and certain applications running on your Windows-based devices, computers and servers may not display the correct time (i.e. Outlook appointments, etc). To address this, Microsoft is providing many free updates and tools that will update your system automatically. While the change in daylight saving time applies to the U.S. and Canada, the change may impact customers based outside North America.
March 14th, 2006 LIVERMORE, CA – LANLOGIC announced today that it has achieved the third milestone in Microsoft’s Partner Program. . This accomplishment consists of earning the much-coveted Information Worker Solutions Competency. Earning this award requires Lanlogic to have proven skills and experience in building solutions on the Microsoft Office System. The Information Worker Solutions Competency now includes specializations, which provide distinct paths for achieving the competency.
Designed to provide additional benefit and support to partners specializing in collaboration, portals and other productivity solutions, the Information Worker Productivity Solutions Competency is utilized by Gold Certified Partners that provide their customers with solutions built on familiar programs that enable them to better manage, prioritize and collaborate on increasing volumes of information. Partners that have obtained the Information Worker Competency can help their customers realize increased service revenues and new market opportunities.
The specialization Lanlogic has earned within this competency is titled Office System Desktop Deployment. This specialization requires development and investment of desktop systems to increase reliability, performance, and security.
“Partners play a critical role in delivering solutions and applications to customers with the Microsoft Office System,” said Jeff Raikes, group vice president of Productivity and Business Services at Microsoft. “The value of Solutions Competencies is that they enable Microsoft to deliver resources and training to partners that are meeting their customer needs. And for partners, the opportunity to highlight their expertise to customers is tremendous in the growing IW solution market.”
In addition, each competency award also requires submission and confirmation of 3 customer references featuring Office System Desktop Deployment case studies, using Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
“We are extremely pleased to have earned the Information Worker Productivity Solutions Competency in the Microsoft Partner Program. The competency allows us to take the third step in demonstrating our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Proving our specialization in Office Systems Desktop Deployment demonstrates our commitment to ongoing excellence and expectations with our team of senior network engineers. The benefits provided through this competency award will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”
Livermore, CA – January 5th, 2006 – Lanlogic, Inc., today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, recognizing Lanlogic’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified partner, Lanlogic has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
In business since 1995, Lanlogic is the most responsive and most knowledgeable computer network consulting firm in the San Francisco bay area. We offer onsite, remote, and hosted support, services and solutions for any information technology needs. As one of the few Microsoft Gold Certified Partners in the country, Lanlogic offers “Real People, Real Service” – the best team of professionals ever assembled to deliver the results our clients expect. We focus on helping small and mid-size organizations in all markets, including government, education, and business. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is integrated into every project we take on in our Service Warranty – “On Time, On Budget: Guaranteed!”
“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for existing clients as well as new customers.”
“Organizations are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes Lanlogic as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, Lanlogic had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory®-based and Microsoft Exchange Server migration or deployment solutions. Because customers are increasingly asking to do more with less, partners with the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency are better prepared to help customers improve operational efficiency and reduce security risks
“Our industry partners allow us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers,” said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of the Server Platform Division at Microsoft. “Solutions Competencies enable Microsoft to provide resources and training to partners seeking to meet, and even surpass, customer needs. The competencies also provide industry partners with a way to showcase their expertise to customers who depend on them for services, such as building their critical network infrastructure and reliably maintaining its stability.”
Combined with the original Network Infrastructure competency and the Small Business Specialist certification achieved earlier this year, Lanlogic has demonstrated an ongoing commitment towards ensuring its team of senior network engineers are the most knowledgeable and experienced in the industry. This commitment translates into more efficient resolution to urgent support incidents as well as much-improved preventative maintenance strategies to eliminate critical work interruptions./p>
For more information : Joe Foos, Lanlogic, 888-LANLOGIC, [email protected]
December 12th, 2005 LIVERMORE, CA – LANLOGIC announced today it has achieved the second milestone in Microsoft’s new Partner Program. This accomplishment consists of earning the coveted Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency. The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory®-based and Microsoft Integration Server design and deployment solutions, or Microsoft Exchange Server migration or deployment solutions. Because customers are increasingly asking to do more with less, partners with the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency can identify their unique skill in helping customers access management solutions, improving operational efficiency and reducing security risks.
The Microsoft Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is sub-divided into several specializations. The specialization Lanlogic has earned is titled Active Directory and Identity Management. This competency specialization requires Lanlogic to have employed two or more Microsoft Certified Professionals who have achieved an advanced certification, such as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, and have passed a rigorous technical proficiency exam.
In addition, each competency award also requires submission and confirmation of 3 customer references featuring Active Directory design and deployment or Microsoft Identity Integration Server implementation.
“Our industry partners allow us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers. And we’re always looking at ways to improve our relationships,” said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of the Server Platform Division at Microsoft. “Solutions Competencies enable Microsoft to provide resources and training to partners seeking to meet, and even surpass, customer needs. The competencies also provide industry partners with a way to showcase their expertise to customers who depend on them for services, such as building their critical infrastructure needs such as storage and hosting solutions.”
“We are extremely pleased to have earned the Advanced Network Infrastructure Solutions Competency in the Microsoft Partner Program. The competency allows us to take the second step in demonstrating our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Proving our specialization in Active Directory and Identity Management demonstrates our commitment to ongoing excellence and expectations with our team of senior network engineers. The benefits provided through this competency award will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”
October 31, 2005 LIVERMORE, CA – LANLOGIC announced it has once again earned certified status in Microsoft’s Partner Program, which recognizes LANLOGIC’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Certified Partner, LANLOGIC has again demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, that give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Since 1995, Lanlogic has excelled at providing the most-qualified and most-responsive technology support and service to clients all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team of over 20 Microsoft Certified Professionals make a difference every day in organizations, both large and small. Customers such as Uncle Credit Union, Livermore Library, Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority, Novazone, and Alloptic all rely on us to ensure stability and reliability in their technology infrastructure.
“Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes LANLOGIC for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”
In addition to earning certified status, LANLOGIC has declared a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
Microsoft Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their competency in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installation of a server farm; or a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.
“We are extremely pleased to have again earned certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program again. The certified status allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “The benefits provided through our certified membership will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”
September 16th, 2005 LIVERMORE, CA - LANLOGIC announced today it has achieved the first milestone in Microsoft’s new Partner Program. This accomplishment consists of earning the Network Infrastructure Solutions Competency. Microsoft Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proven their competency in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.
“We place tremendous value on our partners, who help us deliver solutions and applications to customers,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. “Solutions Competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise’s expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their knowledge of building solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003.”
Each competency award also requires submission and confirmation of 3 customer references featuring the implementation, customization, or maintenance of Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 technology, or Small Business Server 2000 or Windows Small Business Server 2003. Each reference must feature a project that was completed within the last 12 months.
“We are extremely pleased to have earned the Network Infrastructure Solutions Competency in the Microsoft Partner Program. The competency allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “The benefits provided through our certified membership will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”
August 2, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO – New designation distinguishes Lanlogic as expert in small-business solutions and services. Microsoft Corp. announced Lanlogic Inc. has become the first Small Business Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area. To attain this new designation, Lanlogic Inc. has demonstrated expertise in planning and building solutions for small businesses. As part of the Small Business Specialist Community, Lanlogic will receive a rich set of benefits from Microsoft, including access to training specifically designed for the small-business industry, small-business marketing materials for reuse, special partner offers, and the ability to use the Small Business Specialist logo in marketing materials, which can help give the company a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
The Small Business Specialist Community, available as a competency-like designation as part of the Microsoft® Partner Program, was developed in response to input from customers and partners that expressed a need to build easier connections that enable small-business customers to quickly and easily identify technology partners best suited to support them.
Small businesses are looking for partner companies that understand their unique business needs,” said Jon Witty, Northern California Area General Manager, Microsoft Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partner Group. “With resources like the Small Business Specialist Community and the partner locator tool on the Microsoft Small Business Center Web site, it will be much easier for small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area to identify local partners that are best able to address their specific needs. We are confident this offering will help Lanlogic reach its full potential by creating more visibility, opportunity and demand in the local small-business segment.”
“Lanlogic is extremely pleased with our status as a new Small Business Specialist,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “This special designation allows Lanlogic to effectively promote ourselves to customers as having proven expertise in delivering high-value, strategic solutions for small businesses. For customers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Small Business Specialist status provides Lanlogic with early line of sight to new products, services and programs from Microsoft, which can extend the value we bring to our client relationships.”
As one of the requirements for attaining Small Business Specialist status, Lanlogic had to pass Microsoft’s Small Business Sales and Marketing Skills Assessment, designed to test the company’s knowledge of the dynamics and dependencies of the small-business market, as well as the value to small business of several software solutions, including Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. In addition, at least one individual in the company had to pass a certification exam that measures the ability to design and implement solutions for the small and medium-sized business by using Windows Small Business Server 2003 and the Windows Server System™.