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GBS IT & Digital Experts Will Turn Technology into Competitive Advantage.

Posted by Alex Perkins on 9/5/17 1:21 PM

Small-Mid Sized companies need only one technology partner. Watch to find why.

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Microsoft adds new Office 365 apps for SMBs

Posted by Alex Perkins on 8/21/17 12:24 PM

Office 365 is the ideal productivity tool for small- and medium-sized businesses. It’s cost-effective and receives plenty of support and upgrades from Microsoft. During last month’s Inspire conference, they announced even more applications for Office 365 that you will love.

Microsoft Connections
Email marketing campaigns are a great way to build relationships with contacts and increase sales, but they’re often difficult to manage. With Microsoft Connections, you can easily launch a campaign in minutes using pre-designed templates for newsletters, referrals, and promotions.

As you acquire more contacts, Connections allows you to segment your mailing list so you can target different customers. For instance, you can send product promotions to clients who have stayed with your business for more than six months.

After firing off your emails, performance charts track important metrics like open rates, clickthrough rates, new sign-ups, and canceled subscriptions that can be used to improve future campaigns.

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You're Invited - GBS & WatchGuard WI-FI Security Happy Hour

Posted by Alex Perkins on 7/21/17 8:43 AM

SECURE YOUR WI-FI & PROTECT YOUR COMPANY

Final Invitation - Seats Remain Available / Reserve your spot

Hackers are testing the vulnerability of your Wi-Fi Network. How confident are you that your Wi-Fi solution is protected from attacks? Wi-Fi is one of the most popular attack vectors for today's cyber criminals. 


WatchGuard and GBS have been providing advanced network security for two decades, and WatchGuard's latest Wi-Fi solution offers industry-leading WIIPS technology - protecting your business and customers from the most advanced threats. 

Join us for this complimentary event. 

WI-FI SECURITY EVENT  REGISTER

 

 

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CyberSecurity Alert - Personal Data Exposed - 200 million Americans

Posted by Alex Perkins on 6/20/17 9:49 AM

In a recent BBC article, it was highlighted that the personal information of more than 200 million American's was accidentally left open to the public.
The magnitude of the data oversight is significant - involving the possible exposure of nearly 62% of the entire US population's data, much of it very personal. The size of that breach is 1.1 terabytes of data...that's a big file! Included in the data are: birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers, political leanings, suspected religious affiliations, and ethnicities. This data was collected by Deep Root Analytics, a marketing firm whose data is used by political parties in predictive analytic models.

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Topics: security

B2B's Digital Gap - How Cloud-based Communications Can Help

Posted by Alex Perkins on 6/19/17 12:03 PM

At GBS it's our mission to drive business results through the engineering and deployment of high-performance technologies. And as specialists in helping B2B companies succeed, we thought this article written by our ShoreTel partner was highly relevant. Watch how a ShoreTel Cloud-based Communications phone system can help you drive results.

WRITTEN BY KATIE KREGEL, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL CORPORATE MARKETING / SHORETEL

Digital is part of everyday life, which means all companies and industries need to have a digital strategy to remain competitive. Yet, new research from McKinsey shows that B2B companies fall short of B2C companies when it comes to digital advancements.

While B2B companies face more challenges when it comes to digitization (they have to deal with more decision-makers in the buying cycle, for example), B2B customers are coming to expect, and even demand, access to digital tools for evaluating products and services and for making purchasing decisions. Going a step further, these same customers want greater transparency around pricing and a more positive, proactive sales experience. In total, this points to the need for B2B companies to make up ground in digital technology investment.

McKinsey points to four key areas—Strategy, Organization, Skills Deficit, and Culture—where closing the digital gap can bring the greatest ROI for B2B companies. When we take a closer look at these areas, it becomes clear that emphasis on one unifying component can offer advances across the board: cloud communications.

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Topics: IT Business - Leadership

GBS Partners with Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC

Posted by Alex Perkins on 6/8/17 3:28 PM

Global Business Solutions, Inc., (GBS) is proud to annonce our relationship with Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC. GBS is the Official IT & Technology Services Provider to the Cincinnati Dutch Lions.

In association with the partnership, GBS is also the IT & Technology Services partner for the House of Orange Sports Bar & Grill, a new Covington eatery & bar celebrating the Dutch Lions. We are very happy to announce the House of Orange Grand Opening - today, June 8. Join us this evening to watch the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC game at 7pm.

House of Orange 
433 Johnson St.
Covington, Kentucky 41011

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Topics: IT Business - Leadership

GBS - Honoring Those That Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/26/17 12:48 PM

Join GBS this Memorial Day holiday as we pay homage to those who served in our armed forces and have sacrificed everything - their lives - in the pursuit of the ideals and values that make America great.

At GBS, we're a proud supporter of those that have served and those currently in the armed forces. In fact, three GBS engineers are current/former military:
- Chris Van Dyke, Cloud Engineer (Sergeant, actively serving in the US Army Reserve)
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- Jonathan King, Remote Support Engineer (US Marine Corps)
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- Darrin Riley, Network Engineer (US Navy) 
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#GodBlessAmerica  

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GBS & Barracuda Networks - Hot Laps and Drinks all to Prevent Ransomware, May 18, 2017

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/22/17 4:41 PM

Last Thursday, May 18th GBS and Barracuda Networks hosted the first of two SuperCharged IT Learning Events. 
"Preventing Ransomware" was a literal hit & a hoot as rookie drivers took turns spinning each other out at Xhilaracing in Florence, Kentucky.

Before the hot laps started, GBS Cloud Engineer - Chris VanDyke and Barracuda Networks Systems Engineer, Gus Fernandez presented how our technology solutions Detect - Prevent - Recover when your organization confronts sinister malware, like the most recent WannCry outbreak.

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GBS counting on Cloud Computing, of course!

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/22/17 12:06 PM

As a matter of course - there is only one horse any self-respecting IT/Technology firm should be betting on to win the Belmont Stakes - that's CLOUD COMPUTING! GBS calculates Cloud Computing will take the Stakes - pun intended.

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ARE WE AT A TIPPING POINT FOR CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS?

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/19/17 3:04 PM

Global Business Solutions, Inc. is a proud Champion-level partner with ShoreTel. GBS has the expertise and tools to unify your communication system with ShoreTel Connect.
- Compliments to ShoreTel author, Pam Bednarczyk

Expectations for cloud communications have been high for several years, and for good reason: Benefits include increased productivity, greater collaboration and lower costs, just to name a few.

Cloud adoption rates support the hype. Businesses have been moving steadily and consistently toward cloud-based unified communications, driven by their interest in SaaS. For example, in a recent survey of 800 CIOs, McKinsey found that 48% of large enterprises already have at least one project running with a large-capacity cloud provider, and they expect this percentage to rise to 80% by 2018.

Others see rapid cloud adoption as well. For example, Forrester predicts the global public cloud market will accelerate to $236 billion in 2020, up from $146 billion this year, as large enterprises embrace online computing solutions.

What other changes might cause cloud communications to tip in 2017? Let’s look at three trends that are showing strong momentum.

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