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Interlink Cloud Advisors Named One of Ingram Micro’s Fastest-Growing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S.

Interlink Cloud Advisors Named One of Ingram Micro’s Fastest-Growing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S.

Global Technology Distributor Recognizes Interlink Cloud Advisors’ Achievements and Success in Fourth Annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 List

BLUE ASH, OH July 28, 2015 - Interlink Cloud Advisors today announced it was included in the Ingram Micro 2015 SMB 500 list. The annual list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners serving the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Ranked at number 59, Interlink Cloud Advisors has expanded its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) by more than 81% percent in the past three years.

“We are proud to be recognized as a top growing contributor to our region’s economic success and believe it is due to our firm commitment of helping businesses take advantage of the economics, flexibility and extensibility of cloud computing on the Microsoft platform,” stated Interlink President Matt Scherocman. “It feels good to know we have built a company that offers services and solutions that are not only profitable, but also cut client costs and increase overall performance.”

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Microsoft’s Active Usage - 2016 Funding Opportunities

Microsoft active usage funding 

In 2016, Microsoft is focusing on the customer and enabling their success through cloud-based technology. To support this focus, they are providing funding to eligible organizations for the adoption of Microsoft Office 365 Active Usage, Intune Active Usage and Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP):

The funding dollars are available to help customers realize the true value of their investments and ensure users are actively using these service to their full potential.

Microsoft Funding Opportunities for Active Usage:

Microsoft Office 365 Active Usage

Many organizations have starting reaping the benefits of Office 365 and its ability to empower their people using the latest and greatest collaboration services. Funding can help you use the cloud to gain control of your IT and give you the flexibility you need to run your business.

Funding may be available for those engage in “active use” in the following workloads:

  • Skype for Business Online/Lync Online: Customer’s employees are signing in and sending/receiving instant messages
  • SharePoint Online / OneDrive: Customer’s employees are signing in and accessing/creating SharePoint sites and content
  • Office 365 ProPlus: Client is installed on desktops and being used by Customer’s employees
  • Yammer: Users are commenting, posting, liking or sharing content.
  • Project/Visio: Customer’s employees log in and load one of the pages at least one time per month

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Microsoft Intune Active Usage:

Need funding dollars to help with mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud? Using Intune, organizations can provide their employees with access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device, while helping to keep corporate information secure.

An organization will be considered for funding if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Deployed a Microsoft Intune agent on a PC
  • Has assigned a Microsoft Intune license to a user and has at least one mobile device/PC associated with the licensed user

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Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP):

Azure Active Directory Premium is ideal for organization who are looking for identity and access management in the cloud. Providing single sign-on to thousands of cloud (SaaS) apps and access to web apps you run on-premises, Azure Active Directory Premium features multi-factor authentication (MFA); access control based on device health, user location, and identity; and holistic security reports, audits, and alerts.

Customer funding will be considered for those actively using AADP if they meet one of the below criteria. The largest number from the below will be taken into consideration for the incentive:

  • Number of licensed users accessing at least one 3rd party app
  • Number of licensed users registered for self-service password reset
  • Number of licensed users enabled for MFA

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Questions about Active Usage or anything else mentioned above?

Give us a call at (513) 444-2020 or contact us here!

Matt Scherocman

New Microsoft Windows 10 available July 29th!

New Microsoft Windows 10 available July 29th!

Windows 10 is being made available as a free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices - available starting July 29, 2015.  With familiarity and ease, Windows 10 is designed to start up and resume fast. Plus, it is packed with innovations and compatible with the hardware and software you already use.  

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NEW Microsoft Office 365 E5 Plan

NEW Microsoft Office 365 E5 Plan

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Microsoft has added a new a new premium Office 365 Enterprise suite plan– E5It will deliver the most comprehensive set of productivity, collaboration, analytics, security and compliance capabilities of any Office 365 plan. Also, Microsoft has added new feature value in E1 and E3 with Skype Meeting Broadcast added into E1, and DLP and Encryption extended across workloads (SfB and SPO) for E3.  

What is E5? 

 

The new advanced feature value of security, analytics and new cloud voice and PSTN conferencing capabilities has been reserved for E5Let’s briefly breakdown the features below. For a more detailed look at E5 and all of the new aspects of the Enterprise plans, contact us here.

 

 

Security:

 

Includes Predictive eDiscovery, Secure Attachments/URLs with Advanced Threat Protection and Access Control.

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Interlink Cloud Advisors Named 2015 Fast 55 Winner by Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincinnati-based systems integrator, Interlink, gets awarded for their 233 percent revenue growth.

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The Cincinnati Business Courier recently announced the 2015 Fast 55 award winners at their annual Fast 55 awards luncheon. Interlink Cloud Advisors, a systems integrator focusing on Microsoft cloud-based solutions, was recognized as the 5th fastest growing firm in Cincinnati overall. They were also the fastest growing firm in the ‘$1 million to $5 million’ revenue category.

 

For the past 11 years, The Business Courier has been ranking Greater Cincinnati’s fastest-growing private, for-profit companies through its Fast 55 program. To be considered, companies must be headquartered in the Greater Cincinnati region and have an average of at least $1 million in sales for the three most recent years. Each year, awards are presented to the top 5 companies that have demonstrated the most outstanding revenue growth over a three-year period. Winners are selected out of the 55 previously named finalists, in five revenue categories ― ranging from $1 million to $100+ million. The award represents the incredible hard work and dedication behind Interlink’s growth.

 

“We are proud to be recognized as a top growing contributor to our region’s economic success and believe it is due to our firm commitment of helping businesses take advantage of the economics, flexibility and extensibility of cloud computing on the Microsoft platform,” stated Interlink President Matt Scherocman. “It feels good to know we have built a company that offers services and solutions that are not only profitable, but also cut client costs and increase overall performance.”

 

Microsoft echoes those sentiments. “As a born-in-the-cloud integrator, Microsoft has partnered with Interlink for the past four years. We have watched them grow from a startup to one of our top managed partners, which now provides solutions across three different geographic areas,” explained Amy Riegert, Director of Partner Sales at Microsoft in the US Central Region.

 

To see the entire list of Fast 55 Finalists and Winners, visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/feature/fast-55/


To view pictures of the event, visit:
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2015/06/the-23-best-photos-of-the-courier-s-fast-55-awards.html

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