Archive for June, 2015

iCore Sponsors FirstGEN Intern

by on Jun.24, 2015, under iCore News, Philanthropy

FirstGEN Fellows   First Generation Social Justice Leaders
iCore Networks sponsors 2015 FirstGEN Fellowship intern- Karen Vallejos at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Karen is a senior at Southwestern Adventist University, with a double major in International Business and History. During her undergraduate years she has been a huge contributor to various nonprofit organizations such as Dream Project and DREAMers of Virginia where she lobbied at both the state and national level. Prior to her work on the Dream Project, she worked as an intern for Senator Tim Kaine to help plan the first White House Summit for Working Families and The Advancement Project- a civil rights and law organization. Through her hard work and dedication as a student Senator and President of her business club, Karen has been able to uncover opportunities to help under resourced communities. Karen grew up in Arlington, VA but is originally from Bolivia.
first gen intern
The First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship is a collaborative program by Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. It is a 10-week summer program for first generation undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in social justice. Fellows gain hands-on experiences working on civil rights matters as full time policy interns in Washington DC while also participating in a parallel training program.
iCore Networks is a proud supporter of various charities from the Latin American Youth Center to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. FirstGEN Fellows is elated to join the family of programs receiving support from iCore Networks. ,Inc.

Why Unified Communications Will Make you Question Your Current IT Strategy

by on Jun.22, 2015, under Trends, Unified Communications


Hosted Unified Communications (UC) for business is a disruptive idea. It disrupts the notion that IT departments need to spend a good chunk of their time and money maintaining business communications with in house IT teams. It also shatters the notion that a successful IT strategy requires multiple vendors for collaborative services such as voicemail, email and mobile applications. In reality, IT professionals can save up to 30 percent of their time by implementing a UC solution.
Over the years, as mobility began to play a greater role in enterprise communications, IT systems became much harder to manage. As a result, IT Departments are getting out of the business of managing hardware and software. Instead they are opting for UC solutions that provide a more efficient manner of using technology. With a single UC solution, IT leaders can quickly solve business problems, save money on staffing and infrastructure, and simplify their billing processes by paying one vendor instead of working across multiple.
Beyond the immediate benefits seen by IT departments, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) poses advantages for businesses overall. Many business leaders recognize that the employee mobility and flexibility available with a Unified Communications solution leads to higher productivity and are now equipping their work forces with the technology resources they need to do so. A Stanford University study found that telecommuting alone leads to a 13.5 percent increase in worker productivity. The graphic below from Rypple, provides a breakdown of the amount of time the typical employee wastes on inefficient business communications. All of which could be avoided by implementing a UCaaS solution.
Savings from Implementing Unified Communications
Image by Rypple, Inc. via Pinterest
The future of UCaaS is endless and allows us to think innovatively when it comes to saving time and increasing overall business profitability. One thing is for certain though, there will be an upward trend in business investments when it comes to unifying communications in the cloud.
Interested in learning more about Unified Communications? Have one of our UCaaS experts walk you through a private demo. Click here or call 1.866.949.4267 to set an appointment.

Nutanix .NEXT Conference Recap

by on Jun.18, 2015, under Events, iCore News

We had so much fun getting to know our clients at the inaugural Nutanix User Conference in Miami, Florida earlier this month. The conference allowed us to expand upon our strong and sustainable partnership with Nutanix, a leading cloud provider, in order to maximize our knowledge in cloud practices and technology.
The week of the conference was full of informational sessions led by experts in the field who shared valuable insight into the latest in cloud technology. Throughout all the learning that took place during this remarkable conference, we were still able to find plenty of time for fun with our clients! We had a blast at the Turnberry Miami Golf Course.  The fun continued throughout the week with numerous dinners and networking sessions.
We are so happy to have been able to share this incredible weekend with our clients and our partner, Nutanix!
See pictures from the event below:

Registration Desk at Nutanix .NEXT Conference

Registration Desk at Nutanix .NEXT Conference

The CUBE at Nutanix .NEXT conference

The CUBE at Nutanix .NEXT conference

iCore Executives and Clients enjoying a day of golf at the Turnberry courses

iCore Executives and Clients enjoying a day of golf at the Turnberry courses

iCore Executives and Clients before Nutanix cocktail reception

iCore Executives and Clients before Nutanix cocktail reception

Nutanix .NEXT conference keynote speaker

Nutanix .NEXT conference keynote address

iCore Invites Customers to Attend .NEXT Conference

by on Jun.09, 2015, under iCore News

The iCore team is so excited to be a part of the inaugural Nutanix .NEXT User Conference this week at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. Along with a few of our customers we will spend the week learning about the best practices in cloud as well as the latest in cloud technology while also enjoying several social activities. We kicked off our social activities with a round of golf at the Turnberry Miami Golf Course and our private VIP Dinner at The Bazaar by José Andrés at 7:00 PM yesterday.
Keynote speakers at the conference include Condoleezza Rice, Vinod Khosta of Khosta Ventures, Raymond Paquet of Gartner Research and Ravi Mhatre of Lightspeed Ventures. Session presenters will cover a wide range of topics with a focus on IT solutions and infrastructure.
We can’t wait to get to know our customers and the cloud industry throughout this exciting and informational week!

iCore Sponsors the Providence Center’s 23rd Annual Moran Golf Classic

by on Jun.04, 2015, under iCore News, Philanthropy

The iCore team had a blast supporting the Providence Center as a sponsor and participant in the 23rd Annual Moran Golf Classic. Providence Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive services that allow individuals with disabilities to achieve a valuable and functioning role in society. Not only were we able to raise money to support disabled individuals, but we were able to raise awareness for a great cause.
The philanthropic event, which was hosted at the Queenstown Harbor Golf Courses in Queenstown, MD on June 1 at 10 a.m., featured a silent auction and a golf tournament. All proceeds went directly to the Providence Center’s efforts to improve the lives of disabled individuals in the Anne Arundel community.
Check out pictures of the iCore team at the event below: