New Network Packages Take iPoint by Storm

Here at iPoint, we believe change is a great way to keep things fresh and exciting. We are happy to announce that we will be bringing in new network packages. Now, we didn’t just add one more package, we created and are implanting four brand new packages! These packages are made to better suit your business needs depending on the size of your business and the network complexities it may or may not have. In this week’s blog, we are going to delve into each new package to get you just as excited as we are.

1. STARTER Small Business Package– Only $189 per month!

SAVE $130 per year for all the following services:

  • Up to 1 hour of onsite or offsite network services per month.
  • i-NetworkMonitor service for servers – 24x7x365 web-based Server monitoring of 1 server.
  • i-RemoteBackup service – Up to 10GB of online backup storage.

2. STANDARD Small Business Package– Only $299 per month!

SAVE $370 per year for all the following services:

  • Up to 2 hours of onsite or offsite network services per month.
  • i-NetworkMonitor service for servers – 24x7x365 web-based Server monitoring of 1 server.
  • i-NetworkMonitor service for desktops and workstations – 24x7x365 web based desktop monitoring for up to 5 PC’s.
  • i-RemoteBackup service – Up to 50GB of online backup storage.

3. PLUS Small Business Package– Only $599 per month!

SAVE $1,050 per year for all the following services:

  • Up to 4 hours of onsite or offsite network services per month.
  • i-NetworkMonitor service for up to 2 servers – 24x7x365 web-based Server monitoring of up to 2 servers.
  • i-NetworkMonitor service for desktops and workstations – 24x7x365 web based desktop monitoring for up to 10 PC’s.
  • i-RemoteBackup service – Up to 100GB of online backup storage.

4. PROFESSIONAL Small Business Package– Only $1,299 per month!

SAVE $1,400 per year for all the following services:

  • Up to 10 hours of onsite or offsite network services per month.
  • i-NetworkMonitor service for servers – 24x7x365 web-based Server monitoring of up to 4 servers.
  • i-NetworkMonitor service for desktops and workstations – 24x7x365 web based desktop monitoring for up to 20 PC’s.
  • i-RemoteBackup service – Up to 250GB of online backup storage.

 

Can you tell that we are excited to talk about these new packages? Be sure to give us a call at (970) 266-0703  if you have any more questions or want to know which is best for your business needs.

 

Top 3 Social Media Platforms for your Business

The biggest trend we’ve seen this year for small businesses is ensuring their social media platforms are up to date, provide compelling content, and that they interact with their clients. Everyone knows that customers service can make or break a business, but most people didn’t expect that to go into social media usage too. It’s true though. Social media interactions with clients and other businesses show people that your business is relatable, truth worthy, and even loyal. We get it, social media can be a lot. This week’s blog post if here to tell you about the top three social media platforms you should be using to get you started.

  1. Facebook

Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

Now, everyone knows about Facebook. But it is still growing to this day. People are always using the site to learn about new businesses for their needs. You can check reviews, reply time, what the services each business offers, and which of your friends has used the business before. Facebook is also a quick way to speak to the community, so you can make sure you are always engaged with what is going on.

 

  1. Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released two years later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively.

Images are everywhere, and they are attention grabbing. This is one of the biggest reasons why Instagram boomed so quickly and gained such a huge amount of users. Be sure to use this to your advantage. You can show the community what your business sis about, what services you offer, and all about your employees. People are then able to relate more to your business and are more likely to call on you when they need something.

 

  1. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. As of 2015, most of the company’s revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals. As of April 2017, LinkedIn had 500 million members in 200 countries, out of which more than 106 million members are active. LinkedIn allows members to create profiles and “connections” to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. Members can invite anyone to become a connection. The “gated-access approach” is intended to build trust among the service’s members. LinkedIn participated in the EU’s International Safe Harbor Privacy Principles.

This site is a great way for your business to speak to other business professionals. You can find new job applicants, see what’s happening in your industry, or even keep up with your past employees and employers. Remember, networking is everything, so it is very important to keep in touch.

 

Still a little weary about always updating your social media calendars? Have no fear, for here at iPoint, we have social media specialists that can help you come up with content and let you know which platforms are best to make your business grow! Come check our Social Media services page.

Hosting Your Website by iPoint for a peace of mind

Stressed about maintaining your website? Let us take on that task so you can focus your efforts where they seem best fit to you. Maybe we already designed your site for you, or you already use WordPress for your website, we can be your host! When you join iPoint’s Web Hosting platform, you get peace of mind, better security, faster and more efficient website performance. Companies also find that opting for iPoint’s web hosting is much more cost-effective than purchasing their own hardware and software, upgrades and the staff to run it all. You have the option to invest as your company’s needs grow or change.

Supported by diligent and friendly service, here are some of the beneficial features of using iPoint’s web hosting:

Unique Platform

We have dedicated servers from our friends at Pressidium running Solid State Drives (SSD) that concurrently are running to ensure your website is delivered to the web in order to maintain a proper load balance in case any of our servers fail, your website will not see a noticeable disruption.

Stress-free Security

Encrypted SSL certificates secure your website’s data for the length of the life on our servers. If you already have the SSL you were previously using we can continue to use this as well, this is just a benefit we offer our platform. Also includes a Secured FTP connection to your website’s file structure.

Managed WordPress Updates & Backups

iPoint offers you the convenience and support of updating your website to the latest version of WordPress as well as any other updates to PHP that are released over the lifetime of your hosting here. We want to make sure that your website is secure & online as close to 100% of the time as possible and this is a great way to ensure that.

At any given time, we maintain 2 weeks of file & database backups of your website on our servers in order to give you that extra piece of mind in case any sort of issues occur.

Let Me Introduce You to AirPoint

You know about iPoint, but have you heard of our sister company AirPoint? AirPoint holds all our drones services because we knew there was so much to offer, we just had to branch off our business. From thermal imaging to aerial photographer, we can cover all your drone needs to launch your business into new heights. We know this can be a lot to take in, so we wrote up this blog so you can wrap your hands around all our services and how they can help you!

 

Commercial Services: These services include aerial photography, aerial videography, and even live streaming events. This is your one stop shop when it comes to taking photos of your entire business landscape or getting a new perspective of your land. If your business is hosting a 5k run/walk event, or something else, we can also live stream the vent so more people can learn and really understand what the event is about! We’ve helped residential areas with their photography, as well as other businesses like Fort Fun to show off all they have to offer.

 

Data & Imaging Services:

3D and GPS Mapping: It’s that simple. We map out the flight and launch the drone. As the drone flies via GPS, it captures aerial imagery. Imagery is processed to create collaborative 3D & GPS Mapping. When collection’s that simple, you can focus your energy on analyzing the data rather than figuring out how to gather it. You save time while collecting millions of data points in one short flight. AirPoint uses the top drone GPS mapping software program in the industry to provide high-resolution aerial 3D & GPS Mapping Services that are invaluable to facility managers, engineers, contractors, farmers and developers who need to make informed and targeted decisions regarding site analysis, infrastructure, volume calculations, agricultural yields, surveys, situational changes and more.

Volumetric Surveying: Whether you’re checking to see if you have enough material to cover a particular area, or providing a financial report of your inventory, accurate, efficient and safer volumetric measurement makes all the difference. Significantly less expensive than traditional measurement and survey methods, aerial drone surveying gives you results in hours instead of days, rendering highly accurate 3D models from 25 – 400 feet aloft. Businesses large and small in industries across the board are boosting productivity, automating reporting and saving time with professional drone services. Modern unmanned aircraft are superior when comparing the time and expense of traditional ground-based volumetrics.

Thermal Inspections: Preventive maintenance can help save millions of dollars for companies before equipment or structures fail. Our thermal camera provides inspections in a variety of industries. This FLIR camera can be mounted on either of our drones. And the air-to-ground thermography results are amazing. In contrast, FLIR cameras see every nut and bolt in areas impossible to reach before – every leak (even those invisible to the naked eye) with no downtime, quicker turnaround and no risk to employees. You’ll not only save time, you’ll save money. You can perform multiple drone inspections at multiple sites per day that are easy to interpret and apply.

 

We love our drones here at iPoint. If you ever have any questions about our services or how it can help your business, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help!

6 Things to Do in Fort Collins for the Fourth of July

Whether you’re looking for more traditional parade-and-fireworks kind of fun or watching a great white shark terrorize a town on the big screen is your ideal way to celebrate Independence Day, you’ve got options for the Fourth of July Activities in Fort Collins.

1- Fourth of July Parade

10 a.m. The city of Fort Collins’ Fourth of July festivities will start with the traditional parade at 10 a.m. Featuring the theme “150 Years of Fort Collins,” the parade will travel east on Mountain Avenue, beginning at Jackson Avenue and ending at Howes Street.

2- Fourth of July Celebration at City Park

Beginning at 4:15 p.m., City Park, 413 S. Bryan Ave. Enjoy live music from the Colorado Swing Band, Manabi Salsa Band and the Fort Collins Symphony. The fireworks display will start about 9:35 p.m. In case of inclement weather, fireworks may be delayed until no later than 10 p.m. If the weather has not cleared by then, the display will be July 5 at dusk.

3- Fire-Kracker 5K

7:30 a.m., City Park, 413 S. Bryan Ave. Returning for its 15th year, the Fire-Kracker 5K will feature both a citizens’ 5K run/walk and a competitive 5K. The citizens’ race starts at 7:30 a.m. at City Park, and all ages and abilities are welcome. The competitive/elite 5K will follow and features a four-lap course around Sheldon Lake. Race registration is $25 for adults; $20 for kids 17 and younger; $10 for veterans and active military members.

4- Old Timer’s Baseball Game

9:30 a.m., City Park ballfields, 1599 City Park Drive. Enjoy a blast from the past watching these men relive their great memories and enjoying the sport they love. At 1 p.m., the Fort Collins Foxes will take on the Loveland Blue Jays. Admission for the Old Timer’s game is free. Admission to the Fort Collins Foxes game is $6 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, and free for children 3 and younger and active military with ID.

5- Old-fashioned Fourth of July

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Avery House Historic District, 328 W. Mountain Ave. Enjoy historic activities, games, food and fun.

6- Summertime Jazz Concert

4 to 8 p.m., Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave. Enjoy live Dixieland jazz by Le Jazz Band before heading over to the fireworks. Admission is free.