Goodbye 2013, say hello to 2014! It's Robin again, back with another 2013 Year in Review.
2013 was a great year for us here at Summit 7 Systems. Our employees worked extremely hard this year (as they always do, of course) and our long list of recognition and accomplishments reflect as much. Due to our abundance of successful work, we were also able to take more opportunities to give back to our community this year, which was great for everyone involved.
To wrap up the year on a high note, I've compiled a list of our Top 10 Achievements this year, in no particular order.
10. Summit 7 Systems Featured on the 2013 KMWorld list of “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management”
“Criteria for inclusion varies, but all companies have things in common. Each has either helped to create a market, redefine one or enhance one, and they all share two things—the velocity of innovation and the agility to serve their customers,” says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief. Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Oracle, SAP, HP and EMC are consistently selected for inclusion on this list. This year Summit 7 Systems was selected for its ability to quickly implement new processes, methodologies and technology solutions that truly align with a customer’s strategic objectives. Read More
As a leader within the Microsoft community, Ben has presented as a Keynote Speaker for many SharePoint conferences and has authored numerous publications focused on knowledge management, ECM and collaborative technologies, including the SharePoint 2013 Administrator book to be released in June. Ben’s philosophy is that the best solutions are inspired by the best ideas and he encourages his team to continuously generate and share ideas. Read More
Supported by Summit 7 Systems in Huntsville, Alabama, the Rainbow Elementary School PTA kicked off a reading program at the beginning of the school year to incentivize students by offering Nook e-readers, Barnes and Noble Gift Cards, class trophies and a quarterly prize cart for all kids who met or exceeded individualized goals. The goal of the program was to encourage children to read more books, to find books that are engaging, and to slowly increase the complexity of the books being read. Overall, reading volume increased across all Rainbow grade levels from the 2011-2012 school year by an average of 22%. Read More
“The challenges facing today’s channel executives are constantly evolving, and we make it a priority to keep pace with that change to help the channel community effectively compete. The Next-Gen 250 represents the up-and-coming solution providers dedicated to addressing those challenges in a more complete and dynamic way,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. “We congratulate these companies on being named to the prestigious list and look forward to covering their continued success.” Read More
The 2013 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009, and have revenue no less than $2 million in 2012. Additionally, the companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. Companies on the Inc. 500 represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, and are featured in Inc. Magazine’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000. Read More
5. Summit 7 Systems' Grand Teton Conservation Crew Runs the Liz Hurley 5k Ribbon Run for Breast Cancer Awareness
In October 2013, Summit 7 Systems participated in the 10th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run. We raised over $1,650 to support breast cancer awareness, purchase equipment for breast cancer diagnosis and provide continuing education for the Breast Center staff at Huntsville Hospital.
Summit 7 Systems and its AWS-certified consultants can help customers design solutions that leverage the power of the Amazon Web Services architecture to achieve high availability and geographic redundancy. Clients will realize the full cost savings that come with deploying a SharePoint solution in the cloud. Summit 7 Systems can also assist customers with designing a hybrid solution with on-premises installations or other cloud providers. Read More
3. Microsoft SharePoint Pocket Guide by Ben Curry, Jason Batchelor, Shane King and Jay Simcox - Released!
This is your most concise, practical reference to deploying, configuring, and running SharePoint 2013. Perfect for admins at all levels, it covers both technical topics and business solutions. It focuses on the crucial step-by-step information for performing day-to-day tasks quickly, reliably, and well. No obscure settings, abstract theory, or hype…just help you can really trust—and really use! Read More (Off-Site Link)
2. New SUMMIT 7 Website Design!
Thanks to a few ambitious members of our team, our website was redesigned in early 2013 and looks - if I might say so myself - rather nice. (Full disclosure: I am/was one of those ambitious team members.) Here's a before and after screenshot of the front page, for reference. What a change!
(Click to enlarge and appreciate the magnitude.)
1. Working With All Of Our Customers - New and Old!
We have had some long standing contracts with some customers (some go back a couple years or more!) and received some brand new customers. We appreciate and value working with ALL of you. We also wouldn't be here without you, so thanks for the work! We're looking forward to gaining more new customers and continuing to work with and grow even more with our existing ones. Thanks for such a great year and putting your trust in us!
On behalf of Summit 7, I'd like to give a big THANK YOU! to all our employees, partners and families for making 2013 such a wonderful year for Summit 7 Systems and look forward to an even better 2014!