President Michael Stackhouse earns SVSU Best in Business Award

SAMSA President Mike Stackhouse was honored by the College of Business and Management at Saginaw Valley State University in March, with the Outstanding Graduate Student award for 2015.  After completing two years of study for a Master’s in Business Administration with a 4.0 GPA, Mike says “I am very blessed and grateful for the opportunity to have the time to focus on my studies.  My impression before entering the program was ‘I probably already know most of this,’ but I can truly state that I learned a significant amount in each and every course.  We have actually implemented several new management and marketing programs at SAMSA as a result of the MBA program at SVSU.”  With just a little more free time now, Mike plans to continue focusing on growing SAMSA and also spending more time with family, including a new granddaughter.

RS640639_CBM Awards 3-17 by Michael Randolph DSC_4851-lpr

Office 365 and Business Solutions

Tech Group Manager Ellen Mockridge and Customer Pleaser Jody Adams recently completed a Microsoft training event which focused on the needs of Small and Medium Businesses (SMB’s) related to email and office collaboration.  The primary Microsoft solutions that were discussed were Skype, Microsoft Azure, and Office/365, which is the new “cloud version” of Microsoft Office.

These SMB solutions help businesses with collaboration in real time and staying connected with employees as well as clients.  Ellen commented, “I feel the Azure backup solution would provide a more stable backup/DR (Disaster Recovery) environment for SAMSA’s customers.   Also for those SAMSA clients who currently have VMware, the migration to Azure is free.”

Jody said “One thing I thought was so cool is the collaborating ability. Office online allows multiple users to create, view and edit documents at the same time.”

Click here for more information about how SAMSA can help your office improve its collaborating capability and much more!

Office 365 Training