What a summer!

Between launching our brand new website and being recognized in Profit 500, Point Alliance has had a busy yet exciting past few months.

But there is still much to look forward to with the turn of the new season. Point Alliance opens up the Fall with a new customer survey. This was designed in effort to continuously improve our customer service and better understand our client’s needs. Past and future Point Alliance clients can expect to receive a survey in the coming weeks, or shortly after project completion. We kindly ask you to please take 2 minutes to complete the quick survey. Your feedback is most valuable and will be instrumental in enhancing our current services and processes.

With the end of September right around the corner, we also find ourselves closer to determining the winner of the Website Giveaway Contest. This contest, held in partnership with Agility, celebrates our 11th year milestone and is open to all Canadian registered non-for-profit organizations. Eligible organizations are asked to communicate why they are deserving of a new website to grow their business. The submission deadline for this contest is in a few short days (October 15th) so please make sure you get your submission in (and remind other qualifying individuals!)

What's new at Point Alliance?

Point Alliance named to the CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Point Alliance named to CRN's 2013 Next-Gen 250 List

Point Alliance celebrates 11th Anniversary with a website giveaway contest!

Fall means Back to School and Back to Work

As fall is upon us, we thought that we would bring some commonly overlooked IT activities to your attention.

Business Continuity Planning
Do you have a plan? Is it up to date? Are there tools that could be assisting you like mobilextension?

Application Documentation
Is your documentation up to date? Do you have technical, adminstrator and end user documentation?

Application Source Code contro
How are you managing your applicatrion source code? Do you have your application source code? Are there tools that could be assisting you like Microsoft Team Foundation Server?

Backups
Are you backing up the data that you think you are? Have you tried restoring some of this data recently?

If you are interested, we would be happy to discuss any or all of these topics with you in more detail!

Anniversary Contest

What better way to celebrate our 11th year milestone than to give back to the Canadian not-for-profit community. Point Alliance has been working with local not-for-profit organizations since they opened their doors. We understand how important it is for organizations to have a web presence. With that, we will be hosting a contest open to all Canadian registered not-for-profit charities/organizations.

The prize? A free website and hosting package worth $20,000! Eligible participants need only submit a short essay on their need for a new or revitalized website to enter.

Visit www.pointalliance.com/contest to learn more! Good luck!

We hope you have found this month's edition of Point of View to be helpful and informative. Look out for our next instalment in the late Fall as we continue to deliver Point Alliance news, and explore additional IT opportunities.

We want to hear your point of view!

If you have any ideas, suggestions or any questions about our newsletter, please contact us at: info@pointalliance.com.

Warm regards,

Point Alliance Team