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Simplex-IT’s May 2012 Lunchinar is now online on our YouTube channel for your viewing enjoyment. Bob Coppedge and Kevin Dutkiewicz discuss the many and varied reasons your computer slows down. We received many positive comments from the attendees who stated they left the presentation with a much greater understanding of what to look for when troubleshooting their systems.

The presentation is split into 2 parts, each about 35 minutes in length. Click on the following thumbnails for Parts 1 and 2.

And here’s Part 2:

If you weren’t able to attend Simplex-IT’s January Lunchinar you can now enjoy it online. I just posted the video on our YouTube Channel, but you can view it right here. Simply click the thumbnail below, put your feet up, kick back and relax. Bob Coppedge is going to tell you what he believes will be the big tech stories in the coming year, including:

  • The Cloud
    • Are outages inevitable?
  • Microsoft’s Strategy
    • New Products – Windows 8, Office 2012, SQL Server 2012…Kinect!
  • Climate Change – Weather’s Impact on Global Production
  • Backup’s Focus is Shifting to Business Continuity
  • Government Regulations (SOPA)
  • Social Media (of course!)

We hope you enjoy!

Customer Relationship Management – commonly known as CRM – is one of the biggest challenges for today’s business owners. With so many ways to interact with potential clients it’s more difficult than ever to capture all customer contact by all your employees for the common goal of boosting sales. Few of the systems available today match the comprehensive potential of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online to do just that.

This July 20, join Simplex-IT for an Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online and learn how you can harness the power of the cloud to combine your everyday Microsoft® Office Applications with powerful CRM software to rapidly improve your marketing, boost sales and bolster customer service interactions. AND get a free lunch in the process!

Presented by Simplex-IT’s own Doug Tombow, you will learn how you can finally get your customer relationships under control. And because this is a cloud-based service that means there are no upfront hardware or software costs to absorb. It’s the perfect choice for small-medium businesses who need fast sales results with rapid user adoption and minimal expense.

Join us on July 20, 2011 from 11:30am-1:00pm at Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main St. in Hudson. Learn about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online while you enjoy a free lunch and the opportunity to network with other business owners in northeast Ohio. But seating is limited, so your RSVP is requested!

Call John at 234.380.1277 or email to reserve your spot TODAY!

Simplex-IT’s June 2011 Lunchinar on “Social Media Strategy for Your Small-Medium Business” was a Standing Room Only success! Nearly 40 attendees enjoyed over an hour of stimulating conversation on how to best utilize the most revolutionary marketing tools ever – Social Media!

The event featured three business leaders and social media experts – Chris Brown, Deborah Chaddock Brown and Norma Rist – in a panel discussion chaired by Simplex-IT’s own Bob Coppedge, punctuated with frequent questions from the attendees. Which social media is the best – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter? Not as much a How To as a session geared toward helping the various business owners gain insight on developing the best strategy for their particular marketing niche.

Simplex-IT's June 2011 Lunchinar

"Social Media Strategy for Your Small-Medium Business" event at Hattie's Cafe

Simplex-IT hosts regular monthly Lunchinars featuring a range of topics of interest to the small-medium business owner. Our goal is to help you find ways to integrate the latest in information technology into your daily processes to help you be more successful in what you do. Watch the Simplex-IT blog to find out what’s being offered in the coming months and join us. We’d love to add you to our growing family of fans!

Simplex-IT is happy to announce that our May 2011 Lunchinar is now available online! If you weren’t able to attend in person but would like to get this latest update on the status of these new Online Services from Microsoft, check out our YouTube videos of the event.

There are plenty of new features in Office 365 that were not previously available. For example, it is now possible to purchase a subscription to Office Professional Plus 2010 for your desktops, either as a standalone offering or as part of the entire Office 365 suite.

For more detailed information, of course, you will want to contact your friendly Microsoft Silver Partner (that would be us!). In the meantime, enjoy the videos below. Just click on a thumbnail for direct and easy access through our blog.

Introduction to Microsoft’s Office 365, Part 1

Introduction to Microsoft’s Office 365, Part 2

Introduction to Microsoft’s Office 365, Part 3

Introduction to Microsoft’s Office 365, Part 4

It’s been almost a year since Simplex-IT first presented this topic and it remains today one of our most highly attended events. This year, we’re happy to announce that our panel of experts has agreed to return and share their collective wisdom to help you effectively promote your small-medium business through the various social media like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Chris Brown is the owner of a full service marketing consulting firm, Marketing Resources and Results, for business professionals who want to improve their marketing strategies, tactics and results. Marketing Resources & Results, Inc. helps companies with their marketing needs, offering marketing consulting and marketing tools to get the job done. Since 1998 she has specialized in customized marketing programs that work.

 She also writes her own blog on the subject, Branding & Marketing, that is chock full of good marketing tips and tricks.

Deborah Chaddock Brown opened AllWrite Ink in 2005 and helps businesses build credibility, community and customer relationships with social media and by writing WORDS PEOPLE READ® for websites, newsletters, and employee communications.  Deborah is also an accomplished speaker and the author of two books:  It’s a Party:  Planning a Successful Retail Sales Event and Back to Basics: 30 Tips to Market Your Small Business and Establish Your Expert Status in the Industry.

Deborah also serves as the editor of Make or Break Moments, a customer relationship blog and Ohio Web Writer, a blog dedicated to sharing tips and trends in online communication.

Norma Rist is president of Norma J. Rist CEO Consulting, Inc., a company that provides strategic growth and profitability solutions. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing, operations and financial management. Her management experience includes positions as controller for a $200-million division of a public corporation and vice president and general manager for a $40-million manufacturing and wholesale company, Pepsi-Cola Bottlers of Akron, Inc. Norma is the author of Small Business Savvy (Adams, 2001).

As a consultant and business coach, Norma works with business owners to analyze financial information, improve operational effectiveness, and assess new opportunities. She has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs in growing their businesses and improving profitability.

Having seen the reaction of the attendees from last year’s event I can assure you that the time you spend with these three veteran business leaders will leave you wanting more. But seating will definitely be limited so you would be wise to get your RSVP in early.

Join us on June 15, 2011 from 11:30am-1:00pm at Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main St. in Hudson.

Call John at 234.380.1277 or email to reserve your seat TODAY!

For those of you who could not attend our April 2011 Lunchinar in person here’s your chance to participate from the comfort and convenience of your favorite chair! Through the magic of technology you can now hear Simplex-IT’s Bob Coppedge and Doug Tombow give a broad overview of how every business collects, uses, evaluates and protects data. Just click on the thumbnails that follow for the entire presentation in easy to digest segments. We hope you enjoy!

Part 1: Data vs. Information, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Part 2: topics include Care and Feeding of Your Data, Indexing

Part 3: topics include Data Cleaning

Part 4: topics include tools you can use with reference to your data

We hope you enjoy the materials we’ve put together here. For more information on our company and the services we provide, visit us at

This free presentation will bring you the latest up-to-date information on “Office 365” – Microsoft’s latest in Cloud Services for the Small-Medium Business.

Featuring Hosted Exchange email, SharePoint collaboration and Lync Communications Services (IM and Online Meetings) this offering adds several new advantages, clearly leap-frogging over the competition (I think you know who they are!). By offloading these services to Microsoft’s servers you are freeing your resources for other more profitable pursuits. And of special note, Office Professional Plus 2010 will now be available as a subscription option, bringing a new dimension to your Microsoft licensing choices.

For all the latest on “Office 365” and why it could be in your organization’s future, you won’t want to miss this free and informative presentation.

Join us on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street in Hudson, Ohio. In addition to the presentation we will also be providing lunch and a networking
opportunity, both before and after the event.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to or call 234.380.1277. We’ll see you there!

Once again information professionals and business owners in northeast Ohio gathered at Hattie’s Café in Hudson to hear Bob Coppedge and Doug Tombow talk about the many ways we use data in our businesses and how we might be able to get more out of it. The discussion touched on several topics – the difference between data and information, SQL, the importance of backups, Access, Excel and Pivot Tables, among others.

The Simplex-IT free monthly Lunchinars continue to grow in popularity with the local business and IT community. If you would like to be updated as to the date, times and subject matter of our next event all you need to do is add your name to our eNewsletter. You can do that by visiting our web page ( and clicking on the eNewsletter link. Or send me your name, email, company name and work phone at and I will add your information.

Simplex-IT’s Lunchinar introducing “Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2011″ is now online. Simply click the thumbnails below and the clips will play inside this blog entry. Note that you can go to Simplex-IT’s channel on YouTube directly and play these videos from there with more options than are available here. Enjoy!

Part 1: Topics include: What is SBS?, What SBS does,
Who can use it?, Hardware requirements

Part 2: Topics include: SBS migration, What’s changed from SBS 2008,
SQL in SBS, Pricing, What’s a CAL?

Part 3: Topics are: More on CALs, Upgrade or not?
Windows Small-Medium business overview, Server comparisons, What’s been left out of SBS?

Part 4:  Topics include: More upgrade discussions
software/hardware considerations, Why go to SBS?, Best Practices