Mason, OH—June 12, 2015—AfidenceIT, a technology consulting and services firm, recently announced it will be providing IT support services to Buffalo Wings & Rings®. Buffalo Wings & Rings is a Cincinnati-based sports restaurant. In 2010, the restaurant began rebranding to a club level experience featuring bright, inviting dining rooms, 50+ TVs and chef-inspired recipes, making it the perfect place for socializing with families and fans. The plan is to rebrand all Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurants in the next eighteen months.
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At this point, I want to debunk a fallacy I have heard from time to time regarding the lifecycle of content.
The myth is that some data is authored to be permanent, and some is simply to be transient content, only existing for a limited time for a limited purpose. Just as Tolstoy intended War and Peace to be a permanent work, you and I cannot make any assumption about the transiency of our business communications. In an age where any avenue of communication can be audited, consider the following scenario.
The platform you use might limit your perceived value in the infosphere. Yes, your platform choices may indicate if you are an information consumer or information producer.
What’s to follow is a true story. I have a college friend that long ago moved to another city. We still connect from time to time, sharing ideas for business along with other topics of interest. The problem is that she only uses her iPhone for her correspondence. And, as a result, her input is always overly terse and seemingly without depth or meaningful content.
She has put herself into the position of being perceived as, only, an information consumer because the platform she uses holds her below the threshold of adding to the conversation. Now, I know her better than that. I know she has a sharp mind and a tenacious appetite for business opportunity. However, because she isn’t on a platform that facilitates a robust delivery of ideas, it is increasingly easy to discount her commitment to the dialog. Let me take the gloves off.
Were you satisfied with your last project? Was the project in alignment with your business drivers? The failure of many projects is not understanding the business driver during project management. Below are questions you should be considering prior to starting a new project.
What if your company had access to a team of highly skilled and experienced project management professionals who could easily scale to projects of all sizes?
What if that same team of project management professionals was available to you entirely on-demand and without the long-term obligations?
What if your projects were delivered in a relatable and clearly communicated manner that made the entire project management process transparent to you and your team?
Thermal imaging equipment has helped save energy and cooling costs. Check out the article published in ICT Today by Matt Hoffman, a senior IT Consultant at AfidenceIT, to learn how you can use thermal imaging systems to audit energy efficiency.
Matt Covers How Thermal Imaging Systems Can Be Used to Audit Energy Efficiency including...
Mason, OH—June 4, 2015—Afidence celebrates continued high growth trends into 2015 with the unveiling of a new on-demand service model for project management. Merging managed services with project management is resonating with the Southwest Ohio region as Afidence welcomes their fourteenth new client in 2015.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the grand opening celebration we had for our new Miamisburg office this past summer. If you missed the post, you can take a look at it here. The fun hasn't stopped with the opening of our new office though.... We've also had the opportunity to reveal our new brand. Take a look at our logo and be sure to let me know what you think of it. Then take a look at the press release announcing the "big reveal!" Cincinnati-Based IT Consulting Firm Unveils New Brand afidenceIT of Mason, Ohio reveals new logo and brand story
Mason, OH – August 5, 2014 – The Cincinnati-based IT firm, afidenceIT unveils its new logo and brand while celebrating the opening of a second office located in the City of Miamisburg, Ohio. Complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Miamisburg officials, afidenceIT is ushering in a new era of growth with the new look and feel.
Bryan Hogan, afidenceIT Owner and President, who has over 25 years of experience in business and the IT industry explains the logo changes: “In anticipation of continued growth, a brand refresh was the next logical step to better convey who we are to the surrounding communities.” He continued, “After five years, afidenceIT now has a proven track record that trust and relationships are at the heart of who we are, hence our new tagline—we speak your language.”
afidenceIT serves all types of organizations while offering a full range of services, from helpdesk support to enterprise-level management.
Founded in 2010, afidenceIT focuses on three key areas of business: Strategy, Managed Services, and Resourcing. As a multi-award winning Ohio based IT firm, we envelope our clients with clear, transparent, and honest solutions, giving a level of clarity and objective service unmatched in the IT industry. For more information, visit us at afidence.com or contact our office at (513) 234-5822.
Cincinnati Magazine Covers Sheakley HR Solutions . . . Afidence quote highlighted in article.
View Full Article . . . Read why Afidence has found Sheakley an invaluable partner in today's economy.
[Sheakley HR Solutions] provides a wide range of administrative services for small to mid-size employers. Workers' comp and unemployment are only two of them. Others include payroll, benefits, medical management, vocational rehab, retirement plans, and safety products and services.
Excerpt taken from The Circuit article . . . When Bryan and Barbara Hogan started Afidence three years ago, they vowed to be their clients’ partner, staying above the conflict of interest that automatically arises when an IT services company “partners” with suppliers. Barbara, who serves as VP of Marketing, explains, “We wanted to provide unbiased, real time IT solutions for any sized business – from small companies to large corporations who require enterprise level solutions.”
Afidence has accomplished this, serving as a business advocate and IT provider supporting the Southwest Ohio region with IT Executive Services, Staffing, Support and Projects. What they don’t do, Barbara stresses, “is sell product, nor do we have contracts – we strive to bring our ‘A game’ to every engagement, every day.”
That’s a different philosophy in an industry that in Cincinnati alone hosts over 30 competitors to this small, relatively recent consulting business. But Barbara feels the Afidence approach makes a huge difference. “Because we don’t sell product,” she continues, “that means some pretty specific things: we don’t take financial kickbacks for recommending specific software; we don’t accept SPIFFs; we don’t get our certifications paid for because we sold our clients software they may not have needed.”
About The Circuit:
Since 1994, The Circuit is the "IT" association in the Greater Cincinnati and tri-state region. The Circuit has more than 175 member companies who publish and sell software, hardware and computer-related services, and provide professional assistance to the technology community. With a goal to enhance and grow the IT community in this region, we are an invaluable resource for networking and education.
Read article November 8th marked a momentous day for Afidence IT Consulting (who just 3 short years ago opened it's doors in Mason, Ohio) as we humbly celebrated the opening of our new offices located at 1770 W. Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Rd, in Lebanon, Ohio. Thank you Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, the NEC Chamber, Mosaic Gospel Community, clients, employees, vendors & partners and all the wonderful friends and family who made the day that more exciting and memorable!
Be our guest for a day of FREE seminars as Afidence humbly celebrates the opening of our new offices 1770 Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Rd., Lebanon, Ohio 45036.
Sign-up for an individual seminar, for our open house and ribbon cutting . . . or make it a "mini-day retreat" at our beautiful new campus where you can walk down the Loveland Bike Trail, relax, and spend the day strategizing armed with information about running a successful virtual business, learning about HR/Health Care Strategies for 2013 with Angie Strunk, VP at Sheakley HR Solutions, or join us for a special treat of talking "culture" with Authors, Lynne Ruhl and Gerry Preece, of Three Impossible Promises.
See you on the 8th!
Edoc, Afidence offer Nov. 8 seminar on virtual business environmentsContributed By: M Zemper | Oak Tree Communications, LLC For more information regarding this seminar and others offered on 11/8/2012, visit our events at Afidence . . . http://afidence.com/events-2/
Business owners using a virtual office environment or considering using one are invited to a free breakfast seminar on “Critical Factors for Success in Running a Virtual Business” on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Afidence offices in Lebanon, Ohio.
The presentation will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. at 1770 Mason Morrow Millgrove Road, Suite 200. Registration is online at http://conta.cc/SO9uLJ or by calling Lisa at (513) 829-7101, ext. 1124.
Technology First and Sinclair Community College are teaming up again to launch a SIG for Business Professionals interested in “Business Intelligence". The September 11th BI SIG will be facilitated by Dennis Brown, BI Manager for WinWholesale and Bryan Hogan, President of Afidence—IT Consulting. Dayton Daily New Press Release
|Business Intelligence Special Interest Group Details:|
|Registration for this event is open from:||07/18/2012 -09/11/2012|
|Where:||Miami Valley Research Park - Sinclair Learning Cen - Dayton, OH|
|Time:||08:00 - 09:30|
EPM Live selected as best of Project Management Software for 2012! Congrats EPMLive! Another reason Afidence finds the SharePoint-based EPMLive Project Management solutions to be a viable option for our clients.
To: Afidence, Inc.
Congratulations on earning Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures™ Certification. You have truly created a culture where employees want to work and customers want to do business. Afidence has marked itself as one of the very best, exceptional organizations that has established critical foundations of respect, trust and healthy confrontation, which are the bedrock essentials for building sustainable business results. Achieving this elite status indicates that you have not only established these critical foundations, but you also have demonstrated a commitment to continuous progress in the area of creating an effective culture.
We know this not because of what you have told us, but because your own people have reported this and because we have observed it against rigorous, proven criteria. Having spent a decade working with well over one hundred organizations across a broad range of industries, SkillSource™ has codified tough, demanding benchmarks for what constitutes healthy, effective, productive cultures to achieve the Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures Certification. From our roots with Olympic gold medal winners to our work with organizations like yours today, we have established a unique ability to learn what works with organizations, people, and profits.
Again, congratulations on your certification.
Lynne Ruhl Culture Practice Director Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures™ A Division of SKILLSOURCE®
Bryan Hogan, President of Afidence IT Consulting, stated today that companies are no longer required to be “held hostage” to their IT consulting firm. “By ensuring we transfer the knowledge we have about the solutions we implement, companies are able to run and use their IT solutions without ongoing help from us or outside consultants.”
Mason firm's growth defies sluggish economyby Jeff McKinney, Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday Edition, Business Section and Cincinnati.com
Jeff McKinney from the Cincinnati Enquirer Writes:
Hogan says the company this year has added 12 clients for a total of 40, mainly in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio. New clients include Win Wholesale, TiER1 Performance Solutions and Oxford Physical Therapy.
...companies appreciate that Afidence helps them extend the life of technologies they added years ago. They’re trying to spend money where it’s most beneficial to the business...
Afidence Inc., located on 516 W. Main Street, is the newest business to sprout up in downtown Mason. Based inside a Civil-War era home, Afidence aims to provide businesses looking to get off the ground with knowledge and advice on technology. The goal of their consultants is to transform clients into streamlined, successful businesses
It’s only been three months since Afidence, Inc., an IT consulting firm, headquartered in Mason opened their doors and they’ve already surpassed their first quarter goals by adding three new clients and two new employees to their firm