Join Coretek for TOPGOLF ORLANDO at HIMSS19

2019-01-16T11:03:36+00:00January 15th, 2019|HIMSS 2019, HIMSS 2019, News, Uncategorized|

HIMSS19 CORETEK TOPGOLF ORLANDO

REGISTER HERE

Join Coretek, IGEL, and Printerlogic for an epic event at
HIMSS19…TOPGOLF ORLANDO!
The bar will be open and a
wonderful dinner buffet will be
served the entire time.
Come to network and enjoy great conversatations with your peers….
no prior golf experience required!

EVERYONE’S GAME
At Topgolf, there’s no pressure to be good.
Take a swing, score some points, share a
laugh or an app, or just enjoy an epic party! Any way you play, it’s a great time for all.

Make sure to visit Coretek at Booth 966!
Demos taking place continually.

What the Citrix + Microsoft Cloud Alliance means to you.

2018-12-06T10:11:29+00:00December 6th, 2018|Announcements, Azure, blog, Citrix, Cloud, Microsoft, Micrsoft Cloud Solution Provider, News|

Ray Jaksic, Coretek CTO, was interviewed for this Citrix blog post…

https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2018/11/19/what-the-citrix-microsoft-cloud-alliance-means-to-you-and-your-customers/ 

Want to help your customers solve key challenges and streamline their cloud journey?

That’s the bottom line on the Citrix and Microsoft Cloud Alliance, which we’ve built to help you close Citrix Workspace and Citrix Cloud deals with customer workloads in Azure. When you help meet the overwhelming customer demand for Citrix Cloud solutions in Azure, you can grow your business and your margins while solidifying your role as a trusted advisor in the era of cloud and digital transformation.

“For us, our strategy is cloud and moving customers to cloud. When you tie Citrix and Microsoft together, we’re able to solve some unique use cases within the marketplace that you can’t solve any other way. Cloud Alliance makes it incredibly attractive and profitable for us to transition customers to the cloud.” – Ray Jaksic, CTO, Coretek Services

Why Cloud Alliance is great for your customers

Everyone knows how valuable cloud is. You can increase business agility, respond more quickly and cost-effectively to new business needs and opportunities, reduce waste, shift capex to opex, increase workplace flexibility—we all know the script by now. One of the most obvious customer questions to consider is: why aren’t they already running Citrix Cloud services on Microsoft Azure? What’s making them hesitate about cloud adoption? They’re afraid, worried that it’s all or nothing, or that it will be complex and expensive. You can help them understand they can dip their toes in and move at a pace that works for them.

This is the “aha!” moment: there’s no need for them to take their entire Citrix infrastructure and put it in Azure on day one—or ever. We think Azure is the best place to put Citrix workloads, but not every customer can get there overnight. Customers might not choose to put all their workloads in Azure for many reasons, including regulatory compliance, pre-existing deployments in other clouds, or a desire to keep some things running in an on-prem datacenter. The Citrix Cloud management plane lets customers securely manage Citrix workloads in any combination of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure. This puts choice back into the hands of the customer, where it belongs. Particularly when used with Citrix Networking, the Citrix Workspace app allows your customers to seamlessly access all workloads, including virtual, SaaS, and mobile apps, whether the customer wants them in Azure, on-prem, or anywhere else.

How Cloud Alliance helps you close deals and make more money

Cloud Alliance is good for your bottom line in three ways. First, you’ll get training, tools, marketing support, and other enablements at no added cost, helping your whole organization become more effective. Second, you can earn financial incentives from both Microsoft and Citrix for performing value-added sales activities you’re likely going to do anyway. And third, by leveraging the Cloud Alliance framework, you’ll help customers move those Citrix workloads into Azure, leveraging great technologies from Citrix and Microsoft to drive a modern desktop for your customers. Happy customers buy more, which means more billable hours for you as you help them uncover additional opportunities to cloud-enable their business.

You know what slows down most POCs? Having to build the environment: installation, integration with required services, making sure everything works together, and not missing a critical step. Cloud Alliance partners gain access to a pre-built environment in the Citrix demo center; it’s already built for you, with everything working perfectly. You spend less time installing and configuring, and more time demonstrating value. Even better, when you use the demo center to deliver a personalized proof-of-concept to a qualifying customer, you’ll get a $5,000 incentive as well, even before the deal closes.

For one of our most successful partners, Coretek Services, Cloud Alliance further supports what they’re already offering to customers. Ray Jaksic, Coretek Services CTO explains, “Citrix and Microsoft working together is a dream come true. These are our two most strategic partners working together to offer a collaborative solution. Cloud Alliance comes at the perfect time. Our peoples’ time is money. This initiative is going to help support us and allow us to do more Citrix workloads on Azure. As an added benefit, our salespeople will go after pushing this because of the incentives they’ll personally receive.”

When you close the deal, we’ll further reward you with additional training vouchers for any certification course you choose so you can keep investing in your people and their skills and issue an Azure credit to reimburse you for a do-not-exceed amount of Azure consumed during the POC. That’s on top of the normal incentives you’ll get from both Citrix and Microsoft through programs you’re already familiar with. Remember what I said about getting paid twice on the same deal?

Is Cloud Alliance right for you?

Cloud Alliance initiative is obviously a great fit for Citrix partners with experience selling Citrix Cloud on Azure, but that’s just the beginning. For Citrix partners who’ve been selling our traditional solutions but haven’t added Citrix Cloud services yet, this is a great way to stay relevant in a cloud-first world and add new Azure skills to your practice. Microsoft Azure partners who are new to Citrix are also a great fit. You already know everything there is to know about Azure—now you can extend the solutions you offer to address high-value use cases to help your customers.

Ready to make Cloud Alliance part of your business? We’d love to have you! But don’t wait—the Citrix and Microsoft Cloud Alliance is live right now, with resources and funding available to participating partners. Check out the on-demand recording of our Cloud Alliance kickoff webinar and access our Cloud Alliance page on Sales IQ to learn more. Become a Citrix partner and get in-depth training at Citrix Summit this January 7 – 9, 2019, in Orlando, Florida, to accelerate your success. Talk to your Citrix Partner Account Manager today, start delivering the Citrix on Azure solutions your customers need now, and then come celebrate successes with us at Citrix Summit in January!

Coretek and Microsoft have Paved Your Way to Digital Transformation

2018-11-05T16:26:56+00:00November 1st, 2018|Announcements, Azure, blog, Citrix, Cloud, End of Service, Microsoft, Micrsoft Cloud Solution Provider, News, Office 365, Server Migration|

Wherever you are on your Digital Transformation journey, Coretek is here to help.
And with these FREE offers to get you started…what are you waiting for?

  • Data Center Migration:
    A Comprehensive Azure Migration Strategy
    Limited Time Offer: FREE Migration to Azure
    Migration  to Microsoft CSP Includes:
    • Assessment of applications and workloads for cloud readiness
    • Determine and plan viability, migration approach, and TCO of running in Azure
    • Design and deploy identity, network, security and sub-scription architecture
    • Migrate your applications and infrastructure to Azure

  •  Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Microsoft Azure: 
    Limited Time FREE OFFER: Test Drive Your Cloud VDI in One Week

    Test Drive Includes:
    • Configure One Site-to-Site VPN if necessary
    • Citrix Cloud Subscription Configuration
    • Deliver up to 10 Shared Virtual Desktops
    • Deliver up to 10 Win10 VDI Desktops
    • Office Pro Plus Integration

  • Extend Your Security for 2008 Windows and SQL Servers:
    Limited Time Offer FREE MIGRATION: Lift and Shift Your EOS Infrastructure
    • Free Migration of your End of Service infrastructure to Coretek’s Cloud Service Provider (CSP) instance.
    • Provide day-to-day support, patch and upgrade management.
    • Manage and monitor your consumption with Coretek’s Azure Management Suite (AMS) dashboards

  • Securing your Identity Workshop:
    Limited Time Offer: FREE Half-Day Securing Your Identity Workshop
    What to expect:
    • Discovery session to understand Identity and Security Landscape
    • Technical Deep Dive into relevant topics
    • Recap Session summarizing next steps
    • Recommended follow-up 1 week POC/Pilot 10K cost may be covered by Microsoft

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Coretek Named as Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for 2018

2018-08-31T14:14:13+00:00August 31st, 2018|Announcements, blog, Home Page, News, Uncategorized|

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Contact: Jennifer Kluge (586) 393-8800

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Announced This Year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

July 20, 2018 – Warren, Mich. — Every year companies throughout Metropolitan Detroit compete to be named one of “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be on honored Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance, downtown Detroit. The winning companies also compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the luncheon.

Also this year the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® awards program has raised the bar with a new category. Winners will be pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 1-50 employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Small Business; 51-300employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Medium Business; 301+employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Large Business. Allcompanies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® resulting inBetter Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. (See following list for winners.)

The annual symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit gallery at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., educational programs will follow at 9:00 a.m. The Winners’ Award Reception and Elite Awards Presentation begin at 11:30 a.m.

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies
that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2017
winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set
standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of B&B
Programs. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, NOW Health Group, WDIV Channel 4 News, WWJ Newsradio 950, Davenport University, Baudville, BASIC, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, Comerica, Corp! Magazine, Ulliance, Kelly Services, Ultimate Software, EDSI, The Orsus Group, Kerr Russell and Weber PLC, Frankenmuth Insurance, Dave & Busters and V-Suites.
Admission for the awards breakfast and symposium for members is $210. Tables for 10 are also available for $2,000. Recognition as a Table Sponsor with 10 tickets is $2,500. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2019. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org.

The 2018 Metropolitan Detroit’s Best And Brightest Companies
To Work For® Winners
A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association
2313 Inc.
A.E. Mourad Agency, Inc.
Acro Service Corporation
A-Line Staffing Solutions
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company
Angott Search Group
Aqua Tots Swim Schools
Argent Tape and Label
Aristeo
Arrow Strategies
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Austin Benefits Group
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
Barton Malow Company
BDO USA, LLP
Billhighway
blue chip Talent
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brightline Technologies, Inc.
Broder & Sachse Real Estate
Brooks Kushman, P.C.
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Burns & McDonnell
C/D/H
Cambridge Consulting Group
Capital Mortgage Funding
Clarity Voice
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.
Community Financial Credit Union
Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPi)
Conway MacKenzie
Coretek Services
Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, LLC
CoStaff Services LLC
Credit Acceptance
CrossFire Group
Danlaw Inc.
Decypher Corp
DeMaria Building Company, Inc.
DFCU Financial
Diag Partners
DigitasLBi
DKSS CPAs + Advisors
Domino’s Pizza
DTE Energy
Easter Seals – Michigan, Inc.
Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI)
Emagine Entertainment
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Envista Forensics
Epitec, Inc.
ES3, Inc.
ESG Automotive, Inc.
Etkin LLC
Farbman Group
Financial Group
Fisher Unitech LLC
Flagstar Bank
Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions
Genisys Credit Union
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Gordon Advisors, P.C.
Grand Rapids Metrology
Great Lakes Caring
Greenleaf Trust
G-Tech Services, Inc.
Harada Industry of America, Inc.
Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
Health Management Systems of America
Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
HRPro/BenePro
Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc.
Humantech
Huron Valley State Bank
Ideal Contracting
imageOne
ImageSoft, Inc.
Imperial Beverage
International Bancard
Jackets for Jobs, Inc.
Kapnick Insurance Group
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Level One Bank
LJPR Financial Advisors
LLamasoft, Inc.
Lormax Stern Development Co LLC
LOVASCO
Mahindra Automotive North America
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Marvel Technologies
MassMutual Great Lakes
Michigan Community VNA
Michigan Financial Companies
Michigan First Credit Union
Michigan Medicine
Michigan Office Solutions
Michigan Planners
Midwest Mobility Solutions
Morrey’s Contracting
Nemeth Law, P.C.
New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
NTH Consultants LTD
Nuspire Networks
OHM Advisors
OneMagnify
OpTech, LLC
Panasonic Automotive
Pcubed
Plex Systems, Inc.
Potestivo & Associates P.C.
Prudential Advisors, Great Lakes
RapidAdvance
Real Estate One, Inc.
Recruitment Management Consultants, LLC
Red Level
REDICO LLC
Rehmann
Relapath, LLC
Reliance One, Inc.
Sachse Construction
Sakti3, Inc.
Schupan Recycling
Service Express, Inc. (SEI)
Service First Logistics Incorporated
Signature Associates
SME
Spalding DeDecker
Stout Risius Ross, LLC
Stratacomm LLC
Stuart Mechanical
Taylor’s Special Care Services Inc.
Technosoft Corporation
The Birmingham Group
The Detroit Athletic Club
Total Quality Logistics
Trion Solutions Inc.
T-Squared Designs Inc.
Turner Construction Company
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.
United Shore Financial Services
University of Michigan Credit Union
US Foods
VersiCare Group
Vision Information Technologies
V-Suites
VTC Insurance Group
w3r Consulting
Wade Trim
Walbridge
Work Skills Corp
WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone
Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants
ZF North America, Inc.
Zolman Restoration

Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) welcomes Coretek Services as a Foundation Partner

2018-11-08T14:14:04+00:00July 25th, 2018|blog, Home Page, News, Virtualization|

Committed to directly support the educational initiatives of AEHIT and the needs of healthcare Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and IT executives.

July 25, 2018–Farmington Hills, MI.– Coretek Services (Coretek), an industry-leading IT professional services and consulting firm, announced today that the company has joined AEHIT as one of ten Foundation Partners.

“As an IT integrator, there can be no greater purpose than optimizing and supporting healthcare professionals who are delivering patient care,” said Ron Lisch, Coretek’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our alignment with AEHIT members allows us to work directly with healthcare CTOs and top-ranking IT leaders to connect in a learning environment, to collaborate on ideas, and solve the most difficult technology problems.”

Premier professional membership organization

AEHIT was launched in 2014. Its focus in to provide an education and networking platform to healthcare’s senior IT technology leaders. AEHIT was formed under the auspices of CHIME, the premier professional membership organization for chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders.

AEHIT is the only professional organization focused on supporting the healthcare industry’s technology executive community.  AEHIT is focused on advancing the role of the CTO through education, collaboration, and advocacy in support of the application of technology to improve healthcare safety and efficiency.

“We welcome Coretek to our roster of foundation members,” said Russell Branzell, President & CEO CHIME Association. “Their thirteen-year track record of healthcare IT experience brings thought leadership and resources to the community in the areas related to healthcare technology integration, cloud services, and specifically solutions improving the clinician end user experience.”

Commitment to healthcare IT

As an IT consulting company, systems integrator and “born in the cloud” managed services provider, Coretek delivers high value, innovative solutions to solve our customers toughest challenges when their jobs are on the line.

Ray Jaksic, Coretek Chief Technology Officer, said, “Coretek is excited to have the opportunity to participate in AEHIT as a foundation member. We are an IT integrator supporting healthcare providers since 2005. We understand the unique needs of healthcare.  We look forward to exposing the AEHIT members to our virtual clinical workstations solutions and use cases for cloud services such as desktop as a service and recovery solutions.”

The company has seen its clients achieve solid return on investment on their use cases in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services. Coretek fosters a culture of innovation and outstanding customer service.

Coretek Services

Coretek Services is an industry-leading Systems Integration and IT Consulting firm that delivers high value and innovative solutions.  Coretek works with clients to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements.  The solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, and infrastructure consulting and project management.  As a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP), its goal is to help clients achieve Project Success. No Exceptions! For more information, visit www.coretek.com. Readers can follow us at @coretek using #coretek.

Contacts

Coretek Services
Paula Gwyn, 248-684-9400 X211
Chief Marketing Officer
paula.gwyn@coretek.com

Coretek CEO, Ron Lisch, shares his perspective for MSP success in the Motor City

2018-07-25T11:52:11+00:00July 19th, 2018|blog, Feature, Home Page, Microsoft, Micrsoft Cloud Solution Provider, News|

July 19, 2018–Coretek CEO, Ron Lisch, shares his perspective for MSP success in the Motor City with ChannelNomics:

“The economic growth [in Southeast Michigan] is something being witnessed by local MSPs, such as Coretek Services.

In fact, interest in manufacturing and autonomous vehicles in the area is representing new opportunity for MSPs, Ron Lisch, Coretek’s CEO, tells Channelnomics, pointing to the vast majority of R&D in this space being conducted in Detroit and California.

“Becoming relevant in those markets is really strategic for us because the amount of data that’s generated in that market in the automobile itself is just massive, and then it all has to have a place to reside and people are looking for groups to help manage that,” Lisch says.”

Read More here:  https://www.channelnomics.com/channelnomics-us/analysis/3034238/msp-road-trip-detroit-michigan

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