Make Life Easier with CMA Technology & Office 365

Make Life Easier with CMA Technology and Office 365

With the need for greater mobility, agility and better data management increasingly driving the dynamic workplace, SMBs today are learning to appreciate the benefits cloud computing can bring to their businesses.  Yet, some SMBs still struggle to understand exactly what cloud computing can do for them.  Enter Microsoft Office 365, an all-inclusive productivity solution that delivers familiar Office applications coupled with powerful enterprise class communications and collaboration capabilities in a cloud-based subscription service you can easily use.

Give your business a productivity boost with the new Office

Today, you can acquire Office 365 Small Business Premium or Midsize Business through CMA Technology, as a stand-alone solution or bundled with our cmaCloud , and no matter which you choose, you’ll still receive the same support and service you’ve come to expect from CMA Technology.

Office 365 for SMBs is a completely modernized platform designed to meet your constantly changing business needs. It delivers rich features and cloud service innovation that SMBs are adopting at an accelerated rate.

Benefits include:

  • Letting you take your personal office experience with you – across tablet, PC or phone – wherever you are and whenever you need to get work done.
  • Saving documents to the cloud by default. When you sign into Office 365, you get roaming settings and quick access to your documents in SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint online.
  • Scheduling a meeting, sending an email, starting an IM, as well as initiating voice and video calls right from your contact list.
  • Easily hosting more effective online meetings, with multiparty HD video conferencing, document sharing and real-time note taking with OneNote.
  • Connecting Lync and Skype services so you can connect with millions of Skype users right inside of Office 365.
  • An enterprise-grade cloud solution with robust security, guaranteed reliability and compliant with world’s industry standards, including ISO-27001, EU Model clauses, HIPAA and FISMA.

Most importantly, with Microsoft Office 365 you get an always available, secure and reliable cloud service from a trusted partner. We manage the billing and support for your subscription service so you have a one stop shop for all your support needs.

For more details on Office 365, email us at info.cmaaugusta.com.

 

 

cmaCloud Scheduled Maintenance

In order to maintain the performance and security of your CMACloud, CMA Technology performs Scheduled Maintenance within published maintenance windows. This may require specific services to be suspended during the maintenance period.  CMA will use reasonable efforts to provide notification in advance of any scheduled maintenance that may adversely affect access to your CMACloud.

 Regular  Maintenance Window:  Every Wednesday from 9:00 pm until 3:00 am.

Grand Opening of CMA Technology Center

Martinez, GA, April 12, 2011 – CMA, the CSRA’s leading provider of business technology and the region’s oldest technology company, announces the Grand Opening of its new Technology Center.  The CMA Technology Center is a 1,600 square foot facility located at the CMA offices in Martinez, GA.  The facility is designed to showcase new and emerging business technologies.  Featured technologies include High-Definition Videoconferencing by Lifesize, Voice-over-IP communications by Barracuda Networks and Cloud Computing products by VMware and Microsoft.

“I am tremendously excited with the opening of this facility,” says Dr. Gregory Baker, Vice President and General Manager of CMA.  “Our Technology Center provides a local resource for Augusta business, government and non-profit leaders who are overwhelmed with trying to figure out how new technologies help their organization.  Our goal is to allow leaders the opportunity to experience the impact of virtualization and the Modern Web.  They will gain an understanding of what works for their organization and the tools needed to make it happen.”

A Ribbon Cut for the new facility will be conducted by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at 12:00 noon on April 14, 2011.  All are welcome to attend, and lunch will be provided.

Headquartered in Martinez, GA, CMA started back in 1979 when the information superhighway was a single-lane dirt road.  Today CMA is a leading-edge tech services company that specializes in increasing productivity, reducing the risk of downtime, and protecting data from catastrophic failure and attack.  Our expertise in desktop, server, virtual and communication systems means we know how the latest technology products can meet the unique needs of your business.

CMA Offers Next-Generation VoIP Systems by Barracuda Networks

With Simple Management, a Wide Range of Features and No Per User Licensing, the Barracuda VoIP Communications Server Puts a Powerful Phone System in the Hands of Any Business

Augusta, GA, March 14, 2011 – CMA, the CSRA’s leading provider of business technology and the region’s oldest technology company, today announced new voice-over-IP communications offerings from Barracuda Networks which allow businesses of all sizes build a seamless voice and video communications infrastructure.

All-new business communication solutions from CMA and Barracuda Networks include:

Expansive Feature Set Comparable to Enterprise Voice Systems

  • The CudaTel Communications Server feature set includes conferencing, find-me-follow-me, custom automated attendant services, call queuing, and call recording.
  • VoIP encryption protects calls from hackers and digital eavesdroppers.
  • On-board voicemail storage can archive years of audio, and solid-state boot disks ensure that the customer phone system is always operational.
  • Any session initiated protocol (SIP) device or provider is compatible, and the system can be pre-configured for use with any analog or digital telephone systems.
  • Native High Definition audio support and integrated phone line (TDM) hardware produce an unparalleled audio experience.

Unparalleled Ease-of-Use to Install, Operate and Maintain

  • System setup takes minutes, with streamlined, automated installation of phones and devices.
  • An intuitive, web-based interface allows set-up of automated attendants, conferences, calling groups, queues, and telephone company integration, in minimal time.
  • Administrators can deploy phones automatically with native hardware provisioning.
  • Active Directory integration quickly ties the customer phone system to an existing Windows or Novell user database, and administrators can automatically deploy phones and assign extensions by group or organizational unit

“Our customers have been patiently waiting for a VoIP phone system like the one created by Barracuda Networks,” says Dr. Gregory Baker, Vice President and General Manager of CMA.  “This system eliminates the costs and complexity required to install and maintain many competing VoIP offerings.  All the traditional VoIP PBX barriers, and especially the per user licensing fees, have been removed.  Barracuda Networks has developed a solution offering unparalleled usability at a price point that works for everyone.”

For additional information or to request a live product demonstration, visit the CMA Web site at www.cmaaugusta.com or call 706-860-1997.

About Barracuda Networks

With international headquarters in Campbell, CA, Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content security, data protection and application delivery solutions. Combining its own award-winning technology with powerful open source software, Barracuda Networks solutions deliver easy to use, comprehensive security, networking, and data protection products.

About CMA

Headquartered in Martinez, GA, CMA started back in 1979 when the information superhighway was a single-lane dirt road. Today CMA is a leading-edge tech services company that specializes in increasing productivity, reducing the risk of downtime, and protecting data from catastrophic failure and attack. Our expertise in desktop, server, virtual and communication systems means we know how the latest technology products can meet the unique needs of your business.

CMA Offers Advanced HD Video Communications by LifeSize

LifeSize HD Video Conferencing Solutions Enable More Seamless Integration in Customer Networks for Improved Collaboration and Productivity

Augusta, GA, March 11, 2011 – CMA, the CSRA’s leading provider of business technology and the region’s oldest technology company, today announced new high definition video conferencing offerings and product enhancements from LifeSize™ Communications to help enterprises – including teleworkers, mobile employees and executives – collaborate more efficiently, with more robust deployments and management capabilities for IT administrators.

By eliminating the time, cost and pollution associated with travel, many experts regard video as the next wave of business communication. LifeSize products from CMA deliver superior quality of experience, unique flexibility and unmatched lowest total cost of ownership, allowing people everywhere to enjoy the many benefits of video communications.

All-new video solutions and enhancements from CMA and LifeSize include:

HD data sharing now available for remote desktops and small conference rooms

• The newest version of the LifeSize system software, Version 4.7, lets organizations share information such as presentations and spreadsheets over the network using the LifeSize Passport™ system and the recently announced integrated video conferencing system called LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize.  A new software application, LifeSize Virtual Link™, enables this data sharing with the use of a PC or Mac.
• The Version 4.7 software also enables LifeSize Passport and LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize, to stream live HD Video and record, via the LifeSize Video Center.
• In addition, the LifeSize Desktop™ updated Version 2.0 software now supports data sharing and 720p HD transmit capability for more productive discussions and meetings.

Infrastructure enhancements for broader, more secure deployment and easier administration

• The new LifeSize Transit™ Client, combined with LifeSize Transit™ Server, provides a complete state-of-the-art network address translation (NAT) and firewall traversal solution for businesses, to ensure HD video calls can be made reliably both within and outside the organization.
• The unique Transit Client is the only solution in the market available as either a hardware appliance or a virtual machine option, allowing enterprises to deploy a firewall/NAT traversal solution virtually in their existing server farms without the need to provision extra equipment.
• In addition, LifeSize Control™, Version 5.0 video management software now ensures IT administrators can more easily manage critical elements of the network, maintaining reliable HD video conferencing, even in heterogeneous video environments. Specifically, LifeSize has designed Control 5.0 to fit any business environment, with new support for LifeSize Desktop and LifeSize Video Center, Google® calendar and scheduling integration, and user-customizable administrator settings and directories.

“Customers of CMA want high-quality, cost-effective video solutions that help their business do more and travel less, “ said Dr. Gregory Baker, Vice President and General Manager of CMA. “LifeSize, the Partner that pioneered high definition video communications, has taken HD to the next level. These new products will help CMA provide even better value to our customers and let them communicate naturally, effectively and easily, putting the power of video to work for their business.”

For a complete list of the LifeSize HD products available from CMA’s portfolio including their audio, infrastructure and management products, see www.lifesize.com/products.

About LifeSize Communications
LifeSize Communications is a world leader in high definition video communications and telepresence. Founded by industry veterans in 2003, LifeSize pioneered high definition video communications to make communicating at a distance as natural and effective as being in the same room, for anyone, anywhere. LifeSize became a division of Logitech in December 2009, sharing a vision of everywhere there is voice there should be video. More information about LifeSize can be found at www.lifesize.com.

About CMA
Headquartered in Martinez, GA, CMA started back in 1979 when the information superhighway was a single-lane dirt road. Today CMA is a leading-edge tech services company that specializes in increasing productivity, reducing the risk of downtime, and protecting data from catastrophic failure and attack. Our expertise in desktop, server, virtual and communication systems means we know how the latest technology products can meet the unique needs of your business.

For additional information or to request a live product demonstration, visit the CMA Web site at www.cmaaugusta.com or call Carolyn Rahn Newsome at 706-860-1997.