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Our overall goal is to partner with our clients to meet their business and technology needs.”
Founded in 1998, KAMIND IT is a Cloud Solutions Advisor and Provider of services for Microsoft Office 365, Azure,
Enterprise Mobility Suite, Enterprise Cloud Services, Windows Intune and other cloud-based solutions for small, mid-sized and enterprise customers (commercial and not for profit) across the United States and Internationally. Early on, the company recognized the potential for cloud computing and developed skills and capabilities which allowed it to embrace the cloud. It has adopted a subscription model to meet the needs of clients.
“If you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise based in or around Portland, OR, or in Minnesota and you’re looking for ways to grow your business through better use of technology, KAMIND IT are the team to choose. We exist to help companies assess, migrate and manage their cloud-based solutions, and have been achieving exactly that for almost twenty years. Our team of certified experts also has a great deal of experience in cloud computing, managed IT services, cyber security and software asset management. Why not get in touch today and find out more about how we can help your organization become more successful, more productive, and more profitable. We look forward to working with you,” said Matt Katzer, President of KAMIND IT.
The company is positioned as cloud and security experts as demonstrated by the best-selling books that its founder has written. “We view IT services today as a business process engineering project, and work side by side with our customers to ensure that they achieve their business objectives through the use of technology,” said Matt.
The Office 365 platform
KAMIND IT has demonstrated an expertise that has been supported and endorsed by Microsoft. The KAMIND team literally has ‘written the book’ on Office 365. This expertise and relationship allows them to have direct access and communication with Microsoft teams to understand the future of products, but most importantly, the technical issues surrounding Office 365. Clients are using them as a consultant to go beyond productivity apps and into solving other issues such as VOIP using Skype for Business. The Office 365 platform is under constant development and is very dynamic. Smaller, less experienced IT providers may not understand the ‘innuendos’ of the Microsoft development process. As a result, researching technical capabilities and developments with these providers may end up getting no answers where KAMIND IT can just call and get the answer. The Office 365 platform is ‘agnostic’ to business communication and productivity applications. A business may have unique or propriety software deployment needs and KAMIND IT has experienced IT staff to seamlessly integrate these custom applications into Office 365.
Some of many happy clients
Dealer Spike: a world-wide digital advertising company
“After a couple of years of rapid company growth, we were abruptly faced with a software audit which we simply didn’t have time to deal with. KAMIND IT stepped in and took care of everything for us. They made the whole process seamless and we couldn’t have survived the audit without their help”. Jack Tomlinson, CTO
VT Group: Events and catering company
VT Group is an event planning and catering company that uses Microsoft Office 365 to keep 300 employees working in harmony to stage events that wow customers and keep them coming back for more.
“By using Office 365, events go off without a hitch. That means we get repeat business.” Says Steve Mitchell VT Group, IT and Facilities Manager
Working with KAMIND IT, the VT Group has equipped employees with a flexible suite of communications tools that lets them stay in touch from anywhere, anytime, from any device. Planners, kitchen staff, event managers, and servers use cloud-based email, instant messaging, and document-sharing to create great ideas, execute them to a tee, and solve glitches immediately. With the Office 365 “pay as you use” pricing model, VT Group shrinks and expands its licenses to match its seasonal business, saving money that it can redirect to expanding its business and amazing customers.
“Making the move to Office 365 was pretty much a no-brainer. I have better employee satisfaction with the tools that we have, I’ve expanded my service offerings, reduced costs, and we’re more efficient with the resources that I have.” Says, Steve Mitchell, VT Group, IT and Facilities Manager
Dakine: A sports apparel designer
As one of the only two members of the IT department at Dakine, NicRichards was keen to find a solution that would simplify his life managing the company’s technology. Working with KAMIND IT, a Microsoft Partner Network member, Richards planned the Office 365 deployment as a scalable, flexible, and quick “exit strategy” from the Billabong on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server mail solution. And from the outset, he’s been happy with the cost-effective, time saving benefits of a cloud-based solution.
“We saved approximately [US] $100,000 by not having to purchase software and hardware for our own on-premises Exchange solution,” Richards says. “And with the expert assistance of KAMIND IT, we achieved a pretty smooth inbox migration from Billabong’s servers to Exchange online.”
For IT staff, the solution’s ease of use is a great time saver, especially as the company is growing quickly and adding new staff. “I love that the ongoing management of Office 365 and signing up users is super easy,” says Richards. “Before Office 365, it could take one or two days to equip a new employee with email-now I’m done in just five minutes.”
“We have the ability to deliver technology solutions that work exactly the way you want them to.”
Meet the Master
Matt A. Katzer, President: Matt is a Microsoft Gold Partner, and author of three best-selling books about the Cloud: Office 365: Managing and Migrating Your Business in the Cloud; Moving to Office 365: Planning and Migration Guide, and Under Attack. He is the President of the local chapter of IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) and active in local business communities. Matt worked for Intel Corporation for 17 years managing Engineering development and IT projects. After leaving Intel, Matt pursued the development of technology-related inventions and holds 19 domestic and international patents in related areas. Matt holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan and an Executive MBA from the University of Oregon. Matt’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping his customers become competitive in an increasingly technology-driven world.